Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've seen Top Gun at least 100 times...

Kelly McGillis Confirms Gay Rumors

Hear that? It's the sound of a million middle-aged hearts breaking. 'Top Gun' star Kelly McGillis - otherwise known as the boyhood crush of anyone with a beating heart in 1986 - has confirmed longstanding rumors that she is a lesbian. "I'm done with the man thing. I did that, I need to move on in life," the actress revealed in an interview. "That's another part of being true to yourself."



Asparagus with Yogurt Dip- Martha


Ingredients
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Steamed Asparagus
Directions
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled steamed asparagus with dip.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sex and the City Movie Update, Part 2


Los Angeles (E! Online) – Sex and the City just received a couple of more shots of testosterone.

Fresh off the news that Chris Noth will be back as Mr. Big for the SATC sequel, I can exclusively reveal that Charlotte's hubby Harry and Miranda's hubby Steve will also reappear.

Evan Handler and David Eigenberg "have just closed their deals to come back," a source tells me.

Eigenberg's agent confirmed he's signed on. Handler's rep did not immediately comment.

As you all know by now, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall are set to return along with writer-director Michael Patrick King.

Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer with a release on May 28, 2010.

Jazz Up Your Swine Flu Mask

Bridal Shower Menu

I have been asked to host a bridal shower. My brain is already in planning mode. Here are two menu options I have drafted:

Option 1:
Homemade chicken salad on croissants
Fresh strawberries and lemon curd dip
Carrot Salad or Summer Salad (tomatoes and olives)
Bridal Shower Cake

Option 2:
Open faced seared tuna sandwiches with homemade spicy mayo
Tomato, basil and watermelon skewers or Carrot Salad
Fresh strawberries and lemon curd dip
Bridal Shower Cake
Drinks for both menus:
Champagne
Watermelon Cooler (Paula Deen Recipe)

Makes me Smile- Thanks JRose!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


The taste of this easy-to-prepare appetizer will surprise you.
1 pound fresh Michigan asparagus
8 to 10 strips bacon
Wash and trim asparagus spears. Cut bacon strips in half crosswise. Wrap one-half strip bacon around each asparagus spear, leaving tip and end exposed. Lay on a cookie sheet with sides. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bacon is cooked.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 16 to 20 spears

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Those dreamy blue eyes + Dangel from Reno= Cute Funny Movie!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Looks like someone is going to get all of Carrie's shoes!


Apr 28th, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will be taking on new roles: parents of twin girls.
The "Sex and the City" star and her actor-husband are expecting twins through a surrogate pregnancy, representatives for the couple said Tuesday.

AWESOMENESS



Sex and the City Movie Update


Breathe easy, Sex and the City fans. Mr. Big is back.

At the Wonderful World premiere Monday during the Tribeca Film Festival, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed to E! News that the nail-biting can cease—Chris Noth has signed on for the movie sequel.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b120885_sarah_jessica_parker_more_sex_chris.html

They are just TOO CUTE


Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner enjoy a little off-duty fun during a Saturday afternoon outing together in Vancouver.

Asparagus Wrapped in Pancetta with Citronette by Martha

Ingredients-Serves 6

  • 2 pounds large asparagus, 12 to 18 stalks per pound
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced pancetta
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Coarse sea salt



Directions

  1. Snap the tough bottom stalks off the asparagus. Unroll the slices of pancetta and lay them out on a work surface. Lay an asparagus spear on a slight diagonal across the bottom of one slice and roll it up, covering as much of the stalk as possible but leaving the tip visible (if you are using jumbo asparagus, you may have a few slices of pancetta left over for another dish). Place on a tray or small baking sheet and repeat with the remaining asparagus. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (this rest will help the pancetta adhere to the asparagus).
  2. Preheat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, juice, and mustard. Continuing to whisk, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified and smooth. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  4. Place the asparagus on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until it is just tender and the pancetta is crisped, about 4 to 6 minutes. If the pancetta browns too much before the asparagus is cooked, move the spears to a cooler part of the grill.
  5. Whisk the citronette again, and pour half of it onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with half of the chopped thyme and pile the asparagus on top. Drizzle with the remaining citronette and sprinkle with the remaining thyme. Serve with a small bowl of coarse sea salt for dipping.

