Jennifer in Wonderland

December 14, 2009

Another Video Post

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennifer @ 7:05 PM

Now here’s a Thai commercial for Pantene. It doesn’t really make me want to buy shampoo, but the girl does have amazing hair (esp. at the end). But that’s not why you should watch it, it’s very touching and if I wasn’t made of stone, I probably would have shed a tear.

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December 8, 2009

New Blog!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennifer @ 3:55 PM

Hey guys! I’ve started a new blog called What I Bought. It’s a blog with a PURPOSE. I’m chronicling my constant and sometimes (okay often times) frivolous spending habits. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this current blog, but I think I will keep posting to it on occasion. In the mean time, go check out my new blog!

December 5, 2009

Merry Holidays

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennifer @ 9:22 PM

Pop quiz… where did I take this picture? (It doesn’t apply if you were there with me!)

December 2, 2009

Not So Dirty Rice & Beans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — jennifer @ 6:46 PM

I caught an episode of Down Home with the Neely’s yesterday while vegging on the couch and they were making dirty rice wrapped in collard greens. I knew I had to try and make my own version. I figured it was kind of like Southern fried rice so I could add whatever I wanted and pump up the nutritional content. Apparently, it’s called dirty rice because you’re supposed to use chicken livers which makes it look dirty. I decided to make a combo of dirty rice and rice and beans. Here’s the original recipe: Neely’s Dirty Rice and here’s mine below.

Btw, I just found out my camera has a setting for taking pictures of food. Cool huh? Can you tell the difference? (I can’t) My camera takes the worst night time pictures. I think it might be time to invest in a new camera, even though the one I have isn’t that old yet… Oh yeah, the recipe

Not So Dirty Rice & Beans

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 lb ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, dried herbs, to taste

Directions:

Cook rice in 2 cups of chicken stock.

Brown turkey in olive oil until cooked through. Add and sauté chopped bell pepper, onion and garlic until soft. Add sliced mushrooms. Add beans, spinach and rice. Season to taste. Add 1 cup chicken stock and simmer until slightly thickened. Voila!

December 1, 2009

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennifer @ 9:20 PM

Did you guys have a good one? Dude, I love Thanksgiving – food and shopping, what more can I ask for? Oh yeah, I mean other than the whole good friends and family thing 🙂

Per usual, my mom and I hit up the shops on Black Friday. We didn’t leave until around 8:30 AM, but we got the most awesomest front parking spot upon arriving at South Coast Plaza. It’s not like we want TVs or toys, so it’s not really necessary for us to get up at 3 AM or worse… stand in line all night. Over the course of the weekend I ended up buying quite a bit of stuff, but there weren’t any really crazy deals. In fact, I was kind of surprised by how un-crowded the mall was. Oh well, more stuff for me!

Now I have to wait almost another 365 days for next year…

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