Thai Food. Kinda.

Beautiful Mess: Thai Noodles

I really had no idea how to cook these other than the normal way of cooking pasta, so I mostly just winged the whole thing. I cooked half the bag of pasta and then started to kinda pan fry it in a little olive oil. I added in about 3 cloves of chopped garlic (I really like garlic!), broccoli, diced red bell pepper, and shrimp (already cooked, peeled and devained, with the tail off). I started off with just the pasta, frying small amounts and then adding it back to the pot so it would stay warm. Some I fried longer than others, adding the garlic here and there, plus salt, pepper and garlic seasoning. Then after I finished frying almost all of the pasta I tossed around the red pepper, a little garlic and the broccoli and then added that to the finished pasta. Then I added the shrimp along with the remaining bell pepper and garlic. Then at the very end I added more olive oil to the pan and really fried the rest of the pasta for a really crunchy noodle. I added that to the pot and tossed it all together and dug in.

Beautiful Mess: Thai Noodles
And for anyone curious, I got the rice noodles from Trader Joe’s.

Lots of Things

  • House of Wax is on HBO and of course I am watching it. Padalecki is about to bite it. Kinda. OH GOD HIS ANKLES! ::covers eyes:: I can’t deal with people getting their ankles cut. A head gets chopped off? Go for it. But ankles? I flee.
  • My brother is going to prom at the end of this month, he turns 18 in July and then he starts his Senior year of high school in August. When the hell did he grow up? My friend Kennedy and I talked on the phone the other day and we decided that he wasn’t allowed to turn 18. lol I told him of our decision and he said no, he was turning 18. Poo on him! lol
  • It’ll be a fun day when he turns 18 though. He wants to get his ears pierced. Has been wanting to for the past couple years, but my dad and step-mom say no. My mom thinks it’s ok, but apparently she doesn’t get a vote in the matter. I mean, even if she took him to get it done we’d all be dead. But whatever. When he turns 18 he is allowed to get it done if he still wants it done and that way neither of them have to go with him and sign the consent form (and my mom willing to go with him and sign it doesn’t count as them not signing it). So my brother, his friend Matt, our sister-in-law Sarah, myself and I don’t know who else are all going with him when he gets it done. lol I guess my dad and step-mom are concerned he will get them done and then like 3 months later want to take them out. He could be 18 and decide that, so I don’t know what the big deal is. Then again my dad hates it when my brothers hair is long(ish) and hangs in his eyes.
  • I thought there may be some crafty people who read my blog and who might be interested in this website. swap-bot.com. You sign up for swaps and trade stuff with people. I joined up today and am already signed up for 2 swaps. lol Not every swap has to do with crafts, but it’s fun anyway. Here’s my swap-bot profile if you wanna take a peek.

Cheesecake Brownies

That’s right, I said Cheesecake Brownies!

Beautiful Mess: Cheesecake Brownies

I used a recipe posted in the bakebakebake community on livejournal.

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Beautiful Mess: Cheesecake Brownies

I think I started off baking this for the time the box said, then kept going in increments of 5 – 10 minutes depending on how close it was till being done. It was a little hard to tell since if you stick a toothpick into the cheesecake portion it doesn’t come out clean, but just use your best judgement.

And yes this is incredibly good and it was gone in a flash. lol

October Road

Did anyone watch October Road the other night? The guy who plays the main character, Bryan Greenberg, my mom went to high school with his mom! And we have the same birthdate, but he was born a year before me.

Dear Humans

Dear Human Companion,

The cat is despicable. She doesn’t do any tricks and never comes when you call and I’ve been there and I know she can hear you. We need to face facts: It’s time to get rid of the cat. Continue reading…