Roomba Kittehs!

Ξ January 30th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Life, Cute |

Sorry, this is so funny, I just had to post it.

Also, I keep having issues with embedding YouTube videos. So it has to be links for now.

Original post by melktart

 

Stuff My Shells!

Ξ January 29th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Food |

Last night I decided to make jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and spinach. This is a Cooking Light recipe, and it called for a homemade marinara sauce. I thought it’d be fun to make my own marinara since I consume almost as much of it as I do ketchup, and this way I could use as much as I want (and not be limited to a small, store-bought jar).

Basic marinara recipe:

Ingredients

  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 3  cups  chopped yellow onion (about 3 medium)
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • 2  teaspoons  salt
  • 2  teaspoons  dried basil
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  dried oregano
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2  tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 2  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3  (28-ounce) cans no-salt-added crushed tomatoes

Preparation

marinara.jpgHeat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add sugar and next 7 ingredients (through fennel seeds); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in vinegar; cook 30 seconds. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat for 55 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.

I couldn’t have asked for a better sauce. The balsamic vinegar was a surprising, but very worth-while addition. If I ever make this again, I’ll either have to have logikal chop up all the onions, or I’ll need to get onion goggles. I’ve never teared up so much from chopping them before.

Stuffed Ricotta Shells recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2  cups marinara (I used WAY more…like 4 or 5 cups)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2  cups  part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1  large egg yolk
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 24  cooked jumbo pasta shells

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spread 1/2 cup Basic Marinara over bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine ricotta and next 8 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl, stirring well. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons filling into each pasta shell. Arrange stuffed shells in prepared dish; spread with remaining 1 1/2 cups Basic Marinara. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

I like a little more stuffing in my shell, so I increased the ricotta to 3 cups, and used a heavy hand with the Parmesan cheese. I like using Cooking Light recipes as a foundation, and then adding what I want. And I’m sorry, but more cheese is always a good thing.

shells.jpg

I paired the meal with garlic bread and a sauvignon blanc. I was going to steam some green beans to serve with everything, but I’d already had two glasses of wine and honestly, couldn’t be bothered.

All in all, this was a great meal. I might try adding some ground beef to the shells next time. This is definitely a repeat recipe!

Original post by melktart

 

Back away, not today, Jdate lady

Ξ January 29th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ um yeah |

This is obviously a girl with issues

Jewberg: hi
oneloveA97F: hello
oneloveA97F: how do you save lives?
oneloveA97F: you dont want to have kids?
oneloveA97F: goodbye
Jewberg: so you are looking to meet someone and be pregnant in a few months?
oneloveA97F: hahahah
Jewberg: im trying to understand your though process
oneloveA97F: my thought process is that having children is definitely in my future, i know
Jewberg: ok 1 year, 2 year, 4 year?
oneloveA97F: and i want someone who wants kids aswell
oneloveA97F: i dont really have a time line
oneloveA97F: but when i find my baby daddy, i will know
Jewberg: really
Jewberg: like the moment you meet him you will know?
oneloveA97F: i hope
Jewberg: and you will make babies right away?
oneloveA97F: probably not right away
Jewberg: but you want them before you get married
Jewberg: or so it seems by your tone
oneloveA97F: no that’s not true
oneloveA97F: will probably get married first
Jewberg: id be scared to meet you
Jewberg: you will want my babies
Jewberg: and poke holes in my condoms
oneloveA97F: dont be scared
oneloveA97F: i wont meet you
Jewberg: well i hope you meet your jdate sperm donor here, im sorry i couldnt be it

I think I just saved another life.

Original post by Heebus

 

Warning: this audio clip sounds horrid.

Ξ January 26th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

I was free-singing today for some reason to fuck around.  It’s pretty hilarious IMO.  Full of emo song who’s lyrics make no sense at all because I was coming up with them on the spot.

link

Original post by moch

 

Beignets

Ξ January 26th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Food |

Saturday morning I decided to make beignets. Logikal and I discovered them at Downtown Disney one day, and fell in love with them. Who could resist sweet dough fried and drenched in a mountain of powdered sugar!? I came across this recipe last week, and decided to take a stab at making them at home. The trickiest part for me was getting the temperature of the oil right. I don’t have a candy thermometer, but I figured I’d just do tests by throwing little bits of dough into the oil. My oil was way too hot in the beginning, and instead of the beignets cooking for 2 minutes each side, it was more like 2 seconds per side. Surprisingly enough, the quick-fried beignets weren’t too bad! My last few batches were more successful, and yielded a cooking time of 2-3 mins per side, and a lovely golden brown color. I found that using my dutch oven and an electric range, it’s best to keep the heat at medium-low. I used canola oil for frying the beignets, and stored the remains in a glass jar in the fridge for use next time.

beignets.jpg

These were pretty easy to make, and I’m sure I’ll make them again in the future. Thanks to Nick for the recipe!

