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I Know It’s Been a While…

24 Jul

…but I’ve been so busy!

Here’s a re-cap of all of the *insert very unladylike word here* that has happened to me since I last wrote.

Went to the doctor: mono for the third time
Went home: Nutella milkshake (read on!)
Worked, slept, worked, slept, slept, slept, slept.
Ate a lot of ice cream and hot tea.
Took my grandma to see my college.

And now I’m home! Tired as ever, of course, but feeling a little more motivated to do some real work in the kitchen instead of what pathetic excuses for nourishment I’ve managed to pull together…including but not limited to a Jamocha shake and curly fries at Arbys.

So earlier I mentioned a Nutella milkshake. If you haven’t picked up on it, I’m in love with Nutella. I pretty much think it is the food of the gods, and it is. So I made me a fantastic Nutella shake that was so chocolatey and rich you could die of happiness.

Vanilla bean ice cream + 2-3 tbsp Nutella + splash of milk + handful of chocolate chips + dash of chocolate syrup + blender = the most delicious frozen treat to ever walk the earth. So good.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go make something chocolatey and scrumptious to satisfy the aching in my sweet teeth. (Yeah, I have way more than just one sweet tooth. Don’t judge me.)

❤ Alice!


Some Photos For Your Viewing Pleasure

19 Jul

A few pictures of my previous creations. I don’t often photograph my food, since the people seeing it are usually the ones eating it! So in the future if I forget to take a picture and you would like to see one, just let me know!

What Does One Do On The Worst Day Ever? Eat!

19 Jul

So last night I was awoken by the sound of the house phone ringing–never a good sign. Lo and behold the alarm was going off at my mother’s bank (she’s the manager) and she was needed there immediately. As soon as I proceeded to fall back into an incredibly restless sleep it seemed it was time to wake up for work. I was tired and lethargic all morning and thus horribly upset with myself for being so lazy.

So I decided to get out for lunch, you know to get some air and some food. I pulled into Sonic for a bacon/egg/cheese toaster and a mocha java chiller (YUM!) and maybe fifteen minutes later when I went to turn on my car to return to my dreadful job…………….nothing. Nope. Nothing. The engine wouldn’t even turn over. What the hell. So my stepdad had to very embarrassingly come pick me up, drop my keys off at the Firestone shop and then take me back to work.

On the plus side, I got last week’s pay check. On the down side, it wasn’t as much as I thought it was going to be.

So I came home to one of these!

Oh, wow. Yum yum yum!

You can find the recipe here!

Food Network and White Lasagna

15 Jul

The other night I made a really simple, totally delicious white lasagna with chicken and ham. Unfortunately it came out kind of runny, so the next time I make it I’ll probably be using a jar of alfredo sauce instead of making my own variation. Here it is!

1 box lasagna noodles (thought this would be delightful as a baked penne or rigatoni)
1 jar alfredo sauce
1 rotisserie chicken (or you can make your own if you want to be all fancy)
1 package thin sliced deli ham
1 1/2 bags mozerella cheese, shredded

Slice up your ham into little pieces (I used about half a package) and shred about half of your chicken, unless you want more. The measurements of the meat are really up to you. Layer your lasagna noodles (cooked!) in a pan, sprinkle in a healthy helping of cheese and a good amount of alfredo, topped with some chicken and ham. Repeat the layering process, ending with CHEESE on top. Pop in the oven at 400 covered with aluminum foil for about 30 minutes, then bake uncovered for about ten minutes.

Let cool for about ten minutes, enjoy!

Wake Up in the Morning Feeling Like…A Hot Mess

15 Jul

11:05 AM — Breakfast?
After rolling out of bed and spending an incredibly twenty minutes looking out the window at a baby bunny in the backyard, I finally managed to meander into the kitchen. On the counter? About a thousand home-grown tomatoes. In the refrigerator? Ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles and one carton of yogurt. In the pantry? A dozen boxes of cake mix and a box of stale Count Chocula. So I did some more refrigerator exploring and came up with…a slice of leftover BBQ pizza.

Breakfast of champions! Which reminds me of the best leftovers/dorm room food recipe that really isn’t a recipe at all. It goes a little something like this.

Step 1: Look around in your fridge and pantry and freezer and such. Be sure to return from your adventure with some tortillas, some spaghetti sauce and shredded cheese.
Step 2: Put tortillas in the oven on BROIL for about a minute and a half to two minutes.
Step 3: Take them out, flip them over.
Step 4: Pile on your favorite or just convenient pizza ingredients. (I’m partial to leftover chicken, mozerella cheese, a little basil, some corn and a little bacon. Maybe some BBQ sauce.)
Step 5: Pop back in the oven until cheese is melty and delicious.
Step 6: EAAAAT!