Time. . . what is that?

I seemed to have gotten caught up in the hoopla of school. For the past few months its been a complete focus around passing tests, doing homework, once and awhile home cooked meals with more lesser meals and skipped breakfasts with graduation peaking above the horizon. I haven’t had much time for anything these past few months, let alone time to sit back and read through the cookbooks I got right after christmas! I have comics left unread, books never opened and movies never watched. It seems that I have been sinking in the middle of the pond, waiting for that hand to pull me back up to the surface.

With one more day of classes, two MORE new cooks books given to me by sean for my recent birthday (an amazing surprise!) and tons of movies, books and comics to read I think I am ready for the summer. As I sit down and finish my last study cram sessions, pull those all-nighters and pass out on the couch with sean after yet again more long days, the prospect of completely nothingness filled with cooking, reading, sean and relaxing seems just around the corner. In that new hope comes the excitement for my blog, which shall fill up with the stories of my lazy days, busy beach days, food adventures and photographs because this is after all just about catching the memories in a moment to be recorded from a lifetime for just myself and those who take the time to read my posts on a passby. Enjoy :)

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Avengers and Brownies

So tonight for the SECOND time I decided to go see the avengers again with sean and his brother. OMG. Now I was at the original midnight showing of the avengers I would like to state. But seeing it a second time?!? HOLY COW! It was just as amazing and totally worth it, spending the money again. I have to say Iron Man is totally my favorite! Now i kno a lot of people are like ‘why??’ cuz man, hes a complete dick! like he has the best lines and deff just has the best personality, plus a super cool suit that goes right through some weird giant monster thingy blowing it up from the inside.

Avengers is and was amazing. Simple.

Last night after working i decided to make Cookie Brownies. Mhmmmm. I saw them on a box once and have made it a couple of times but last night I decided to make it from scratch, both batters. It came out rele good minus the fact that while I was in the kitchen I was so distracted that i kept messing up the ingredients and adding and measuring everything in wrong. It was a complete mess!! but after everything was said and done, i broke the oven (literally i broke the handle) and added way too much brownie mix it was not bad! so if your interested in making these do experiment! especially with the different types of brownie and cookie mix there is out there.

Cookie Brownies:

  1. Take any cookie batter you want ( i used the regular choco chip that was on the back of the choco chip bag). I suggest you make that one first and put it in the fridge. That makes it cold and easier to handle once you need it.
  2. Take any Brownie mix ( I used the Hershey’s Brownie Mix recipe from online ). Make this batter and pour into desired pan after it has been sprayed or buttered, i personally like to use butter i think it comes out better. (tip: don’t use all the brownie mix in the pan because it will rise and once you have the cookie dough on top you don’t want it to over flow)
  3. Next take out the cookie dough and put spoonfuls covering the brownie in the pan. Leave a slight edge around the pan. Make sure to fill in any gaps in the centers.
  4. place in oven at 350 degrees and cook for about 45 to 55 minutes depending. Use a tooth pick to make sure brownie is cooked through (that means the cookie is done too)

Enjoy these tasty treats!

Chernobyl Diaries, among other things

Do you ever sit down to a movie thinking ‘okay woop woop im pumped for this! this is gonna be epic!’ then the previews start. And every single one is about some scary movie where something creepy happens. Following this you start to feel the fear rising in your stomach. Soon you begin to realize that, well this awesome movie might just scare the shit out of you! So now im sitting there, next to sean about to go crazy. My mind knows that it wont be that bad, it is after all just a movie. And besides this could never happen. . .THEN it clicks! This freaking movie is based off a real place, somewhere where there rele was a nuclear explosion that caused everyone to leave.

Now i sit through this who movie thinking its about ghosts. And i love ghosts so that would have been cool with me. But NO! It has nothing to do about ghosts, only about people who were effected by radio activeness. So after jumping at every little thing, and burying my face in sean’s shoulder the entire movie I made it! And I have to say it was amazing after all. The concept was just awesome and everything about this movie made it epic. Even though after the movie was over and i was back at sean’s place and i still needed him to be in the hallway while i walked to the bathroom just to be sure i diddnt get attacked by monsters or anything, i would totally see this again! If your looking for a perfect suspenseful movie deff check this one out!

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Has anyone ever tried the shakes at Dunkin Donuts?? If your ever near one go inside, ask for the cotton candy one. Its PURPLE. And seriously its like drinking heaven! Im a big DD fan thanks to sean, so i go there way too often. But man that was just perfect for the hot day we had today. And i think the fact that it was purple just made everything better!

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One of the hardest things to do is sneak food after 11PM in my house. We have 3 dogs who like to bark at the wind, so when your trying to sneak into the kitchen after you just get home they decide to go crazy. However, if your ask skilled as i am, sometimes you are able to sneak into the kitchen and open the fridge with out making a peep. Of course, once you open the fridge is a different story. Saturday nights are the greatest because my dad goes food shopping in the morning, which means that at night we have a fridge full of food. Surprise!! Yet tonight was the greatest because i open it to discover that we now had pickles!!

I don’t know about anyone else, but pickles are one of my major weaknesses. They taste so delicious and go with any meal. I love how at dinners they always give you cole slaw and a pickle, which is after all the perfect combination. But pickles are like the ultimate summer snack.

The issue with tonight tho was getting the jar open!! Of course i get the toughest jars that doesn’t want to open for me! its as if god knew it was past my bed time and i shouldn’t be eating any snacks that late. But if he only knew! i stay up until late into the night never able to sleep! Insomnia and me seem to know each other real well. After a fierce battle i was able to hear that click of the jar slide open. I love the crunch of rele good pickles, they can not be soggy or you deff have a bad one, you should spit that right out!! And there are so many different brands of pickles too! i know, i sound like a complete nerd for going on about pickles but when you taste something that is just unforgettable, you’ll want to talk about it.

So as you can tell tonight’s topic is pickles. How often do you eat them? Most people think ‘well pickles you just eat out of a jar’. Have you ever tried them a different way? For me i like to experiments with them. They rele do taste good with anything but there are just some classics that beat everything else.

Salami and Pickle Sandwhich

2 slices of bread

couple pieces of salami of your choice

one slice of cheese ( or more i usually add 2, but im also a mouse)

handful of hamburger pickles (the cut up ones to make it easier on the sandwich)

mustard

Using all the ingredients above build your mighty sandwich! I promise you its the perfect combination. Other ways to change this would be to toast the salami first. Believe it or not it salami tastes so good when it is toasted or even just fried. It crisps up and tastes just like bacon!! Enjoy your sandwich perfect for a summer day when you want something fast and easy :)