my vote for new favorite restaurant in the city. homemade, ungodly delicious pasta. i had the capellacci di zucca all modena and about licked my plate clean. they also offer cooking classes, something i’m seriously considering.
starring chicken chili. lets begin!
-couples pats of butter
-garlic, however many you use depends on how much fun you are
-big thing of chicken broth**
-those pre cooked grilled chicken strip things, for convenience. cooked, shredded chicken breasts if you think you’re better than me.
- can(s) of rotel spicy tomatoes
-can of corn
-can of black beans
-can of chili beans
- success brown rice, sans the plastic cooking baggy it comes in
-cumin, chili powder, salt to taste
saute the onion and garlic with that butter till fragrant and cooked. when it smells and looks the way it should, put that into a big pot with the broth, chicken, and everything else. depending on how much broth you have (did you buy one measly can or the litre?) you may want to add some water. bring the pot to a boil and then simmer for an hour. add spices as you will. top with fresh cilantro (because cilantro is the best ever.) admittedly, this comes out more like a soup, but then again i’m a baker and savories have never been my forte.
*this isn’t the actual result of my creation, so don’t go getting too excited.
**actual measurements for cooking are weak, they turn the cook OC about adding just the right amount.
that dov charney is the biggest tool out there, but i’ll be damned if i can’t resist the american apparel deep v. they are my weakness. consider another one added to my collection as of today. gah.
- my manager: what's your availability this week?
- me: actually, wade, i don't think i'll be coming in any longer...it sounds crazy, but i can't afford to work here.
- my manager: well, frankly i can't see how you *can't* afford to work here.
- me: wade, last week, i made an entire dollar. my transportation costs to and from work total 15 dollars. the week before, my profits were less than 80.
- my manager: well, it's slow right now, things will pick up by the end of march.
- me: i understand that, but i don't know if the electric company would, sorry...?
WEBMD NEWS ALERT Tuesday, January 20, 2009
(beyond heartbroken. and yet will continue to eat my extraordinarily large jar of jif because pb’s like my thing and i have yet to feel ill off of it)
where i get to do the ny times cross word all day long in my pjs? also, while listening to sweet, eclectic mixes of music? i want that one.
By Mark Gray
Originally posted Saturday January 17, 2009 03:15 PM EST
Photo by: PA Photos / Landov
After announcing his retirement from acting in October, Joaquin Phoenix made his first public foray into the music world Friday, saying he was ready to put his real self out there and not hide behind movie characters.
“This is me saying this is who I am. This is my story,” the actor-turned-aspiring rapper told PEOPLE before taking the stage at Las Vegas club LAVO.
For the skeptics, Phoenix says he’s serious about his new line of work. Music, he told PEOPLE, is his real love.
“After all the years of reading scripts and reading lines, this is my chance to do something straight from the heart and put it out there,” he said. And why hip-hop? “When I was young I liked punk rock music but then I discovered rap. I love the storytelling aspect of hip-hop.”
With brother-in-law Casey Affleck (who’s married to Phoenix’s sister Summer) capturing the action for a documentary about his journey into the music world, Phoenix took to the stage and performed three songs from his upcoming yet-to-be-titled album.
for Whatever reason, i kept myself busy on the train by trying to think up new icecream flavors. what, i have a lot of time on my hands, you say? bollocks. anyways, here is what i came up with, two of my better flavors:
- bean me up, scotchie— vanilla bean icecream with white chocolate chunks, macadamia nuts, and a butterscotch swirl. for the trekkies out there.
- sugar mac-nola— brown sugar and cinnamon swirled icecream, macadamia nuts and granola swirled in. play-on words of the dead song, “sugar magnolia”. for whatever reason, ben and jerrys seem to really get in on the dead culture, so perfect.
notice how i seem to have a particular affinity for macadamia nuts. that’s because they are delicious.