Friday, August 22, 2014


Sloppy Joes

1 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 tsp beef bouillon
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp prepared mustard

In skillet brown meat with pepper and onions. Pour out grease. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce
heat cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. 

*Note - I was bought up eating them both different ways. In a sandwich and on top of mash potatoes. :) 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Birthdayyy Partyyyy

So just let me say that Saturday was my cousins 7th birthday party. He's more of a little brother to me then my cousin. Well...

First off what parent doesn't get there kid a birthday cake? why because he had cupcakes on his actually birthday.. and he only had cupcakes on his actual birthday because my mother made them.... I'm sorry but you don't throw a party and not have a cake.  Bad enough my poor cousin thought it was unfair because my Nana got a cake on her actual birthday and he got cupcakes.. So my sister went out and bought him a cake for his birthday...

Secondly what parent doesn't watch their kid open up gifts...?

But anyways I'm glad he liked the gifts I gave him. 6 books; Wizard of Oz, Oliver Twist, Wind in the Willows, Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and White Fang, a little stitching that says "I love u to the moon & back" and this big stitching project that I had already framed and wrapped up for him. He had known that I didn't finish it so I gave it to him to open at his party and took it back so I could finish it. 

How the picture looked when I gave it to him.

How it looks now. I have added some extra detail to it too.

Close up on the detail on the octopus. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Movie Quotes People Get Wrong

Here is a little quiz for you (Comment with the answers) 

- What does Dorothy say to Toto about not being in Kansas? (Wizard of Oz) 

- How does Hannibal Lecter greet Clarice? (Hannibal)

- What does the whispering voice keep saying? (Field of Dreams) 

- What does Gordon Gekko say about greed? (Wall Street)

- What does Gandalf say just before he falls from the bridge? (Lord of the Rings)

- What does the queen ask the mirror on the wall? (Snow  White)

- What does Vadar say when he reveals his true identity to Luke? (Star Wars) 

Youtube Videos

So I got bored one day and decided to watch some videos. This is what I learned:

  • Cheese is the most shoplifted food.
  • Honey stays fresh for over 3,000 years
  • Pineapple is not a single fruit. Its a group of berries fused together.
  • The stickers on fruit & vegetables are totally edible.
  • McDonald's and Taco Bell both started off as hot dog stands.
  • A microwave uses more electricity just to power its clock, then it uses to heat up food. 
  • The inventor to Chocolate Chip Cookies sold her recipe for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  • The amount of sugar an average American consumes in 5 days is more than the average American consumed in an entire year, 200 years ago. 
  • German Chocolate Cake is not German, it was named after Sam German, an american.
  • Eggs sold in the US would be illegal in the UK and vice versa due to the washing process used.
  • Before refrigerators were invented people put frogs in there milk to keep it fresh.

So I did some research and this is what I found: 

- A survey done done in 2011 revealed that cheese was the most shoplifted item in the world. Close behind that came fresh meat, candy and infant formula. 

- The first comes from the chemical make-up of honey itself. Honey is, first and foremost, a sugar. Sugars are hygroscopic, a term that means they contain very little water in their natural state but can readily suck in moisture if left unsealed. As Amina Harris, executive director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute at University of California, Davis explains, "Honey in its natural form is very low moisture. Very few bacteria or microorganisms can survive in an environment like that, they just die. They're smothered by it, essentially." What Harris points out represents an important feature of honey's longevity: for honey to spoil, there needs to be something inside of it that can spoil. With such an inhospitable environment, organisms can't survive long enough within the jar of honey to have the chance to spoil. 

To Read More Click Here

- The pineapple is technically not a single fruit, but a sorosis. The fruits of a hundred or more separate flowers grow on the plant spike. As they grow, they swell with juice and pulp, expanding to become the "fruit"

- Fruit stickers are edible! Should you peel them off? Yes. But, if you happen to eat one or two it's not a big deal. They're actually made out of "edible paper" or other food grade materials with that possibility in mind?

Click Here to READ more.

- Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell's Drive-In, in 1946. Dick and Mac McDonald originally owned a movie theater during the Great Depression. Struggling to make ends meet, they acquired a $5,000 loan and opened their first food service joint. Interestingly, it was for hot dogs not hamburgers! The name of the famous brothers would go on to signify everything that it means to be American, for better or for worse. The hot dog stand opened in 1937. 

