Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spicy Asian Cuisine

Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

I made this wonderful dish for my mom using sesame seed oil, carrots, onions, zucchini, edamame, chicken, udon noodles, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sriracha sauce, minced garlic, and topped with sesame seeds.  We paired this dish with Blufield riesling and it was phenomenal.

Spicy Edamame

These are SOOOOO easy to make and are truly delicious.  All you need is thoroughly cooked edamame, sesame seed oil, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce.  I didn't measure out the ingredients, so I would recommend just seasoning the seeds to taste.  If you really want to get fancy, top the dish with sesame seeds.  Be sure to have a beverage ready, because these are extra spicy!


Monday, December 27, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas

The annual Christmas Eve party at my mom's house was a success, as always.  We were fortunate enough to have the company of family and friends.  The food was amazing too!  My favorite was the baked holiday brie...or the Christmas wreath cookies. YUM!

Christmas day was also a lot of fun; apparently I was a good kid this year!  I had a great morning with my mom and her boyfriend.  Then I went to my uncle's house for lunch and another family celebration.  It's always so fun to be around family during the holidays; a great reminder of all that I have to be thankful for.  Hopefully your holiday was wonderful too!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Cocktails

I was able to have some friends over last night to kick off the holiday season with some festive Christmas Cocktails.  Below is a Santa Shot.  They're delicious with equal parts Grenadine, Creme de Menthe, and Peppermint Schnapps.  I would recommend putting less Grenadine though.  Overall though, the night was deemed a success.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Finals have officially started, but fortunately we have found time to have a little fun before we head home for Christmas.  The other night my roommate and I decided to make vegetarian egg rolls and taco pockets.  They were SO delicious.

 We also have been making crafts and had a few of our girls over to join in the Christmas festivities.  We ended up going to grab sushi and making a whole [very impromptu] night of it.  Our last stop was the new dueling pianos bar down the block.  They played a wide variety of songs, both old and new.  It was a BLAST.  We will definitely be going back soon!
Tonight we're planning on going to dinner somewhere nice, keepin' it classy.  Hopefully these next few days fly by since I only have two more exams left...5 sleeps till COLORADO.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Words to live by: Whenever I feel the urge to exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.

After 4 years of D1 athletics, most forms of exercise are seen as torture haha, but recently my roommate and I have become avid users of our Wii Fit.  Clearly, it's a lot more challenging than you would initially think!

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