Monday, January 31, 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Steeler sweater!

Holy Moly! I love this sweater! Wish I would have had it for the whole season! Someone buy it for me so I can rock it next year!

2 Sentence Movie Review

Today's 2 Sentence Movie Review is about Easy A. It is going to be so hard to only have 2 sentences about this FANTASTIC movie. Add this one (not Rambo 4) to your Netflix Queue! Here you go:

1. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson make the best parents ever and Penn Badgley and Emma Stone are crazy attractive!
2. Any movie that mentions 80 movies, especially Jake Ryan, is a sure fire winner!

PM Edition of the Hotness

Today's PM Hotness is fashion inspired by the 70's. This is my spin on it...

Terrible Towel- check, IC Light- check, Black and Gold cupcakes, check!

Many of us want this week to fly because this Sunday is the Superbowl. I am one of those people wishing this week away. In addition to the Steelers playing in the Superbowl, the Pens also take on the Caps this Sunday too. So...basically you know where Pam101 will be all couch.

Pam101 invited some friends over to hang and enjoy the following:
- Polish Sausage and sauerkraut
- Homemade pizza
- Black and Gold Cupcakes
- Black and Gold Gobs
- Cams is making something potato-y!
- Jax and Evan are whipping up some delicious treats
- I.C. Light

If you need some ideas on Pittsburgh-y foods, check this OUT!

Loved my latest book!

I loved this book. A great story about the friendship and love of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethrope. In addition to loving the way Patti tells a story, I loved learning about NYC in the late 60's/early 70's. be a fly on the wall.

Just Kids by Patti Smith was a great read! Add it to your book list!

Pam101's SAG Fashion Picks!

Jennifer Lawrence
 Funny Ladies: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Modern Family's Julie Bowen

Oscar Winner Hilary Swank

 Ballerina Natalie Portman

Hottie Mila Kunis

Arroz Con Pollo, Lightened Up

Thanks, Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

* 8 skinless chicken thighs
* 1 tbsp vinegar
* 1/2 packet sazon
* about 1/2 tsp adobo powder
* about 1/2 garlic powder
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1/2 onion
* 1/4 cup cilantro
* 3 cloves garlic
* 5 scallions
* 2 tbsp bell pepper
* 1 tomato, diced
* 1 tsp olive oil
* 2 1/2 cups enriched long grain rice
* 4 cups water
* 1 chicken bouillon
* 1 packet Sazon Tropical (or Goya)
* salt

Season chicken with vinegar, sazon, adobo and garlic powder and let it sit 10 minutes. Heat a large deep heavy skillet on medium, add oil when hot. Add chicken and brown 5 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.

Place onion, cilantro, garlic, scallions and pepper in mini food processor. Add 1 tsp olive oil to the skillet and sauté on medium-low until soft, about 3 minutes. Add tomato, cook another minute. Add rice, mix well and cook another minute. Add water, bouillon (be sure it dissolves well) and sazon, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Taste for salt, should taste salty enough to suit your taste, add more as needed.

Add chicken and nestle into rice, bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-low until most of the water evaporates and you see the liquid bubbling at the top of the rice line, then reduce heat to low heat and cover. Make sure the lid has a good seal, no steam should escape (You could place a piece of tin foil in between the lid and the pot if steam escapes).

Cook 20 minutes without opening the lid. Shut heat off and let it sit with the lid on an additional 10 minutes (don't peak!!!) Fluff with a fork and eat!

Servings: 8 • Size: 1 cup rice 1 thigh • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts Calories: 311.1 • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 17.9 g • Carb: 48 g • Fiber: 0.6 g

Let Me Talk To You/My Love

AM Edition of the Hotness

Not only is it Justin Timberlake Birthday today but he is also today's AM Hotness!
Happy 30th! Hot, Hot, HOT! 

The next book to read your little one...

I was checking out at the grocery store this past weekend and this book caught me eye :) I didn't buy it...but I thought about it. Great book for the little Steeler fan in your life.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2 Sentence Movie Review

Big Brother and I were flipping through some channels on Saturday night and he came across Rambo 4. Or as he called it "AN AWESOME MOVIE"!!
Ugh...I sat there and complained until he talked trash about Twilight so I shut my mouth and sat through pretty much the worst movie ever. But at least I got to hang out with Big Bro.

1. Stallone is looking crazy old.
2. This movie sucked.

Snow Day!

The Pam101 family had a great day in the snow! I am pretty sure we made the best snowman...EVER!

