Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Jello Shot!



C'mon people we're a little over jello-shots how bout getting seasonal with Pumpkin!

If you have the time and TLC to make these fabulous shots they are sure to be a big hit. If you're family is like mine the more alcohol the better!

Also check out the article from Tasting Table about this new trend of editable cocktails

http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/61


Pumpkin Pie Jell-O Shots
Makes 8 pies

8 Keebler mini graham-cracker piecrusts
1 envelope Knox gelatin
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 tablespoon cold heavy cream
Fresh whipped cream, for serving


1. Arrange the piecrusts on a baking sheet. Place 1 cup cold water in the top of a double boiler and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let stand for three minutes.

2. Heat the gelatin mixture over a gentle simmer until the granules have dissolved. Add the pumpkin, sugar and spices and heat, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin and sugar are completely melted. Remove from heat and cool for 30 minutes.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the vodka with 1/4 cup cold water and the heavy cream. Whisk in the pumpkin mixture and immediately divide it among the piecrusts. Chill until firm, at least 4 hours. Slice the pies into wedges, if desired, top with whipped cream and serve.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Backwards Look at What We're Thankful For

Found this on Tumblr, I like it...I added a few.

For the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets.

For all the fights with my family because that means they care enough to argue with me.

For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.

For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.

For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.

For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech.

For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking, and that I have been blessed with transportation.

For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.

For the lady behind me in my place of worship when she sings off key, because it means that I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.

For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.

For the aching in my heart because it means I am able to love.

For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scaffolding in NYC

I've come to find scaffolding in this city a very interesting concept. Its almost emotional I feel. Key locations in my time here have all been effected by it.

-wintertime at my first job-World Wide Plaza Building
-2nd month or so of my apt. building [lasted a little over a year]
-the final stretch on my way to second job - Maiden Lane
-the street where I take the subway to work every morning

It's like when one is de-constructed another is erected. When they go up its very confining and sad almost. But when they are taken down it's like the skies open up and white doves fly out to choirs of angels! Helllooo city!

On the corner today I watched some guys taking one down in front of the Au Bon Pain. I looked on in fascination at the triumph these men where about to accomplish. The light and freedom they would give to those who stand on that corner everyday.

After awhile the guy standing next to me thought I was checking him out. Sorry dude but I got my eye on that knight-and-shining scaffolding man over there.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's the Little Things


I am super impressed with the new Starbucks drink stopper thing. At first glance I was like, "what the...?" but then after examining the shape I realized pure genius! Do you know how much coffee gets spilled out of those holes in-transit. And God knows there's a reason why I would never get hired as a waitress in high school. I pray I never get asked to walk a straight line by a cop. I can't even do it sober.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I condem you to SEVEN days of straight...

Sex??

DISCLOSURE: THE CONTENTS OF THIS ARTICLE CONTAIN SEXUAL CONTENT. AND ME BEING A SCORPIO I HAVE NO PROBLEM TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL TABOOS SUCH AS SEX. Consider yourself warned.

I braised past an article in the AM Daily 'Texas pastor asks married flock to have sex for seven straight days.' And then found a credible source on msnbc:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27666045/

I guess this guy has a point. He wants his married parishioners to rekindle their sexual passion for each other and move away from promiscuity. So rather than just preach it he's asking them to act on it, and do it for seven days straight.

By the way I love how this is coming from our favorite Republican state of Texas.

So I see his point but isn't sex suppose to be something natural and not 'planned' so to speak. And what if one partner doesn't have the energy to do it every night of the week, won't that create arguments like "But hunnie the pastor told us we have to do it EVERY night!"

And like where does the foreplay start? "So...I was thinking about what the pastor said on Sunday...and I think we should...."

Yuck! I'm sorry but I don't think I could concentrate! I'm not acting on my own will rather that of my pastor!

And image what it's gonna be like looking around the place the following week picturing all the people around you having sex for seven days last week. I bet their faces tell all if it worked or not.

So I guess I'm not really sure where I stand on the issue, you think they'll post a follow-up next week?

I was hoping someone would get on this!

When Pigs Fly


As many of you know Frogs are my favorite animal right now but before that, it was Pigs. I fell in love with the adorable pig from the Flat Earth Chips commercial . I found a bag of the Tangy Tomato Ranch in a Subway sandwich shop recently and LOVED them. My new favorite chip. Sadly I haven't been able to find them anywhere else! And once the stock ran out of that Subway they never refilled. I went on the website today and played the Snack Match game for like 20mins and found they have really good other interesting flavors as well like Peach Mango?! I also learned that the phrase, "When Pigs Fly" is different across the globe. Like in Venezuela they say, "When frogs dance the flamenco."

If you see these in the store I approve and wish they had a better distribution!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'M PUBLISHED!

How crazy! I wrote an article for eats.com and the published it!! Check it out and vote for it!

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Now you can subscribe!

