Watermelon-itas!

So earlier today I decided that the watermelon we had bought took up way too much room in the fridge and wasn’t getting eaten fast enough.

This was clearly getting on my nerves, so after reading the latest post on one of my favorite blogs, Le Femme Epicure, which was all about watermelons and different ways to use them, I decided I would juice it! Actually…since watermelons are something along the lines of 92% water, then did I really juice it? Or did I ring the water out of it?

Either way, I started this whole process by cutting up my lovely watermelon.

Once all cut up, I piled it into my blender. Clearly not all at once. I had to do the whole “rinse and repeat” a few times due to the large size of the watermelon compared to the mediocre size of my blender.

Next I flipped the switch on the blender and watched it go to town, whipping meĀ  up some lovely watermelon puree.

After the fact I thought I should have done something exciting and delicious with the puree. Unfortunately I had already strained it.

Badabing Badaboom! I had watermelon Juice….or water?

Mixed with a little seltzer water all poured over ice and I had a delicious cool drink for those hot desert days. (I have to admit, it was much more delicious than I initially thought it would be)

So am I really going to drink all of that watermelon do you ask? Why, yes. I’m going to make it into watermelon margaritas!

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Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes!

So yes, some may be bored with two food blogs in a row, but what can I say? I love cooking and I love food. Even more so…I love pancakes!

This morning I made pancakes at the request of my hard working husband. Instead of making the traditional Bisquick pancakes I grew up on, I had gotten a pancake mix from Costco called Coach’s Oats. The package look’s a little something like this:

To be completely honest, I’m really not the biggest fan of many pancake mixes and if it weren’t for the sample they gave out that day at Costco, I would have walked right passed them without the slightest thought of purchasing. These are, if I dare to say, amazing. The thing that really sold me was how healthy they are. Chalk-full of healthy stuff like oats, whole wheat, barely, and even flax seeds you can see in the batter, one would never expect these to taste so phenomenal. Paired with some pure maple syrup and maybe a few blueberries or a banana and you have a not so guilty pleasure.

Not to mention they look even more delicious on my stunning fiestaware.


House Wifery

Being a house wife if much harder than I ever expected…perhaps because being a house wife isn’t what I ever intended for myself.

Apart from job hunting, unpacking, cleaning, registering vehicles, changing my name, and trying to self-study in the field of sonography with the hopes of landing a job soon, I have also managed to pick up a few new hobbies and get in the kitchen more. I don’t know how I’ve managed this because at times I feel like I have so much to get done that there aren’t enough hours in the day…

I’ve always enjoyed cooking (particularly baking) but have failed to do much of it because: 1. never had the time, and 2. felt awkward using my parent’s kitchen. It certainly is nice having a kitchen where everything is placed in what I consider a convenient location.

One of the first things I have delved into with my new found title as a house wife (only a temporary title I hope) and my renewed interest in the kitchen, is making pizza. I decided to make whole wheat pizza. Why? I don’t know. I had a craving I suppose. Anyway, it was much easier than I expected it to be, and now is something I can easily whip up. Here are a few pictures of my pizza creations:

Whole wheat pizza with garlic, tomatoes, black olives, and Gorgonzola cheese.

In my opinion the Gorgonzola cheese is what made the pizza so delicious, but then again I have discovered that I tend to have a liking towards strong-tasting cheeses.

Sliced up and ready to devour on my plumb colored fiestaware.

The recipe was deffinitly a do-again and is much healthier than ordering in, I’m sure.