Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
I'm protective about a drugstore.Like this whole Edkerds now Rite-Aid. We had Rite-Aids down here before and they didn't do no good. I remember one in Rock Hill that I used drive across town to get to. It's was all gated up with major cameras like somebody was going to jack it. But I went in one the other anyway...Edkerd, I mean Rite-Aid always has the up-to-date makeup goodies. I walked right into a clearance cart that had all this Booth's yumminess on it. I like Booth's Pomegranate Body Wash. So I scooped this products up all under 3.00. I already love and love the Fruit Enzyme Balance Toner. So hop by there and hunt down the clearance cart. I think that's popping off because of the change in companies and maybe they are not carrying certain products...
Does any remember Revco? lol!
The Good: It got that rubber brush that I love. And it a pretty shade of orange. Like a Creamsicle! Yum!
The Bad:It flakes, the brush is too big, the handle to long and the tube too big.
The Mascara: Stick with Lash Exact, Cover Girl.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Parmesan Risotto INGREDIENTS:
1. In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and shallot; cook for 3 minutes. Add rice, stirring to coat. Add 1 cup of the hot chicken stock; cook and stir until stock is absorbed.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
After church, I made my "Sunday Supper", Bow Tie Pasta and Chicken from G.Garvin's cookbook. It was so-so. It has asparagus, one of the few veggies I don't like. Plus the recipe called for tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes. Why not the store bought spaghetti sauce of your liking? Because it would have tasted alot better. I had to put my spin on it and put 1tbsp of sugar in it. That saved that situation. The parmesan cheese didn't add much flavor like normally does. I probably make this again, tweaked to my liking. I did like the use of bowtie(farfalle) and chicken.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Will she go back? Yes
Thursday, October 18, 2007
To Rock Hill...To the WU for a reunion.
The reunion is the 100 women who went in October 1997 to the Million Woman March. Just 100 of us on two charter buses up there and back. I saw one of my best friends, my Aunt Bonnie in the mist of thousands of women. She had came down from NY and this was before people had mad cell phones and texting and stuff. I looked over and there she was. They want us to wear all black@ the program...new outfit crisis!!!!
I'm excited but then I don't know. I'm exhausted and hopefully I can get off early that day to get over there in time. And I don't have nowhere to stay! My usual, E-dub, is now shacking and is renting out her house. (If you are reading this, E, I'm going to punch in the face when I see u...Love you!) Plus, I didn't want to do a whole weekend and I want to come home Saturday. But I need to see my homegirl Gab and hit couple place( Sephora, Southpark Mall, etc.)
What shall I do? Go or stay at the house.
Also, I'll post the recipe for the Apple Chicken and I had some restaurant reviews from the Spartanburg area. Fun stuff cousins!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Okay...is anyone watching that show on BET called Sunday Best, a reality show to pick the next gospel superstar? I caught a rerun of it last night and before I watched it I was skeptical. I mean how do you judge someone singing the praises of the Lord even if they are out of key? Anyways...I found it soooo interesting....
-Kirk Franklin knows he "shawt"! But that's my boy! He was sharp, though.
-Those MaryMary's are like two black Simon Cowells. They are not playing.
-Tina of MaryMarys had on some bad earrings and a hat!
-Her sister...Now don't tell some body not to cover up when you got on a vest and button-up...
-The contestants...its going to be hard to pick a winner, especially that one that sung that Clark Sisters song...Jesus!!
-That dress above,I wore it to church this past Sunday. It one of the Grandma's birthday gifts.
-I guess I'll watch it through...Is BET trying to redeem itself for something?
-Go Bebe, Go Bebe!!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I paired it up with his Vegetable Fried Rice. I've made this so many times as a main dish, its great. I used Tamari soy sauce instead of regular soy sauce, its much richer to me and powdered ginger instead of ginger root( I'm just too lazy for all that chopping). I also used I little sesame oil as a drizzle on top.
Here's that sexy thang's book, chocked full fabulous recipes. I make my girlfriend Jenn's favorite Jalapeno Crab Dip from it and he's got some Bourbon Chicken wings that ain't no joke.
photos: My personal stash and www.amazon.com
This weekend, I finally chilled out and played around in the kitchen with some recipes I've been dying to try. I had so much fun and things came out great. On Friday night, before the movies I went out Bangkok Restaurant, right across from the movie theater I was going to see "Why Did I Get Married". More on the restaurant and movie later:). But Saturday, after cleaning my house for about four hours, I made Tortilla Soup from Rick Bayless' book Mexican Everyday.
Recipe created by Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago
From the October, 2002 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
This spicy soup, jazzed up with the flavors of Mexico, is a great start to a south-of-the-border meal!
6 corn tortillas, halved
Canola oil, for frying
4 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
1 small white onion, sliced
2 pasilla chiles or 1 ancho chile, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
1 (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice, drained, or 3/4 pound fresh tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
6 cups unsalted chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 large sprig epazote (a Mexican herb) or cilantro (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
6 ounces queso fresco (a Mexican white cheese), farmer cheese, Monterey Jack, or mild cheddar, crumbled or shredded
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 large lime, cut into wedges
Cut tortillas into 1/4-inch-thick strips. In a medium (2-quart) saucepan, heat 1/2 inch oil over medium flame until the edge of a tortilla strip inserted in oil sizzles vigorously. Add half tortilla strips. Stir until golden brown and crisp. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour off all but a thin coating of hot oil. Add garlic and onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, press garlic against side of pan to leave behind as much oil as possible, then transfer garlic and onion to a blender or food processor. Add chile pieces to hot pan. Turn quickly as they fry and release a delicious aroma, about 30 seconds in all. (Frying too long will make them bitter.) Transfer to paper towels to drain; set pan aside. Chop chiles when cooled. Puree tomatoes with garlic mixture in the blender or food processor until smooth. If using fresh tomatoes, strain puree to remove pieces of tomato skin. Heat same saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato puree and stir until thickens to consistency of tomato paste, about 10 minutes. Add stock and epazote; bring to a boil, then partially cover and gently simmer over medium-low heat 30 minutes. Add salt. To serve: Divide cheese and avocado among warmed soup bowls. Ladle broth into each bowl; top with tortilla strips and a sprinkle of fried chiles. Serve with lime wedges. Recommended ingredients: Ancho chiles and epazote are available
It was very good, but I never follow a recipe to a T unless I'm baking, which is rare. I can't bake, seriously. lol! I substituted the tortillas for tortilla chips and bought the Mexican mix shredded cheese for the cheese. It really warmed up a chilly afternoon. I paired it with a Riesling wine. But I really wanted a Corona.:) Next time I make it, Corona and I'll do some Quesadillas.
photo and recipe: www.oprah.com
Friday, October 12, 2007
I'm going out to see Why Did I Get Married tonight then eat some vittles somewhere. Who I'm going with...I'll tell ya'll later!l0l!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
The key to wearing a flat at 5'0 is the right kind of bottoms. For me, no skirts, unless they are short( above the knee) and no dresses. That really makes me look short. I wear flats with pants, wide legs or boot cut jeans. And I got flat looking feet. Short story: My kids' father once told me I had Fred Flintstone feet...when I was pregnant. Whatever.
I found these flat today at SPBG Marshalls for 12.99 a pair on the clearance rack. I put back a fondue pot( Already got one, but this one was super cute...) and a 7.00 clearance Cuisinart knife for these shoes! I was "enthralled" by the patent leather.:) I saw some others, but I'll go back some time next week.
Embrace your flat feet ladies...:)