Dear ND, Stop telling other teams to suck it if that’s all you’re doing.

I know I promised you croissants but it just has to wait until tomorrow.

This is why:

http://news.cotabatoexchange.com/notre-dame-football-schedule-2010_1014.html

If you don’t know me, my family is a big Fighting Irish clan. We bleed Notre Dame blue and gold. Okay…I don’t really, because I went to Saint Mary’s and well…we know better. But I still like them. ANYWAY, my parents decided to have an impromptu ND v. Stanford party tonight (too bad they are playing like shit…big surprise). WOOOOOOOOOO 50yrs+ partayyyyyyy! This resulted in my taking advantage of the free Captain Morgan and beer.

Croissants can wait.

Drunken Applesauce

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! It was chaos over here for a couple of days. We made so much food, I can’t possibly talk about it all, but I’ll show you some photos and give you my favorite applesauce recipe!

Delicious honey-almond butter cookies that my sister made!

Homemade croissants! I’ll get you that recipe tomorrow 🙂

FEAST!

Basically, it was all delicious, and way too much…as usual!

Every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas, I make homemade applesauce. I’ve been perfecting this recipe for few years and this time, I’ve really outdone myself. Seriously, you should make this. You won’t regret it. The best part is that you get to drink while making it. These measurements are just a close approximation, as I’ve never actually written down what I use..I just kind of eyeball it. Feel free to alter whatever if necessary, as this isn’t completely exact.

Chunky Homestyle Applesauce

5 Medium/large macintosh apples
3 Tbs of packed brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbs of white sugar
1/4 Tsp of salt
1/2 Tsp of vanilla
2 Tsp of cinnamon
2 1/2 Tbs of your favorite beer

1.) Peel apples and then slice them and place in a medium sized pot.
2.) Add sugars, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Cover the pot and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until apples feel soft enough to crush.

3.) Keeping the apples on the heat, begin to crush until the apple pieces are fairly small (this really depend on how chunky you want it).

4.) Add in the beer and stir. This is the fun part because you get to finish the beer. Obviously.
5.) Cover and leave on low heat for about 8 minutes.

It serves between 5 and 7 people, if everyone takes a normal side serving. However, I’m not sure that’s very likely to happen because it’s so flipping tasty. So adjust accordingly. Enjoy!

A beer on the lake.

A couple of days ago, Karl and I went a little closer to the mountains to have a beer. The place was right on the lake..gorgeous!

Along with the beautiful view, came ton of wasps. Yay! My favorite. Naturally, I squirmed, got up and ran in little circles, making a complete fool of myself in order to unsuccessfully get away from them. So we moved inside. That was a little better.

But the best part was definitely how I hadn’t eaten in about 5 hours and proceeded to tipsy navigate the grocery store right after. One of my finer moments.