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Baking Hooker

I just looked over and literally thought for a second that Max was using the home computer


My brain = SHOT.


Who’s up for some food pictures?! I KNOW I AM.

I’ve been very oatmeal crazed lately. There’s really no point in taking a picture everyday because I eat the same breakfast….everyday.

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Shakes of cinnamon

That’s the staple right there. Additions vary depending on what my house has to offer. There’s ALWAYS nut butter in my oatmeal I can tell you that for certain.


Sidenote: Speaking of which, ATTENTION TO EVERYONE, Peanut Butter & Co. is on sale in ALL Shoprites this week. YES, jars of dark chocolate, white chocolate and cinnamon raisin peanut butter are only THREE DOLLARS.……Our house currently has seven jars. Gotta catch em all!


And back to regularly scheduled nonsense.

OK, not nonsense but sometimes Max thinks he cool by attempting to have side swept bangs. Good try.



Apparently that’s my thing at the moment. Fruit with yogurt and AB whole wheat things. I can dig that. Pictures like this make me think I’m a vegetarian sometimes.


Well, with the exception for my burger obsession and of course….


Chubby’s chili has returned, as delicious as ever, and I’m currently on day three of it. There’s just… so much of it…but it’s so good…


Switching gears now (which is actually redundant for me to say because I don’t know how to drive stick shift despite the fact that I’m about 99 percent sure that my car can be although I would be able to know that for certain if I would just read the manual)


Er, wait what was I saying?

Oh yeah, my shameless self-promotion. Let me show you a picture.

These…are Doctor Who cookies. Vanilla custard to be exact. They’re fishsticks. And yes, that’s MY sonic screwdriver in the picture.


OK, enough beating around the bush (CLICHE)…I’m whoring myself on Etsy, hence the rather awkward title of this post. There, I said it. I’m selling nerdy cookies. And now I’m going to post my Etsy link and be THAT guy and hope that strangers have pity for me.


I’m just going to go over here and crawl into my hole of desperation. There’s cable.


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Aloha football!

Happy Football Sunday! You know, I like watching football but never really got into it. My dad is a Patriots fan so the game is blaring on our TV. Thus far all I’ve gained is the fact that Nana cannot reemphasize enough how sexy Tom Brady is.


She’s already said it 4 times, I’m going to start keeping count.


Backtrack pictures. LaForge Pizza Kitchen!

See the one in the middle? Do ya? You know what kind of pizza that is?


I’ll give you a hint.

HAWAIIAN! OK, so there was no hint there. Oh well. It was good. So good. Hawaiian pizza is my favorite pizza to ever exist on this planet and getting to make it yourself is truly the best way to enjoy it. No lacking the pineapple/ham chunks.


No sir-e-bob!

Alongside were leftover broccoli and a bowl liquid platinum. I literally cannot stress enough how amazing the pizza was.


If you have never tried Hawaiian pizza. Try it. You won’t be sorry!


My breakfasts from yesterday and today were basically exactly the same. You just can’t ever go wrong with a good ole’ fashioned bowl of oats.

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • half a banana
  • A couple generous shakes of cinnamon!
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • HUGE handful of blueberries
  • 1/3 cup multigrain Cheerios
  • 2 tbsp Special K granola

What’s the saying? Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken? 😛


Yesterday was full of shopping and more shopping. Flea market (I may or may not have obtained new sunglasses!), two different malls and Ikea. I did A LOT of walking yesterday and, because I am the most brilliant of all the Keris, I went like 8 hours without actually eating.




I fixed that when I got home.

Leftover stir-fry, more liquid platinum and a small bowl of homemade mac & cheese. I felt better but REALLY need to work on eating small things throughout the day.


Monumental event happened today…


Point 1. I ran 4 miles outside today! Hopefully the snow storms have ceased for a while now and I can get my fix with actually being able to run everyday for the rest of the week. That would be glorious. Fingers crossed!


Point 2.…..the chili is officially gone.

Fairwell my dear friend, you served our house well! Had some cucumbers with hummus on the side. I saved the apple half and ended up eating it a couple hours later. Oh, and there was cardboard, of course.


