Sunday, August 26, 2007

She got what she asked for....

So, my friend Julia wanted a BIG zucchini so she could use it for zucchini bread. I told her the smaller ones are best for cooking with and the big ones are great for baking. My garden is rather productive and ignoring the zucchini for an extra 72hours can be dangerous. So, I'm about to head out the door to leave this zucchini on the stoop of Julia's house as a surprise! Note: This zucchini is literally the size of my torso. Seriously.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kitty Has Flavor

Alex has come up with a new game of pinning down the kitten I'm fostering and attacking her with face licks. Sometimes when I see this it is just too cute and I had to grab a camera.

In this video, Alex is teaching the kitten what it means to be a little sister... You get pummeled.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


I'm getting ready to make marinara sauce to freeze for the winter. This morning I picked about 3 lbs of tomatoes from my garden.

This is love

The mini-kitty is doing pretty well these days. I took her in to the Humane Society today for them to check her out, and I got to bring her back home again. She has a cold and a nasty worm thing going on. So Alex and I get to be her pseudo-family for a while longer.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Shameless plug....

Here is a shameless plug for my cooking skills! I should have taken some preparation pictures, but I didn't think about it at the time, as I was making it up while I went.

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas:
Chicken breast (maybe a lb?); washed and all fat removed
Cottage cheese
Sour cream
Enchilada sauce
Canned chipotle in adobo sauce (the secret ingredient!)
Walla walla onion; thinly sliced
Garlic; chopped finely
Cheddar cheese
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Corn tortillas
  • Put 2-3tbls olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add chicken breast and canned chipotle with adobo sauce. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 min.
  • Meanwhile, cook garlic and onion in 1 tbls oil until onion is clear and limp.
  • In a bowl, mix together 1 part sour cream with 2 parts cottage cheese. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Then add the garlic and onion and mix well.
  • When chicken breast is thoroughly cooked and tender, take out of pan with a fork or slotted spoon and shred into long strips with two forks.
  • Remove one or two chipotles from the pan and dice into tiny pieces. (Skip this step if you're aren't into super hot stuff!) Toss with shredded chicken. Add 1 cup of the water from the frying pan to keep chicken moist.
  • Heat corn tortillas in a low oven, or a low setting on the stove.
  • Add 1 part cheesey sourcream mix to tortilla and 3 parts chicken.
  • Tightly roll and put into a casserole pan seam side down. Continue this method until something runs out or the pan is full.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top, smother with enchilada sauce and bake at 350 for about 20min or until bubbly on top and hot all the way through.

Well. I hope this is good because I haven't tasted it yet when I wrote this!!!!!!!!! Ha!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Long time, no post!

Wow, so it appears as though I blog about once a month. Which is not enough! So I am now a foster mama kitty for the Humane Society. As many of you know, I like to go to the Benton County Humane Society on a fairly creepy regular basis. I had been thinking about applying to foster for them, but then a story came out in the paper about some kitties getting abandoned at the Linn County shelter. I know they tend to be way more full and out of the way, so I think less people go there. I signed up to foster for them and now have a little kitty who i've named Cheezburger. Or, sometimes I just call her Side of Cheez. Her name is inspired by my current favorite website: I Can Has Cheezburger?