[354] Date Night for Fatties

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The Syracuse game was on tonight so I thought I’d invite the boy over for dinner during said Syracuse game. I went all out, and made Fat Girl Specials. For those of you who don’t know what a Fat Girl Special is, let me enlighten you: it’s alfredo sauce mixed with Spicy Hot Tomato Oil over fettuccini. Usually, I just use jarred alfredo, but lately, or at least the last time I made myself a Fat Girl, I’ve been making alfredo sauce from scratch.

Not only did Syracuse win over Virginia Tech handedly, my Fat Girl Special was a hit, I got a sweet piece of Giants art, I guess that’s what I’d call it, but I also got a full on back massage as a thank you.

Please sir, may I have another?

– Stephanie

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[282] Stephanie Rae Stewart-Crocker-Childs

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After a couple days of being in this weird funk, I’m back to normal, I think. Except, it’s not exactly normal because I’ve been seriously flexing my domestic muscles today. I’m about to complete my 4th recipe of the day. Yeah. Basically I made 3 separate meals, individually portioned out proteins, and dessert. I’m not really sure what came over me, except maybe that I’ve been foraging around in my refrigerator and pantry for the last 4 days. I was inspired to cook to my heart’s content. I’m so happy about the coconut curry and coconut rice, risotto primavera, tomato soup, salmon, and apple crisp I’ll have to nom on this week. Words can’t express how content my belly will be, but right now I am beyond exhausted. Who knew it was this hard to be a domestic goddess.

That’s right…I said goddess.

Oh yeah…I won my fantasy football game too. Booyah bitches.

 

– Stephanie

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[258] Anti-Monotony

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Today was actually really nice for a Thursday. Besides the typical work day, a couple of us went out to lunch to break up the monotony of the day, and I left early because it was slow, and I stayed late a couple other days this week. I wasn’t supposed to get to hang out with this really cool guy until way later, but he magically became available 4 hours earlier so we grabbed us some happy hour drinks, he helped me do my grocery shopping, and in return I made dinner. We watched the Bills lose, and then just hung out on the couch by the fire. I totally didn’t hate it at all.

– Stephanie

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[237] Tropical Nuts

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I made coconut rice again last week, but it turned out so bad, and at first I couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized I was using a new, different pot that had a spout, and special lid for draining liquid out of said pot. This feature is totally awesome for pasta because then I don’t have to pull out the strainer, but it is not good for rice. Anyways, is it weird that I don’t mind eating crunchy rice? I would never serve it to anyone, unless they deserved it, but if I’m cooking for myself, and it turns out a little al dente I’m still down to eat it. And I know al dente rice is nothing like al dente pasta, but I don’t really care? This means, that tonight for dinner, I had a main dish of crunchy coconut rice, a glass of coconut water, and dark chocolate with coconut for dessert.

I am a coconut ho.

 

– Stephanie

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[198] Beaches Who Cook

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Today my family made dinner for everyone else in the house, so Sammy and I made our cold salads before we went down to the beach. After spending a couple of hours down there soaking up some sun, it started to pour. I booked it back to the house, showered, peeled and deveined 5lbs of shrimp. There was some entertainment in the form of an adorable 6 year old, Ryan. All I know is that he’s hilarious. He was playing “Big Bad Wolf” with my dad, who was the wolf, and at one point Ryan told him to, “Get off my lawn!”

Later, Sammy, Buddy, Ryan and I went down to the beach to do a little crab hunting. Before we left the house, Ryan, who was wearing crab pajamas, laid down on the floor and said, “When we get down to the beach I’m going to lay down in the sand and say, ‘Hello my red brothers!'” Where do kids come up with this stuff?!

– Stephanie

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[170] Days Go By

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This weekend was oddly long and disorienting, but exceptionally relaxing. After the bike ride yesterday my butt is all kinds of sore so I spent most of the morning in bed. Once I got up and showered I went to the grocery store to stock up on some supplies for the Appleby/Wolszczak Seattle invasion. Cooked for a couple of hours, and then spent some time outside with my cousin and aunt. Now I’m ready for a nap, and some food.

 

– Stephanie 

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[129] Fast Forward

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My brain is focused on one thing: going home in under 12 days. I wish I had something else to write about, but all I’ve done today is finish season 4 of Arrested Development (I stayed in bed until 12:30pm to accomplish this), went grocery shopping, and made some cheddar potato soup. I also ate some of that soup, to make sure it tasted good, of course.

 

– Stephanie

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[086] I Put the Sun in Sunday

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I slept off the weird that Portland gave me and now I’m all kinds of positivity. Although I didn’t technically get out of bed until almost noon, I’ve already gotten lots done; I went grocery shopping, at two different stores, stopped at Walgreens for fun stuff, put away the groceries, and made me some pad thai soup. I still have lots on my to-do list so I’m gonna get to it!

Enjoy your Sunday, people.

 

– Stephanie

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[016] Superbowl Sunday…Funday

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After the excitement and exhaustion of babysitting yesterday, I was determined to have a relaxing day today. I started the day off by sleeping in, just a little bit. Grocery shopping came next, and I’m still getting used to having to go to multiple stores to get everything I need. I didn’t really forget how much I like cooking, but I am definitely becoming reacquainted with it. Not having to think about what other people might like to eat allows me to pretty much cook whatever I want. Today it was crispy edamame and quinoa sweet potato chili. It’s only 3:30 here now, but the Superbowl is on so I’m watching that and drinking some brewskis.

Go 49ers! I love you Colin Kaepernick (spelled his last name wrong and spell check fixed it for me. Thank you, pop culture.)!!!

 

– Stephanie

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