the Dumbrella booth at Comic Con had a clever sign made out of cardboard!
a cheap and green way to utilize regular household items for decorating purposes. i am totally using this idea at my next party! :)
eat, geek and be savvy
finally, i am posting my amazing creation for my boyfriend’s birthday last friday! if you remember, i always create sweet nerd masterpieces, like the two ‘Lost‘ cakes or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake.
well, this year, i had to pay omage to the release of the ‘Friday the 13th‘ remake!
in just a few days, my boyfriend, pk, will turn yet another year older. i am throwing him a party at our apartment in celebration and of course, it will be horror themed. in previous years, his birthday has mysteriously coincided with the season premier of ‘Lost.’ therefore, for two years in a row, pk has enjoyed a ‘Lost’ themed birthday, Dharma cakes included:
two years before that, i made a masterpiece teenage mutant ninja turtle cake in the scummiest dorm kitchen of the University of Illinois. sometimes i surprise myself:
this year, i am doing something different. i am making him a ‘Friday the 13th’ cake in celebration of the upcoming remake release next week. decorations and many appetizers will be horror themed as well.
stay tuned for the epic themed party ideas and birthday cake!
it’s finally here! inauguration is tomorrow, and loving themed meals, i couldn’t think of anything better than searching for Obama recipes.
due to the fact that Obama is from Illinois, Chicago style hot dogs are a must! broil, boil, or steam some all beef hot dogs. make sure to keep all of the toppings accessible so your guests can add whatever their hearts desire. add some waffle fries and you’ve got a perfect lunch!
not a big hot dog fan? you can substitue the all beef hot dog for a tofurky dog or turkey dog!
another great idea is Obama’s Family Chili!
OBAMA’S FAMILY CHILI:
i found this delicious dessert, titled ‘Michelle Obama’s Apple Cobbler.‘ i am pretty sure that Michelle Obama had nothing to do with this recipe, but it’s definitely a Midwestern treat! what i love about this recipe is that it goes great with some vanilla ice cream, it’s moist, and perfectly sweet!
MICHELLE OBAMA’S APPLE COBBLER:
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight so the spice goes all the way through the apples.
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Butter and flour the bottom of a large baking dish. Roll out three pie crusts real thin — as thin as possible. Layer the bottom of the pan with 1-1/2 of the pie crusts and prick a few holes in it. Pour the apples with the liquid into the pie pan. Dot 3/4 of a stick of butter around the apples. Use the final 1-1/2 pie crusts to cover the apple mixture entirely (let the pie crust overlap the pan).
Pinch the edges of the dough around the sides of the pan so the mixture is completely covered.
Melt final 1/4 stick of butter and brush all over top of crust.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake at 300 for up to 3 hours — that’s what makes the crust flaky, like Barack likes it. Put the cobbler in the oven and go for a walk, go to the store, or do whatever you have to do around the house. Start looking at the cobbler after two and a half hours so it doesn’t burn.
need something to wash all of this delicious food down with? here are some great themed drink ideas:
OBAMA MAMA: Vodka, Kahlua, Coconut Liquer,and Milk over ice.
OBAMA EXPRESS-O: Expresso, Vodka and Baileys.
WASHINGTON APPLE: Apple Pucker, Cranberry Juice, Sprite, and Crown Royal.
TEAM OF RIVALS: Kahlua, Cocoanut rum, Baileys, layered in shot glass.
OBAMA MAMA II: Vodka, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Blue Curreco, Cherry Garnish.
HOPE FLOAT: Baileys, Butterschotch Schnapps, float Creme de Cocoa on top.
of course, with all of my themed ideas, there is a drinking game included! sip on some of the above mentioned drinks while playing this game:
The Inauguration Day 2009 Drinking Game
Drink Every Time Someone Says:
Drink Every Time:
hope you enjoy the inaugaration as much as i will!
While trolling about the internet today I came across this product…
This contraption boasts the ability to take a room temperature can of juice, beer, soda or even a bottle of wine and make it a thirst quenching 44 degrees in just a matter of minutes. The product costs about $50 on sale at Amazon which to me is a bit pricey for the product. However there have been many times (like Tuesday night) where I just served dinner only to realize that I forgot to chill the bottle of white wine. Lucky for me my freezer is a beast and can chill things about twice as fast as most other freezers. Still, I can definitely see the appeal of this product especially for parties and entertaining. I think I’ll wait until it drops another $20 before I consider picking it up thought.
If you too dont feel like shelling out $50 for a chilled beverage, check out this episode of one of my favorite shows, Mythbusters, where they look into myths about how to rapidly chill a 6-pack. If you feel like wasting your fire extinguisher (those things are expensive to refill) you can chill a beer in a matter of seconds by blasting it with the extinguisher.