Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mad Men on the cover of Rolling Stone!

The stars of 'Mad Men' cover the new special television issue of 'Rolling Stone,' available Wednesday on newsstands.

"If Rob Lowe had been cast in the part, it would have been different," Jon Hamm told the magazine. "There was no backstory with me."

Elisabeth Moss was also virtually unknown before landing her role as Peggy Olsen.

"Matt always says that he basically hired a bunch of not-famous people, but people that had been working for a really long time," she said.


Ahh crap...I kissd the Blarney Stone!

Click HERE to order!

The next Dancing with the Stars cast....

The new line-up: The Dancing With The Stars line up was revealed live on an ABC broadcast last night, from left Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson, Bristol Palin, David Hasselhoff, Kurt Warner, Kyle Massey, Rick Fox and hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron. Contestants Michael Bolton and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino were not present.
Posting this for Pam101's mom...who loves the show:

PM Edition of the Hotness

VP Biden and Pres Obama at Ray's.

Tonight Jeff and I are going to run some errands after work. He needs to go to the Party Store and I need to go to Home Depot (his errand is more fun than mine). Anyway...we are going to stop at Ray's Hell Burger first! Ray's a good burger place in Arlington. Where...our President has been a costumer a few times! Today's PM Hotness is...Ray's!

The book I just finished (and loved) is going to be a movie!

InStyle- Anne Hathaway’s been cropped–or at least her hair has! The actress, who’s sported everything from a sleek bob to long waves, was spotted on the Parisian set of her new movie One Day with this choppy, boyish cut. We think Hathaway looks fabulous—the short style highlights her delicate features and creamy décolleté.

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Thanks,Giada De Laurentiis

* Vegetable cooking spray
* 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
* 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
* 1/4 cup chopped garlic and herb-marinated sun-dried tomatoes
* 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
* 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
* 2 tablespoons whole milk
* 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
* 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, if using, eggs, milk, feta, salt, and pepper. Add the turkey and gently stir to combine, being careful not to overwork the meat.

Carefully pack the meat mixture into the prepared pan and bake until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice. Put on a serving platter and serve.

Song of the Day

Pam101 loves Snow Patrol!

AM Edition of the Hotness

Pam101 bought a great lipstick over the weekend! It is a bright color by NARS called Funny Face. It is a great color for Fall and I am not sure many of you will love it as much as I do. But regardless....it is today's AM Hotness!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pam101 loves her FlipCam!

The candle just didn't want to light! And why is Aunt Pam101 the loudest singer?!

Lucy loved her Slinky Dog!

Only the Best 4th Birthday Party Ever!

Lucy's Awesome Cake!
Baby Will
Aunt Pammy and Birthday Girl!
Little Lucy passing out her cookies
Birthday presents from Aunt Pam101
The birthday girl and her Grandparents!
Lucy's friends...CUTE!
Pin the Tail on Bullseye
Party Favors

Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia

Thanks, Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.

Servings: 6 servings • Total Time: 15 minutes • Points: 5 ww points

* 6 -6 oz tilapia filets
* 4 cloves garlic, crushed
* 2 tbsp butter
* 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
* 4 tsp fresh parsley
* salt and pepper
* cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.
Melt butter on a low flame in a small sauce pan. Add garlic and saute on low for about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and shut off flame.
Spray the bottom of a baking dish lightly with cooking spray.
Place the fish on top and season with salt and pepper. Pour the lemon butter mixture on the fish and top with fresh parsley.
Bake at 400° until cooked, about 15 minutes.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness

Pam101 missed ALL of the Emmy's last night! But this opening was DEF AM HOTNESS Worthy!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pittsburgh + Friends = Perfect Sunday!

Today I am spending the day with two of my favorite people. Spicy and Dana.
We are starting our day off with brunch at Paris 66 in a nice part of the city called, Shandyside.  Then we are going to wander and shop. We might even stop in Vanilla Pastry Studio for an afternoon pick me up.  I love days like this! Can't they all be like this?!

Friday, August 27, 2010

PM Edition of the Hotness

Today's PM Hotness helps us all out! It's Breath Mints! Never be caught without them!

Headed to PA for a 4th Birthday Party!

