Folks, writing is hard and time consuming. I keep on reminding myself that the reason I started this blog is not to write grammatically perfect sentences and beautiful vocab, but to keep people updated with my life. It’s hard, though, not to sweat it when your words will be read by strangers. Hence, the sporadic and infrequent updates. I wish I could be more like this:
Here’s a roundup of what I’ve been cooking at home lately.
Asian Salmon Bowl with Lime Drizzle from Epicurious. Super easy and super yummy. Perfect for weeknight and make great leftovers.
- I can’t believe it’s almost July. Slow down, Summer!
- Have you been bitten by the World Cup bug? I certainly have and it’s been a lot of fun. Now that we’re in the group of 16, I have the Netherlands go all the way on my bracket. What are your predictions? There’s been some really good futball played, some not-so good and tons of drama. I love the dramz though. What is a major sporting event without it? I sincerely hope the U.S. does well this year, since the team has good potential.
- Summer means popsicles. Last year I made these yummy Plum, Basil and Yogurt Ice Pops. I’m excited to make all kinds of popsicles this summer. I just need the fruits to come out!
- I recently finished watching Friday Night Lights and can’t recommend it enough. There’s not a lot of shows that are just about people and life anymore, so it was a breath of fresh air. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are the heart and soul of that show. I’ve never seen them better. Even if you never see the whole series, at least watch the pilot. It blew me away.
- I voted last Tuesday and thought I would have to make some crazy decisions because I have no idea who to vote for, but it turns out I only needed to vote for the school board because I’m unaffiliated. That doesn’t seem right to me.
- I rather enjoy painting my nails, but I’m so bad at it and often am just lazy. So hurray right now my toes are Essie’s Pink About It and my fingers are Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos.
- I have a new niece and she is the most adorable thing ever. After her two sisters that is. They also need to stop growing!
- The diet is going fine. Slow, but fine. Most days I don’t really think about it. I’m always looking for healthier but yummy recipes these days. What are some of your favorites?
Soooo, after a three year absence, I finally got my physical done. I pretty much knew what the result would be and really my not getting it done for three years is more avoidance than anything. It boils down to two things: I need to lose weight and my cholesterol is astronomical. This is not new information. It’s the same information I had three years ago when I last had my physical, and I didn’t really do a lifestyle change then. So yeah…
One of the things I love the most in this world is live theatre. Truth be told, it’s probably my first love. I did OK in school but I didn’t really excel in anything. I had some ideas about what I wanted to do with my life, but nothing definite. Until I was introduced to theatre. I fell hard and never looked back.
Instead of calling this blog a food blog, I’d rather call it a ‘this is what Susie ate and how she felt about it’ blog. Other food bloggers are so good at describing things and explaining textures and tastes. What do I do? Use the word yummy a lot. This post will illustrate that point.
Disclaimer: 99% of recipes I post are not mine. I will not be posting full recipes, but I will share links to them or the cookbooks they come from.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and it looks like this outside:
So of course one makes this for brunch:
Well, that happened. In the end, despite all the bad press, weird happenings, appearance of unpreparedness, the athletes proved that the Olympics is so much more than all that. It’s a celebration of the human spirit and sportsmanship and overcoming obstacles. I’m looking at you Bob Costas. Way to overcome that pink eye!
But enough with all that sappiness, let’s talk about the most important thing about the Olympics: figure skating!
Among the things that strike my fancy are Korean Dramas, Korean Pop and Korean food. I’m sure I’ll post about those other things at one point or another. Since this is my first post on a KDrama, here’s a blanket disclaimer: I’m not Korean, I don’t speak Korean, I’m not an expert in everything Korean and all opinions are mine. I’m also going to assume that you and KDramas are besties, so I’m not going to do too much explaining on stuff. My go-to resource for all things KDrama is Dramabeans. They have a pretty comprehensive glossary section and also links to other sites to help you study up on the KDramas. You’re welcome to also ask me questions in the comments.
Also, there will always be spoilers. At your own risk, folks!