May 29, 2011

This is called "COOKING"

aka it's too hot (already) just kidding I love the heat but Kate doesn't
Look at sad.
I made her bandana though, and cut up those carrot stickss

May 27, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

Cold brewing some coffee in preparation for tomorrow's 87 degree forecast. Hellllooooo gorgeous.
See that baggie of donuts defrosting? LICK IT UP BABY
Pretend you don't see those carrots, I have a non vegetable eating persona to keep up.
p.s. how not to defrost a donut:

May 25, 2011

Gorl's Night Out (Donuts Part 1)

Nothing better than some iced coffee with (imaginary) coffee cubes and a doughnut sampler plate to get you in the mood to go out and lie to some boys about your name!
side note: doughnut or donut?

Curried Chicken Salad with Pesto/Sriracha

Hey guys. How to take this:
 Frozen chicken (allegedly), red nailpolish (sexxxy) and a cookbook (ew books)
and turn it into this:

May 14, 2011

All American Grrl

Hot dogs! Are the shit! I used to be ashamed, now I'm not. Up next: PRETZEL DOGSS...

 p.s. check out my sweet grill pan, it's like a bbq but you're at home, by yourself

Sad Mom Food: Stuffed Shells

This is something I made a while ago. Some of these are still in the fridge. While I was eating this food I realized that I had stumbled across the way food tastes in all your sad childhood memories: store brand pasta sauce and overcooked baked pasta. Take that grandma, I figured out your secret recipes!
This recipe comes on the back of the shell box. You're welcome:

May 7, 2011

Cream Cheese Brownies

Mark Bittman lured me in with the promise "the richest, densest, most luxurious brownies I know - sort of like very heavy chocolate cheesecake." Well... I guess. I'm not going to type out this recipe exactly as given because it was sort of ridiculous, three separate bowls etc etc etc BUT I will give you an approximation, in case you want a pile of your own. What came out sort of looked like throw-up, took on the form of a pile and tasted pretty good (only while warm - Kate sez: "If you  had the dedication to eat the whole thing right after it came out of the oven, that would probably be the best way to do it"). Not a failure, not quite a "success", but definitely chocolate.

Welcome To My Neurotic Home

This morning on cooking with Katherine I will show you what I cooked this morning.
Good morning world! I'm sterilizing a pickle jar!
 I usually have a little coffee left over, and waste not/want not so why not save it for later in the fridge? RIGHT? Also, iced coffee = my raison d'etre. So I did a really good job of washing this pickle jar out and yesterday morning I put some coffee in it. This morning I made some coffee, wanted a little more (because why the hell not, I'm only going to be young once so I may as well be over caffinated). Well the coffee smelled like pickles because as my lovely roommate Kate put it:

I was really shocked because, as you know if you have ever left coffee in a container for more than five minutes, coffee smell gets all up in everything. Also, how could the smell of pickles permeate so thoroughly a GLASS JAR? Idk guys.
Thus: Sterilization.
It didn't work. Now all I have is a pot of boiling water that smells like pickles, and a glass jar that smells like pickles and some nasty coffee I had to throw out because it smells like pickles.
Since I went to all the trouble to cook this jar, I'm going to save it for the kimchi I'm planning to make soon. Welcome to my glass jar collection.