The kids making snow angels...well Lucy was. Will just sorta freaked out.
Now...this is how you roll a snowman
Second layer of the snowman
Assembling our  snowman
Good thing Grandpap is tall.
Lucy and her favorite guys!
Perfect Winter Day

Getting ready to tear down the hill

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turkey Taco Salad

Thanks, Everyday Food

You can substitute ground beef for the ground turkey. To make a vegetarian salad, leave out the meat and add your favorite canned beans in step two instead.

* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 small onion, diced
* 1 pound ground turkey
* 1 small zucchini, diced
* 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
* 1 1/2 cups prepared green salsa
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
* 2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated
* 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
* 1 cup small cherry tomatoes, halved
* 1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded cheese, such as white cheddar or Monterey Jack


1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add turkey; cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Add zucchini, bell pepper, and 1 cup salsa; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Transfer to a plate, and let cool.
3. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with tortilla chips, tomatoes, and remaining 1/2 cup salsa and 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer to serving plates, and top with turkey mixture and cheese.

With or Without You

Spicy and I are going to go see U2 this summer :)

AM Edition of the Hotness

I have decided that I think Bono is the coolest man of the face of the planet. He is today's AM Hotness.

Yes! FANTASTIC news about The Office!

If there's one guy who can play a worse boss than Steve Carell, it's Will Ferrell -- and the movie star is set to do just that.

Carell's Emmy-winning time on 'The Office' is winding down, and the show has been waiting to reveal his replacement at Dunder Mifflin. Ferrell will play a branch manager that comes in as Carell's Michael Scott begins leaving, and will take over for at least one episode.


2 Sentence Movie Review

Last night's snow storm (and 2 hour delay) was the perfect time to watch The Other Guys.

1. Lots of eye candy in this movie: Mark Wahlberg, The Rock, Eva Mendes and Will Ferrell (not hot but super adorable).
2. Plot a little lame but some really funny moments...especially those involving Eva Mendes.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PM Edition of the Hotness

Pam101 needs today's PM Hotness. How cool is this "scratch off where you have been Map"! Love it!

Uncommon Goods
Track your travels with a handsome scratch-off-where-you've-been map that charts globetrotting in a fun, colorful and innovative way. Scratch off the areas you've visited to reveal adventurous pops of color and local facts that turn traveling into a "domestic" treasure hunt of on-the-fly geography lessons. Its brilliant colors and worldly charm is sure to enliven any room--just be sure to keep a coin handy for easy scratching!

If it is in Star it must be true!

Seriously...when did Star become a publication that people actually listen too? Apparently, according to "sources" Carrie Underwood and her hot hockey hubby are pregnant. Let's see if this one pans out....

Feel like a kid...

I get an early dismissal today. Apparently Mother Nature is getting ready to pack a punch on the east coast. Pam101 is outta here at 3:00. I have a date with Oprah.

If it is in Star it must be true!

So...word in Celebrityville (or Star very trashy tabloid) is that Jennifer Aniston is adopting. If it is true...Let the Angelina comparisons begin.

But the last time I posted something Star was got shot down the same day. We will see if Hilary Duff is showing a baby bump in a few months...

Pam101 Fashion Pick of the Day

Loving this look! Diane Kruger at the Vogue Paris Dinner in Paris, France

Chicken Paprikash

Thanks, Everyday Food

This classic Hungarian dish will fill you up and keep you warm on a chilly fall night. A healthy dose of paprika gives this dish its deep brick-red color. If you enjoy spicy food, try replacing half of the sweet paprika with hot Hungarian paprika.

* 4 chicken leg quarters, cut in half at joint (about 3 pounds total)
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
* 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
* 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise
* 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
* 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
* 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
* 1/2 pound wide egg noodles
* 1/2 cup sour cream or thick plain yogurt

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over high. Cook chicken, skin side down, until golden and crisp, 6 minutes. Flip chicken and cook until browned, 6 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.
2. Discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from pot and reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently and scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, until beginning to soften, 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 3 minutes. Add paprika and flour, season with salt and pepper, and stir constantly until paprika is fragrant and mixture begins to stick, 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil over high. Return chicken to pot in a single layer, skin side up, and reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain noodles and divide among four bowls. Top with chicken. Stir sour cream into sauce, then ladle over chicken and noodles.

Things Have Changed

AM Edition of the Hotness

The color Orange is today's AM Hotness! It is fresh and fun!