Still no cooking going on around here unless you call nuking a potato cooking. This place has a 1980s microwave. I swear that if I make the mistake of standing in front of it I'll form some sort of cancer. But can that sucker nuke a mean baked potato.
This thing can't be safe. If you hit the "on" button it stays on until you hit the "off" button. If you make the mistake of opening the door before you hit that off button; oh well for you. You've just nuked your boobs. Did I forget to mention that this thing is built-in at chest height. I fear for my boobs.
I've been spending my time figuring out how I can make recipes I see on the Food Network into veggie dishes. My favorite to date is my take on a BBQ pork sandwich. Smoked Tempeh, BBQ sauce and carmelized onions. When is JR showing up with my stuff? I have another week. Damn I may not make it. Or my girls may not make it.
The Minimalist from the NY times wrote an article yesterday about making good use of your freezer. It is a pretty good article. The only problem I have is when he talks about freezing that last 1/4 cup of a bottle of wine then using it for cooking later. Uh excuse me? I don't think so. You need to just make the bold move to kill that thing. Sure it will put you over the legal limit but you're at home. You know better than to grab your keys.
A couple of wonderful bloggers have given me awards. Thank you so much. I love you, man. (no I haven't been drinking. Yeah, I know that that is unusual.)
The lovely K over at Interstitial Life gave me this one:
Isn't it purdy? I love the old fashioned scrolly thing in the bottom corner. Thank you again K.
The next one is from Jan over at Jan's Sushi Bar. She says: "A Sushi Grade Blog is a cut above other blogs that are canned and turned into salad or casseroles. A Sushi Grade Blog is fresh, lively and of superior quality. It is rare, has character and is of good taste."
I question the good taste part; I mean I just spent the first two paragraphs of this post talking about nuking my boobs. Thank you, Jan.
She had some rules and regulations that I think I've complied with for the most part. I'm sure I've got 1 & 5 covered. I grabbed the award and I've linked back. Picking 5 bloggers is the hardest part. It's the part that throws me every time. So I think I'll just say that all of you are lovely sushi grade bloggers. If you want the awards then they are all yours because you all deserve it. Ahhhhh.....
QUICK UPDATE - Suz over at GreenJello nominated me for The Post of The Day for my post about evil clothes stealing girls. And I won or whatever is going on over there. Check it out. I'm so excited! I'm speechless (a rare and wonderful occurrence. Too bad JR isn't here to enjoy it)