Feb 28, 2010

Za bro

Sorry I didn't put up a post yesterday, I had a hectic afternoon and forgot about posting! Anyway today I want to show you how to make:
Piiiiiiiza. Everybody likes pizza. It is delicious. I wanted to try out pioneer woman's pizza dough recipe and in the end, I think it worked really well! I didn't make it gluten free, but the boys thought that it was really good. They ate both of the pizzas for dinner that night. It's a really thick crust, and dan described it closer to bread than pizza. The thing I liked the best about this recipe is that you can make it days in advance. In fact, according to pioneer woman, it's even better days in advance. So here's how you do it!

1 tsp yeast
4 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/3 cups olive oil

combine the yeast with 1 1/2 cup warm water and set aside. With a mixer, or a spoon if you don't have one like me, combine the salt and flour. With the mixer still going, or you still stirring, drizzle in the olive oil. Then pour in the water and yeast mixture.
Coat a big bowl with olive oil and put the ball of dough in it. Cover it with saran wrap tightly and put it in the fridge until you want to use it.

We had sausage and pepper pizza. I cooked the sausage before hand, but I didn't cook the peppers.
Anyway, doesn't this pizza look tasty?!


Feb 26, 2010

cupcakes finally

Ok now I'm keeping my promise. There are cupcakes here today. And they are goooooood. If you don't have a sweet tooth, you won't like this post, and I am sorry for you. These are cookies and cream cupcakes. They are basically pure sugar and they are awesome. The recipe I found made 30 cookies. And that seemed excessive, even for me. So I quartered it and got 7 cupcakes. Honestly, I don't even know if I can eat those seven. But it's ok, Dan will eat them or something.The recipe calls for oreos, but I think any chocolaty cookie will do. I had to trim them a bit because my home made oreos weren't particularly uniform. But anyway, the point is, grab some cookies. Cause you're making these.
This is the whole recipe, but I definitely don't recommend using this whole thing unless you're making them for a party. 30 of these is a lotttttt.
(Oh also! VOTE in the sidebar!)

42 cookies, 30 left whole, 12 roughly chopped
2 lbs cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
pinch of salt

with a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the sugar and beat until combined, then add vanilla. Then when no one is looking grab a little taste of it. YUM. good right?
Drizzle in eggs while mixing. Beat in sour cream and salt then stir in the chopped cookies by hand.

Preheat the oven to 275F and fill muffin tin with cupcake liners. Put one cookie in the bottom of each liner. I cut the oreos into little squares so they fit better.

Spoon batter evenly over the cookies almost to the top of the cups. They won't really rise so don't worry about them spilling over.
The recipe says to bake for 22 minutes, but I left mine in for 25, maybe almost thirty. Just keep an eye on them and take them out of the oven when they've set. That means when they're still slightly liquidy, but not jiggly. Yes, that is the official definition.
Let them cool on the counter completly, then put them in the fridge for at least 4 hours. I left them in the fridge overnight and it was fine.
After you have impatiently waited for the cupcakes to be done, now you can eat one. mmmm delicious. Don't eat more than 1 at a time. Seriously though, you could go into a diabetic coma.

Feb 24, 2010

I'm a big fat liar. But I'm ok with it.

Ok I lied. I'M SORRY! I told you all that I would be posting a recipe for cookies and cream cupcakes. But I have something else today. something delicious. something fantastic. and something that is quite possibly the exact opposite of cookies and cream cupcakes. I would like to introduce you to my new favorite slow cooker recipe:
Now, when my dad is bored, he makes pulled pork on the grill. That's right. When he's bored. I can't explain it. But some days I will notice that he is going outside a lot and then for dinner there's like 20 pounds of pulled pork sitting in front of me. It's fantastic, and I love when my dad is bored, but this is soooooo much easier. Basically you throw a sauce together. Pour it on top of however much pork you can cram into the slow cooker and then leave it for eight hours. Make it before work and come home to a tasty, subtly spicy, pulled pork sammich.
1 onion, roughly chopped
2-3 carrots, roughly chopped
3 lbs of pork shoulder (or like I said before, however much fits in the slow cooker)
1/2 cup vegetable/chicken broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce (less if you don't like spicy)
1 cup apple juice

Mix up the wet ingredients in a bowl. In the slow cooker, put the onions and carrots in the bottom, then put the pork on top. Pour about half of the sauce over the pork then turn it on low and cook for 8 hours. Put the sauce in the fridge and wait.
go to class
do your homework
watch mtv and melt your brain
take a nap
DINNER TIME. Heat up the rest of the sauce in a saucepan. With tongs, pull the pork out of the slow cooker and put it into a bowl. It will basically fall apart as you're doing that, so it doesn't take much to really shred it. Just throw it around with the tongs a bit.

Then grab some bread or rolls, put the pulled pork in the middle, pour sauce all over it, and eat that delicious sammich! Or--this is what I did--Heat up some tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds then make pork tacos! Shredded pork with sour cream and lots of sauce. yummy.
Beware! Depending on how much chili sauce you add (and how sensitive you are to heat) the sauce can be pretty spicy. I wasn't expecting that and basically drowned my pork tacos in the sauce. But it was totally worth it.
Go make this for dinner tonight!

Feb 22, 2010


So since I have celiac and nut allergies (awesome combo *sarcasm*) I haven't had oreos in nine years. That's half of my freaking life! All of the gluten free oreo alternatives have nuts, or at least traces of them. So I've been missing out on delicious chocolaty goodness this whole time! And yesterday I made my own! So. Freaking. Tasty. I asked people if they tasted like real oreos, cause I can't remember what they taste like, and dominick said that he didn't feel as bad eating these. And Garrett said that these were closer to delicious cookies than oreos. And I'll take that!
For those of you that are gluten-free and saw this on another blogging site, I have included the original gluten-full recipe. However, I made these gluten free with Jules Gluten Free Flour. (Try it! It's awesome! 1:1 replaceable with real flour!)

So here's how you make 'em!

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup dutch process cocoa (or unsweetened cocoa)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1-1 1/2 cups sugar (I used 1 1/2 and it was prettttty sweet)
1 1/4 sticks of room temperature, sweetened butter
1 large egg

1/2 stick room temperature butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

Ok, so the recipe recommends using a food processor or a mixer, but alas! I am a poor college student and I have neither of those. So a whisk works fine too. With a whisk/food processor/mixer combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Next add the butter and egg and whisk/blend it until it forms together.
Put rounded teaspoons of batter onto a lined baking sheet about two inches apart. Preferably you would be using parchment paper, but I found that foil with a bit of shortening on it works fine too. Put some water on your hand so that your fingers won't stick to the dough and press the rounds of batter flat. Not too much, just slightly.
The recipe I had said to bake for 9 minutes at 375F, but all the ones I did like that burned. So what I recommend is making one batch following the directions and see how it goes. I ended up lowering the temperature to about 350 and baking them for 5-7 minutes. Just keep an eye on 'em. After they're done, set them on a rack to cool.
To make the filling, blend togther the butter and shortening. Then slowly add the sugar and vanilla. When I did this, it didn't make a very cohesive icing, so I added about a tablespoon of hot water and that worked out perfectly.
When all the cookies are baked and the icing is done, it's time to put them together! Find two cookies that are about even in size and using a pastry bag/ziplock bag/spoon, put about 1/2-1 tbsp of icing in the middle of one cookie. Then gently press the other cookie on top and squish them together.
YUM now you have oreos.
Come back in two days, because I will be making cookies and cream cupcakes with these homemade oreos! Also, don't forget about the new poll in the side bar!


Feb 20, 2010


Do you know why I love costco? THIS is why I love costco!

That is an enourmous jar of pollo. Do you see how big that is in comparison to the pitcher? It's like 35 oz! zomg. so much pollo.
Anyway, speaking of pollo, last night I made chicken santa-fe. It's a really tasty slow cooker meal. Slow cookers are amazing beautiful things. I throw everything in and then a few hours later, delicious food! I definitly recomend this for a busy day. Here's how to make it!

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans sweet corn, rinsed and drained
6 chicken thighs (I used boneless, skinless. If you are using breasts, shorten the cooking time or they will dry out)
1 cup salsa
4-8 oz cream cheese, cut up into cubes
shredded cheese

Rinse and drain the beans and corn and throw those in the slow cooker. Then add half of the salsa and the chicken. On top of the chicken, put the rest of the salsa.
I used more than a cup because, hey, I'm crazy like that.
Turn it on high and let it cook for three hours. (If you're using chicken breasts, check on it at about two hours and see if it's done)
three hours goes by
nap time
homework time
DING chicken's done!
When the three hours is up, take the chicken out of the slow cooker and shred it up into bite sized pieces.
Put the chicken back in the slow cooker and add about 4 oz of cream cheese. If the sauce looks creamy enough to you, stop there. If not, keep adding it until it has the consistency you want.

Serve over rice and add plenty of grated cheddar cheese on top!

YUMMM chicken. Tastes like salsa. What could be better?

Feb 18, 2010

eek! a day late!

Sorry that there wasn't a post yesterday! I had a crazy wednesday and thursday. I had a spanish test on Thursday and a History midterm yesterday. Don't worry, I think that I did really well. The Spanish test was surprisingly easy. I was on the second to last page and I looked up and saw that everyone else was still on the second page. sooooo that was awesome. Same with History. I knew exactly how to answer the questions and I finished in about 45 minutes. I had to define like 20 things and then I wrote an essay on Napoleon. So as far as tests goes, they were very nice.
Oh! And everyone should vote on the poll! So far everything is tied and that's no good.
Excuses, excuses! I didn't post anything yesterday and I'm sorrrrry. And now I have a new post for you. This is something that I'm not sure if anyone else likes. I am a big onion fan. I put them in almost everything I make (as you may have noticed) and this is a really yummy onion-centered dish. If you don't like onions...don't make this. Don't try it, I think I can guarantee that you won't like it. For example, I wouldn't make this for Dan. He doesn't like strings of onions (weirdo) I call it: onion pasta! It is not a food to eat before you go on a date. I repeat! No dates! Anyway, here's how you make it!

1 onion
olive oil
a bit of brown sugar (if you're not using sweet onions)
1 tbsp dried basil
cooked pasta

Slice up the onion into long strips and try to make them as even as possible.

We're going to cook the onions for a long time, and we don't want some crunchy and some burned. In a pan melt butter and add a bit of olive oil. Then add the onions and stir them around. Ok so here is where personal preference comes in. As I'm cooking, I like to grab an onion slice out of the pan and see how crunchy it is and when I feel like it's soft enough, I'll stop cooking then. So I don't really have any time measurements for you. Just stay by the stove and keep an eye on it. It should be around 20-40 minutes. And as it's cooking, if they seem to be burning or not cooking evenly, add about a tablespoon of water--or chicken broth!
If you are not using sweet onions, add about 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar about 5 or 10 minutes into the cooking time, just to act against the really strong onion flavor. As the onions are cooking, stir them around every couple of minutes or so.
When the onions have reached the softness level you want, add 1 tbsp basil. Stir it into the onions until they are all sweet and basil-y.
Put a portion of the onions on top of a bowl of pasta and add parmesan!

Yummy! (...if you're an onion lover)

Feb 16, 2010


So yesterday I interviewed for an RA job! I applied to be an RA at two of the off campus housing places called the inn and the university town center. This is how I'm gonna get my money back from the school. The compensation is free housing and food. Awesome! (also the inn has a pool) Hopefully I get the job! Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Also! There's a new poll--go vote everybody! go! now!
And now: more food! And as I hinted yesterday, this one has butter! Yay for butter! Also it has heavy cream. So if you are on a diet...I guess don't eat it? Close your eyes and imagine how delicious it tastes?
Anyway, we're making fettucini alfredo! Well ok, so the pioneer woman calls this fettucini alfredo, but when I tasted it, I thought that it was closer to mac and cheese. But honestly, I'd eat either of those any day. Also this is so super easy. Like ridiculously easy. Shouldn't even be on a food blog easy. So onward! fettucini/mac and cheese we go!

1 lb of pasta
1 stick of butter
1 cup of heavy cream (not milk!)
salt and pepper to taste
freshly grated parmesan cheese

Get your water boiling and make your pasta according to
package directions. While the pasta is cooking, grate some parmesan. Please don't use the green bottle kraft stuff. That's just not right. After that's all grated, put the butter in a saucepan and let it melt. Then add in the heavy cream and pepper and whisk it around. Action shot!

And now...you wait until the pasta is done.
Pasta's done! Before you drain it, grab about a half cup of the pasta water. You'll use it later if the sauce is to gooey. Now you can drain your pasta, but don't rinse it because you want it boiling lava hot. Stir in a bit of butter just so the noodles don't stick together.

Now the best part! Putting it together! In a bowl spoon in some sauce--the amount is a personal preference thing, and you can always add more later. Then sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.

Now add the pasta!

Then stir it all up! Done! I would definitely recommend adding cheese on top too. Very tasty.
Hope you guys like it!

Feb 15, 2010

school steals all my moolah

Hey everybody! So I have some bad news for all you regular readers. Unfortunetly when I started this blog I didn't realy consider the fact that UCSC requires me to buy 55 meals per quarter. Since I have been trying to avoid eating at the dining hall and eating my own food, I have 33 meals left to use in 28 days and the meals won't roll over into next quarter. Yikes! So I think I'm going to be reducing my posting to every other day or maybe more frequently when I have something particularly exciting to post. That way the school doesn't cheat me out of toooooo much money. So I'll see you guys in tomorrow with another food post! (hint: there will be butter.)

Apple Pie!

Hope you all had a fantastic valentines day. I know I did...up until about 7pm. Then I got a migraine (I think) or I had some kind of bug, because I was asleep for the next 14 hours. Awesome. Luckily though, I got to make dinner first! As part of my present to dan, I made him apple pie. It's like his favorite thing in the world, and I baked them in these cute little heart shaped ramekins. I thought that this wouldn't be enough food for us, so I also made a gallete out of the leftover crust and apples. I don't have any pictures of me making the food this time, but I do have some awesome pics of the pies themselves! Here's the recipes for them!

Pie crust
from Pioneer Woman Cooks
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of shortening
5 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt

First, cut the shortening into the flour. When it resembles coarse meal, add the other ingredients. (If you're cutting in the shortening with two knives it might take a while, just be patient.) Stir the other ingredients in gently. Once they're mostly combined, use your hands to really squish it all together. Seperate the dough into three portions and put each portion in a ziplock bag. roll it out a little bit in the bag so that the dough is flat. Put them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. You can also make this ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for days. Let them thaw on the counter for about 15 minutes if you do that. When you're ready to put the pie together, take the dough out of the ziplock bags and roll them out on a floured surface. You probably won't need to use all three bags worth, so just thaw them as you need them. After they're rolled out, flip it into a pie pan. Push down the edges so it fits nicely inside and then cut off the excess dough from the sides. Look how flakey that crust is!
Apple pie filling
from the Joy of Cooking
5-6 apples
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2-1/3 white or brown sugar (use 1/3 if the apples are especially tart)
1/8 tsp salt
1-1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch (use 1 1/2 if the apples are very juicy)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp water (if the apples are very dry)

Cut up 5-6 apples into thin slices and put the slices in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, sugar, salt, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir together gently. When the apples are thoroughly coated, pour them into the piecrust and dot with butter. If the apples are dry, add the water. Roll out another pie crust to put on top. Once the top crust is on, score it with a knife. I did a pretty little star pattern on top. Bake it in a 450F oven for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 350 and bake for 35-45 minutes. Keep an eye on it and take it out when the crust is golden brown.
To make a gallette
Roll out a pie crust and pile apple filling in the middle, leaving about an inch and half of space around the edges. Roll up the edges, folding the edges over each other. Bake at 400F for about 45 minutes of until crust is golden brown.


Feb 14, 2010


Happy Valentines day everybody! I've been having a great valentines so far (granted I've only been awake for an hour, but still) When Dan and I woke up we watched some spongebob and then I made breakfast for us. Now what he didn't know was that I had secret plans. I told him he wasn't allowed in the kitchen and he had to watch tv. On second thought, he probably figured out I had a secret plan around then. For breakfast I made us banana pancakes. Sounds not so exciting? They were hearts! They were adorable. I'm very proud of myself. And he loved them too!

How did I make them into a heart you ask? With this handy little thing! I found it at an art store downtown and even though it's meant for eggs, it worked just fine for pancakes too.

Unfortunetly I don't have a recipe for the pancakes. We were out of milk so I couldn't make them from scratch and had to resort to a gf mix I happened to have. I was worried Dan wouldn't like them because they aren't really traditional pancakes, but he really liked them.

I had mine with jam, so it looked even more like a heart!

Happy Valentines! (Or singles awareness/hallmark holiday/red paper crap/forced romance day)

Feb 12, 2010


Sorry everyone, no food posting today. I was traveling home last night during dinner time. I live about an hour and a half away from school, but if I have to take public transportation home it takes twice as long! Ridiculous. So I was on buses, waiting in line, and on trains for about 3 hours. But Dan came with me, so it was all good.
Anyway, I will be posting a special valentines day post on sunday so be sure to check back!

orange chicken

OK! Finnnnnnnallllyyyyy I got to make orange chicken! I'm not really sure how I feel about this recipe. I mean, it was tasty, but I didn't love it. Dan on the other hand, loved it and ate his portion and half of mine. (My eyes were significantly larger than my stomach) So I think it's just me. Also, I messed up a few things because I am careless and I work to fast (That was for you dad, yes I know I should work more slowly) but it still turned out delicious. So! Here's how you do it.

Feb 11, 2010

banana bites! (banana theme much?)

I didn't have time to make any food yesterday because I spent all afternoon studying, then I had a midterm, and then I had to go to a three hour movie screening for history. (Which was surprisingly good. Anyone here seen The Leopard? If you're interested in history, you should definitely check it out.) But I have one last thing from the superbowl party! So here is how to make chocolate banana bites! These were really tasty and they were gone in a flash!

3-4 bananas
1 thing of meltable chocolate (They come in little cups and they say dipping chocolate. You can usually find them in the fruit section)
Sprinkles optional

Peel and cut up the bananas into 1/2 inch pieces. Lay them out on a wax paper lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for at least an hour.
When the bananas are very frozen, melt the chocolate according to the directions on the box. (If you're feeling really crazy you can use real chocolate melted over a double broiler. But I think that's too much effort for such a simple recipe)
Dip the bananas in the chocolate one by one. There are different ways of doing this. If you have a bbq stick or long toothpicks, you can use those. I didn't so I just used two forks and made a kind of fork-hammock. I also only dipped like half of them. Some of them I just flicked chocolate all over so they looked pretty. Unfortunately, the chocolate didn't stay on very well after I was done. Oh well! Still tasted good!
Put them back on the wax paper after dipping them. When all of them are done, put them back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
DONE! See? Super easy. Ridiculously easy.

Feb 9, 2010

Bananananana bread

Raise your hand if you like banana bread. I know that you all just raised your hand. some of you may have even raised both. This was one of the winners from last week (it was tied with orange chicken) and this banana bread is doubly awesome because it has delicious cinnamon swirls in it! There's really only supposed to be one line of cinnamon, but I did two because that's how I roll. It's a super easy recipe that I stumbled on at sandwichhoss. It does take a while to bake, but that's ok cause you can do other things and your kitchen will smell amazing while you wait.
Here's how to do it!

Feb 8, 2010

Pizza Bites!

Hope you all liked those wings yesterday, cause now I got another Super bowl recipe for you. Pizza bites! Sounds fun and cute right? Well they are! They're a great party food and you can make them in advance! FIll them with whatever pizza toppings you like and serve em up with marinara sauce. mmmm yummy.
Also! there's a new poll over in the side bar so go vote! I'll be making last weeks winners today, so look forward to that later in the week.
Here's how you do it!

Feb 7, 2010

Saintly wings

Well the superbowl was a rousing success. GO SAINTS! Anyone see that incredible interception? So awesome. We had Garrett and John over and we all watched the game together. And I made a FEAST of snack food. Seriously, it was like our one meal of the day. And I will be putting all those recipes up during the week. Today I want to tell you about the main event of the feast: wings. I have never made homemade wings before, and so this was awesome, and I was really proud of them. I found the recipe on Pioneer Woman Cooks, but I changed it up a little bit. (Click at the bottom to see the rest!)

superbowl y'all!

It's superbowl day!

I'm gonna be cooking all morning and for most of the afternoon to get ready! We're having all sorts of goodies, and I'll post the recipes this week. Be excited people. You're gonna love it. I'm making wings, banana chocolate bites, pizza bites, japanese cucumber salad (That's just for me cause I think that's too healthy for the boys), chili, and probably some steak too. Well, Andy will most likely make the steak, but I'll be present.

Can I also just tell you guys how much I love grocery shopping? I went to safeway last night and besides the fact that it's incredibly annoying to actually GO, I looooooove it when I come home and my table looks like this.

So satisfying. Also when the fruit bowl is 50% avocado. excellent.

Most of those avocados will be gone after today. But yea, going to safeway is a huge ordeal. We have to take buses, walk a long ways, and then carry everything back. boooooooooooooo.
And the poll came out tied between orange chicken and cinnamon swirl banana bread! I'll be making both this week. That means be doubly excited!
Hope you all have a fantastic superbowl feast!

Feb 5, 2010

French Toast!

Alright, so I finally got back to cooking. Unfortunetly, we haven't been grocery shopping in a week which means we're basically out of everything I need to actually cook something delicious. But, we did have a lot of bread! So I made vanilla french toast. Well, first I had to convince Dan that breakfast for dinner is one of the best things in the world. But after I got that under control, it was french toast making time!
French toast is really really easy, the only thing is that you have to make sure that the egg is cooked. Otherwise the bread is slimey and gross.
So! Here's what you need!

6 slices of bread
3-4 eggs (4 if you don't use milk)
1/2 cup milk
1/2-1 tsp vanilla (depending on how sweet you want it)

Crack your eggs in a dish that's big enough to fit the bread. I used a cake pan, but any thing like that will do. If you have milk, this is where you would have added it. But I live with milk addicts that go through 3 gallons a week. Seriously, it's a problem. Should get some intervention up in here.
Once the eggs and milk are beaten together, add the vanilla and a dash of cinnamon. Again, personal preference- how ever much cinnamon you want.

Now grab a slice of bread and dunk it in the eggs! Make sure to get both sides nice and egg-y. (not to be confused with eggo)

Grab a pan, preferably a nonstick teflon pan, and put a nice big chunk of butter in it. When the butter melts, put a slice of egg-y toast in it.

After a minute or two, flip it over. It should be nice and brown and toasty. If it's not, just flip it back over again. Once both sides are done, take it out of the pan and go onto the next one! Serve them up with syrup, powdered sugar, jam or all of the above!
Dan went with jam as you can see.

And right now the poll is tied between orange chicken and cinnamon swirl banana bread, so everyone vote!

Feb 4, 2010

rrarrrarrr SAINTS

SORRYYYYYY I don't have a food post again today. I'm incredibly lazy and school work is catching up to me. For dinner I made pizza rice, which is something I used to eat all the time in high school, but I think it kind of grosses some people out. I don't know why, I mean, it's just rice with pizza sauce and some cheese. But anyway, I didn't take a picture in case some of you all are grossed out by that too.
Be ready for a lottttt of cool posts next week though! This weekends the superbowl and I'm making lots of cool stuff! So how about you guys? Are you going to watch the superbowl? Or are you like me and just watch the commercials and mute the actual game? Who are you rooting for? I'm rooting for the saints. I looked up who's playing on wikipedia and I decided they're cooler. Also they have an obvious theme song that I already know.
And if you haven't voted already, go vote! The banana bread is winning!

Feb 3, 2010


Last night I didn't make my own dinner because I had had a terrible day and I just wasn't up to it. (It's a long story, but basically the managers at the dining hall reveled to me that they had been feeding me things I am allergic to since I started going to school here. And fed me shellfish today, even though they know I'm allergic to it) But one thing that always makes me feel better is nachos. So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to...
Tacos is amazing and delicious. It's the restaurant in my dorm area and last year I lived right next to it. It was really hard to not eat there everyday, because whenever I walked by, my mouth would water and I would suddenly be craving a quesedilla. But this year I live like two minutes away so it's a lot easier to resist. I try to pace myself to only eating there once a week. We have these things called flexi dollars. Our ID card has a strip on it, so we can use it like a debit card and every quarter we get $50 put on it. Tacos accepts flexis so I spend alllll of them there. Usually I get nachos because they are amaaaaaaazing. They come with cheese, beans, guac, sour cream, jalapenos, and your choice of meat. I usually get them with out meat and jalapenos, that way I get more cheesy goodness. Look at these things! OMNOMNOMNOM!

And can anyone tell me if this is a guy or a girl? It is a continual debate among me and my friends and we still haven't reached a conclusion.

Here's andy enjoying a quesedilla

Here's dan who wasn't very hungry, but he got a little quesedilla anyway.

Anyway, more food tomorrow hopefully!
And don't forget to vote for this weekend's winner!