MAKING THE FOODS
but, oh my, this picture of enchiladas is gross.
vegetarian enchiladas: someone said the word "enchilada" to me this week, and it undid 20 years of thinking i didn't like enchiladas. the word stuck in my brain and i was like "hmm ... must make enchiladas." these were deese. the pinto beans were a weird choice, and i ran out of the fake meat before i could actually make four servings. and there is a weird slightly sweet taste that has to come from the honey. but all in all, easy peasy and fast and a nice way to shuttle monterey jack cheese into my gaping face hole.
cheese grits with chunky tomato sauce: why am i eating grits? good question. i was looking for a recipe with hominy in it and stumbled on this mess. it's grits mixed with cheese and covered with diced tomatoes and onions. very simple. grits simply providing, once again, a canvas for tomatoes and onions. but this tasted like comfort food. i will definitely make this again.
"real housewives of new york city" this is easily my favorite show on tv right now. unless i'm watching next top model.
"rescue me" anyone wanna wager a guess on how many episodes of this show i've seen in the past three days? 45 minutes a pop? 10. yes, i had dreams where sean garrity was hanging out in the background.
The Pilo Family Circus by will elliott: If I learned anything from "The Pilo Family Circus" by Will Elliott, it is that you cannot trust the Internet to tell you if a book is good. According to my research, this will be the first negative review of a book that won all sorts of weird Australian awards for fiction, and earned a blurb, through no fault of the author -- I understand -- likening this novel to the works of David Lynch and Chuck Palahniuk.
I'm here to tell blurbologists that just because a writer smears feces on a wall doesn't make him anything like Chuck Palahniuk.
review will be here later this week.
"teen-age crime wave" 1955: this movie was part of a "juvenile delinquents" marathon on one of the movie channels. i think i laughed at every. single. line. high school good-girl gets mixed up with the wrong crowd. when she's picked up at the police station, she blames her bad behavior on how her mother picked a fight with her the previous day. oh, snap. she gets sent to a juvenile facility with the ring leader, who's boyfriend tries to bust them out. eventually they take hostages on an old farmhouse outside of town. it is saucy.