Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Best Sandwich in the world!

Inspired by Fatty's Cafe in Astoria, the Chavorrayo. 
I have been craving this since I moved out of New York, now I am whipping up my own "Chav's" on a regular basis. 
Loaf of Crusty bread
chicken breasts
jack cheese
garlic aioli (recipe below)

just season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and cook them however you want.

layer chicken breast, avocado an some jack cheese. Smear the garlic aioli on. Then I try to grill it like a panini. I just kind of press it on the griddle. There it is simple as pie.

For the garlic aioli ....

3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 large egg
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
couple turns of pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

combine everythign in a food processor (or blender) except the oil and pulse until it turns into a paste
slowly add the oil while running the food processor or blender

Monday, June 15, 2009

Welcome Saoirse Cake

I attempted my first ever tiered cake last week. The bottom tier looked great. I was talking to Sean while rolling out the fondant for the top layer which caused me to loose focus so it was a little messy. Overall the cake turned out pretty good and tasted great! (It was even a hit with "picky timmy")

Top Tier- chocolate with vanilla buttercream filling
Bottom Tier- Lemon cake with lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting


I love Aprons. They are in fact one of the catalysts to my housewife transformation. On a recent trip though the hocking hills I stumbled across a vintage skirt apron for only $2.50! Quite a find. Upon my return I went on an online search for aprons and found my supplier has gone out of business to "be a mom". LAME! There are still some aprons on the site but it looks like only the ugly ones are left.
Anyway I did find her blog that has a regular apron giveaway. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Sometimes working from home can make you feel like you are living a boring life. Because of this you may find yourself accepting invitations to do about anything. One minute I was baking sugar cookies and before I knew it I was piling into a minivan with eight 21 year olds heading to Bareaoke. Yes, Bareoke. This is not karaoke based on Barry Manaloe nor is it karaoke at a lodge with bears hanging on the wall...it is BARE- AOKE. As in karaoke sung while strippers gyrate on the stage to your song.

The club, the Tennyson Lodge, is run by a mother, daughter and their dog. It is beyond anything you can imagine. The dancers are well passed their prime as evidenced by the knee braces and potbellys. Dj Marty and his metal head friends rule the place along with college kids and middle aged couples looking to put some spice into their relationship.

This is one of those things you have to experience to truly understand. Just do not invite me to come along, I think once was enough.

Top 5 most awkward Song Choices for Bare-aoke

Lightning Crashes- LIVE
Runaway Train- Soul Asylum
We Built this City- Jefferson Starship
Mr. Roboto- Styx

Monday, June 1, 2009

FYI- website find

In my day to day life of surfing the web for countless hours I often stumble upon websites that are useful. One such site is runpee.com
Visit this website to learn the best time to run out for a bathroom break, how long you will have to pee and what you will  miss while you are gone.