Monday, November 16, 2009
So, I made hummus yesterday and had some crackers with it. As usual...I made ALOT! So, I craftily set it in the way back of the fridge....so no little fingers got into it. And voila! I have lunch today!
My hummus recipe...well it's not really. A can of garbonzos (didn't have the patience to soak the bagged ones), some of the juice from the canned garbonzos, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, basil, oregano (from our back yard), salt and pepper. Stick it all in a bender and GO! Play with it...play with your seasonings.... If you are using a 16 OZ can of beans, use roughly 1 1/2 Tbsp of tahini....
If you’re a fan of vodka, you know that its smoothness and versatility make it the perfect drink to pair with pretty much any mixer. There’s no end to the praises to be sung about this uniquely intoxicating alcohol, but did you know that there are plenty of other uses for vodka? It turns out that it’s actually a pretty handy substance to have around.
1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves the adhesive.
2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.
6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.
9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag, and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain, or black eyes.
10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter then apply the tincture to aches and pains.
11. Make your own mouthwash by mixing nine tablespoons powered cinnamon with one cup vodka. Seal in an airtight container for two weeks. Strain through a coffee filter then mix with warm water and rinse your mouth. Don’t swallow.
12. Using a q-tip, apply vodka to a cold sore to help it dry out.
13. If a blister opens, pour vodka over the raw skin as a local anesthetic that also disinfects the exposed dermis.
14. To treat dandruff, mix one cup vodka with two teaspoons crushed rosemary, let sit for two days, strain through a coffee filter and massage into your scalp and let dry.
15. To treat an earache put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let set for a few minutes. Then drain. The vodka will kill the bacteria that are causing pain in your ear.
16. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
17. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
18. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
19. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the poison oil from your skin.
20. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.21. If all else fails, just turn the bottle up and drink it, nothing will matter anymore anyway!
(source: Miss Charming’s Vodka Page)
Yes, yes...it's not even Thanksgiving yet....yes, yes. SO WHAT?!? Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year...and I simply CANNOT.....nay...WILL NOT wait!!
So, the fam went to see A Christmas Carol on Friday night...and no it was not the 3D version.
Honestly, I LOVED IT! The graphics, the effects, the story, the characters, the MOVIE...it was awesome! I suppose it was derived directly, almost word for word from the novel. And all three spirits were Jim Carrey....he was amazeballs yall! Gary Oldman was Bob Cratchit / Marley / Tiny Tim....Colin Firth was Fred, Scrooge's nephew.
I give this 5 stars yall! I know, I know....I've heard it already, "I hate move remakes!" But this is SO worth seeing. And I don't think I could take it in 3D, so I didn't feel guilty for not taking the kids to an Imax.
Now, if you have a child maybe under the age of 5 or 6...some parts may be a bit scary, visually. And if you have an Aspie, like me, the sounds sometimes cause a little anxiety.
All in all....FIVE STARS!