It was my little sister’s birthday a full on Chinese food night with stir fry, egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, dumplings, and crab rangoon on the menu. As always, when there is a wide variety of cooked dishes to be made at the same time, the kitchen quickly got very hot, and I got very frustrated.
I could only wrangle one little helper into the kitchen that night, and I had him making the egg rolls. While he was working I made the fried rice, and stir fry. Then I noticed the wonton wrappers sitting on the counter….
The part everybody was looking forward to the most.
It’s a good thing it doesn’t take that long, I thought. I started getting out the ingredients and I went to the fridge to grab the crab last….
I frantically looked through the kitchen for anything I could use to substitute from the crab. For a while I was seriously thinking about using Spam. Luckily I noticed a few cans of Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapeños & Olive Oil. My helper was about halfway done with frying the egg rolls, so I grabbed the tuna and started working.
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Are you a firm believer that you absolutely suck at gardening?
Well, my beautiful reader you, I am here to tell you to PLANT SOME STINKIN’ ONIONS! (No pun intended…)
They are literally the easiest thing in the world to grow….wait….can I make that claim?
Let me think……
Yep, it’s the absolute easiest thing to grow.
Here are some tips to get ya started!
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I don’t know if you guys already know this about me, but I can be a super lazy chick. My clothing normally consists of pajama pants, a tank top, and a dirty hoodie. All to be topped off with an extremely messy bun. So, I love food that allows me to be in and out of the kitchen quickly so I can tend to my other duties.
It’s a weird combination, but I am super lazy and super busy at the same time. These scones are very easy to make and not very time consuming, which makes them perfect for me! Read More →
Every year on Mother’s Day, I have the worst gift. It all started back in second grade…..DUN DUN DUN! I glued jolly ranchers to construction paper in the shape of a heart.Which she couldn’t eat because it was so covered in glue… So it just sat there… taped to the wall… collecting dust. Until eventually……..I stole all of the jolly ranchers. One by one.
Meanwhile, my sister (the kind with the neat handwriting that colors in the lines) gave her a stack of handmade coupons promising hour long foot massages. Really sis?!?!?! You gotta out do me by that much???
Then in third grade, I painted a terracotta pot for her to plant flowers in. It was a mess! I am not the most artistic girl around and crafts aren’t really my thing. I don’t remember her face when I handed it to her because I made sure not to look.
Ah yes. Then there was fourth grade. My class made knee pots for the mothers and mine was the most misshapen disaster that was ever placed on this earth. Seriously. Think of the ugliest possible clay pot made by a fourth grader you’ve ever seen. No, really. Take a minute to think about this.
It was 10 times worse than that.
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A few days ago, I need fries. I needed fries badly. I went through the list of fast food restaurants in my head trying to think about who had the best french fry. None of them seemed like they would satisfy my craving. What I really wanted was the baked potato wedges my mother made us as kids on burger night. I went to the kitchen, and did an interesting spin on my mothers baked potato wedges. Although, they really were perfect the way she made them.
I can still see the multi-colored plastic plates we ate on, and the hologram Hannah Montana cups, leftover from my little sister birthday party.
At the time my mother had 7 children (now 8), and she needed cheap, healthy recipes that were kid friendly. Baked potato wedges fit the bill exactly.
Another thing that was important to a mother of so many very young children, was that it needed to turn out every time. Perfectly.
Imagine dinner getting screwed up at the last minute and you have 7 hungry hobbits to feed…..
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