Wouldn't it be fun if they made a tinier, sportier version of the Routon minivan - and named it the Crouton? I'd use it to garnish my driveway.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Have a virtual baby for German engineering! Here's our wee VW babe, thanks to the RoutonBabyMaker3000. So cute!
Labels: just for fun
Monday, June 15, 2009
Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with ... the greens! Yesterday Jake and I tended to the garden and brought home a lot of mustard greens. To start using them up I made stir-fry tonight. I combined carrots, red peppers, broccoli, egg, chicken, and mustard greens and then made a hodge-podge orange sauce with fresh squeezed orange juice, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, a bit of flour and some oil. Not too shabby for a throw together meal!
The greens have a very distinct flavor. I like them in small quantities, but there is definately a LARGE quantity of them remaining in the fridge. Maybe I'll try wilted mustard tomorrow. Copious amounts of bacon make anything wonderful, right? :)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
One thing I love about living here in the Chicago burbs is that I can run to Mitsuwa Marketplace and grab some sushi and dessert like it's no big deal. What a great feeling! So cultural. So... delicious! I had never tried anything from the bakery in Mitsuwa, and boy, I wish I had sooner. This cute little turtle was like a soft bread/donut and had a yummy chocolate pudding inside. Next time I think I'll try a loaf of bread. It was probably the softest bread I've ever come across.
These fishies we lovingly call our "Twins!" after a skit on Tim and Eric's Awesome Show. Jake and I watch the strange show as much as possible, and in honor of the Beaver Boys, we named the "Twins!" Dilly and Krunk (I think the fish might also like "Shrimp!").
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Three fish, four fish! Without babies or puppies to brag about, Jake and I have four new FISH to show off! This is our Helianthus, not sure if it's male or female, but I do know this fish is a bully!
Like kids, the fish all have their own personalities. This guy is very territorial. It also refused to eat anything until day 3, so perhaps stubborn as well.
We need a name! Ideas?
I'll introduce our other new fish in upcoming posts.
[Image from Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages]
Pepsi has provided some taste treats recently with their new Throwback sodas: Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. Both are good, though the Mountain Dew is especially tasty - it actually goes down smoothly - without making me feel like I'm drinking crazy sugar syrup. (I remember drinking numerous Mt. Dews during slumber parties... ah.. to be young... and on a sugar high)
Prior to Throwback I found these glass bottles of Pepsi Natural. It has an interesting taste - kind of like Coke in that it is more "rooty" tasting. I liked it, but unfortunately I found that the kola nut left a bitter aftertaste. Not cool. I suppose if you like coffee it'd be ideal.
I'm wondering if this temporary Throwback line will become more permanant. Especially with fuss over high fructose corn syrup. Jones Soda and Boylan may just have new friends [enemies] in the soda aisle.