Lucy celebrating her 1st Birthday!
This weekend I am headed to Southwestern PA to celebrate Lucy's 4th Birthday! Can't wait to celebrate!!!
Have a great weekend Pam101 fans! And be ready for lots of pics on Monday!

Jon Stewart is brilliant and the best man to get news from!

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
I Have a Scheme
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Glenn Beck is a douche!

2 sentence movie review

Last night Lils came over and we watched The Wolfman. Not sure if it is because we had to pause it a handful of times (contractor stopped by to look at ceiling, potty breaks and an ice cream break) but this movie was egh. Nothing great about it...a bit creepy and there were a handful of times I did say "if i was in a theater I totally would have jumped at that part." And Lily asked a MILLION questions about werewolves and we both decided that it would be best if we had a "all you need to know about werewolf manual". Enough rambling...here are Lily and my 2 thoughts (the ones above don't count):

1. Never EVER walk through a misty forest at night by yourself...bad things always happen!
2. Never yell at an Edward Cullen cutout in the middle of a semi scary lame movie because he didn't warn you a scary part was about to happen...only makes you look more crazy.

1. The best thing to come out of watching this movie - I discovered I want something that I never even knew existed ... a candle flashlight!!
2. This movie confirmed that knowing werewolves, vampires, etc. is bad news for property owners - I just kept thinking "this poor, beautiful house ... just like Gran's house in True Blood."

It's Friday....StoryCorps time!

NPR- "Speaking of this new grandchild," Karen asks, "is there something that you'd like him to know?"

"I would like him to know that I fell in love with him the first time I saw him in the hospital," Bob says. "And every time I see that sweet little face just makes me feel good. I'm looking forward to hanging with him and teaching him things that I think are really important. That's my job for the rest of my life."

This StoryCorp is a doozy! Warning: Tears will def flow!

French White Burgundy Chicken and Egg Noodles

Lily and I watched Rachel Ray make this and I will admit it looked DELICIOUS!

Thanks,Rachael Ray

* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 slices good quality bacon, chopped
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
* 2 pounds chicken tenders, cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch pieces
* Salt and pepper
* 1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
* 3 ribs celery from the heart of the stalk and leafy tops, chopped
* 1 carrots, peeled and chopped
* 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, 4 to 5 sprigs
* 4 tablespoons butter, divided
* 2 cups white French burgundy wine, 1/3 bottle
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 2 cups frozen pearl onions
* 1 pound extra-wide egg noodles
* Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
* A handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat with extra-virgin olive oil. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes, remove with slotted spoon.

Heat a pot of water to boil for egg noodles.

While bacon crisps, scatter 1/2 cup flour on a shallow dish. Season the chopped chicken with salt and pepper and add to flour. Toss the chicken to coat and shake off the excess as you add it to the hot bacon drippings. Lightly brown the chicken about 3 minutes on each side then remove. Add mushrooms to the pan and add the celery, carrots and parsnips as you chop them Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook vegetables 5 to 6 minutes to tenderize them. Scoot vegetables off to the sides of the pan forming a well. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the well and melt them whisk in 2 tablespoons flour. Whisk wine into roux, shake pan to combine then stir in stock. Add chicken back to the pan and stir in the onions. Simmer the chicken 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning.

Salt water for egg noodles. Add noodles and cook to al dente. Drain noodles and return to hot pot. Add 2 tablespoons butter to noodles and toss to melt. Season noodles with nutmeg, salt and pepper, to taste, and garnish with parsley.

Song of the Day

This is a song dedicated to Pam101 ...she is headed back to PA for Lucy's Toy Story Birthday Party!

AM Edition of the Hotness

One of these is said to keep the Dr away...today's AM Hotness is...Apples!
Papa101's apple trees produced some DELICIOUS apples this year! Wish I could send you all some!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Betty White makes me laugh!

PM Edition of the Hotness

No idea who these kids are but it sure looks like fun!

Today's PM Hotness is something I always used to do as a kid. It's...building a fort our of couch cushions! Big Brother made one for Lucy and she loves it. In fact...she loves it so much that she even put a sign on it forbidding baby brothers from entering!

If only I had a kid to put this on....

How hilarious is this Halloween costume?! Shout out to Spicy101 for finding and sending to Pam101!
love it! For only $20.00 your kid can dress up as Jesus for Halloween!  CLICK here to buy it!!