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Today's hotness is Closet Cleaning...Time to swap from Winter clothes to Summer clothes!

Monday, April 27, 2009

For all you Groupies


Robert Pattinson has signed on to star in Remember Me, The Summit-produced romance will begin filming in New York this summer between his Twilight sequels New Moon and Eclipse, which begins shooting in August.

http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1610058/story.jhtml

Next big project


Baking a wedding cake...here is where my head is at right now.
Yellow three tiered cake with butter-cream icing.
Edible flowers on top.

Need to start planning and researching recipe because I have never made a wedding cake before.

Lilac Centerpiece by Martha

Lilac Centerpiece

You can boost the height and visual drama of any arrangement with the help of a serving bowl from the kitchen or china cabinet. Set a vase inside the bowl, and then fill both vessels with billowing flowers.

Tools and Materials
Serving bowl
Plastic wrap
Tall vase
Floral adhesive
Blocks of floral foam, cut to fit bowl and soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes
Lilacs (or other flowers)

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How To Make the Arrangement
1. Line bowl with plastic wrap.

2. Place floral adhesive on underside of vase. Set vase in bowl.

3. Fill bowl with soaked floral foam. Arrange lilac stems in foam.

4. Add water to vase, and fill with more lilacs.

Tips: Floral adhesive will hold the vase securely in place but is easy to remove. Hammer the tips of the lilac stems until frayed. This will help them absorb water.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus by Ina



Ingredients

* 2 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus (about 30 large)
* 2 tablespoons good olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
* 2 lemons cut in wedges, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

If the stalks of the asparagus are thick, peel the bottom 1/2 of each. Lay them in a single layer on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and return to the oven for another minute. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Look what was on my desk this morning!!! Thanks Sara! Hilarious!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rooftop picnic was a success!!!!







The weather was perfect, friends amazing and food delicious!

Lauren, Lily and Campbell made me watch this...

Steak Sammies for Rooftop Picnic


T-minus 1 hour till rooftop picnic. Making Steak Sandwiches...this is an Ina recipe. Looking good!

Makes my heart flutter


Scott Speedman at Coachella. Hottie, Hot, Hot!

Pam 101 Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad




















Doesn't disappoint recipe:
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 small container of bite site mozzarella balls
Bunch of basil, chiffonade it up- stack the basil up, roll it, chop into slivers (have a sharp knife)
Couple drizzles of EVOO
S&P
Combine and season...Delicious!

DC is a Hot Spot?!


style.com:
Sorry to break this news to any Manhattanites still in denial, but Washington, D.C., is the new New York. Even under the heavy blanket of recession, whether you are Democrat or Republican, there is energy in our nation's capital that you used to feel only in New York, the blissful to the bumptious all in a D.C. minute now, a kind of youthquake, or "youthfulquake," if you want to be generous about the ages.




Finally can walk away


As many of you know...all 12 of you...I have been currently obsessed with the Twilight books. Yes, I am not a 13 year old girl, but I must admit it is an easy obsession to fall into. Last night (well early this morning) I finally finished the last book and I already have a little sadness creeping in at the idea that my Bella and Edward adventure is over. If you need a good summer read pick up the first book and let the obsession begin.

Song of the Day

LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!! HOT HOT HOT!!!!

Hotness of the Day


Today's hotness is Kings of Leon. I saw them last night in concert and they were amazing! Today is going to be Kings of Leon Day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another reason I love Brian Williams

Brian Williams filmed a cameo for "30 Rock" that aired Thursday night.

Tracy (Tracy Morgan) is testing Jack's (Alec Baldwin) faithfulness with a series of erotic temptations at a club. It turns out, when Tracy has been handing out his phone number to lots of ladies, he's not giving out his real number. It's Brian Williams'.



