Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dalan and I had a great Saturday, first we went and browsed at Hastings. I found some noteworthy reading material.

We found a few DVDs to rent, one of which was MegaMind. We decided we might as well make the rest of the evening immature.

We went to Twizlberry first (because dessert first is awesome!) we got some extra yummy fro-yo.

Then we came home and made some pizza. We pretty much threw everything in the fridge on top, including bacon (which made it extra greasy and pretty gross).

While the pizza was cooking we built a blanket fort in the basement. It was pretty sweet! Sadly, I have no pictures. We ate our pizza and watched our movie in the fort. Apparently the fort upset Scout. She jumped on the blankets, tried to pull it down, and then peed on it (hence the lack of pictures).

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

When we remodeled our front room last year it was always planned to add crown molding. It's been almost a year now, and we finally decided to finish it.

Our almost finished front room.

Scout is absolutely TERRIFIED of the air compressor. She scrambled up my leg and made me hold her while trying to hide.

Dalan had an interesting solution to reaching the ceiling over the stairway, I about had a heart-attack.

First wall installed.

On a side note, holy crap it sucked. Apparently molding comes in different angles, and Lowes didn't feel a need to advertise what the angles were. We ended up installing and pulling down at least five 8 foot lengths trying to get it right, but we ended up buying a jig that made a world of difference. No finished images yet, we still haven't finished caulking. Last things we have to do are touch up a ding in the hardwood and paint the exterior door, and then we can call our front room finished!

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Location:Work in progress

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Short Explanation on Why I Love Paying Bills

Seeing this:
Rocks my Socks! Our car is officially paid off.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dinner Disasters

It's official, I am a horrible cook. I can't follow a recipe to save my life. In the thick of it I convince myself that substitutions are ok, I don't need to preheat the oven, and we can make do without that one little ingredient. These disasters happen often enough, I figure it could be a weekly installment on the blog.
-I should note, disaster is a very strong word. Almost always the outcome is edible, but that doesn't make as good of a story, now does it?

GOAL - Mac N Cheese

INGREDIENTS - wouldn't you like to know? Too bad I'm already in bed and too lazy to look it up again.

Flop #1 -The substitutions.
The first I don't view as a problem, we only have 'spelt' at our house instead of flour (my husband ground it, on our wheat grinder, we aren't quite 'those people' but we know enough of them that it's bound to rub off). The brown color was somewhat off-putting. I also only buy fat-free cottage cheese and sour cream, this can also change the outcome.

Then as I was adding the cottage cheese I found out I didn't have enough, but that's ok, I had sour cream and feta in the fridge. If you mix those two together it's basically the same thing right? RIGHT?!

The goo wasn't very pretty, but it's not like you can go wrong with sour cream and cheese, so I had no plans to abandon ship.

Flop #2 - I would like to blame McCormick for this one. Our paprika didn't have a sprinkle top. What the?! Copious amounts seasoning resulted.

Flop #3 - I didn't preheat the oven, and then I had to go get Dalan from class so I took it out 14 minutes early.

RESULT - I have no finished product picture, it looked basically the same as above, and frankly I was bored with it by this point. And that's exactly what we got, a bored dinner. It tasted like noodles. I should have saved the time and given a shout-out to my homies at Kraft and just gone with the box version.

I shouldn't cook anymore, but since husband is back in school, I don't really have a choice. Tune in next time when I make Janae's Honey Lime Chicken enchiladas. Last time i attempted these was an official disaster, let's see if I learned anything.

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