Archive for November, 2009

fried pb&j

What happens when you promise a weekly sandwich post, run out of ideas after three weeks, and then don’t even manage to get any sandwich materials at the grocery store?

You fry a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  It’s actually quite good, once you get past the expectation that you are biting into a grilled cheese.


  • plain, boring white bread (again)
  • your favorite peanut butter
  • your favorite jelly/jam/preserves (or this would ROCK with Nutella)
  • unsalted butter

Step 1: Put some butter into the pan to melt.

Step 2: While the butter is melting, spread the peanut butter.  Place the peanut buttered bread, PB side up, in the pan.

Step 3: Spread the jelly on the other piece of bread, and place it on top of the PB bread in the pan to make a sandwich.

Step 4: Flip the sandwich to burn brown the jelly side.  (Setting off your fire alarm is optional.)

Step 5: Try it out!  It doesn’t go super well with potato chips, but I didn’t know what else to eat with it.

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home is where the pooch is

I was really surprised at how good it felt to return today.  I’m still not a huge fan of Indiana, but something just feels right about falling back into your routine..even if it means a ton of work until Christmas.  And Snake went crazy welcoming me back.  :o)  I missed her, too.

Have I mentioned before how badly it sucks to have no airport in your city?  That hour and a half drive just kills me.  It was even worse today, thanks to post-holiday-weekend school traffic.  In no world did I ever expect the Sunday after Thanksgiving to be worse on the road from Indianapolis to Lafayette than from Phoenix to Tucson.  I was wrong.

However, I was smart enough to make the most of the trek home.  Indy has a Trader Joe’s that’s right on my way.  OH yeah.  Not only do I have an entire freezer and pantry full of yummy stuff, but I also have a Christmas tree!!  Hopefully I won’t kill it this year.  Bring on December!

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Can I just say that hanging with the family I haven’t seen in months obviously must take precedence over interesting and meaningful blog posts during NaBloPoMo?  Who planned this during the month of November, anyways?  :oP

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black friday

Let it be known that I have faced the wrath of Black Friday at 3 AM.  Let it also be known that I did not get my free copy of Lego Rock Band from Old Navy.  Apparently actually waking up to go there at 3 isn’t enough; you need to stand in line around midnight.  Meh.  Next year I’m staying home!

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happy thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Most notably, I’m glad to be at home spending the holiday with my family.  I hope everyone’s turkey day was as relaxing and fun as mine was!

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This Albuquerque turkey made it home safe and sound. I don’t have anything to say except that I’m really happy to be here and ready for some days of family, friends, and relaxation! :o)

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sweet relief!

My two major exams are finished!!  Now I can focus on packing and running home like a happy little turkey in love.  :o)  I feel so content right now.

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