Saturday, November 6, 2010

For the Love of Mancala

 Dixie cups & raisins? No, Jason, fat kids eat the playing pieces if they're raisins. Even the ones who don't like raisins. It's mancala. You move pebbles into little cups to try and collect the most pebbles.

Anyone who has spent any time with me knows I'm competitive. And obsessive. Thanks to my favorite happy boys, Justin and Jason, I am now obsessed with this game.

Problem is, it's a 2-player game. 

A home-made velcro latch!

 Short a player?? That won't stop this kid's adventure!! 

I have, to my knowledge, invented Mancala Solitaire. I play hard. I play smart. Then I spin the board around. 

The trick to not setting yourself up for traps is to play hard and play smart EVERY turn. Most games are pretty close. Then I realize I'm just one step away from becoming the hermitted asian girl with the marble game.

So, I play with Bella. ADVENTURE!!

"What's my next move...?"

"Your turn mom."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello Again!!

I had a blog...and that host closed. SOOO...welcome to my NEW blog!

Sometimes I think I have a blog just cuz everybody has a blog, but what better way to share my adventures with the world! Join me on my adventures, and tell your friends, too! Since I just got my hands on a tasty, tasty camera (if cameras could be eaten, this would be like a juicy herb crusted lamb chop), I'm sure there will be plenty of fun stuff here! See you soon...ADVENTTTUUUURRREEEE!!!

"Stick-it-to-the-Man" Dinner

So this week we've all been working very hard to meet a client's recipe testing deadlines.
We worked so hard that karma smiled on us and left us with a few extra ingredients that my mom turned into a fabulous dinner! It doesn't always happen, but when it does, I'll take it!

We stick it to the man, cuz the man sticks it to us everyday. 
Take that as you wish to. 
a light coating of seasoned flour

awaiting their fate...

in the pool!


golden fried and delicious

a touch overcooked, about medium. but juicy as all hell!