20081231

and for dessert ..




.. i made cinnamon banana crepes w/ vanilla ice cream & honey.
easy, quick and fat boy fun.
once we realized that we were going to be staying home for nye i decided i was gonna whip up some fun stuff for dinner.

at home with good food ..
perfect way to ring in the new year.

thank you, yogurtsoda.



so i decided to give the parmesan-encrusted chicken with asparagus and sauce maltaise recipe from yogurtsoda a shot and gotdamn it was GOOOOD. my sauce looked a bit thicker than the sauce mariam made but i guess i'll figure that out next time around. i've been trying to get used to eating spicier foods since i grew up as a punk to the heat so i added a dash of cayenne to give it a little kick.

i wonder how the panko-parmesan mix would taste w/ some good ol' fried chicken?

20081230

tonight i made 2 donuts ..



i was bored and watching tv and got a sudden fat boy craving for a donut.
so i looked up a recipe, readjusted it to make just 2 donuts (1st time doing it so i didnt want to fuck up a big batch) ..
and made a donut for kristy and a donut for me.

not too bad but i can tell the recipe is gonna need some tinkering.

ok, i'm gonna go enjoy my donut and watch family guy.

yay 2 donuts!

20081226

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell.



i'm sitting here watching this documentary on vh1 classic ..
i'm a whore to anything about nyc during this era.

darondo - didn't i (scrabble remix)



i can't remember what blog i found this on ..
i don't know who did the remix ..
and i don't know if it's an official remix.

but i do know that it samples rene costy's scrabble ..
i do know that darondo is smooth as hell ..
and i do know that this damn remix is fresh.

so please ..
enjoy.

20081212

i really don't wanna be one of those parents.

you know, the kind that sends out daily emails with 3,298,764 photos of the baby doing the simplest of things ..

"here's peanut's 1st diaper change!"

"here's peanut's 1st bottle!"

"here's peanuts 1st poop!"

"here's peanut BREATHING! YAY!"

is his 1st burp so serious that 40 photos of his blank post burp stare need to be emailed to all friends and family, causing everyone's inboxes to crash under the weight?

don't get me wrong ..
i understand the holiday, birthday photos ..
1st walk, 1st word (video email!) ..
you know ..
the big things.

BUT ..
sometimes i just won't be able to hold it in and you'll see his face plastered all over my blog.

and i mean come on ..



.. the kid is too damn cute.

20081210

eleventeen random things & thoughts [12.10]



won. we've started to buy baby clothes. we went out and bought peanut a houndstooth button down with a plaid bow tie that he's gonna rock for christmas with his creme cable knit cardigan and some denim .. oh and did i mention the blue bomber ( with the faux fur lined hood) we bought him?? i ALSO saw some baby wingtips that i may have to buy. lawd almighty .. my wallets in trouble.

too. peanut's 1am, 3am and 5am outbursts were really wearing on me but now i've started painting between feeding/changing. its been awhile since i painted .. i'd forgotten how relaxed it made me feel.

tree. so is all this clean coal talk just bullshit?

fore. nba 2k9 is pretty damn dope .. i haven't had this much fun with a basketball game in a minute.

phife. pfunk's cosmic slop, the stooges' i wanna be your dog, junior murvin's police & thieves and this lil snippet jahmal sent me are currently in super rotation.

sex. i usually dig my gals with a lil more meat on their bones but yasmin warsame & yordanos teshager are gawjuss.

lucky. i'm addicted to the national geographic channel, the discovery channel and anything with similar programming. i shall be watching journey to the edge of the universe tomorrow at 8pm.

ate. it's been an italian week. made pizza (with my own dough!) and lasagna. fresh mozzarella is where it's at .. i'm gonna try and make my own soon. and fuck sauce yo .. holler at some tomatoes.

nova. the ifc media project is pretty damn good.

tin. i want.

eleventeen. dear single moms. i've always had a respect for what you do but now i have a much bigger understanding of it all. the life of two parents is hard enough .. i couldn't imagine going at it alone. single moms are warriors.

20081204