Thursday, May 27, 2010

Margaritas and Lame Sauce

Lame Sauce - That is all I will say! 


Margaritas - So I decided to make margaritas ones incase you were wondering if I became apostate. 

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges 1 can (6 ounce size) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 1/4 cup orange juice 4 cups ice cubes



Place the salt in a shallow dish. Rub the rim of each of 4 margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip the rims into the salt; set the lime wedges aside.  In a blender, blend the limeade, orange juice, and ice cubes on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended and the ice cubes are crushed.  Pour evenly into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges. Serve immediately.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Frozen Virgin Margaritas serves/makes 4

They were good but a little sour. Also as far as the vote of the public (Stephen, Micah, Kyle, Stetson, and Kayla) salt on the rim of the glasses was too much and sugar was better. 

So I am searching for a newer/better recipe (let me know if you have one). Next time it will be Pina Coladas or Strawberry Daiquiris (all non-alcoholic of course)!

On another note I am a little saddened for several, well maybe only a couple. I am moving out of my home. I have lived here for three years and thats sad. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Virgins and Tennis

I have decided to update more because its nice to look back on your life every now and then. 
Today I woke up and went to IHOP to say goodbye to one of my co-workers, Theresa.

If you knew Theresa, you would understand why this is the picture I post of her. She studies the atmosphere.  This is a picture of her in Germany. She is a really awesome person. We h
ave worked together all semester. I really like her. She is doing research in Colorado this summer and then is doing a masters degree in South Dakota starting this fall. 

Then I went to work. I am pretty sure everyone thats reads this knows what I do for a job. I study fruit flies, or scientifically known as Drosophila melanogaster. I remember when I couldn't say it. My previous mentor always said the opposite Drohardia (get it?). Today I collected virgins...and to tell you how to do that here is a picture:

You can tell females / males are virgins by the black spot on their belly. 

I worked at the lab most of the day. 

Then the missionaries came over. My brother is meeting with them. That makes me super happy. 

Then a recent convert in our ward had a tennis match and we decided to go and support him. Megan made awesome T-shirts. We then finished off the night with sandwiches and frisbee at the near by park. 

It was a pretty good day. Now I am going to work on a couple of packing things before I go to bed. Next week I am moving houses. I am really going to miss the house I am in. It is home to me!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A walk in the park.

So my life is uncertain. This is how I feel about it!

That is how I have felt about it for a long time. I don't know what to do. I feel like I am walking in a lonely wilderness that is hundreds of miles long somedays. I love my life. I just don't know what the next step should be. I got a huge packet from the U of U a couple of days ago. I was excited to open it. I am excited about graduate school, but then I think about it and wonder if its the right thing. What do I do? 

So I decided to go to the golf course near my house for a run. I was feeling lame about things before that anyways and it seemed like a good idea. I see other people's life going so great, and it makes me wonder what am I doing wrong? I keep trying and it just seems I end up back in the same place.... Unsure!

This is a place I don't want to be anymore. I have no reason to complain though. I have everything that I need. I generally feel good about my day to day life. 

I really don't want to leave home. That is what Lubbock is. Lubbock is home. I love it. I know that I can love other places. I know that the Lord wants me to learn somethings. I know that not all times in our lives are a Walk in the Park!  But I can't help wishing this decision was one of those times. Tomorrow I will blog about something great and happy! So I will look for those things tomorrow.  

This is what I feel like now.  A little better. On a happier note I picked some wild flowers/weeds while walking. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Mankysgiving! A blessed day. A day to give thanks for May and.....more importantly an excuse to eat! I really enjoyed it.

Saturday night I made homemade rolls. It was a lot of fun. Then I worked on the turkey! I was getting really worried because it wasn't thawed! So I decided to give some time overnight.

I woke up early on Sunday and it was still somewhat frozen. I eventually got the neck out and let water run inside the turkey. I then stuffed it with garlic, onions, apples, lemon juice and rosemary. I then covered it in butter, salt, and pepper. It was delicious.

We ate at Kayla's house. Everyone brought great things. We had almost 30 people. It was a great event! Ashish came!

Doesn't that turkey look awesome! I was so proud of it. It even tasted great.

I had a great time. I really do enjoy hanging out with people and eating. I even wonder sometimes if culinary school would suit me!

I am now sitting in the same spot I sat in at the Albuquerque airport two months ago. I am really glad that it has free internet!

I am on the way to the Great Salt Lake! Jenny Jo is picking me up and we are going to make dinner for the Veatchs! I am so excited. Then off to help with my lil' sister's wedding this weekend!

Ohh and I woke up smiling today!