TWOsday – September 20th, 2011

Simple. Two things I love.


I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for the new season of Criminal Minds to start. They are my faves.


“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~G.K. Chesterton.

I cannot imagine anybody NOT loving this movie. Let’s discuss the best part of the movie, the part where they are dancing and Jon McLaughlin is singing. and then McDreamy {he gets to keep that title because he is the absolute perfect Prince Charming, am I right???} starts singing quietly while he is dancing, and butterflies fly all around your insides because earlier he said he doesn’t sing or dance. Oh man. And her clothes! and her hair! All I want is hair like Giselle’s. and dresses like hers too, while we’re at it. I wish I was a real-life Disney Princess.

So hey in addition to Tuesdays being TWOsdays, it’s also the day I’ve agreed to make dinner for my family. and I know you want to know what I made.

I’ve tried finding cookbooks, but I can’t find any with enough pictures. and I wish that was a joke, but it’s not. So I’m reduced to blog recipes. Which is alright with me. Tonight I made crispy chicken with creamy italian sauce and bowtie pasta. Say that 5 times fast. The recipe is from Jamie Cooks It Up.

In case you were wondering, I’m not necessarily the best cook in the world but i’m trying. I’d probably be better if I had an apron.

For some reason making dinner tonight seemed to take forever. From start to finish it was an hour and a half. I think I’m just slow.

I admire people who can take step-by-step pictures of cooking in a strategic way. They somehow make cooking look really awesome and magical. My pictures just look like I am about to make recipe flashcards. Oh well.

So in addition to the chicken and the pasta, we had asparagus just like the last time I made dinner.. and just like that picture. We would have had it regardless of the picture, because I love asparagus like you would never believe.


The end result:

and what’s dinner without dessert? Luckily I had a recipe for frozen bananas hanging around on pinterest, so I went ahead and made those.

Remember how I said that I wish I was a real-life Disney Princess?

Here’s one {there’s plenty of them!} reason why I am nothing like a real-life Disney Princess.

My mom needed to get gas and asked me to go with her. So I grabbed some flip flops and went to the gas station wearing this.

…I know, right? I am pretty classy. I wish I could say that I just sat in the car, but I actually went in the gas station and got hot chocolate.. because did you know that gas station hot chocolate is pretty delicious?

Sorry about the mess of my bathroom. It was on my list of things to do today, but instead I spent about 3 hours playing the piano. Priorities, I guess.  Also, tomorrow I am starting a challenge. You know, another one of those blog prompting challenges that I like starting but never finish? One of those. πŸ™‚

ps this is going on my Christmas list… if I can hold out that long: