Thursday, April 26, 2012

fresh fridays


1.  Can you tell that I am a happy girl?

2.  I defended my thesis on Monday and it is one of the greatest feelings in the world!  

3. The weather was miserable and raining and cold.  But at 8 pm after a crazy emotionally amazing day, I looked out the window, and was treated to this:

4.  I cannot believe that 6 years later, I actually have my PhD. 

5.  Well, I do not have it just yet.  I still need to get in the final draft of my document for the final signature from the Dean.  My goal is to have this done by next Friday. 

6.   Next fresh friday, I may suggest that you refer to me as Dr. Flynt from now on.  Just saying.

7.  I am officially the first person to ever bake for their defense.  I made brownies and banana snack cake.  I needed to keep myself busy on Sunday.

8.  I spent the day after my defense cleaning the house.  It literally took me 6 hours and it is not all that clean.  I am seriously considering a house cleaner once we get our new place.

9.  Here are a couple savory recipes that I have saved for the week.  One and two.

10.  Here are a couple sweet ones. Un et deux.

11.   I made homemade spaghetti parm, Chef's style on Wednesday.  Yum!

12.  The girls being cute (separately).

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!  We have some big plans for the weekend that I will share next Friday.

So Long! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

fresh fridays

Good Morning!

1.  Alright.  My thesis defense is in a few days.   Darren told me to think of it as a celebration.  I like that.  I am cerebrating all of the work that I have done for the last 3 years.  

2.  I have decided that I need 2 fryers.  1 for sweet stuff like nutella filled donuts and nutella banana wontons and 1 for savory stuff like french fries and corn dogs.

3.  This is my new favorite blog for the week.  As you can probably tell.  I want these too!

4. I joined twitter.  Basically so I could follow more food blogs and some people, like my sister.  Not like I actually tweet anything.  I do know the lingo already though, so I feel pretty good about that.  @abbyflynt

5. This is my beautiful sister who is turning 16 in 10 days.  I finally got her something awesome!

6. Devin sort of asked me not to bake for awhile and I did really well for a few weeks, but then I had these beautifully ripe bananas that were begging to be baked into something magical, so I broke down and made this banana snack cake.  The frosting is divine!  We liked ours stored in the fridge.  Also, I love that it is called a "snack cake."  I said that specific phrase way too many times in a couple short days.

7. This salad at panera has the most delicious dressing ever on it - apple white balsamic vinaigrette.  I absolutely love it!  And need to figure out how to make it.

8.  Yea, so I never cleaned last Friday.  I write it in my blog as motivation for me to actually do it, but it never happens.

9.  I am going to clean sometime next week.  Seriously.

10.  Sorry about the lack of food posts.  I haven't really made any new exciting meals lately to share with you. 

11.  I sat outside for an hour yesterday and got very sunburned. I was reading, so my nose, shoulders, chest and knees are a bit pink.  Nothing anywhere else.

12.  Devin had his final percussion ensemble concert at Duquense on Tuesday.  It was amazing.  Like him.

So Long!

Friday, April 13, 2012

fresh fridays

un joyeux vendredi!

1.  Another week closer to my defense…

2.  Another week closer to graduation!!!

3.  We had such a nice time being home last weekend for Easter.  We got to spend a lot of time with our families and with our amazing friends.

Here are some egg pictures.

4.  I said last week that I was going to take a picture of each of my meals while I was home.  That turned out to be as my sister would say "an epic fail."  I took one picture.  Of the best meal.  My Mammoser's wings.

5.  I watched "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" for one reason and one reason only.  The Beek.

6.  I am making myself clean the apartment tonight while Devin is at Butler rehearsal. Fun.

7.  This is one of my favorite pictures of us in a long time. 

8.  Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson is coming to do stand-up on Thursday!!  I am so unbelievably excited!

9.  I think this is my new favorite food blog.

10. I got blood taken yesterday.  I alway treat myself to an iced mocha after.  I spent some time working on my defense slides while enjoying it.

11.  Deeley decided that she wanted to sleep in the little house in the kitty tree for the first time in three years.

12.  Then Janey decided she had to do it too.

So Long!

Friday, April 6, 2012

fresh fridays

Fresh Friday from Hamburg, what what!!

1.  When I come home, I am always incredibly busy visiting with all of my family and friends and it usually always centers around food.  I am going to try to take a picture of all of my meals while I am home to share with you.

2.  This week there has been construction going on in our apartment.  They tore down the wall between our kitchen and dining room and are putting in a new kitchen floor.  The problem it that the wall they removed contained electrical stuff, plumbing, and two heating vents, so it is a huge process.  The other problem is that the contractors are not the sharpest tools in the shed and they are taking

3.  Because of the construction, I have mostly stayed up in the bedroom with the girls.  They were ok with it for the most part.

4.  I am really excited to play the Black Eyed Peas Experience with Liv this weekend. 

5.  We decided to trim Deeley's beard.  It was really out of control and was constantly crunchy and stuck in her mouth.  She looks real cute with her fur cut.  No pic yet.

6.  Do you watch the show Whitney?  I never really liked Whitney Cummings because she was always just really loud.  I guess she is only like that when she does stand up, because her show is very funny.  

I really, really like the actor that plays her boyfriend.  He is hilarious.  A couple weeks ago, he was super drunk and proposed to her and it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen and I don't know why.  It must be funny because I made Devin watch it and he lol'ed a couple times.

7.  Two weeks ago I said to get the new Esperanza album.  That was after I listened to it once.  I now cannot stop listening to it, and I have to insist that you buy it.  It is hands down my favorite album ever.

8.  I have been really into the salty dessert thing lately.  It's ever since I enjoyed some salted caramels from The Milkshake Factory, and then made salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars.  Anyways, I am all about the salty sweets and so here is this weeks saved recipe #1 and saved recipe #2. Um, what??

9.  Just to give you something that is not all sugar, here is a spring panzanella salad that looks delicious (and healthy)!

10.  I wore a spring scarf this week and did the Four-In-Hand!  It's so fun!  My new favorite knot!

11.  Is it sad that Liv and I still color Easter eggs and find them Easter morning and get Easter baskets?  I don't think it is sad, I think it is great!

12.  My sister's 16th birthday is coming up so soon and I am at a total loss as to what to get her.  If I had the money, I would get her a car, but unfortunately, that is not an option.  I am stumped.  

Have a great weekend everyone!

So Long!