Friday, January 29, 2010

Whew...TGIF & THE WINNER

TGIF

TGIF! It hasn't been an immensely busy week, but I sure feel like it has! Maybe it is because this is the first FULL week of school- 3 classes on 3 nights. Whatever the cause, I'm excited to have a couple of days with NOTHING to do! Today actually is busy, so if I can just make it through, I have big plans for movies and cooking.

My movie plans include knocking out my 3 netflix DVDs. They are 3 that I'm very excited about too! I still have to watch "Inglorious Basterds" and now have "Bright Star" which I've been dying to see for months and "The Hurt Locker".

My cooking plans include cooking a beef and veggie stir fry (recipe from The Deen Bros. "Take It Easy" cookbook) and try out my new rice cooker/steamer that came in this week (yea!). I also plan to cook a pork roast for pulled pork. I figure I can make tacos and bbq sandwiches with it. I'm going to cook it in the crock pot with tomatillos, onions, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice on top. We'll see how that all turns out.

There is a real chance the pork will go very wrong. I have lots of trouble cooking pork because I hate the way it feels. It totally grosses me out! Usually, if I actually manage to get to the "it's done" stage of the cooking process, then I'm so grossed out I cannot even eat it! I really hate dealing with meat...period...end of story. Odd I know since I LOVE my steak "cold rare". I'm a mystery to figure out, I know! But honestly, I'm most grossed out by pork, with hamburger meat running a close second.

I bought a pork roast. It was the first roast I have ever bought in my life. I was torn between shoulder and butt. I settled on the one that says "Butt Shoulder". I don't think it is suppose to really say "Butt Shoulder." I'm no expert in Pig anatomy, but I don't think the Butt is anywhere near the Shoulder. But as it seemed to solve my dilemma, it's what I bought! Truth be known, I think it is a butt.

I'll report back on my weekend of staying in (it's suppose to be cold), watching movies and cooking up a storm.

Oh and I hesitate to write this, as I can imagine a certain group of people who will be lining up outside my front door immediately upon reading this, but I'm feeling a cookie mood coming on and just may make some valentines day cookies!

Now, without further delay about my boring life, it's time to announce the winner of the Rice Cooker/Steamer Giveaway contest...

There were 17 entries and according to Random.org, the winner is #4- Courtney! Yeah Courtney! And p.s., I don't think it is odd that you like the cemeteries in NOLA. I think they are beautiful too! Thanks for entering everyone. I love getting stuff and giving stuff, so I had fun with it!

6 comments:

courtney said...

wow!! awesome! i never win anything--i'm so excited!

have a great weekend! all of your planned cooking sounds yummy!

Abby said...

Darn it I think I was number five. Ekks!! So jealous!!

I have a good rub for your butt shoulder. I also hate cooking pork. I may actually give it up just because of the cooking process. I cooked mine in the slower cooker, far better results than the one i tried to cook in the stove!!

You know my address, send me some cookies! Thank you!

Abby said...

Darn it I think I was number five. Ekks!! So jealous!!

I have a good rub for your butt shoulder. I also hate cooking pork. I may actually give it up just because of the cooking process. I cooked mine in the slower cooker, far better results than the one i tried to cook in the stove!!

You know my address, send me some cookies! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

When is a good time for me to come get my cookies ? I liked Hurt Locker. Haven't seen the others.

Lisa

Emilymud said...

boo...I am sad I didn't win! Well I hope you liked your movie choices for the weekend. I have seen 2 of them and didn't care much for them.

Linda K said...

If you have extra cookies you can always drop them off at MSU. Don loves cookies and I am just not much of a baker.

Congratulations Courtney.

 

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