Original post by melktart

 

8-bit - Long Exposures

Ξ January 25th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Games, Art, Photographs |

Awhile back a netfriend of mine posted some long exposures of some videogames.  I thought that they were neat, so I took some as well.







Original post by ojuice

 

My Desktop.

Ξ January 22nd, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

I wanted to share with you all a capture of my desktop.  It is semi functional…  I need to make some adjustments, but for now I’m enjoying my google desktop sidebar and the look of my desktop.  For those curious, I actually have that slideshow box on the right there showing my contact’s flickr RSS feeds.  Cool stuff.

desktop

Original post by moch

 

Everything I need to know in life I learned from watching House

Ξ January 21st, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ um yeah |

Jewberg: its my birthday )
Freckles28200E: happy birthday!
Jewberg: thanks )
Jewberg: you dont mind that im younger than you do you?
Freckles28200E: just a few months
Jewberg: whens your bday?
Freckles28200E: october
Jewberg: oh not bad at all
Jewberg: good thing i like older chicks
Jewberg: so whats your deal? why no pics?
Freckles28200E: lol
Freckles28200E: i havent been on in almost two years, so my pics dont look like me anymore
Jewberg: two years? were you dating a jdater for two yearS?
Freckles28200E: no
Freckles28200E: not at all
Freckles28200E: just not using jdate
Jewberg: and do you have more recent pics?
Freckles28200E: no
Freckles28200E: dont want to be a debbie downer on ur bday
Jewberg: whats that mean?
Freckles28200E: to make a long story short, im in remission from cancer
Jewberg: oh well thats good news right?
Freckles28200E: its great news
Freckles28200E: but all my old pics have my long lovely hair which is now byebye
Freckles28200E: now i have a spiky new do
Jewberg: lesbian hair now, its all good, all the guys and girls will hit on you
Freckles28200E: haha
Jewberg: what kind of cancer if you dont mind me asking?
Freckles28200E: non hodgkins lymphoma
Jewberg: from what i know of house, thats very treatable
Jewberg: of course i cant believe everything i see on house
Freckles28200E: nope, ur confusing it with hodgkins
Jewberg: oh
Freckles28200E: my kind is way harder to treat
Freckles28200E: BUT i guess i got lucky
Freckles28200E: it only took ten types of chemo
Freckles28200E: and a transplant
Freckles28200E: a bit of radiation
Freckles28200E: and im practically good as new
Jewberg: ready to conquer the world and seduce men at will?
Freckles28200E: exactly
Jewberg: well seduce away woman
Jewberg: im all ears
Freckles28200E: haha
Freckles28200E: what r u doing home on ur bday
Freckles28200E: work night?
Jewberg: yeah, sadly
Freckles28200E: bedtime?
Jewberg: yeah are you going to join me?
Freckles28200E: not tonight, nice try
Jewberg: its worth a shot
Jewberg: especially on my bday
Freckles28200E: sorry, not that kind of girl
Jewberg: its all good, you dont have to lie to kick it
Freckles28200E: O:)
Freckles28200E: huh
Jewberg: im just messin
Jewberg: its late, im tipsy, its my bday, i say rude things )
Freckles28200E: thought so
Freckles28200E: well i am, go get some sleep, and hopefully we can chat again sometime
Jewberg: i want some pics next time
Freckles28200E: with my face bloated on steroids and my new spiky do, i might be too sexy for u
Jewberg: mmhmmm perfect time to start dating
Freckles28200E: lol
Freckles28200E: meanie
Jewberg: im being your honest friend when your other friends wont tell you the truth ;)
Freckles28200E: ya
Freckles28200E: ok
Freckles28200E: thanks
*** Freckles28200E’s IM window is closed

Original post by Heebus

 

What 3.0.8 Means To Me

Ξ January 21st, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

So I updated, logged on, and went to wintergrasp.  Finished wintergrasp and then…

wowdown

 

Logged back in and WG was up again.  Apparently it is a guaranteed crash right now when an WG ends and when it comes back up a new game begins.  So that means a constant wintergrasp game :)  GOGO HONOR AND BADGES!!!!