I just added this little 'subscribe to' feature on the right there --->

let me know if it works!

Honey Nut Cheerios

I may have hit a semi-all-time-low this morning.

Yesterday I had a craving for Honey Nut Cheerios [I saw someone eating on a reality TV show the night before and now it was in my head] so I went to this little cafe/bodega type place where I knew they carried those little individual bowls of cereal.

Low and behold no HNCs. However I saw towards the back of the store they had boxes of cereal up on a high shelf. And there it was in all it's glory with a little halo beaming out from the back. I could only reach the first box but it was damaged on the bottom. No no no. So I tried to reach the next one behind it. Looking like an ass trying to prop myself up on the ice cream cooler below I looked around for someone tall who could help me. A young guy carrying like 7 water bottles was all I could spot. He said he'd be right back to help me.

He was cute! I think a construction worker type, but with a sweet baby face. Our hands accidentally brushed as he handed me the cereal.

So on my way in this morning I tried to think of something in that store I could buy for breakfast. Nothing. But I did however take the long way just so I could wait on the corner in front of the store to cross the street in hopes of catching a glimpse.

My little Honey Nut was nowhere in site. What an ass I am, the things I put myself through, seriously!

Monday, November 10, 2008

If only...!!


If only I lived in New Zealand and could have taken part in this amazing Man Vending Machine stunt for Flossie.com!

Make sure you watch the video!

Ode to My Scorpio's



Intense, profound, powerful


Even when we appear self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior.


Often strangely hypnotic personality under the tranquil, but watchful composure. In conventional social gatherings we are pleasant to be with, thoughtful in conversation, dignified, and reserved, yet affable and courteous; we sometimes possess penetrating eyes which make our shyer companions feel naked and defenseless.


In everyday behavior we give the appearance of being withdrawn from the center of activity, yet those who know us will recognize the watchfulness that is part of our character. We need great self-discipline, because are able to recognize the qualities in ourselves that make us different from others and to know our utterly conventional natures can be used for great good, or great evil.


Our tenacity and willpower is immense, our depth of character and passionate conviction overwhelming, yet we are deeply sensitive and easily moved by emotions.


We are sometime overly critical and outspoken.


We are passionatelovers, the most sensually energetic of all the signs. Union with the beloved is a sacrament, an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.


Scorpio is often compared to the Phoenix, a mythical bird which was reborn from its own ashes, more powerful and beautiful than ever before. With intensity and personal magnetism we have tremendous inner strength, which when properly developed, gives great power to turn negative situations into positive outcomes, and to rechannel destructive energy into constructive purposes.


There may be times when you feel that you must constantly struggle with difficult situations. Yet this ability to turn adversity into fortune strengthens you each time, and as you continue through life you grow stronger and more skilled, with ever-increasing confidence.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YES WE CAN!!!


Get a puppy!

And here we are. In the new United States of America. I am so proud of this country. This was a big pill to swallow and we did it. We are moving forward and it's going to be okay. This is the second major event in this country where I have witnessed history have felt truly connected and proud to be an American. One event was probably the most tragic devastating thing my eyes will ever see. The second was an image of hope, inspiration and pride.

A truly historic election year of racism and feminism, the most controversial topics of this country and here they are right in front of us being smeared all over the faces of those living in the past. Those who are afraid or unsure of this massive risk. Well my friends those who never took a risk in their life never accomplished anything great.

I think the most important thing this country needs to do is believe in each other. This is not Yankees verses Mets anymore this is everyone rooting for the same team. Boths sides respecting each other and surrendering hostility.

I have a whole family of Republicans to go home two but its not a time to gloat, its a time to put faith in the destiny chosen for us. As I mentioned earlier, it's going to be okay. I said that to my mother a few weeks ago as she spoke with apprehension in her eyes. The role reversal was evident, "Mom, it's going to be okay." And it will.

What kinda puppy do you think they'll get!?!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I hope I did it right?!

I walked into IS 70 this morning greeted by that familiar nostalgic smell of elementary school cafeteria. I remember being in grade school on election days [Conover Road was a polling spot]. Our class would walk in our straight line down the hall and pass the main entrance where all the adults were voting. I had this burning curiosity about what was behind that little curtain and how it was such a secret!

Well today I found out. I think New York is the only state that still uses the old fashioned lever. Surprisingly the old-fashioned technology made me a little apprehensive about if I was doing it right?! I kinda liked the old-school nature of it though. The tangibleness and the sound of actually voting.

All the papers are saying this will change the history books. Another thought that brought me back to those grade school Social Studies text books. This day will mark the most historic vote I think in this country's history. With pride will I remember this day, and say that I was there and I voted for Barack Obama.

Jane His Wife!


After our first cat call of 'how much?!' we got some pretty awesome publicity. Walking through Chelsea on Halloween night was priceless. People standing on sidelines taking our picture like we were celebrities. Some girl at the bar we were at said we looked like the models on the costume packaging!