Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Oh my land!

Brian & I saw this on the freeway tonight driving home from church.


I know the pics aren't the greatest quality, but this is what I got for taking them while driving with my phone's camera.
Shh...don't tell mom.
If you look closely you can see Brian's white car on the lower left in the top picture.


Basically there were a whole bunch of yellow, white & blue flashing lights once I got on the 5N from the 5S. I was too far away to tell what it was, and I seriously contemplated calling 911 because they were such a distraction while driving (but I couldn't justify it being an emergency). Good thing I never called, because once I got closer I was able to read the words on the sides of approximately:
5-6 SUV's
2 police cars
2 semi-truck looking things with what appeared as chambers on the back

The words read one of the two following:
"LA County Bomb Squad"
or just plain
"Bomb Squad"

They kept going when Brian & I exited Pico Canyon, but who knows where they got off (maybe they're even going further than CA...?). I tried looking up any sort of news report online when I got home but didn't find anything. It was actually pretty freaky. We both agreed that it was weird.

PS- The "Oh my land!" title was for Brian. It's his trademark phrase and we've missed it with him being in Chicago for 3 weeks!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chocolate Pudding!

Thanks, little sister for the great recipe! I just finished making it, and the boys are over to try it out when it cools!

Chocolate Pudding

1/3 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
3 tbs cornstarch
dash of salt
2 c skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

put first 4 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl
stir in milk until smooth
microwave uncovered for 3 minutes
stir
microwave 1 minute at a time 4-6 minutes
stirring after each time
split into individual serving bowls
chill
enjoy!

Here's Kate peeking over the yummy pudding!
(not coming out of it...)


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Taco Cereal

This recipe was inspired by Paula Higuchi. She came over last night to enjoy tacos with Kate & I (of course followed by a rad jam session). It looked so interesting when she made it last night that I tried it with the leftovers for lunch today!

Taco Cereal
in a cereal bowl place desired amount of
taco meat
reheat in microwave
top with
cheese
olives
onions
avocado
tomatoes
lettuce
sour cream
etc.
crumble tortilla chips over the top
stir, and enjoy!

yummy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Recipe Catch-Up

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I meant to all day!

Last week when I was sitting in the doctor's office they had some health channel on and the guy was making smoothies. Everyone loves a good smoothie (except Kate because she's allergic to fruit...), so I was highly interested. Usually I just blend whatever frozen fruit is around (Trader Joe's puts together great mixes) with a little bit of juice. But this guy blended his fruit with milk! thought this was convenient for those who don't enjoy the taste of milk but need their calcium! So I went home and tried it...the plain fruit with milk was pretty awful, actually. I added vanilla extract and it still tasted pretty bad. Finally I added a splash of vanilla coffee creamer, and it was so delish! So here's a new smoothie blend to try:

frozen fruit (I enjoy berry mix with tropical mix)
milk
vanilla coffee creamer
flax seed oil (no more than 1 tsp per serving)

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