April 5, 2010

On grilled cheese: that which I love more than Gerard Butler.

Posted in Misc Musings, Things I'm Doing tagged , at 11:23 pm by Dani

I love grilled cheese. I love all kinds of grilled cheese. Sometimes I dip it in ketchup or tomato soup, and sometimes I like it with tomato and avocado on the side. If the grilled cheese is particularly fantastic, I’ll forgo anything but the sandwich itself, in order to retain the purity of the flavor.

grilled cheese

The classic: white bread + american cheese. This pairs well with tomato soup.

Sometimes I like to make grilled cheese in a pan, and sometimes I opt for a panini press. I even have one of those sandwich grilling things that separate the sandwich into two triangles (I love this piece of equipment. It’s fabulous). Pans and presses are fantastic when there is more than just cheese in there, but when the sandwich is simply bread and cheese, the triangle one is ideal. It allows the cheese to pool and ooze in a beautiful, almost poetic way.

Here’s a little Haiku for you, oh grilled cheese, for you are truly the most perfect sandwich in¬†existence.

I love you, grilled cheese

Oozing, cheesy, delighful

I’d die without you.

I’m going to attend the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, now who’s with me? Tickets are $10 plus $2.40 processing fee. Make sure you sign up to judge. I’m so excited!


March 25, 2010

Sorry guys! Tomorrow I promise.

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 8:23 pm by Dani

New post tomorrow. So tired. Every time I sat down this week to write (after monday, which was when I had all my midterms), I remembered something else I had to do for art class! Tomorrow. You have my word.

But meanwhile, watch this: My two favorite people! Yes, I watch Ellen every day (dvr, people) and you know what? If it was between her and Gerry, I think I would choose to meet her. Because she’s wonderful. If you can, you MUST watch her HBO special entitled Here and Now. It’s absolutely frikkin’ brilliant.

For the record, I support Ellen Degeneres world domination. I want a flag.

March 23, 2010

On future posts, and also a correction.

Posted in Baking, Celebrities, Misc Musings tagged , , , , , , at 11:32 pm by Dani

First, and most important: I’d like to retract what I said about Gerard Butler being Irish. I just saw a commercial for him appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show and they discussed that he is SCOTTISH. My bad. Still hot though.

Also, things I’ve already made, with posts coming soon:

  • Donuts (with bacon)
  • Chocolate and Cookie Dough Truffles

Also next week is passover, which means I’m going to be posting some passover-friendly recipes that are AMAZING, and in some cases family recipes. I know I’m going to be making a passover layer cake for my mommy’s birthday, which is going to be a complete experiment since passover cakes tend to be really dense (not at all suitable for layers). We’ll see how that turns out…luckily Costco has some really nice strawberries right now, so if all else fails I’ll make her something strawberry and she’ll be happy.

So stay tuned; there are some exciting things around the corner–I plan on posting the donut shenanigans on thursday.

If you’re looking for some internet entertainment (get your head out of the gutter, I didn’t mean THAT) I suggest you peruse this website. It has nothing to do with anything I’ve talked about on this blog, but they have some cool posts about art that’s going on right now, especially guerilla art and advertising. Modern stuff.

March 15, 2010

On my future boyfriend.

Posted in Celebrities, Misc Musings tagged , , at 3:13 am by Dani

Just so you know, it was really hard for me to chose a picture (and also really hard for me to stop googling him).

Gerard Butler

I chose this one because he looks Irish in it

Gerard Butler. Need I say more? He established his standing as uber manly man in 300, and made women everywhere swoon every time he spoke with his Irish accent. And also, LOOK AT HIM. Perfection.

Gerard Butler Shirtless

Gerard Butler sans shirt

Don’t care for the manfolk? Fine. His Ugly Truth co-star Katherine Heigl, who I think is ridiculously gorgeous, and funny, and awesome.

Can I be her please? For like, a day?