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Sunday, February 8, 2009

08 Feb 2009: Saturday Snacks...Sunday Afternoons.

On Saturdays...I make treats - just coz we like them and coz friends drop by. The last few weeks Julian (my boyfriend aka Mr. Man aka Kibby aka all around cool guy) has not been eating breakfast so I started making "krispy" treats or cereal treats. This way he gets some form of grains and it's on the go.
Last Weeks was Cheerios and Cap'n Crunch Berries:

Of course Gya and Tina were right on time for them...


Then there's always the classic joints to make for friends and family and co workers who have become your friend who are having birthdays...or just to bake coz it's chilly in the house but not cold enough for the heater:

Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Raisin. In that order.

All lined up ready to go into the oven. As much as I love my kitchenaid I need a bigger one - so if anyone wants to trade my little one for their big one - let's talk.

Then you just gotta cool 'em and bag em up:

I love the smell of baked goods...

Friday nights after a long week we generally eat salads, sandwhiches and appetizers - I still make them coz we still don't eat much even though we could coz it's in the budget and coz we are surrounded by tons of places to eat. But we like sitting at the table or campin' in the living room. Also most times I come home on Friday Julian has a few of the boys over playin' NBA Live

Hence, I've started making him appetizer platters:

Ever since the PS3 got here for Christmas - Julian has made his OWN futon which consists of 3 blankies a denim backrest and a pillow! Hahahha. It's his 2nd most favourite spot in the house.

--- Saturday mornings we mostly sleep in. I woke up and showered and shined and then threw somethin' in the oven to be ready by lunch. Julian is growin' out a natural so it was time to part and condition his scalp because he hasn't had long hair in a long while...

Right as I finished the Chicken was done...So I turned the oven to let it rest and then chopped up some broccolli and potatoes...Voila - lunch for 2 under 5 bucks. yeah you heard me - the chicken was 2 bucks and the potatoes and brocolli were both under a buck and we still had plenty to spare for a couple more meals.

We are in love with Queso de Oaxaca

don't cook it - just tenderize it a bit by resting it in boiling water (burner off)

Roasted Chicken is the only instance where I dig the dark meat - it just has a different flavor, but I gotta be the one cooking it coz I like the skin roasted to paper...I had 2 drumsticks and 2 wings on my plate...

I almost burnt the chicken breasts I precook for our lunches (salads, wraps, burritos etcetera) that we bring to work but Julian saved it by dousing it with 2 cups of water and turning it to low which instead made smoked chicken...


Sundays we wake up and kinda talk about what we want to do and then attack the vacuuming bathroom scrubbing and the floors...After that we take off respectively..generally he watches the games at the sports bars and I go thrifting, grocery shopping and catch up on my writing at Xtreme Bean coffee...

For some reason we both got home today at around 2pm and we were both starved...So I used yesterday's chicken in today's garden salad...I dunno if it's because we were hungry or coz the chicken was well roasted but we killed our plates without 2 words besides blessing the food.

I also made his breakfast bars for the week. Cheerios marry Apple Jacks...
A request from Mr. Man...

...take my word for it - these suckas are good.
On a final note: I was about halfway through this blog - and Julian came home.
me: are the games done?
him: no, it's boring
me: hardcore laughing
him: and Vic Damone left
me: Ahhhhh.
him: what's to eat up in here
me: don't tell me you are hungry after that huge salad
him: yeah
me: chicken supernachos?
him: yeah yeah yeah (already firing up the ps3)

so i threw together some nachos to the asiatic Rhythms created by Rza for Afro Samurai...we like our nachos with both melted cheese and grated cheese on top with fresh veggies...but you know, nachos and eggs are different good to each different person...I think the pictures below will show you how to do it.

And if it's nachos you're havin, might as well have guava strawberry juice!

Almost there.

Ta Da...

The end.

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