Zucchini, Blue Cheese, GOOD cookies (finally!) and twins!!

Monday, May 18

Listening to "Orbiting," The Weepies.

Cooking Updates:

Malt Ball Cookies
Before I tell you about My Tasty Treasures' Malt Ball Cookies, I thought I would pay tribute to dear Donna. If you've never been to her blog-- it's hilarious. She's a fire fighter's wife, and always talking about hot guys... oh, and cooking. :)

So, I thought, as a testament to Donna's hilarity, I would tell you about a certain hottie before telling you about her cookies...

Is it just me... or is new Kirk
a SERIOUS upgrade?

Never thought I would like Star Trek. But Captain Kirk... wow. Good choice, casting director.

And Matt, if you're reading this, you're obviously way cuter. Thanks for taking me to the movies! Sorry I ate most of the Milk Duds :)

Anyway! Now to Donna's cookies-- yum. I definitely recommend the recipe, and Matt enjoyed it as well! Much better than my last attempt at cookies... thank goodness.

Simple, quick, original, and yummy!

"Fried" Zucchini
I am in love. Steph Chows' Fried Zucchini was so, so, SO good!! Pretty easy recipe-- just give yourself plenty of time to bread lots of these little suckers, because you'll be wishing you had more once they're all gone!!

They were so good, you would
think that they're bad for
you... a huge improvement over
french fries! Yum!

Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers
I was so excited to try Food Snob's Blue Cheese Burgers. I love burgers, and chicken is so much better for you!! Unfortunately, I forgot... I really don't like blue cheese. Ha!

Matt liked them (he does like Blue Cheese), and I would recommend the recipe to you if you really like blue cheese. The good news is, I liked the chicken part, so I'll definitely try another chicken burger some other time.

Food Snob cooked the burgers on the grill for a couple minutes on each side... I'm deathly afraid of food poisoning, so I stuck them in the oven for a little while as well.... you probably didn't need to, though. Very juicy and very blue-cheese cheesy!

Definitely only for serious blue
cheese fans, but if that's your
style this burger is for YOU!


Nanny Update

I'm not going to be a nanny for Bria and Jace much longer... I'll be finished at the end of this month. I'll miss those little guys!

Glitter Bookmarks
Bria and I finished a fun project on Friday. She saw this butterfly bookmark that Matt bought me after we went to the Butterfly Habitat. She told me she wanted a bookmark too, so I grabbed some fancy tissue paper, some glitter glue, a couple Popsicle sticks and--

Sorry for the bad pic... I only had
my phone. That's my name in Bria glitter :)
We made one for her and her parents
as well. Occupied us for at least an hour!


Baby Update

So... still can't tell you who is having a baby.

But, this person is no longer having one baby... she's having twins.

So, I gotta figure out what TWO handknits I can make. These handknits have to be for a boy or a girl, because they aren't finding out the sex until the babies are born. This baby yarn I have is multi-colored, but it does have some pink in it. So I'm thinking... blankets? Maybe little baby toys? Socks? Baby boys can wear multi-colored socks... yes?

I don't know. Ideas?


Blog Awards:

Thank you SO MUCH for these new blog awards! I'll pass them on in my next post :)

honest blogger

Queen of Alll Things Awe-Summm!!!
Thanks Tamela! I love this award!!!! So adorable :) Will complete my "Queen Duties" next post!

Deer to Me Cupcake Award
Thanks Next to Heaven's Mrs. C! I have never seen this award before-- it's adorable! I'm so glad you found my blog, because now I can read yours as well. Your latest post about the lasagna roll-ups are still on my mind...

Funky Blog Award
Thanks to The Novelista Barista! I love your blog-- and the title of your blog is definitely amazing. Long live caffeine addicts :)


Have a great day!

Your addicted-to-zucchini,
New Girl Blogger


The Duo Dishes on May 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM said...

Zucchini fries are the best. Love them extra spicy! Mmm, you're causing cravings!

Trina on May 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM said...

Ooo your blog makes me hungry, I want to make fried zuccini now!

Mrs. C on May 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM said...

Thank you for the super sweet comment!! I just printed off your fried zucchini recipe!! I can't wait to try it. I love me some zucchini!

So glad to have a new blogging buddy. Your layout on here is awesome! Did you design it?

Samantha on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 PM said...

Thank you for the nice comment about our wedding! I'll definitely be writing about it, and I'll be sure to include some photos. :)

On a side note, I'm so excited to try the fried zucchini recipe! Mmmm.. it looks so tasty, as do most of the recipes you post! :) And thanks to you, I visited My Tasty Treasures, and it sure is an awesome blog!

Sarah on May 18, 2009 at 8:42 PM said...

You're so adventurous with the recipes you try! I'm a little bit so, but it's hard to be adventurous when you have food allergies and a picky husband. :) Oh, and also when you hate zucchini and blue cheese.

The only zucchini I have ever enjoyed was my sister Adeena's homemade zucchini bread. It's like banana bread, but better! I'll get her to give me her recipe and I'll share it with you if it turns out well. :)

ps... thanks for your kind comment about Katie.

Sarah on May 18, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

Oh, I forgot to say congratulations to your mystery mama! Twins! That's so exciting!

They're coming in January, right? Maybe you could knit them some tiny little toques and mittens! Not that they'd be playing out in the snow a whole lot, but think of how stinking cute they'd be!

Anonymous said...

Twins! You're going to have so much knitting to do! I know someone who's making some simple, adorable bibs out of cotton - they look cute, don't take up too much time, and will certainly get much use. I'm considering adding those to the baby stuff I'm knitting.