I love Katy Perry!

How adorable is Katy Perry?! Love her! Love this dress!!!!

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

Thanks, Alton Brown

* 1/2 pound firm tofu
* 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrots
* 1/2 cup shredded Napa cabbage
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
* 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger
* 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
* 2 teaspoons sesame oil
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* Bowl of water, plus additional water for steamer
* 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
* Non-stick vegetable spray, for the steamer

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

Cut the tofu in half horizontally and lay between layers of paper towels. Place on a plate, top with another plate, and place a weight on top (a 14-ounce can of vegetables works well). Let stand 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, cut the tofu into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the carrots, cabbage, red pepper, scallions, ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, egg, salt, and pepper. Lightly stir to combine.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the tofu mixture in the center of the wrapper. Shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Using a steaming apparatus of your choice, bring 1/4 to 1/2-inch of water to a simmer over medium heat. Spray the steamer's surface lightly with the non-stick vegetable spray to prevent sticking. Place as many dumplings as will fit into a steamer, without touching each other. Cover and steam for 10 to 12 minutes over medium heat. Remove the dumplings from the steamer to a heatproof platter and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat until all dumplings are cooked.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness

So...Pam101 thinks this is pretty cool. And because I think it is cool it is today's AM Hotness. Are you ready for this?! .....The Pittsburgh Penguins Unofficial Fan Site is following me on Twitter. Now...when I start begging for tickets I am sure they will unfollow me.  But come on...I am super cool so I bet they will love me!
And on that Twitter note...you should be following me too! @Pamcakes101

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pam101 is loving this hair color!

Pam101 is LOVING Drew Barrymore's hair color (and her nail polish too). Pam101 is thinking this could be her fall look...thoughts?

PM Edition of the Hotness

So...my Dr called...yes the one who took the blood. All my tests are good (not pregnant) but I am low on my Vitamin D3. I am not sure what the difference between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 is but I am to start taking D3.

I am hoping my fitness/health guru Amanda (who is a personal trainer if you live in LA look her up) will help explain the difference :)

Today's PM Hotness is the new Vitamin I will now be taking...D3! Take it with me...all the cool kids are!

WTF Number 64!?

Pam101 fans...we lost one of you! We are back down to 63 fans! Sigh...why don't you love me number 64? Where did you go? Are you cheating on me with another random blog?! Don't you know that Pam101 is the best blog of randomness out there?! You'll be back....they always come back.

Raise Your Glass of True Blood!

Here is wishing Vampire Eric a Very Happy 34th Birthday! How do vampires celebrate?

I will never give up my Dippy Eggs

The outbreak of salmonella in eggs has raised a lot of concerns for consumers. Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, tells Linda Wertheimer when it comes to eating eggs, there's always a hazard of ingesting salmonella. Schaffner says it's not a good idea to eat semi-cooked or raw eggs.
Pam101 loves to dip her toast in the yolk...Dippy Egg!

Sitting vs Standing

This pose makes me hate yoga
So, Pam101 went to yoga last night. Here is the thing I am good at standing poses but the sitting ones kill me.  I think I have the right knee of a 90 year old woman...instructor was like "are you ok" I just told her "I'm just old".
Who knows if I will go back...

Who can our kids look up to?

Tiger...You Suck!

NPR's Sweetness and Light
by Frank Deford
Who Can A Young Fan Look Up To? It's Tough

Should Baby Boo be this for Halloween?!

I think Cruzy Boo would look awesome as a little baby Vampire! Let's get Boo to buy it for her little man! She can find it HERE!
PS- she knows where she can find it ...because she is the one who sent it to me!

Now...I will never know what Bryan Greenberg is up to

Actor and Musician Bryan Greenberg
Pam101 just canceled her MySpace account. Being that I haven't used it in over two years I thought it was time.  I wish getting rid of clothes was as easy as this....

Chicken and White Bean Stuffed Peppers

Thanks, Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

These flavorful stuffed peppers are high in fiber and very filling. Serve this with a side salad for a complete meal. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken. If you don't have any leftover chicken breast, my favorite way to make shredded chicken is in the crock pot. It's easy and the chicken literally falls apart. You can freeze the broth for future recipes.

Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 2 halves • Points: 6 pts
Calories: 303.7 • Fat: 5.9 g • Protein: 29.9 g • Carb: 34.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g

* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 4 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1/2 half red bell pepper
* 1/4 cup parsley (or cilantro)
* 5 bell peppers (red or green)
* 14 oz shredded cooked chicken breast
* cumin
* adobo (or salt)
* 15.5 oz can white beans
* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar

In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, parsley and red pepper. Saute until soft, about a minute. Add chicken and season with cumin and adobo. Add beans and 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until it thickens and the liquid reduces. Adjust spices to taste.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half removing seeds and stem. Place peppers in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/3 cup of chicken and bean mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Remove foil, top with cheese and bake uncovered another 5 minutes.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness

Cams mentioned that she takes gummy vitamins and that they are delicious...and they are! Today's AM Hotness! Yummy!!


It is a big day in the Pam101 family! Lucy turns 4!!! Where did the time go!?
Happy Birthday to my favorite little girl in the whole wide world!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It isn't Friday but this StoryCorp takes the tear inducing cake!!!!!!

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Best StoryCorp ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PM Edition of the Hotness

Pam101 fave couple Beyonce and Jay Z rent a yacht!

Spicy and I were talking this afternoon about my dream vacation. Here is the plan...I need to get rich. That is basically the first step. It isn't calling AAA or looking on Kayak.com. It is getting rich. Powerball or marrying Sidney Crosby...one of those things needs to happen.

We can rent this SHIP!
After I am rich...I am taking my favorite people on a yacht! Yes...I am renting a yacht! To rent the yacht above click HERE to book it! I can take 12 of my friends on this ship...and it has two bars! We are going to do NOTHING but lay in the sun, drink champagne and have people wait on us as we sail around Italy.

Our PM Hotness is...renting a yacht and doing nothing! Oh' I should mention the ship above is about $820,000 to rent for a week. Anyone want to start the fund?

Jude and Sienna hang out on yachts!

Will Pam101 be a Yogi?

Tonight Pam101, Lils and JenMo are going to a yoga class. Being that none of us are yogi's we thought it was best that we check out a beginner class.  Here is hoping none of us pull something or fall asleep in the middle of class.

A Pam101 Book Update

I haven't given you all a book update in a while. Don't worry...I am still reading. Currently, I am reading One Day by David Nicholls. Loving it! Great characters and great story! Now...if only today was a lazy Sunday...I could finish the whole thing!

2 sentence movie review

Pam101 watched Remember Me last night. And even though I knew how it ended...I cried like a fool. Here are my two sentences:
1. I never thought of RPatz as Edward Cullen.
2. I love NYC and I love Love.

A movie shot in the city I love!

Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers

Thanks, Giada De Laurentiis

* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 small onion, grated
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
* 1 large egg
* 3 tablespoons ketchup
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano
* 1/4 cup dried plain bread crumbs
* 1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat
* 2 zucchini, ends removed, halved lengthwise and crosswise
* 1 short orange bell pepper, halved and seeded
* 1 short red bell pepper, halved and seeded
* 1 short yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded
* 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly drizzle the olive oil into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Whisk the onion, parsley, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese and bread crumbs. Mix in the turkey. Cover and refrigerate the turkey mixture.

Using a melon baller or spoon, carefully scrape out the seeds and inner flesh from the zucchini, leaving 1/8-inch-thick shells. Be careful not to pierce through the skin. Fill the zucchini and pepper halves with the turkey mixture, dividing equally and mounding slightly. Arrange the stuffed vegetables in the baking dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the stuffed vegetables.

Bake uncovered until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown and a thermometer inserted into the filling registers 165 degrees F, about 45 minutes. Transfer the stuffed vegetables to a platter and serve.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness

Today's AM Hotness is a berry smoothie. Pam101 tried to make one this AM...well I didn't try...I did  make one. And I don't know what I expected ice, yogurt and berries to taste like (I think I was hoping it would taste like a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit)...but it was just egh. But props to me for trying! Holla if you love smoothies!

Monday, August 23, 2010

How is this possibe?

How is it possible that I can make peach marmalade,boeuf bourguignon, and creme brulee but I still burn popcorn!?