- The clock on your microwave does use more electricty then it does to heat up food. If you unplug your microwave when you don't use it, you will see a decrease on your electric bill. 

- Andrew Nestle and Ruth Wakefield decided to come up with an agreement. Nestle would print the Troll House Cookie recipe on its package, and Wakefield would be given a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate.

- Sam German created the mild dark baking chocolate in 1852. The company name the chocolate in his honor - "Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate." The first published recipe for German's chocolate cake showed up in Dallas newspaper in 1957 and came from a Texas homemaker. The cake quickly gained popularity and its recipe together with the mouth-watering photos were spread all over the country. America fell in love with German Chocolate Cake. 

- The standards specify that American eggs must be washed with an odorless detergent and water that is at least 90 degrees and a minimum of 20 degrees warmer than the internal temperature of the egg. The eggs must then be thoroughly dried. This last step is where  a lot of the controversy arises. A completely dry egg is almost completely impervious to bacteria, but even a thin layer of moisture facilitates the flow of bacteria into the egg. The health officials in Europe are worried that washing eggs may do more harm than good, fearing that the drying process won't be meticulously carried out every single time. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Comic Pick-Up August 13th - 19th

Inhuman #3
The first arc of Inhuman climaxes in the battle of Medusa vs. Lash! Uncover the secret history of an ancient branch of Inhumans! A new Inhuman named Flint sees his world fall apart before his eyes ! 

Batman #34
The events of Batman: Eternal have put Gotham City in a tailspin, Batman is focused on finding a killer who has haunted his hometown in secret for years. 

Crossed: Badlands #59
Justin Jordan continues a tale of Crossed misery as that one flicker of hope turns out to be the worst person to believe in. There is no joy in a world of monsters. All that is left is to live for the sake of living and to find a way to swallow the constant fear that burns your gut like acid. And yet... amid the monsters the human spirit flickers but does not go out. 

Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet
Have the Green Hornet and Kato truly become the criminals that Batman already believes them to be? It's an all out battle among the fearless foursome. 

The New 52: Futures End #15
Constantine realizes he's on to something much bigger than he thought as the events of five years from now begin to collide! 

Amazing Spider-Man #5
The greatest untold secret of Spider-Man's world has a name- Silk! Who is this mysterious woman and what does she have to do with Black Cat and Electro?

Godzilla: Cataclysm #1
Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed man kind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!

Amazing X-Men #10
As the Wendigo virus runs rampant through Canada, one of the X-Men falls prey to the deadly plague. Guest- starring Alpha Flight! 

Deadpool #33
Brace yourself. It's time to meet Deadpool's daughter.

Fantastic Four #8
Is Ben Grimm a murderer? All sins will be revealed in this pivotal issue.

Hulk #5
Is Bruce Banner no longer the Green Hulk? And is not, what will become of Bruce Banner?

Nightcrawler #5
Who knew the life of a high school teacher isn't as glamorous as it's made out to be? Struggling to adjust to everyday life back at the Jean Grey School, Nightcrawler turns to his fellow X-Men for inspiration. When it comes to life with the X-Men, inspiration may just come from the unlikeliest of places!

Wolverine #11
With the fates of two human beings placed in her hands, Pinch is faced with a decision that may haunt her for the rest of her life. That is, unless Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry can reach her in time. Classic Sabretooth still finds time to mess with Logan, even while he's  busy trying to remake the world in his image.

Batman Eternal #19
Jason Bard and Batman are forced to help Killer Croc when his followers are attacked by demonic monsters from the Black Maze!

Superior Spider-Man #32
Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend Adam Kubert! How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing?

Moon Knight #6
A threat from the first issue is back to cause problems for Moon Knight! This mysterious person is the new Black Spectre and it doesn't mean anything good for the protector of night travelers. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Blast From the Past

Some people may think I was born in the 60's or in the 80's but nope I was born in the 1990. :) I myself feel like I was born in the 60's and 80's. Here are some 80's movies that I love; could watch over and over; and what my childhood consist of.