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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Lazy Meme

The instructions with this are to bold the ones you've done, leave the others in
normal type.

1. Started your own blog
2.Slept under the stars
3.Played in a band
4.Visited Hawaii
5.Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11.Bungee jumped
12.Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17.Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18.Grown your own vegetables
19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb(I've held a kid. That's close enough, I think.)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28.Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29 Seen a total eclipse
30.Watched a sunrise or sunset
31.Hit a home run
32.Been on a cruise
33 Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41 Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45 Walked on a beach by moonlight46. Been transported in an ambulance(I'm assuming that when I quit breathing when I was 2 they called 911 and went to the hospital in an ambulance)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60 Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64 Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65.Gone sky diving
66 Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67 Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone 
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79 Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper(Every year, just about)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons (Sweet!)

Homemade Chinese Takeout

Makes 4 servings

1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 dried cayenne peppers, crumbled
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size piecess
1 bag frozen Aisan-style mixed vegetables
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup honey
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Hot cooked brown rice

  1. Heat the oils in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cayenne peppers and saute for 1 minute, until the garlic begins to brown.
  2. Add the chicken and saute for 6-8 minutes, stirring often, until no longer pink on the inside.
  3. Add the vegetables, hoisin, honey, and spices to taste. Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve hot over cooked rice.

Thai Coconut-Red Curry Soup

Makes 6 servings

2 cans coconut milk
4 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1-3 tsp red curry paste
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 lb cubed tofu
1 sweet potato, diced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 can sliced water chestnut, drained
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp portobello mushrooms, sliced
6 green onions, sliced
1 lb cooked shrimp
  1. Shake up the cans of coconut milk before opening them. Combine the coconut milk, broth, sugar, curry paste, fish sauce, and sesame oil in a large pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the tofu, sweet potato, zucchini, and water chestnuts and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. About 5 minutes before serving, stir the lime juice, mushrooms, and green onions into the soup. add the shrimp just before serving. Serve hot.