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I don't have pictures to post like everyone else on my f-list right now, so you are going to get a text-only recap of the day.

Mike had today off, so he slept in, and then came over around 1:30. We had leftover crockpot-mac-and-cheese with hotdogs for lunch. Then we caught up on the TV shows I've been taping that we haven't had a chance to watch over the last 9 days or so (C'mas Monk & Psych episodes, an episode of Ace of Cakes where they made the Millennium Falcon, Stargate Atlantis, Clone Wars and Numb3rs).

We made Chinese for dinner. Seriously, I made egg drop soup, fried rice (which turned out a lot better than normal - more fried, less rice), AND egg rolls!! The egg rolls were a new attempt, and were pretty good, but not really like real egg rolls from a restaurant. Mike rolled the egg rolls all by himself and did a really good job. The one I did was made of fail. :-P Next time I make them (want to try the recipe from the wonton wrappers package next time), he is the official egg-roll-roller. For serious.

After dinner we watched Kung Fu Panda (netflix'd) which was pretty hilarious. Think Jack-Black-in-School-of-Rock instead of Jack-Black-in-Nacho-Libre. There were only like 2-3 jokes that I did not think were funny. Pretty good number for a 90-something minute movie.

Mike just left a bit ago and we are going to hang out on Wednesday (his next day off).

And the reality of the fact that it is Sunday and I have to go to work tomorrow is starting to set in. Blaaaaah.

Bed time.



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
My first two attempts at making spring rolls also came out on visual appearance, but they were still very very tasty :) How do you do crockpot mac & cheese? That sounds interesting!

I want to try making hot and sour soup, but I worry about finding a good recipe. It seems to vary so much just between restaurants, I'm not sure which might be close to my favorite kind.
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
crock pot mac and cheese:
I just followed the directions, stirred every 30 minutes and did not add the mustard. Use skim milk if you can. Some people had issues with it curdling, but I think they were just adding regular mustard and the vinegar in that was reacting to the milk. I didn't have a problem. But like a lot of the comments say, the pasta will more than double in size, so don't worry if it doesn't look like very much. It's not exactly a set-it-and-leave-it crockpot recipe, though.

Also, I've found out that it is darn near impossible to exactly replicate any chinese food, but I like my versions, too.
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
*starts chanting*

It is still weekend
It is still weekend
It is still weekend
Dec. 8th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
How do you make fried rice and eggrolls? I would have no clue. I bought another box meal to make for Z this week. I'm pretty excited about it, even if most people wouldn't count it as real cooking. I'm getting there!
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
I used a recipe I found on the internet for egg rolls, but next time I'm going to use the recipe on the package. It's basically cabbage, some sort of meat and a chinese-y sauce mixed together (at it's most basic). We just baked them in the oven instead of frying them. Much easier and less fattening. :-)

As for fried rice, there are lots of recipes on the internet, but I have yet to find one that actually turns out like the kind from a restaurant. It's a great way to use up leftover rice, though.
Dec. 9th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the stylized prologue and the closing credits of 'Panda' ... but I've yet to see the rest of the film!

I LOVE egg drop soup, but the last time I made it I put it too much soy sauce and it was overly salty. I haven't made it again as I don't know anyone else who likes it!
Dec. 9th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I just boil 4 cups of chicken broth, scramble 2 eggs and slowly drip it into the boiling broth (while stirring). When the egg is cooked through, you're done! I topped it with some chopped chives. VIOLA! I thought I was going to regret not seasoning it, but it was perfect.
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