Made this for dinner tonight and it was so easy and so yummy! I used a 16 oz. box of linguine, 28 oz. can of tomatoes, a shake of dried basil instead of fresh, and added some chicken. It still turned out perfect without adding any extra vegetable stock or water. Just know, this makes a TON of pasta so be prepared to eat leftovers for a few days or make if for a group.
1 can root beer, cold
2 shots or more of Jack Daniel’s*
1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream
- In a mug, pour shots of JD whiskey.
- Add in root beer and stir for 5 seconds.
- Top with vanilla ice cream. Serve immediately.
*Adjust the amount of alcohol depending on how much of a hit you want to achieve.
I don’t even fuck with root beer like that but this shit looks delish
OMG. /even though Jack Daniels is the worst.
Today was one of the first days off my man friend and I have had together in what seems like eons. On these days, I usually make some form of eggs/bacon/potatoes, or, if we are lucky, we have a weekend day to get bloody marys and brunch (double yum).
At the beginning of the summer I thought it would be a great idea to join a CSA. I felt like we needed to eat more veggies and be more adventurous when it came to produce, so this seemed to be a fine way to experiment. Well sadly, I am lazy. And not quite adventurous as I see myself in my head. Last week I attempted to make a turnip and kohlrabi au gratin. Let me tell you it was the most vile thing I’ve tasted in my life and was nothing like the au gratin potatoes I’m used to. Unfortunately, it all went into the trash just like the bundles and bundles of nameless greens we get every week. Hey, if I don’t know what it is, I’m not going to know how to eat it.
Yesterday was our pick-up day so I kindly left the turnips behind and asked what greens where what. Mind you, this was my first time having the time to go to the pick-up myself as I am usually out of town for work on pick-up days. Note to self: never leave a man to do a woman’s job; he could never remember the names of anything that was unfamiliar. I kid, but seriously, I was relieved to be in control.
This brings us to today and breakfast. Now that I know what kale and swiss chard look like and that we will likely get it every week, I have been on Pinterest searching my self silly on recipes that include one or both of these greens. This morning I took a stab at this peach and swiss chard smoothie and a swiss chard frittata. The smoothie was so-so. I think if I had a different blender (I’ve got a Ninja), it might have been able to make it smoother. I wasn’t a fan of the tiny chunks of chard, but the flavor was tolerable.
The frittata, that was a HUGE success. I had some farm fresh eggs from the CSA that needed to get used before they took a turn for the worst and this was a perfect recipe for all of them. I have had bad experiences with frittatas in the past. They always seemed to take much longer than the recipe stated and always burned on the bottom before the middle even set. I blame their uneven cooking on an old oven, but now that we’ve got a brand new one, egg bakes are no longer something to fear. This is a recipe I will keep around as I think it had amazing flavor on its own, but it also provides a good base if you are feeling adventurous and want to add different veggies, cheeses, or meats. I also could see pouring it into muffin tins and baking it that way for a grab-and-go breakfast.
#dragonfly #fieldwork #biology #fontanellepark #omaha #science #nature #grass
How much is that #doggie in the window? #dogsofinstagram #saturdaymorning #notsoearlybirds
My #manfriend likes to #build things. #woodshop #handyman #diy
The dog that changed how I look at dogs. She is the reason I learned as much as I could about pit bulls. She is the reason I spoke out about the breed and became involved in rescue. She was the ambassador that led our family to adopt 4 more pits, and foster many others till they found forever homes. She was the furry face that motivated me to lobby for stronger laws against cruelty to animals in my state. Her friendly paw shake helped melt the hearts of kids when she came with me to classrooms to teach kids about dog safety and bite prevention. She earned her Canine Good Citizen along with her “siblings” my 2 other pit bulls.
We never knew her as a puppy, we adopted her as an adult dog. But Lady gave our family 10 great years of her life. I can’t tell you exactly how I feel now that she’s gone, only that in part, I feel empty.
#grilled #peaches with almond creme #greek #yogurt and #honey
#goodmorning #flight #clouds #gorgeous #jetsetter #travel #sohigh