Thursday, March 17, 2011

Say Cheeeeeeesecake

Pictures Taken: March 14th, 2011

Yeah. Hokay. So.

As work has been getting better (read: more hours, more monay monay), I've been gaining back the desire to cook and bake and make glorious, glorious foodies. Prolly since I can afford all the ingredients, etc.

Well, a couple of months ago I bought a set of spring-form pans because I wanted to try and make a cheesecake. I attempted one a couple of days ago. I initially freaked out because there's sooooooooooo many ways to make them and they can be uber sensitive and you have to put them in a bath (a bath? A BATH! Rubber ducky anyone?) and leave the oven door open over night and throw salt over your shoulder and knock on wood... ALLLLLL this craziness for a friggin' cheesecake.

I didn't know which recipe to pick so I started fiddling with the spring-form pans. Lo and behold, on the label for it it says "Recipe included on back". And guess what? It was a NO-BAKE recipe.

Cue the angel choir and sunbeams from heaven, please.

The recipe was SO. SIMPLE. Grind up some sugar and graham crackers, whip up the cream cheese and whipping cream and chill.

Basically. (I'll post the recipe later.)

So voila! Cheesecake a la Savanah!

Homemade crust. Bow chick wow!

Cream cheese and lemon juice.

"Just Beat"'d!

Added the whipping cream and beaten until stiff. Aha.

Poured and smoothed out.

So yeah. I didn't take a picture of it after being chilled cause it looks exactly the same (it doesn't pout like a regular cheesecake batter, so no extra smoothy smooth top) and if I took a picture now... well it's more than half gone.

The next day, LUCKY MEEE I was still (am still... whatevs) sick so I had Maro try it and he LOVED it. I don't even think it was that fake lovey dovey fake crap. He seemed to really like it. He had his mom and roommate try it and they loved it. My dad tried it, he loved it.

Pretty proud of it actually. While I still haven't had a slice, I saved some of the cream that got stuck to the side of the pan for my bagels.

Can you say blueberry cheesecake bagel? YUMMEH.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wild Petunia


I'm... siiiiiiiiick. AGAIN.

I swear I can't fall asleep and wake up and feel totally fine. Ugh.

I went shopping with Amba for shoes for work since our dress code is being strictly enforced now and the shoes I had were inappropriate.


We went around the world shopping, haha, but I didn't do too bad money wise. Yay! Although I guess I could have sold the mustang I had apparently hijacked in front of WalMart and went crazy at Fry's.

Amba swears she knew it was me in the Mustang and I was drivin off.

Went to her house after all the shoppin' to install her new router. Least exciting thing of the day, especially with all the animals at her house.

Princesses of the day: Petunia and Freya

Takin' a stroll

Through the brush



"Gtfo my face"

Precious, right? Next post will have a video of The Wild Petunia.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sunnie Bowl and Cup

Pictures Taken: February 23, Year

When I was sick for the past two weeks all I drank was tea or hot lemon water. All I ate was whatever what was easiest.

Lemon water and Mac n' Cheese. mm MMMMM MMMMMMMM!

Btw, that bowl + cup = ♥

I luuvvv em. PLUS! When you stack the bowl on the cup, it makes a sunflower. Which is why I bought them.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hollywood and Viet-NOM

Pictures Taken: March 4th, 2011

Haven't had the chance or the reason to go out in the past few weeks. I've been sick and working a lot, and then on my days off I've just been relaaaaxing. Oh, and I've also started gaming a little more again which has been awesome! I buckled down and grinded on a new character that restoked my love of the game. ♥

Saw my camera sitting all by it's lonesome in my basket above my bed and got really sad. I've been neglecting it so I made sure to pick it up when i hung out with Nessie and Juan the other day.

There are a couple parks by my house, about... 5? All within walking distance too. Well, your average in-shape person's walking distance, ahaaaaa.

And I don't know WHENNNN, but the city must have really cracked down on delinquent activity because the park that we run at used to be in REALLY bad shape. I'm talking graffiti, gangsta loitering, junkies, errthang. But now... it's gorgeous. White people walk around walking their little poodles and yeah. Get the picture? Hahaha.

There's another park around the same area called "Hollywood Park" that was probably the WORST. I remember it when I was little to just always be PACKED and not with the nicest looking characters. Plus, it plays host to the "Devil's Cave" which is just a huge sewage pipe that snakes underneath the whole neighborhood and connects 3 of the canyons in the area. Pretty crazy!

Well, Ness was driving me and Juanito around looking for something to eat and to do. We didn't have a lot of time but she grabbed a Vietnamese sandwich from this little (AHEM) place across the street from my old high school.

I got to tell you, this place was tiny when I was a freshman. It's a little store right across from the high school that had like...4 kinds of muffins, some cookies, chips and a little fridge of sodas. Heh yeah... we went there and my fucking jaw dropped. They have soups and sandwiches and 5 fridges of drinks and chips and muffins galoooreee, candy and cookies. It's now, basically, a ramshackled convenience store!

I could not believe it. I spent SOOO much money there in the mornings before school and, as I stopped to think about it, so did about 1/3 of the student body. EVERY MORNING there was a line, WITHOUT fail. I saw other kids dropping $5, %10 there EASY. The prices weren't horrible but I mean... they were just kids with money anyways, so why not?

WOW OKAY RAMBLING. Anyways, just wanted to say the owners could not have picked a more PERFECT location. 90% of their money is probably from the high school. Noice!

Hehehehe ok.

SO. Ness got her sammich and then what was I saying... oh yeah, the parks.

We couldn't decide where to go to sit and chil til Ness had to get her sister from school, so me and Juan were just chattin about Hollywood Park. It wasnt far from his house, or any of our houses for that matter, so we headed over.. after some tardness on our part of how to get there.

Just wow. I should have taken a bird's eye view of the place while I was up on the street. It's just insane how much it's changed. AAAND it was bigger than I remember.

To get down into the park I used to ride my bike basically down the side of a hill. But now there's a little walk way zig-zagging down and a nice wooden stair case a little further down. It's funny, I couldn't stop staring at those stairs for some reason. RIGHT where they were placed is where I used to ride my bike down and almost ALWAYS eat shit. Haha, dirt and leaves in my mouth.

We settled down there on the playground. There was only one or two families there and that was it. I was in a state of like... disbelief ahaha it was so different.

It's safe to say we'll be going back.