Monday, March 26, 2012

I regret to inform you...

To Whom it May Concern,

You may have wondered hey, what ever happened to those delicious recipes that were coming our way? Well truth be told we really wanted them out in time for St. Patrick's Day in case you felt the urge to try something different for the meal. But alas I've dropped the ball.

I've been utterly involved with my thesis writing that I've done nothing else but mope around about it. Basically there is one experiment that is holding me back from finishing but it just refuses to work for me. Which has put me in a funk because I just want to be finished by now. Heck my original plan was to defend my thesis over 2 weeks ago. That didn't work out so well.

Anyways that's the reason the posts are so far behind. I've been hoarding the pictures and recipes on my computer and just haven't had the time or willpower to go through and make it awesome and Kelsey doesn't have access to it either. Lo siento. You may be thinking, "oh, why not just write a recipe instead of complain?". The answer to that is because it takes 5 minutes to put this little number together, but 1+hour for a recipe post. 

I swear I'll kick my butt into gear. I will post those recipes. I will finish my thesis. I will make what's wrong right. Just give me some more time.

Thanking you in advance for you understanding,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Irish Adventure

Well our Irish Adventure was a ton of fun on Friday. We made a bunch of the menu items from scratch with no actual recipes! It was exhilarating, and exhausting but so so worth it!
 To get started Kelsey picked Alixx up do get some shopping done. Aw happy happy Manuel! (Kelsey's car)
 Made a quick pit stop at Kelsey's place to grab some eggs and a Tupperware for future leftovers. Definitely a great idea.
 Next we stopped at Fry's to pick up some ingredients, but first things first. Sushi! Alixx tried to get a picture of the sushi lady, she is our HERO. We were wondering if we could hire her for a day. It would really complete our lives.
 Anyways, checked out the sushi and grabbed a Crunchy California Roll.
 Next, picked up some Vanilla Bean ice cream!

 We wasted no time opening up the sushi and chowing down the second we walked into Alixx's house.
 About 5 seconds later... just kidding it was more like 2 minutes. We were trying to pace ourselves.
Awww! Cute little Irish centerpiece (brought to you by Alixx's mom). Hahah oh a bear leprechaun. 
 Anyways the meal (recipes soon to follow) was delicious and we cleaned our plates! So so good.

But the night didn't end there. Remember our Canadian for a Night? Well we have fabulous fur coats and knew we had to have a very Posh British Invasion! We looked awesome!
 Sophie! She was taking photos of herself while Emily drove. Emily laughed most of the time.
 Once we parked, we had Remy (Alixx's car) take a photo of us. Just two Brits looking reem.
 Waiting for the light rail! People were already commenting on our fur coats. We tried to act as British as possible.
 Finally at the club!
 The beautiful Mill skyline, we were hoping it would rain so we would feel more at home. We're so use to that in our hometown.
Now you may be wondering, wait whatever happened to the third member of our Canadian troop?
 Alfie! Of course he was there. Sophie and Emily can't have a British outing without Alfie!
Everyone was jel of his hair, it was so reem. 
Unfortunately British Invasion wasn't a total success. The accents were hard to stick with, our back stories were never actually made, a bad case of wobbly ankles, accidental bleeding foreheads, and such made it not as epic as Canadian Night. But it was still awesome! We'll for sure have to have a second British Invasion that will be much more successful!
But around 2:30am we realized that there are a lot of weird people out and about at that time. This was our reaction. So regardless, March Second Friday was awesome in every way!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Second Friday

Well, March sure did creep up on us! But in some regards that's awesome, because that means another Second Friday!  

Now with St. Patrick's day coming up this month, we thought we'd take the traditional St. Patty's day menu and make it our own! Excited? We are!

This is what were making (this isn't our usual posting routine, but we're short on time and want to tell you what we're doing)... 

First, we'll be making corned beef.  But not your regular, plain corned beef.  We'll be adapting a few recipes and making it our own! Yep, our first attempt at our own recipe. 

Instead of adding the cabbage to our corned beef, we'll be doing something different - coleslaw! Once again, making it our own way. 

Remember when Alixx posted about hassleback potatoes? It's like she knew we would want to twist the traditional St. Patty's day menu.  We'll be making some of those! So excited. Making our own versions will include butter, garlic, bacon (duh), and a garnish of parsley in order to make it green and festive! 

Dessert... Oh man. We'll be making a Chocolate Orange Guinness Cake. Obviously we're not professional bakers, so there wasn't a good chance that something like a cake would turn out if we tried to do it ourselves. We could have gone the easy route, but why on earth would we do such a thing? 

So Second Friday is just days away. Woo!