And that’s all I’ve got. Sandwiches and more football are on the menu! Have a good rest of the night everyone! 😀


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Another chili [chilly] day

Two posts in the same day! Sometimes I post multiple times in one day and sometimes I don’t post for a week… look at me being inconsistent.


But that’s unimportant. You know what is important? Chubby’s chili.


Actually, it’s called Chief’s Chili. My dad has three brothers and they all have nicknames and my dad was dubbed as Chief.

In case you want to know, and I know you do, my uncle’s nicknames are Otto, Speedy and Weiner.




Here we go chili here we go! *clap clap*

Beautiful is it not? Veggie filled and delicious. Chubby constantly stresses the fact that he uses extremely lean ground beef when he makes it. He’s also very generous with the herbs and spices so the flavor is out-of-control awesome.


Another point for healthy LaForges!


Take this picture and multiply it by 3 or 4

I’ve been eating this exact thing for multiple meals these past couple day. Chili on top of lots of romaine with a side of cardboard. The chili has a nice spicy kick to it which I LOVE. It’s just so good… I can’t stop eating it! No, I don’t need a chili intervention.


At least not yet. I’ll get back to you about that.


Nana made a pizza and made me take a picture of it.

“It’s SO BEAUTIFUL!” …. her words, not mine.


Chubby also made sausage bread and it was quite beautiful looking as well

Funnest shape ever. Doesn’t it look like a rainbow?! 😀

Can you see the parsley? Chubby was very adamant about the parsley.


If I were to give an award for best thing to photograph ever it would definitely be oatmeal

I think my picture taking skills are improving a little bit. Maybe?

Even if no one else agrees, it was still delicious! I changed it up from my usual handful of blueberries and added some cinnamon apple pieces instead.

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Half a banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • Half an apple cut up and microwaved with cinnamon
  • A mixture of 2 tbsp vanilla Chobani and 2 tsp AB

Nice and warm and perfect. Ha bisky!


And that’s all I’ve got for ya. I need to go ask the parentals if any of my assistance is required as we prepare for yet ANOTHER snow storm. The weather people are talking 12 to 18 inches this time. Oh boyyyyy. It’s OK though… and do you know why?


The stationary bike has relocated into the dungeon AKA right outside of my room in the basement. Guess who can bike whenever she wants and without 16 million layers?!?



Has anyone had pumpkin coffee from D&D?! I finally got to try some today and it’s fabulous!



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My life according to chili

The zucchini was bad. I was able to imprint my finger. Zucchini’s aren’t supposed to be like play dough. What a shame…I had big ideas for the phallic looking guy.


(Yes, that is a random piece of kielbasa on the plate. When I saw it cooking on the stove I was probably a little overly excited. The Polish girl in me just couldn’t contain herself! I HAD to have some and I’m glad I did because it was SO GOOD. Oh my gah, I love kielbasa and I love being Polish!)

I’ve fallen in love with the idea of throwing cooked mushrooms and spinach into the bowl. It adds a lot more volume to it and we all know how much this girl loves mushrooms and spinach! Also topped it with a tbsp or so of cheese. Still not sick of the chili yet… ha bisky!

This was my dessert and I really need to start being more creative. What started out as a hopeful peach crisp sort of thing turned into a bowl of a cut up peach, 2 tbsp granola, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cool whip. I suppose I just get lazy… it was tasty but I don’t think it will win me recipe of the year!


I’m the world’s best grandpa! OK, so that one is a little harder to pull of then the grandma one.

Awesome bowl of oats:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Half a banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin (!!!!!!)
  • Strawberries
  • A tbsp of AB
  • A few multigrain Cheerios (to serve as flotation devices)

Absolutely perfect and great fuel for the 5 mile run that I completed later. It started raining while I was running and I LOVE when that happens. Makes you feel like a badass AND it keeps the temperature down. Blisssssss.

Chubby Chubby and I made a GIANT meatloaf by accident and since he went out to get provisions I’m on babysitting duty right now. Pictures of the little darling will be up soon!

Have a good day everyone… be bright and shiny just like the sunflower that lives in my backyard! 😀

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