Thursday, October 20, 2011

Teeth of Wisdom

So yesterday Mike had his wisdom teeth removed. All four of them. I was sad I wasn't able to take him, or pick him up, but I was able to take a half-day and be with him, so I guess that was second best. : )

SMILE! : )

Unlike when I had my wisdom teeth pulled, his mouth is free from swollen-ness, he's not really in any pain, can talk normally, remembers (almost) everything from the surgery, and did I mention not really in pain?? He even still came to help at youth last night! Crazy man!

I was in a daze when I got mine removed. I remember somehow getting into the car, then I woke up in my bed to my 2 best friends Amy and Natalie greeting me, I think with ice cream. And my mouth is just bloody, and drool is everywhere.

Pretty sure they tried to give me some water and it just went down my whole face and body because my mouth was still numb.

It was one of my shining moments in life.

However, I was quite a fool and the following day went jet skiing. I thought, "I'm not in that much pain, I can handle it!" Pain did come and the next day I was resenting that decision.

But enough about me, it's Mike's teeth that got pulled. We had already stocked up on jello, pudding, apple sauce, ice cream, and some frozen mashed potatoes, so that was good and ready to go! I did somehow manage to completely ruin the first batch of pudding because when it says "stir constantly", it really means it. And while burning chocolate pudding to the bottom of the pot, I managed to completely ruin the pot, so pot #3, down.

I really need to get some new pots and pans. I just keep putting it off. They are so expensive!

Well I felt horrible about ruining the easiest thing on earth to make. I thought that it might possibly be salvageable, but no. It still smelled like burnt marshmallow of all things, and it was super lumpy... my second batch was much better thanks to the constant stirring. : )

J-E-L-L-O It's aliiiiive! (Does anyone else remember those commercials??)

Mike thinking "well I guess this is my life now..."

"I'm so excited about this pudding!"

"I think I'll eat more jello."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Made it!

So, tonight I took upon the challenge of the "Yummiest Peach Cobbler". I was a little excited. Ok, I was really excited because:

1. My peaches that only cost me $2 were ripe and ready and I could smell them as I sat at the table.

2. I had watched a video explaining how to blanch peaches to make their skin easy to peel off- which by the way is genius! So I was pretty eager to see how that would all pan out.

Pretty nice if I don't say so myself. : )

**However, I do have to say this... either the people that made that video didn't need to slice their peaches and were just eating them whole like this for some strange reason, or they have some secret hidden in their back pocket, but it was almost IMPOSSIBLE to cut these suckers! When the peach has the skin on it, I usually can slice it half way and then twist it to get it off of the pit. That did not happen. I really don't know how I got the peach off from the pit, but it happened and I'm just glad it did. : )

3. We were having friends over tonight for an Arrested Development watching get together. (Which if you haven't seen that show, you need to. It will make you laugh.) But we ended up just talking instead, and that was cool too. And we laughed a lot.

4. It just feels good to make something from scratch, especially something that only cost $2 because I already had everything else on hand. Oh yeah! Bargain! (thanks to HEB!)

5. It also feels good to make something from 1 of the 527 recipes I've copied off the internet for that "someday-I'll-make-that" kind of meal.

6. Oh, and I almost forgot! The real kicker. If for no other reason, I was finally able to use my lovely green apple Kitchenaide stand mixer!

Let's just say first off, I'm not one to read directions of any kind unless they are to drive somewhere unfamiliar. So of course, I look at this device and ask Mike (who, obviously wouldn't know anything about it),

"how do you work this thing?"

And he as always asks back, "Well did you look at the directions?"

Of course not! Who does that?

So I fiddle with it for a whole 10 seconds and totally figured it out... except I couldn't figure out how to get the actual "mixer" part of it off. Our friend Sarah Beth showed me that one!

But the mixing process was cool. I could mix stuff together...

and then go somewhere else and it was still mixing! Perfection! : )

I must say a HUGE thank you again to my wonderful parents for such a lovely gift.

So this is how the peach cobbler turned out.

It was pretty yummy. Perfect with some vanilla ice cream! Super easy recipe! We'll have just a little bit for leftovers!

Completely satisfied,