My Inspiration


From House Beautiful magazine...

You have this way of making people feel instantly comfortable. What's the secret?

When people come to your house, you don't ever want them to feel that you've been cooking for three days. You want them to feel like this is just something you whipped up and come on, we're having a party. And decorating is like that, too. You don't want people to feel, Oh, don't touch that. You want them to feel, Oh, just sit anywhere and put your feet up.

http://www.housebeautiful.com/kitchens/city-kitchen-0507?click=main_sr

Rooftop Picnic


I happen to live in a great apartment in Washington, DC that has an accessible rooftop. Tomorrow it is supposed to be a beautiful day…so this only means one thing! PICNIC on the roof! Lauren is bringing beer, Campbell is making sangria and Lily is whipping up dessert.
Here is my menu:
Steak sandwiches with mustard mayo
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella salad
Pasta Salad
Olives

It is going to be a great afternoon!

A little laughter for your Friday

Obama's 100 Days


Check out Politico today! Make sure you go to the Obama's First 100 Days tab...check out the great video section! Shout out to Jackie for making it amazing!
http://bit.ly/hG1BH

Glazed Baby Beets



Ingredients

* 20 baby beets, scrubbed
* 2 cups apricot juice
* 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
* 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

In a large saute pan, add the beets and the apricot juice. Cover and cook on medium high for 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and honey and cook for another 10 minutes. Pull off of the heat and keep covered for an additional 5 minutes.

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Today's Hotness is my Brother's Birthday! Happy Birthday Billy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Watch Out Milli Mike

My new camera arrived!! Watch out Milli!

Pickled Beets by Alton Brown


Ingredients
Roasted Beets, recipe follows
1 large red onion, frenched
1 cup tarragon wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
Directions
Remove the skin from the Roasted Beets and slice thinly. Arrange in 1-quart jars alternating layers with the onion. In a small pot boil the rest of the ingredients and pour over the beets. Tightly lid the jars and place in the refrigerator for 3 to 7 days before serving.

Roasted Beets:
6 medium beets, cleaned with 1-inch stem remaining
2 large shallots, peeled
2 sprigs rosemary
2 teaspoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl toss all of the ingredients. Place into a foil pouch and roast in the oven for 40 minutes.

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Makes me think of Austin and the sunshine.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We should all look this Fab while working outside

**From Huffington Post**

Michelle Obama joined President Obama onstage for the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act wearing pin-striped pants, a purple jacket, and her favorite Maria Cornejo blue belt.

She later helped plant a tree as part of a service project at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, removing her jacket in cool April conditions to reveal a sleeveless deconstructed blouse with a big bow on the front

Why I love Brian Williams

NBC 'Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams fired up by FDNY award

By Richard Huff
DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR

When Brian Williams heads to Middletown, N.J., to visit his dad, he often swings by the local firehouse, where just over two decades ago he was a volunteer smoke eater.

"It's about the smell and the touch, and obviously the great memories," Williams says of Middletown's Station 11. "I can go touch my past within a short driving distance of New York."

Firefighting, no doubt, is in the blood of the NBC "Nightly News" anchor. And it'll be part of a big Thursday ahead for Williams, who on the same night will be one of three presented the FDNY's Humanitarian Award, and also appear on NBC's comedy "30 Rock."

Growing up, Williams says he looked up to the members of the FDNY, so he's flattered to be able to spend a night with them.

"These were the Yankees," Williams says. "When you saw or met a member of the FDNY, you were in awe."





Turning Politics Into Cash by Peter Osnos


In Washington, Politico is now an established and respected competitor in news and comment about its subject. Lots of media entries in the Internet age have started strong and faded when they were unable to convert online audiences into cash flow or to find a buyer who could. Politico seems to be different, and it may have one of the vaunted new models for journalism so desperately being sought these days.
Link below is for the story

http://tr.im/joMd

Happy Earth Day

Roasted Beets


Toss 4 beets in a baking dish with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and roast at 425 degrees until tender, about 40 minutes; let cool, then rub off the skins.

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