I wouldn't worry too much about the colors. Most babies have enough stuff to mark their gender that some socks or a cute hat shouldn't make people too confused.

Oh, and the food looks great!

LK- Healthy Delicious on May 18, 2009 at 9:50 PM said...

those cookies looks fantastic!!! It makes me laugh that you forgot you don't like blue cheese though - and after having such high hopes for the recipe!!

Sebastian on May 18, 2009 at 10:04 PM said...

Aw, your signatures are getting shorter... :P

I was dressed in pink as a child and looked how I turned out...!! Nothing to worry about, see?

jeremyandgirls on May 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM said...

Mmmmmm.....I'm definitely digging on the zuchinni!! When I was in high school, I worked at a restaurant/bakery (it was heaven!) and I would always eat the fried/baked zuchinni douched with ranch dressing. Now I'll have to go out and find some... or maybe even attempt the recipe myself. Hmm.... : )

sarah on May 18, 2009 at 10:38 PM said...

yeah man!! kirk is HOT! whew!! and i know nothing about star trek at all!! nothing nothing nothing. but there is a huge billboard in the train station here and when i see the New and Improved Kirk`s smiling face of gorgeousness i think - WHY YES< dammit, I WILL be coming to see your movie!!

Donna-FFW on May 18, 2009 at 10:42 PM said...

Sarah- So glad you loved the cookies.Thanks for the shout out, you are too sweet.

Yes, I can see the potential hotness of the new trekkie person.. however wonder about johnson pointiness since the ears are?

You have been busy cooking. The zucchini looks awesome. And congrats on your awards.. you truly deserve them!

me on May 18, 2009 at 11:28 PM said...

My computer won't show the Captain Kirk picture... perhaps he is too hot for this computer?!!
Congrats on your awards - you have a lot of us that really enjoy your work!

P.S. Thanks for the comments on the Red Wings - it will be a great play off series!!

green ink on May 19, 2009 at 5:31 AM said...

I too was blown away by the hotness of Captain Kirk! The movie has something for everyone :P Seriously, I was very sceptical about the movie and expected it to be a whole heap of techno-babble, but I really liked it! Even Spock had a certain charm.

Looks like you've been busy in the kitchen! All looks delicious :)

Tamela on May 19, 2009 at 9:49 AM said...

Talk about Major Upgrade! Tho spoke looks a little more plastic! Maybe its just the photo shopping! I have yet to see the new movie. I need to..I hardly ever see the new movies. Heck I just finally saw the sex and the city movie!

Stephanie on May 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM said...

I like blue cheese in small amounts. I bought a container last summer to make this blue cheese butter for steaks. It was AWESOME. But then, I had all this blue cheese left over. I tried to incorporate it into salads and do other blue cheese recipes, but it was a blue cheese OVERLOAD. Not sure if I ever want to buy more...

Kym on May 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM said...

*droools* reading your blog makes me hungry! haha! and you're totally right about Star Trek's upgrade, i still havn't seen the movie but so far - all good reviews! :)

Fidgeting Gidget on May 19, 2009 at 4:40 PM said...

Twins! Whoa! I have twin nephews...they're so fun! I vote for booties, hats, or mittens, babies always need them, no matter what time of year it is.

My mouth is watering after reading about your adventures with zucchini. I have a really good friend who uses an electric skillet to fry it up fresh out of her garden in the summer...and nothing compliments fried zucchini like an ICE COLD BEER.

Congrats on all of your awards! :)

Susie on May 19, 2009 at 5:53 PM said...

So much to comment on! First off, some of us women of a certain age *ahem* can appreciate the og Captain Kirk so don't be hatin on him, k? ;) The cookies look AMAZING and I can't wait to bake them. I will actually whip out my cookie sheets and try these! As for the twins, I'd suggest baby surprise jackets which can be found on Ravelry. They're all the rage and a cool pattern I'll be knitting up for a friend soon.

knitseashore on May 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM said...

If you have two babies to knit for, you might want to choose something small. Two blankets might be a bit much, even if the babies are coming in January. That pretty multicolor yarn that you showed in a previous post will work great if you have enough!

LiLu on May 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM said...

New Kirk? TOTALLY BANGABLE. I'm with you! ;-)

Kim on May 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM said...

I like logging on to find that you've updated! Sometimes it makes me miss you more, though. But, then, sometimes it just makes me happy to hear about all your going-ons.

This time, though, I got a new pang of emotion when looking at your blog! I covet your zucchinis! We don't have them here. Now, if I see broccoli on your blog, I may have to not visit for a bit...

I made Pineapple Fried Rice the other night and, holy cow, it was amazing! Then, after I ate it, I was sad that I forgot to take a picture to be cool like you... oops. My friend send me tahini, so I think I'm going to do the hummus you made because you made it look delicious.

PLP on May 20, 2009 at 3:12 PM said...

Captain Kirk really IS cute. I should watch it...

Marta on May 21, 2009 at 11:36 AM said...

Zucchs are a great thing to be addicted to! So yummy!!!! Thanks for the recipe review, it did look awesome over at Steph's!
Knitting... uhmm, how about little hats? Baby head get cold easy!

Jenn@slim-shoppin on May 21, 2009 at 12:39 PM said...

Your eats look so good. I love blue cheese, so I would totally go for the chicken burger with blue cheese!

That's exciting that someone you know is having twins. I am an identical twin, so I always wanted twins when I started having babies. When I had my oldest son and saw how much work went into that, I no longer wanted two at a time, one was enough!

I'm sure whatever you will make for them will turn out great!

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