Sunday, October 30, 2011

I Must be Effing Crazy!

I decided to take the drive from Houston, Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah without my husband. I have never done a trip this far without any help. I'm thinking that I will have to stop half way and get a hotel.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

WHAT!

I took Texas to the dentist the other day. He has a mouth full of cavities. I'm serious, he has ten cavities! What's the point of me buying him a toothbrush every other month if he's not going to use it? It's going to cost about 2 grand to get his teeth fixed.
On top of all of this we are paying for Texas' private school, we are planing on going to Utah for Thanksgiving, we still need to go Christmas shopping and I would like to send out Christmas cards but who knows if that will happen.
Ugh, I hate it when money gets tight like this. We wrote out a budget and I need to scrounge up a few hundred dollars to make ends meet or we'll have to cancel going out to Utah all together. I'm thankful that it's not a few thousand dollars that we have to scrounge up but still, I should be thankful that my husband and I know math.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Musubi

I love this Hawaiian favorite. I have people asking how to make it so here it goes.

Look how yummy and delicious it looks!


This is what you'll need:
Sticky rice
Nori: The seaweed on the outside
Spam- save the can
Furikake: The rice seasoning
Optional:
Teriaki sauce
A squirt bottle with water
Scissors
A rice cooker

Here's what you do:

First make the sticky rice. It doesn't matter to everyone what kind of rice you use. The trick to make sticky rice is to rinse it well. Rinse it until the water comes out clear. I don't use a colander, I pour water in the dish that I'm going to cook in, stir it with my hand and then dump out the foggy water.
I do not measure my rice with a measuring cup. I know people that do. The way that I measure is by sticking my finger in the water and the rice, the rice should hit the first knuckle and the water hits the second knuckle. I use a rice cooker so I can just walk away from the and not worry about it burning.

Shake the spam out of the can. I slice my spam so it's in the same shape of the top of the can. Grill it in a frying pan. Some people put teriaki sauce on the spam but I think the spam it too salty to add something even more salty in addition.

Slice the nori into 1/4 sheet strips. I use scissors to cut mine into strips.

Get a bowl and mix some furikake with your rice. If your rice is sticking to everything the trick is to use water. Have a squirt bottle of water on hand.

Use your Spam can as a mold. Spray the can that you are using for a mold with a mist of water to prevent sticking and then press the rice in until it's firm.

In this order, lay the nori down, then place the spam in the middle of the nori, then shake the rice out on top of the spam. Then take both ends of the nori and wrap up the rice and spam. Flip over your creation and now you have some musubi. Nom Nom Nom!

I love to wrap up musubi in cellophane and take it as a snack <3 It's good eating!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Do You Remember?

Do you remember when you were in high school and you hung out with those girls that told you that you couldn't wear flower prints or you couldn't wear your hear in a low ponytail because it made you look too "little house on the prairie"? Trust me it was for my own good. Now, do you remember making the voodoo doll with the photo booth picture of the guy that used your for benefits? Do you remember what happened when that voodoo doll lost it's arm and you taped it back on?
I think karma is coming to get me! I can't afford to look super nice. The school that I put my son in is full of all of these super done up Stepford Wives, and then there's me: super frumpy. I need a honest friend that will tell me what I can and shouldn't leave the house in. We all know that you shouldn't leave the house in sweats, and caution wearing flip flops. I WEAR FLIP FLOPS ALL THE TIME. I need a stylist too. One that will play with my hair in the evening just for fun and it might be purple, but it's better than boring mousy brown.
I have two children and whenever dad goes out of town they feel like the rules have just gone out the window. Seriously, my son only had FOUR hours of sleep max last night. He was driving me insane. I need sleep too. Because he's five he was constantly crying and tattling. It was overwhelming. Because of the lack of sleep I didn't let him go to school and I wanted him to stay home so he could get some more sleep. It's not fair for his teachers to put up with a child that is going to constantly throw fits throughout the day.
Ugh, my head hurts. I think someone is pushing pins into the head of the voodoo doll that they've made of me.