Thursday, October 30, 2014

Once In Love With Amy.... #Blogtober14 Facts About Me

So today is the day to write the about me post if you are doing the Blogtober14 thing with Helene and Tay. I can't resist these cause it's pretty easy to just spew some random shit about me that y'all don't know yet so here we go....

I was named after the song "Once In Love With Amy" by Ray Bolger, the scarecrow from the wizard of Oz. True story. My Dad liked the song when he was just a kid and decided if he ever had a daughter that would be her name. About 30 years later I came along. This was our Father Daughter dance at my wedding. Go ahead... get ya tissues... I'll wait.

I hate feet, like with a passion. I will cut you if you put yours on me or near me. My kids baby feet were the only exception but once they started looking like real feet... uh uh. I had to teach them all how to cut their own toenails very early cause .... I'm gagging now... let's move on.

I like the frosting better than the cake. I'll eat it all before the cake or just throw away the cake and save the calories. If I see someone leave the frosting behind I am secretly very sad and want to ask them if I could have it. But I don't.

I think I have a touch of the medium in me. I dream about stuff all the time before it happens. Totally random shit, like someone calling me, or running into them. And then it happens and I'm always looking around like is this happening?? One of my girlfriends says you can talk/think it up and make it happen. Money, money, money, money.... yeah that never works.

I love cold weather. I would rather be frozen to the core than sweating balls. If summer was like a month long I would be in heaven.

I am the vault, the keeper of secrets. If you tell me something I will take it to the grave. And if  you don't return the favor I will keep all my good stuff to myself. Or I will tell you something completely false on purpose.

I love my kids to death but not having them every other weekend is absolute fucking heaven. I am one of those parents that needs the kids to just skee-daddle on a regular basis. No shame. Amy needs Amy time.  How do those people have 19 kids or sister wives??? I would shoot someone if there were that many people around me all the time.

 I can live on Macaroni and Cheese. I am positive of this.

Wine is my biggest vice.

I rarely if ever ask for help, even when I am clearly about to crash and burn. Can't do it.

I will likely never get married again but I will shack up like Kurt and Goldie. Especially if he can make pizza.

If I could swing it I would get all the tattoos I want, spend half of every day in the gym, get in the most awesome shape of my life and become an alternative but old model and just sit around in my underwear having someone take pictures of me all day long. And get paid for it. Put prolly have to give up pizza so maybe not.

That's what.

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Quickie ... Bow Chicka Wow Wow

So sorry no I am not that I didn't have time to prep a post for today cause I was out on a sushi date last night. Truth. With an age appropriate dude who picked up the check too. Holla. Okay, he was 6 years younger than me but I am getting there people. Up from... cough cough many more years....  if you count that other hot piece of nevermind in Baghdad. I count him, but he's not here soooo. 

He came to my area so of course I picked my fave sushi joint and if you are local you must try Sushi Nami and we had some excellent rolls... the Shannon at Maui which is tuna with macadamia nuts in it... I said nuts. 

...and the Echo Bunny roll which is some sort of tempura soft shell crab perfection.

It was a nice date and nice to go out and be a grown up. We even went for coffee afterward. Not sure about a love connection but a sushi connection maybe all I need for now. 

Actually meeting someone else a for a craft cocktail tonight after work, so I might need a cocktail connection as well. It's getting to be hibernating time of year again and I am tired of hibernating alone all the time so I am going to make an effort to say yes when I'm asked even though I mostly feel like saying no. 

Cause yoga pants and wine = very tempting. But also a waste of yoga pants and wine. 

Happy Hump Day Bishes....

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Weekending

You know how you take that shot and the sun rays hit you just perfectly? Like ahhhhhh.... angels sing... yeah that up there. What a nice weekend I had. All the things that make a weekend great... relaxing, family, kids, a fun activity here or there, tattoos, a little shopping, pumpkins and a home cooked meal. So this is going to be a quick photo re-cap of the goings on of my weekend and a recipe.

Yesterday I made the old stand by Chicken & Dumplings in the crock pot and some one asked me to post this today so here ya go. This is not really a recipe per se but just the way I throw it all together after years of doing it. You will need a whole chicken, whatever seasonings you like, Bisquick or any kind of biscuit mix (store brand is fine) and milk. That's it.  Now here is what I do.

Wash your chicken performing your basic body cavity search to remove the little gift pack of innerds they give you. Now if you know what to do with necks, giblets, hearts and livers knock yourself out. I toss that shit before I hurl at the sight of it. Gross. Put your bird in the crock pot and cover with water. I add a couple bay leaves, poultry seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper to the water. Cover it and cook on High for about 6 hours or low for maybe 8. I don't really know here. I just know if I turn it on in the morning it's done at dinner time.

When the chicken is cooked and falling off the bone, take it out of the crock pot. Put the lid back on your pot to keep the broth warm .  Let the chicken cool then shred up all of the meat. You will have to pick out the bones and discard all of the skin. You will be left with hopefully a good amount of meat to put back in the pot. Before you do that you will want to fish out anything extra in your broth with a strainer or slotted spoon... bay leaves, or anything else you don't want in there. Add the meat back to the pot and cover.

I just make simple drop in dumplings but if you have time or desire you can certainly make the old fashioned ones that you roll out and cut. They are awesome! You can also find them in the frozen section at the grocery store ready to drop in the broth. But here is the recipe for the cheaters version! So you drop those bad boys i the broth on high, cover and cook for 20 mins then ladle it into a bowl and slurp it up. My kids love this too and it makes a ton of leftovers. All around win, win.

And here are some random pics cause I was a good blogger. 

Happy Monday.