Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Something Witty Here"...

I am hungry.




I am trying this new fad called eating less.

We will see how it works.

SO... I am slow witted, easily distracted, and ambivalent.

That is how much I miss food.

And if you are skinny, please don't tell me to eat.

I know what you all eat.... and I call it not eating.

When my skinny girlfriends say, "Oh, Amber! You must eat breakfast!"

What I hear is, "Make pancakes, eggs, hash browns, bacon, and fresh squeezed juice!"

What they mean is, "Have black coffee and an apple."

Which means... "Don't eat."


I'm still hungry.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Tonight my loves are going to a Demoltion Derby in Chino.

Yep. They are classy like that.

I on the other hand am spoiled and get another girls night tonight...

This time with my MOMMA!
(This picture kind of sums everything up.)

(This one too.)

(Oh yeah, this one too)

How could I not be excited to hang out with her?


We are going out to dinner and seeing the movie "The Kids are all Right"

What are you doing tonight?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Nerd Alert

I am a nerd on so many levels... and I am okay with it.

Exhibit A: I heart Twilight.

Yep. I am hosting a happy hour tonight with some fellow nerds and then going to see the movie.

Exhibit B: I am going a week after the opening so I don't have to fight the teens and the freaky Twi-Moms.

Yep. I am officially too old for midnight showings and squealing 16yr olds or 40 somethings.


I kinda feel better that I got that off my chest.


Besides watching my guiltiest pleasure tonight, I am so excited about making some tried but true recipes and experimenting with new recipes for these
lovely ladies.
The new recipes are...
Pomegranate Cosmos from my best imaginary girlfriend.
Beef Satay from my new favorite place for recipes.
Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers from my fellow nerd.


I am also looking forward to finishing a conversation without running to a little person after they had fallen, taking Wyatt to the bathroom right in the middle of a personal epiphany, or cutting up the kids' food and making sure they had eaten enough while mine gets cold.

Let's hear it for NERDY GIRL TIME!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


After 15 years you would think I would have figured out why I am so cranky today...


Now I will take one of these.
So I dont keep doing this...

Is this T.M.I.???


Yep, that's me.

I totally forgot about Music Monday.

(I have no idea who reads this... so maybe no one missed it.)

I am kinda cranky... and have no idea why. 

But, on the bright side, I took my own advice and made the Glazed Boneless Ribs.

Yes, they were as awesome as I remembered. 

Today I am making this.

PS, I adore her blog too.


Yep, I am still cranky. 

Oh, well.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!

I stole this from a friend on Facebook and thought it was hilarious...

"In honor of the 4th, I'm gonna hi-5 the first British person I see and tell them "good game," just like in little league.
But with more smugness."

Friday, July 2, 2010


Is it strange that I fantasize about going to therapy?

I honestly do.

I tell my hubby quite frequently that I can't wait to get rich and go to therapy.
(Because in my mind, we have to be rich for me to go... Strange? I think so.)

I would love to sit on a couch like this and pick through my issues, my past, my present...
and see if there are patterns to acknowledge.

"Stuff" to heal from.

But as soon as I say that to myself, I can feel a tugging in my heart from God saying,
"You can talk to me."

"You better believe I will point some gnarly stuff out... I can heal you."

Then I go and have my quiet time with Him...
and my therapy fantasy isn't so tempting anymore.

Since I am poor, (too poor for my therapy fantasy) my therapy is

 I don't think I have mentioned that on here...

I LOVE cooking... It is one of my passions.
And so, for this holiday weekend I will leave you with two of my favorite recipes...
hoping that you will love them too!

White Wine Citrus Sangria
(adapted from Micheal Chiarello)
3 Bottles of Pinot Grigio
1 1/2 Cups Brandy
3/4 cup Orange Liqueur
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Orange, thinly sliced
1 Blood Orange, thinly sliced
3 Kumquats, sliced
1 Lime, thinly sliced

(If you cant find blood oranges or kumquats,  i have used peaches or strawberries.)

In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, and orange liqueur. Pour in the sugar, stir or shake the pitcher thoroughly to mix. Add all citrus slices at once. Allow the mixture to sit for 1 hr before serving to allow the citrus flavor to come through.

Asian Glazed Boneless Ribs

2lbs Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs

2/3 Cup Hoisin Sauce
1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger, minced
1 Garlic clove (for each rib), minced

In a small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients; blend well. Heat oven to 350 F. Place ribs in a 13x9 baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Drain. Pour glaze over ribs, covering completely. Bake and additional 30 to 45 minutes or until ribs are tender, basting occasionally with glaze.

(This is a very economical and easy dish... Country style pork ribs are inexpensive and are sold at Sam's Club (I haven't checked Costco for them) in a large pack. You can divide it up and freeze the other portion and make it for another dinner.)

Another note... I have stuffed more than 2lbs in a 13x9... Just make sure the pan isn't too over crowded  and there is a small space between ribs.

I promise these recipes are fool proof and have been made SEVERAL times by yours truly!