etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
Thing One: delightful sunny happy beachy day, yaaaay! I haven't really made it out to a New England beach this year (apart from some quality time at Revere), so it was great to do that and see some excellent humans (even if I totally did burn the shit out of my shoulders, but what the hell, it's not summer without sunburn).

I also made these brownies, which were magical and delicious, so if you're looking for a good fudge brownie recipe, here you go!

Thing Two: In between various wedding planning shit and trying not to panic about the impending school year, I've been reading a lot! So, A, if you're on Goodreads, we should be buds, and, B, here's a books meme! Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sansets, because books! Boooooooks.

Give me a letter and I will hold forth on one of the following topics:

A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
B. Best Sequel Ever
C. Currently Reading
D. Drink of Choice While Reading
E. E-Reader or Physical Books
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
H. Hidden Gem Book
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
J. Just Finished
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of
N. Number of Bookcases You Own
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
P. Preferred Place to Read
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
R. Reading Regret
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
W. Worst Bookish Habit
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)

Thing Three: Is anybody else watching the current cycle of Project Runway? Anybody? Bueller?
etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
aka THE ONLY COOKIE I WILL EVER MAKE AGAIN. Peanut butter cookies...with chocolate chips. How did it take me 26 years to discover this magic?

I know I promised a couple of people this recipe, so: magical cookies of delightful magic )
etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
hello internet! I thought for sure I'd posted this at some point, but I can't find it, so I figured I would share with you all!

ma po tofu, the lazy asshole version )

In other news, today I read a book with pages and it was great. I did not do anything else of substance, and that was also great.
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So I just realized that there are maybe some of you who haven't seen this? AND THAT IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE.



You're welcome, internet.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: standing around in our underwear)
hello internet! it is slightly less hot as balls today, but that doesn't mean I can't still love hot weather foods - the kind of thing you make when the very thought of cooking something makes you want to curl up in front of the AC and weep (as opposed to just curling up in front of the AC). And since I am going to be more or less a housewife from now until September, with a few breaks for family stuff, here are a few favorite minimal-cooking noms from chez Reneben.

gazpacho, rainbow peanut noodles, and SUPER EASY ICE CREAM. )

What do you like to eat in the summer, lj? *chinhands*

noms!

Aug. 18th, 2010 10:57 am
etben: flowers and sky (rl: standing around in our underwear)
HEY INTERNET. [livejournal.com profile] lordessrenegade and I have a situation on our hands: we are two grown-ish people who like to eat a variety of things, but dislike spending massive amounts of dollars on the process and don't really know enough recipes to keep things exciting! Also, we have a slow-cooker. And since many of you are or have been in similar situations, we thought we'd turn to you for help, so: what are your favorite recipes? Cheap and easy preferred, but we're willing to branch out some.

In return, here are some of my personal favorites: easy company beef, lentils and things, pesto for days. )

OM NOM NOM EAT ALL THE FOODS.

noms!

Aug. 18th, 2010 10:57 am
etben: flowers and sky (Default)
HEY INTERNET. [livejournal.com profile] lordessrenegade and I have a situation on our hands: we are two grown-ish people who like to eat a variety of things, but dislike spending massive amounts of dollars on the process and don't really know enough recipes to keep things exciting! Also, we have a slow-cooker. And since many of you are or have been in similar situations, we thought we'd turn to you for help, so: what are your favorite recipes? Cheap and easy preferred, but we're willing to branch out some.

In return, here are some of my personal favorites: easy company beef, lentils and things, pesto for days. )

OM NOM NOM EAT ALL THE FOODS.
etben: flowers and sky (ryan ross)
[livejournal.com profile] riverlight asked for the recipe, and I figured if I was going to type it up, I might as well share it! This may prove useful to some of you, someday? under a somewhat bizarre set of circumstances?

chai rice pudding )

I usually have some hot right after it finishes, then stick the rest in the fridge and eat it for breakfast for the next few days. It is delicious! and probably doesn't actually contain that much caffeine, but I think it does, which is the important thing.



In other news, here's a song I'm rather fond of.

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