I love these little hiccups.

Original post by moch

 

Sick

Ξ January 21st, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Life, Doodles, Cute |

Sick

Original post by melktart

 

Yet another Persian

Ξ January 20th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ um yeah |

We now join this conversation already in progress…

JuicyJoce: so y r u on jdate n e ways???
Jewberg: to find someone who knows how to type out full words like you )
JuicyJoce: P
Jewberg: are you persian?
JuicyJoce: yes i am D
JuicyJoce: how did u know?
Jewberg: you kinda look like you are
JuicyJoce: what ethnicity are u?
Jewberg: mom is israeli, dad is american
JuicyJoce: cool
Jewberg: do you date nonpersians?
JuicyJoce: yes lol
Jewberg: are you a typical persian girl?
JuicyJoce: what do u mean by typical?
Jewberg: you know the typical persian princess
JuicyJoce: i dont know….
JuicyJoce: lol
JuicyJoce: maybe u can ask more specific questions….
Jewberg: ok, do you live with your parents
JuicyJoce: yes
Jewberg: do you drive a bmw or mercedes
JuicyJoce: no
Jewberg: toyota camry?
JuicyJoce: yea how did u know?
Jewberg: i know these things
JuicyJoce: lol
Jewberg: youve already answered some of the other questions unknowingly
Jewberg: no for the kicker
Jewberg: now*
Jewberg: are you a virgin?
JuicyJoce: yes
Jewberg: ding ding ding, we have a winner
JuicyJoce: lol
Jewberg: all persian girls claim to be a virgin
JuicyJoce: that makes me a persian princess??
JuicyJoce: o so u dont believe me?
Jewberg: no just a typical persian
JuicyJoce: so its a bad thing that im a virgin?
JuicyJoce: if im getting the message correctly….
Jewberg: yeah if you are waiting for marriage it is
JuicyJoce: than thats a bummer for u i guess…cus i am
Jewberg: its a bummer for whomever you marry
JuicyJoce: y?
Jewberg: because he will marrying someone who sucks in bed
JuicyJoce: ohhh..omg r u serious? just because im a virgin DOES NOT mean I cant please my man…
Jewberg: you will be bad at sex though, its a certainty
Jewberg: but i doub you please men now
JuicyJoce: haha ok wtv…ur obviously way tooooo close minded never mind
Jewberg: haha thats ironic
Jewberg: you should not be close minded and experience sexuality before you marry some sucker
JuicyJoce: i wont marry anyone thank u…especially a sucker
Jewberg: so you are going to stay single forever?
JuicyJoce: no
JuicyJoce: i meant marry just anyone…
Jewberg: gotcha
Jewberg: i hear persian girls take it in the butt to save the front for marriage
JuicyJoce: omg who told u that?
Jewberg: some of the persian girls ive dated
JuicyJoce: well theres a reason why your not with them anymore
Jewberg: yeah they are all the same, been there done that
Jewberg: thats why i say they claim to be virgins )
Jewberg: all a bunch of liars
JuicyJoce: if ur asking i take it in the ass…the anwers no…intercourse is intercourse whether its in the ass, the mouth or wtv..im a virgin and i mean it…if u dont believe it so be it.
Jewberg: its ok, i dont date virgins, they get too attached
JuicyJoce: haha u will never have to worry about that with me…promise
Jewberg: haha, you wont find a guy on this site better than me
JuicyJoce: o really whys that?
Jewberg: there are very few guys more awesome than me
JuicyJoce: well i guess uve met ur match ;)
Jewberg: ha
Jewberg: you cant match shit
Jewberg: you live with your parents
JuicyJoce: so….that has nothing to do with it….intellectually, and physically theres no one better on this site
Jewberg: haha
Jewberg: im way smarter than you
JuicyJoce: i dont doubt that you are….though for the women my age…im way more mature
Jewberg: haha not as a virgin you arent
Jewberg: you still havent lived on your own
Jewberg: or gone to a real school
Jewberg: how can you be mature
JuicyJoce: im not gonna even waste my time talking to you…srry i cant talk to a person whos soooooooooooooooooo shallow
Jewberg: says the persian girl
Jewberg: its not shallow
Jewberg: its reality

Original post by Heebus

 

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