Sunday, March 28, 2010

I can't stop laughing

For some reason, I can't stop laughing at this conversation. I guess I am easily amused. Let me premise it by saying that I am always telling BF he needs to check with me before putting anything in the dryer. I have to repeat myself constantly because he "forgets". I don't complain about it, because a) he's doing the laundry and b) I told him if he shrinks something, then he is replacing it.

BF: Do you want your clothes to be washed inside out?

Me: What?

BF: Do you want your clothes washed inside out?

Me: What? Which ones?

BF: I don't know, any of them.

Me: Well, that's kind of an odd question, give me an example.

BF: You've got a bunch of clothes here that are inside out and thought maybe that's how you wanted them washed.


BF: I thought maybe you were trying to trick me.

Me: Can't...stop....laughing....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Short attention span

I should be working on my school project, but instead I finished reading my first Chelsea Handler book, surfed Facebook, and then called my sister to tell her about a big compliment BF gave us this morning at breakfast.

Let me flashback about 10 or so years ago. My sister was dating this guy who was slightly younger than I was and had just graduated college. He was nice enough, but his insecurity soon started to become a source of comedy for us as did many of her beaus. He always seemed quite jealous of the close relationship that my sister and I had and we thought it was hilarious. We were sisters and shared 2o something years together doing stupid and fun things, how could we not be close?

The last straw came when he accused us of speaking our own "language" in front of him to cover up the fact we were talking about him. He called it "sister speak". My sister and I found this completely amusing and the only response we found fitting was to roll in laughter on the floor. Seriously, he thought that making fun of him was a past time for us. Well, it sure wasn't until he brought up "sister speak". Needless to say, his insecurity got the best of him and he was soon history.

Back to present day time. BF and I were eating breakfast this morning discussing comedians and what we like/do not like about them. We basically have different tastes in many areas of life (shocking, isn't it??!!lol) and we soon discovered that our comedic planes are not flying out on the same runway, so to speak. He says he doesn't get the humor of people making fun of other people. Ok, he does have a point, but what we both agreed upon is that we don't like people who get up on stage and start ripping on themselves. It's not funny. If you don't like you, how can you expect other people to like you?

Anyhow, I told him that there are not many people who get my sense of humor, however, my sister is one person that I know will for SURE understand how funny I think I am. So then the following conversation ensues:

BF: I notice that when you talk with your sister on the phone, you sound different.

Me: Really?

BF: Yea. I can always tell when it's her because of the tone of your voice. You know how Beavis and Butthead talk? Like when Butthead says, "Uh -- gotta ask my mom's boyfriend. Huh--huh." That's what you two sound like.

Me: Erupts into laughter. That's awesome! I can't wait to tell my sister! Thanks, honey, that's a huge compliment!

After breakfast, I decide to call my sister to tell her the good news. First thing I told her was the initial "you sound different" thing...

Sis: (Laughing loudly) Oh, does he want So and So's number?

Me: No wait, it gets better. He says we sound like Beavis and Butthead!

Sis: Ha ha. That's awesome, that's a huge compliment!

Me: That's what I said!!

Needless to say, we were both feeling great from the Beavis and Butthead moment and reminisced a bit about the good ole days. The best part is that BF finds all of this very amusing. Smart guy. Somethings never change, some people never grow up, but that's perfectly fine by me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is no place for wimps

Last night BF and I were watching Chopped, after Lost was over of course, and I have to tell you I was seriously annoyed by this prick who kept flapping his mouth off. He was so cocky and annoying, we almost put it on mute to avoid hearing his whiny voice. Thankfully, he did not win -- we would have been outraged!!

The girl who won definitely deserved it, but I can't stand people who don't know when to shut up and just cook already! Cooking is not easy by any means, not everyone can pull together a great dish at a moments notice. I don't even admit being that talented, although I have become quite the Lady of "Left-Over Fusion" when it comes to creativity. Just ask my BF.

I am rounding off my 3rd month in culinary school and some of my classmates have already dropped out. This makes me wonder what the dropout rate is. With all the fanfare around Food Network, I am certain this is why enrollment is up -- what people don't realize is that being a chef isn't some fancy tv show. It is a TON of work. There are so many other aspects to the business besides knowing how to fry up a pound of bacon. Which, by the way, is one thing that I have mastered.

I have gained a lot of respect for those who have chosen the hospitality industry. I have toured at least 5 different hospitality businesses so far in my hospitality class, and each tour has opened my mind to where you can take your career after culinary school. You would be amazed at how these places operate up here. All winter they operate at a loss and depend on the summer tourist season to make it for the year.

My chosen course after certification is retail, however, one never knows where an opportunity will lead you. I won't close any doors at this point in my life -- the possibilities are endless. I just have to remember to keep my mouth shut and cook like a pro.

Speaking of pro, I am going to be working full time at the restaurant starting May 1st. I am elated to report that I will be doing ALL the dessert and mignardise making. **does a little dance** I will also be assisting at the garde manger station and also assisting Lady Chef with plating main course. It's going to be a fun and busy summer!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This is my first week participating in Menu Plan Monday at A friend of mine referred me to this blog several months ago, and I really have been impressed with the number of bloggers who post up their menus. I have found that the more planning I do, the less money is spent. No more "last minute" trips to the grocery store. Ok, well, less trips anyway.

My menu planning is for 2 adults and 3 children under 10 approximately 3x per week. I try to keep our meals balanced and healthy, which is sometimes a bigger challenge than it looks!
Monday: Pot Roast w Potatos & Green Beans (Pot roast will be made in DCB in microwave)
Tuesday: Mom's Enchiladas (Made w leftover pot roast)
Wednesday: Pork Tenderloin with Port & Cherry Sauce, Mashed Potatos, Peas, & Salad. (Little one is turning 3, so BF's parents will be over and we are going to have Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert.)
Thursday: Host Appreciation Party - I am trying an appetizer, main dish, and a dessert recipe from the new Season's Best Recipe Collection from PC.
Friday: Rotini w Ground Turkey (Turkey already cooked up and frozen)
Saturday: Pizza night