Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{photo credit: weheartit.com}

dang, it feels good to be a gangster. one day after having four honking teeth pulled from my mouth, and i was already bebopping (or whatever the gangster version of this would be) around town with my sweet mums. my cheeks are only slightly huge. am i going to be posting a picture of that? pssshhhh. please. thank you for all your comments and texts and visits. i really do feel spoiled. (that doesn't have to stop, you know.)

according to my mom, i was a silly little druggie. when they wheeled me out to her, i lifted up my arms and said "i love my mommy!" (which i do), and then when we got to my apartment, i climbed the last flight of stairs on my hands and knees. this makes sense considering i was tripping over every crack and weed on the sidewalk. once we got inside, my mom asked me where i wanted to nap-the bed or the couch? neither. i promptly laid down on the floor, because, you know, carpet is the most comfortable.

my constant companions have been talenti gelato, soup from trader joe's, and mashed up bananas (and you thought only babies ate that stuff.) aside from the soup, i'm having a hard time finding savory foods that are easy to eat, and for the first time in my life, i am actually craving the savory and not the sweet. if you know me, that's huge. in a hypothetical, made-up dreamland, if there were two tables-one full of chips, pizza, and combos (the peanut butter-filled kind) and the other full of double chocolate brownies, ice cream, and pelicans snoballs-i would go for the sweet table 95% of the time, every time. now that sweets are basically all that i can eat, i don't really crave them. why are (female) human beings so complicated? whyyy?

thank goodness i can drink wine. 

since we're on the topic of "chewable savory foods" (never imagined typing a weird phrase like that), and since i can't eat them, i've at least gotta write about them. i mentioned i was going to be trying a new recipe in this post. i found this sweet potato recipe from the blog/website cookie and kate. this girl's pictures make me want to live inside her world.

the recipe itself is very simple:

1. bake a sweet potato in the oven and then add toppings.
2. there is no step two.

the interesting part is what she puts inside: butter, rosemary, parmesan cheese, chives, sea salt, and black pepper. i've never thought of topping a sweet potato with parmesan, but it was delish! the good thing about this recipe is that it is dirt cheap. i didn't go out and buy fancy pants parm. we had kraft brand sitting in our fridge ($0). we also had butter, salt, and pepper ($0). i nixed the rosemary, so the only things i bought were the sweet potato and chives ( around $3). shootdang.

{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: me}

during my last visit home, my wonderful dad sent me off with tupperware full of homemade chili. i'd say i had a perfect (almost free) gourmet lunch. man, what i'd kill for some beef chili right meow.

{photo credit: me}

have you tried any new recipes lately? do you crave the sweets (cream cheese frosting out of the can) or savory (microwaveable bacon)? please share so that i don't feel like such a weird person who thinks about food 80-90% of the day. not really. yes, really.

p.s. what do you think about the new playlist widget? i got the idea from my real-life friend chelsea and my blogworld friend erin. ok, in all honesty, i don't think erin actually knows i exist, but, if she did, i'm pretty sure she would be friends with me. let's be real.


  1. i know erin, i know you
    i KNOW you'd be best friends

  2. so. how about cream cheese frosting WITH the microwavable bacon? call me crazy, but sweet + savory = delicious delicious. fact. and i, too, have a little girl crush on erin.

  3. "this girl's pictures make me want to live inside her world.": you just made my day! So glad you like the rosemary parmesan sweet potato—I wasn't kidding when I said I dreamed about it afterward. It never crossed my mind to describe it as "no chew", but you're totally right. I hope your mouth feels better soon. I got my wisdom teeth taken out several years ago and tried to eat tortilla chips prematurely. Bad idea.


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