Drinkin’ champagne on a choo-choo train

The train chug-a-chugs and so do I

Family foto fun November 30, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 10:48 pm

After the picture that Kit posted the other day, I started looking through some pictures on my computer and found a bunch of Grandpa that I somehow got a hold of shortly after he died. I guess a lot of you probably already have these (does anyone read this yet? I guess I should tell people about it someday) but if not, here you go. I would also like, if anyone out there is able to provide it, some background information on these. I don’t know where or when a lot most of them were taken. Hell, I don’t even remember how I ended up with them. Anyway, enjoy:






Oh, and here is a bonus picture of my parents shortly after I was born:

OH, YOU HIPPIES.

 

apples to apples, funk to funky November 27, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 10:30 pm

Well, it was back to work today after a nice long (5-day) weekend. I had taken Wednesday off because I had to work the previous Saturday, and my friend Sarah works about 5 minutes away from our house, so we met up on her lunch hour and drove down to a modern furniture store in northern Kentucky called Abode. Their website isn’t all that great, but the store has a lot of really cool stuff and the prices are actually pretty reasonable.

…I guess I already wrote about Thursday.

Scott and I didn’t participate in any Black Friday sales, mostly because I hate crowds and love sleep. I did venture out later in the day to Target and Sally Beauty Supply, and bought a bunch of stuff like hairspray and clips and a teasing comb. (I have been really interested in vintage hairstyles lately.) Scott had to work from 3-11:30 so I spent most of the afternoon messing around in the bathroom putting my hair in 40’s-style rolls and bouffants and other such crazy configurations, and then went out to a nearby bar with my friend Jered in the evening, which was fun. I hadn’t talked to him in a while.

Scott works 7-7 on Saturdays, and we only have the one car, so I spent most of the day cleaning and lounging around. (I normally spend Saturdays with Sarah and her husband Jason, but they were out of town for the holiday.) Once Scott got home, we made dinner and watched some rental movies.

Sunday I stopped at World Market and bought an Advent calendar … they’re on sale right now, so STOCK UP! Sunday night Sarah and Jason got back, so we went over to their house and played a card game called Apples To Apples. Yeah, the box makes it look pretty doofy, but it is SO GOOD.

Oh, and if anyone has a good recipe for hot and sour soup, I would be most grateful. I am addicted to the stuff lately.

 

Thanksgiving pictures November 23, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 8:23 pm

Well, another Thanksgiving has come and almost gone, so while I’m sitting off my carbs-and-wine-induced stupor, I’ll go ahead and post the pictures I took.

The box from the Tofurky. Pretty self-explanatory.

The turkey was coated in butter containing chopped prosciutto, hazelnuts, green onions, sherry wine vinegar, and various spices.

The side dishes wait patiently for their time to shine.

Oh, yeah-h-h.

Tofurky in its natural outer shell of foil. Some of the marinade leaked out into the bottom of the dish.

Henry and Goulet try to devise a plan to ruin everything, as usual.

The Tofurky, exposed to light of day after being cooked.

DOESN’T THAT LOOK DELICIOUS!?!?

I didn’t get a picture of the turkey while it was still intact, but I roasted it upside-down so it wasn’t much to look at anyway.

I feel as though this should be deemed unacceptable for family viewing.

The tofurky also came with a little tub of gravy, which was actually really good. Sorry about the blurry picture. Of a pan of gravy.

Much Ado About Stuffing

Brandied yams with pineapple and walnuts

Green bean casserole

Whole-wheat rolls

Our wine of choice. Normally I don’t like white wine, but this one was pretty good.

My plate, loaded up. I couldn’t wait to take the picture before digging in, clearly.

Scott was waiting for his gravy to finish cooking (hence the lack of potatoes) so I snapped this in the meantime.

We bought these really great wine glasses at a moving sale. I didn’t show the scale that well in this picture, but they each hold about an entire bottle of wine so we just SPLIT ‘ER UP. Please excuse the laptop and all the crap in the background… I guess next you’ll tell me that we have to put on PANTS to eat Thanksgiving dinner.

The pie, which got all weird and bubbly on the top for some reason. I never did work up the gumption to make a crust so I just ended up using a Keebler graham cracker crust, but it worked well.

VERDICT: The Tofurky was actually not that bad. It kind of tasted like turkey-flavored baby food, but the texture was pretty good. I don’t know if I’ll get another one in the future, but I’d definitely buy the gravy again.

 

Talkin’ Tofurky November 22, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 12:09 am

I’m spending the evening preparing for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Roast Turkey with Prosciutto-Hazelnut Crust

Tofurky – I’ve always wanted to try one. Scott still wants a regular turkey, hence the above link, and it’s probably wise to have the real thing as a backup, anyway. I made an impromptu marinade from apricot jam, vegetable broth, pepper, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Wish me luck. 😛

Stuffing

Brandied Yams

Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

No links for the sides, sorry. So far I have the prosciutto butter for the turkey made (I’m waiting on the gravy base right now), and all the sides except for the mashed potatoes are in the fridge ready to pop in the oven. I got an attack of the lazy and couldn’t bring myself to make the pie crust yet. Thank God and the Pillsbury Dough Boy for frozen rolls.

With any luck, I’ll remember to take some pictures tomorrow.

 

Yarg. November 20, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 8:58 pm

Okay. I’m not the best person at keeping in touch. Crap, sometimes I go for what seems like days without seeing my husband (that may have something more to do with the sweet, sweet lure of Lego Star Wars than with my communication skills). Recently, though, I have decided to make more of an effort to keep in touch with my family, seeing as almost all of them live in Nebraska and I’m in Cincinnati, so I’m starting up a blog. A different blog, anyway. One with blackjack and hookers fewer cusses.

I guess I’ll start this off by posting some pictures of my new living room furniture. How exciting for you!

We already had the armchair and the TV stand (actually a coffee table) but the couches and UFO-looking tables are new. As is the kitten.

That thing lying near the table is a vacuum cleaner attachment, not a broken table leg. The green thing on the couch is a throw that I bought a while ago.

LET THE FAMILY BONDING BEGIN…?