Wednesday, May 29, 2013

6 days of fun!

I am six days into my summer break and I have had so much fun!

Throughout the year, I sold chips, fruit snacks, sports drinks, water, peanuts, rice krispies, and a few other snack items.  With this money, leadership was able to put on several dances and I was able to get us all tickets to Knott's Berry Farm ( meal ticket too!) and pay for a bus to take us.

We went on the 24th, the day after school got out for the summer.  The kids had fun.  The chaperones found the 'chaperone headquaters'.  Inside, they had giant cookies (giant!!), iced water and coffee, as well as a tons of seating.  The best part?  It was silent in there.

I met Snoop Dog for the first time!

I stayed at a Ritz- Carlton for the first time! (Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel)

Our bathroom.

Food at the pool. (Spicy Hummus and an ice cream sandwich)

The view of the sunset from our room.

Room service!

 I saw my first Dodgers game of the season!

I went to Disneyland!

I met Mickey! (And six other characters)

I finally bought some ears!

A good start to the summer!  I have to pack in the fun because I go back to work June 17th!  We have to get those new freshmen in line before the school year starts!

Next stop:  Colorado!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Josh Groban!

As you know, I am a huge Josh Groban fan.  I am on Twitter and do not really know how to use it, but have tried to get Josh Groban to respond to one of my tweets for a while now, without any success.  Well, the other day he responded!  Holler!

I like it when celebrities interact with their fans (fans pay the bills).  I am not someone who generally cares about the lives of a celebrity... I feel like they are just people and we shouldn't care so much about their comings and goings.  But, with that said I 'follow' a handful of celebs. and I do not check in on them every day by any means, so it was pretty exciting for me.

Here is that tweeting experience:

Pretty cool!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Humor of a Runner

I find this to be so funny!  I got it from the Hood to Coast Facebook page, I do not take any credit for the image, other than sharing it with you.

I would really like to own this shirt!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

You Think You've Had the Best Homemade Mac and Cheese?

So, you think you have had the best homemade mac and cheese?  Well, maybe you have... until now!  Muah ha ha ha!  Ok, so this might not be THE best mac and cheese, but it is pretty darn good and it is always a big hit at gatherings!  Friends request it, even.

So here you go... the best-ish mac and cheese:

Macaroni and Cheese

1      package (12 oz.) rotini (corkscrew pasta), cooked according to package directions

1      pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1      pound jack cheese, grated

1      small box velveeta cheese, sliced

1      cup milk

2      eggs

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375º.

In a baking dish (approx. 13x9) layer half of the macaroni and cheese, repeat layer.  Beat together milk, eggs, salt and pepper.  Pour over macaroni mixture.  Bake for one hour (you want the egg to cook well or it is a little gloppy), the sides and top will form a brown, crunchy and delicious crust!  Enjoy!

Seriously, so good!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Easy Garlic Knots

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but it is actually from the My Litter blog.  You can check it out here, on my blog, or head on over to My Litter.

Garlic Knots

1      tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1/4   cup canola oil

3      Tablespoons grated Kraft Parmesan cheese

1/2   teaspoon garlic powder

1      teaspoon oregano

1      teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1. Roll each biscuit into a 12 inch rope and tie into a knot; tuck ends under.  Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400º for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

2.  In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients; brush the warm knots with the mixture.  Yield: 8 knots.

These were super easy to make and I really enjoyed the flavor.  I hope you get to try them out!