Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another post about Food

My dear friend Ali gave me the following recipe and on behalf of Tice's search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever I am posting this to my blog. I must warn you though, I made these cookies the other day and they didn't turn out nearly as well as when my friend made them. So, bake these cookies at your own risk.

put ingredients in KitchenAid mixer in this order:

note: when you see a dashed line, this means blend until well blended, then stop the blending and add the next set of ingredient(s)

1 stick of BUTTER FLAVORED crisco (the butter flavored is apparently more important than I originally thought)
1 cup of sugar
1.5 cups of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
2 eggs
one + .5 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups of old fashioned slow cooking oats
1 bag/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips

At this point you should be able to roll into balls with your hands. Make sure you can do this, if not, perhaps you added to much liquid or not enough dry stuff.

Anyway, place the perfect little balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie pan and bake at 350 for 9 minutes. They shouldn't look completely done when you pull them out of the oven. Keep them on the pan and let them continue to cook there, until they are cool, then you can remove with spatula.

Please let me know how they turn out because I wont be able to try out this recipe anytime soon. I have a problem: I put on some jeans this morning that I haven't put on in forever because they have always been too big and baggy. Today they fit just right. If anything they were on the tight side. Upon realization of this I lost my appetite. I wasn't hungry for breakfast and its afternoon and I am not hungry for lunch. The problem isn't the loss of appetite, I am sure it will be back in no time, the problem is the pants being tight. I need to work on this problem before I practice this cookie recipe.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Salsa-ed Out

I was introduced to my new favorite salsa, Jacks Special Medium Salsa, by a co-worker a while back (thanks Kaydee!). About a month ago I went to Costco to buy a container of it but it was all sold out, so I was excited two weeks ago when I was at Costco and found some. From that point on, all I have wanted for every meal is salsa and chips, and let me tell you, I actually did have salsa and chip at least three times a day. Each new day I was back to the fridge for more, until now.
I think I am salsa-ed out. I sat down this afternoon and ate some and it just wasn't the same. It might have to do with the fact that it is just about expired (it says to use within 14 days). But really I think it is because I have downed almost the entire 48 oz container, single-handedly. And don't think it's because I'm greedy and didn't share, I tried to share but no one was interested in partaking. So me, knowing it would expire in two weeks, took it upon myself to consume as much as possible. I think I will use the remaining salsa to make this recipe that I found on Jack's website. And probably will wait awhile until I buy another container of Jacks.
Don't get me wrong, I highly recommend the salsa to anyone, it is delish. It would probably be best though if you have someone to eat it with you, or a good recipe to help share the burden.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I love Tuna

I sometimes have cravings for Tuna. Other than its strong smell, I love everything about it. For lunch today Trent and I did a taste test to figure out which brand tastes the best. The two cans that we had on hand were:Bumble Bee
andChicken of the Sea
both "in Water", of course.
And the winner is.....


well, it depends on what you like. We liked Bumble Bee because it was chunkier, less juicy, and less fishy tasting. I drained both before adding mayo and mustard but I couldn't get as much of the moisture out of the Chicken of the Sea, which I think causes it's fishier flavor. I am not sure on the difference in price (if any), but for some reason I think Bumble Bee might be a tad bit more pricey. But I tell you- its worth it!
I still need to compare the winner of our most recent taste test to StarKist. I will inform you all of the result of taste test #2 as soon as they are available. Or maybe you already know? Is Starkist better than the above two?