Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cooking for Two Tuesday

I have decided that it is time.  Time for me to have a little something I will call a weekly feature.  Hopefully it will help me to update my blog at least once a week and add some variety to the creativity going on in my kitchen!

So I am happy to announce Cooking for Two Tuesday.  So this is all wonderful and exciting. This is how it will work: Every Tuesday I am going to post something I made for dinner in the past week (hopefully something different each week).  I am excited about this because I have heard a lot of people say that cooking for two is a waste/pain and I have also heard some people say it is difficult to come up with/make healthy dinners.

Now I am not going to say I am super healthy, because I am not, but I am going to try to post healthy dinners.

And before you even ask/wonder, yes, I really do eat that much broccoli, but I will try not to have broccoli in every dinner I post.

And second of all, I just think you should be aware, one of my main goals in planning/cooking dinners is to use whatever fresh produce is available before it goes bad, so this means I include a lot of produce.  I usually get my produce from bountiful baskets.  Which I posted about once before, remember? When you buy these you get a lot of fruits and veggies and I try really hard to make sure we don't waste it.

So without further ado here is our first featured dinner:

Prepared in 20 minutes from start to finish.

BLT Sandwiches
Steamed Broccoli

Items needed:
broccoli, half of a cucumber, one tomato, one pomegranate, lettuce, bread, bacon, mayo, and I also used, but did not photograph: butter, salt, & pepper.

The thing that takes the longest in this dinner is steaming broccoli (15 minutes including water heat up) & cooking the bacon, also about 15 minutes. So I begin by cooking those items and then working on washing, preparing, and cutting the rest of the produce while those are cooking.

You might have noticed I added an egg to one of the sandwiches for a little extra protein, so that's another/different option.

If you are wondering how I got that pomegranate into that adorable little bowl just check out this video. Youtube is my secret weapon when it comes to cooking. 

What are you cooking tonight?

Sunday, January 29, 2012


 Who would have thought that reading this...
 could help me turn this....
 into this...?
 I finally achieved success and learned how to work my new sewing machine!

Merry Christmas to me!

I think I also got some help from that big chill,

<-----this guy,

and the Meg Ryan movie I was watching.

Friday, January 27, 2012

move over redbox

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I hate redbox.
The movies you want are never there and they have such limited selection.
Of course, when redbox came out I was just like everyone else.
Ohhh, aww, a movie for a dollar.  This is genius! Who needs blockbuster? Right?
Wrong! We were all wrong.
I hate that video stores don't exist anymore. I just want to go to the video store and peruse around with my significant other and stop and chat with my long lost friends and have the option of renting a really old movie sometimes. Yes? I know you are agreeing right now.

I have been wanting to watch An Affair to Remember for quite some time.

One of my favorite movies is Sleepless in Seattle.  If you've seen it, and I hope you have, you would know that all the women in the movie go nuts over the movie An Affair to Remember.  They act like it's the greatest love story to ever grace the silver screen.  So after all of this build up I want to see it.
But I don't want to buy it, I don't even know if I'm going to like it.

So I had this genius idea to rent it from the library.
And you know what? They had it.
And they only made me pay 50 cents to rent it for a full week.
Now that is just ridiculous.
And you know what else?
They had the entire series of Arrested Development right there in the "A' section of the movies.
I am pretty sure I am going back next week.
Public library, you coy little minx.  Who knew?

PS: Don't mind the photo I am just trying to emulate Deborah Kerr's sexy face she is making towards Cary Grant.   It did not really work, but this was the best out of ten and I am making goo goo eyes at a DVD case, not Cary Grant.

Have you seen Sleepless in Seattle? or An Affair to Remember?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

birthday celebrations

Last week we celebrated the master's birthday

festivities included Texas Roadhouse dinner and going bowling
not sure what was the most exciting part: 
the fact that there was a swat team outside the ghetto bowling alley when we arrived 
going to the restaurant early enough for the old people (early bird) special

I definitely think I planned a better celebration for Lee last year. 
My name is Tiffany and I am not good at birthdays. 
time to repent

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


What have I been doing lately?  Oh ya know, just making bread with my amazing new kitchen aid mixer.  Thanks to Lee's parents for our much too generous Christmas gift.  Homemade bread (and rolls) are my favorite.  I am excited to try out my favorite cookie recipe without the motor burning up on our old hand mixer. 
I've also been spending my time daydreaming about cardigans, scarves and shirts with ruffles.
I know, you do that too, right?

And of course, I've been taking great photos of Biff doing his famous pose/face known around these parts as the "half smile." Doesn't looking at it just make your day? 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Do you like wearing pink?

Me? Not so much.

I usually reserve this type of behavior for things like Valentine's Day.

This week was someone's birthday.

Someone who thinks I look good it in pink.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

name that movie

only the most quote-able girl movie of all time
if you know what it is
and if you loved it
you can be my new best friend