Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas movie quotes. How many can you get?
1. This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys, nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?

2. No, no. I mean "Jingle Bells". You know, deck them halls and all that stuff. No, no, no. You don't get it at all. I mean "Jingle Bells". You know, Santa Claus, and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe... and presents for pretty girls...

3. We're kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.

4. Look, Daddy. Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.

5. It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me...

6. Football? Football? What's a football? With unconscious will my voice squeaked out 'football'.

7. It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.

8. Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?

9. If I live to be 100, I'll never forget that big snow storm a couple of years ago. The weather closed in and, well you might not believe it, but the world almost missed Christmas. Oh, excuse me, call me Sam. What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a talking snowman before?

10. Charlie, stay away from those things. They're reindeer, you don't know where they've been. They all look like they've got key lime disease.

11. It's Christmas Eve. It's-it's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we-we-we smile a little easier, we-w-w-we-we-we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.

12. Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don't you see? It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.

The Answers...

1. Home Alone; 2. A Charlie Brown Christmas; 3. Christmas Vacation; 4. It's A Wonderful Life; 5. Elf; 6. A Christmas Story; 7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas; 8. Frosty the Snowman; 9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; 10. The Santa Clause; 11. Scrooged; 12. Miracle on 34th Street.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Leave You With This!

Been baking. Coaching basketball...baking...coaching...wrapping presents for Jack and said presents that Jack opened...coaching...baking...baking...baking...NEED HELP! Thank goodness I stumbled across this helpful blog post from The Kitchn that makes my mornings a wee bit more adventurous! Yum.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

All I Want for Christmas..

my mom has been on me about what I want for Christmas. I am sharing my list with you because who knows, it might turn out that you want the same thing and did not even know it!

1) Cooking Magazines

I know, I know. In this day and age, it is so easy to find recipes on the internet especially when you follow blogs like The Kitchn, Tartlette and Joy the Baker. However, there is just something about getting a new magazine in the mail and then going through your daily schedule in your mind to figure out when you can browse through the shiny pages. My tried and true favorites? Martha, Rachael Ray, and The Food Network Magazine.
Now is it a sin that I list Martha with the likes of Rachael? To some people yes but I have never been able to get Jack to eat Martha's Jamican Chicken Curry over Rachael's Chicken Parm Meatball Spaghetti. Also, my mom got me a subscription to The Food Network Magazine and I have been pleasantly surprised by how cool this magazine is! The latest issue has a hot cocoa recipe that LJ gleefully announced "tastes like I am sippin' pudding!"
Even though I already get my three magazines above, I always check the current issues of Cook's Illustrated Entertaining and Fine Cooking. I LOVE these two magazines and would love to find a subscription waiting for me Christmas morning!

2) Cookbooks
Checking out cookbooks from the library is a fun way of trying out a book. However, the fun always ends with me racking up overdue fees because I want to try just one more recipe. My favorites and must haves? Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Appretice and Whole Grain Breads, Nancy Silverton's Breads from La Brea Bakery, Artisan Baking by Maggie Glezer, I Love Macarons by Hisako Ogita and finally The Craft of Baking by Karen DeMasco. One can never have too many cookbooks! Plus, the one that bestows the cookbook get the goods.

3) Kitchen Timer
One thing in life is for sure: crying baby+bread in oven=burnt bread. There is no way around it. This is also handy for the times that I have loaves proofing while others are cooking and a sponge going.

4) Blowtorch
Yes a blowtorch. Do I really have to explain how cool this is?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What the....

I was checking some blogs when I came across this...
I will give you a hint: it is a bag that was described as drool worthy.

Comments anyone? Am I just out of the loop on what's up?

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Thank goodness they won! Don't think I could handle all the OSU fans gloating all the time. Instead, we have Darth Duck! Only in Eugene!!