Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yay it's Friday!


I took this picture last Friday - May 25. The first Friday for us in a long! time when we were actually in town. It was pouring outside and when it rains the water runs down the windows like a sheet. It's like being under a waterfall. If you look closely you can see the water running down the window on the left. (That's mr. roshbosh and cusak - mr. roshbosh's brother.) There's just something about this picture that makes me pause...
Before I took this picture, mr. roshbosh and I survived our first false-alarm fire alarm. Although we didn't realize that it was false alarm until we walk down 21 flights of stairs. So much fun. My calves were thanking me the next day.
We had a "cousins" night later on that day- there were 5 cousins, 2 sig-others, and the three of us and we all walked down the street to Iron Cactus for dinner. 5 gals and 5 hairy-legs and we sat on different ends of the table. The girls conversation walked through cosmetics, clothes, jobs, and Johhny Depp. I don't know what was discussed on the other end except for this riddle - see if you can figure it out. Only the doctor at the table answered correctly! I'll post an answer later this week...
A young boy and his father are driving along one night and are in a terrible accident.
They are taken to the hospital where the father is told that his son will need surgery.
The surgeon arrives, takes one look at the boy, and says "I can't operate on this boy. He's my son."
How can that be?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Scary Movie Nite!


This picture was taken on April 27 . mr. roshbosh, the Cusak, Mo and I had our first Scary Movie night in the new place. (Scary Movie night has become a bit of a tradition for the four of us - we met a lot more frequently when Mo was in Dallas but since she's now in San Antonio (blah!) we can't get together as much.)

The sofa was delivered that day so we thought we would break it in with a movie and enchiladas! It was the first real meal that I cooked in the kitchen. The oven gave off a funny smell while the enchiladas were cooking but no one died. On the menu - enchiladas, spanish rice, refried beans, avocado-tomato salad, and a cold Chardonnay - for dessert - baked graham cracker crust with grilled pineapple and honey whipped cream.

The movie was so bad there just aren't words...

Anyway, Mo really liked the enchiladas and asked for the recipe (that's her plate above)...here it is Mo! Enjoy!

Bhula Enchiladas (perfected by my mother and my sheester and moi)
*2 cans will feed 4-6 people

1-2 cans enchilada sauce
1-2 cans vegetarian refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning
3/4 cup milk
1 medium block medium sharp cheddar cheese (sometimes I add Monterrey jack cheese as well)
1/2 cup white onions (if preferred inside the enchiladas)
1/2 cup green onions (for garnish)
1/4 cup cilantro (for garnish)
12-24 extra thin corn tortillas


it's all in the filling...
warm 1 -2 cans of refried beans on stove on medium heat
as the beans warm, add 1 pack taco seasoning (I like Taco Bell's) to 3/4 cup milk and mix
add the milk mixture to the beans
continue to stir
removed from stove as bubble start to form
set aside to cool
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extra thin corn tortillas...
you can heat them one of two ways:
individually on the stove if you plan on heating them in the microwave
or
wetting 2 paper towels, wrapping the stack of tortillas in them, and heating in the microwave for 60 seconds.
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assembling the enchiladas...
take an oven-safe casserole dish
add enchilada sauce - just enough to coat the bottom
take a plate - add sauce - just enough to dip and coat a corn tortilla (this will be your assembly plate)
coat a tortilla in the sauce on both sides
at a tablespoon of beans (more or less for taste)
at a tablespoon of cheese (more or less for taste)
add white onions (if preferred)
roll tightly! and add to casserole dish
continue until dish is full

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once you have filled the casserole dish, add remaining enchilada sauce (make sure each enchilada is coated), sprinkle cheese on top and add green onion garnish

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bake for 400 degrees until cheese starts to bubble - about 30 minutes

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remove from oven - add cilantro before serving

Monday, May 28, 2007

tabula rasa


So we finally found a coffee table! You know it's funny. Such a case of not realizing what's right in front of you. I had looked through dozens of websites looking for the right coffee table - couldn't be wood, wanted glass, but with a sturdy frame. We finally found what we wanted at Crate & Barrel. And what we wanted I had overlooked a number of times on the website - had discounted it as "too plain". Well "too plain" has turned out to be perfect for the space (well at least I hope it is!) once we saw it in person.


Now we just have to wait until next Thursday for the delivery.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Home Sweet Home!


We've moved into our new home! We closed in April and have been here for about a month now. The boxes have been unpacked. The cabinets have been lined. I've already had to use the plungger once (mr. roshbosh won't go near it!) . ;-) And now all we need is a coffee table. And a chair or two. And some pictures on the walls. And a cute little Yorkie puppy!

The picture is of the view from our living room and master bedroom. Some mornings the fog is so thick you can't see the buildings outside. It's like waking up in a cloud.

The place is about 1100 square feet - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It's a great size for us though. Neither one of us is ready for a yard and this urban lifestyle has its perks - I get to walk to work!