Thursday, February 17, 2011

A place of my own

As part of my effort to accomplish one helluva large goal this year, I decided it was high time to get myself a place where I can write. I knew from past experience that it needed to be a desktop computer (I cannot write on a laptop to save my life, no idea why) and it needed to be mine: one where it wouldn't be used for husband purposes or entertainment purposes. 

Luckily I have an awesome husband who can build a computer for dang cheap.


The cube! And it's RED!

Just to brag about it's smallness... that depth is not even a foot. I can have my small space, a computer, and eat it too!

Overall: fantastic and small and exactly what I need. I've already done some writing.  (Yessssssssssss.)

Valentine's Day

In our quiet way, this is what we did for the day of looooove:

Our tradition: cupcakes from Hey Cupcake! We get really excited about them.

And our celebration?? We busted out our china and made a nice dinner, complete with some martenelli's. Loverly.

Cold Weather!

It was inevitable that we would get cold here sometime during the winter months. It was uncomfortable, and at the same time, I was overwhelmingly grateful, like on the morning that I took this:

Grateful that is, that I don't live in a place where it's cold very often. I'd go cuckoo in a colder clime like the Pootah. (Utah!)

But every once and awhile, cold is a little fun.

I mean, how many more snow days will I really experience? Probably not many.

But it does give me the opportunity to make things like Baked Potato Soup. It was delish, and if you click on this link, you can get much better photos, and a tantalizing recipe. Still, I felt like it was a gastronomic feat, and deserved a few photos.

 Leeks! I never get to use them, and they're so tasty. And even though this recipe uses a WHOLE head of garlic, it's not overwhelmingly garlic-y. (Now, aren't you intrigued???)

Po-tay-toes. Lots of 'em.

Step one. Can't remember it, but it was easy.

Step two. Took the longest, but it was worth it because it filled the house with the most aromatic delight you could possibly imagine.

Potatoes added. This took a little while, and I had to puree some of it afterwards o get a smoother texture.

I would have taken a better picture, but this was after I had scarfed a whole bowl, and then realized I should have taken a pic for the end result. It was amazing.