Friday, November 26, 2010

Stuff My Uncle Says

My uncle and his new wife came to visit us for Thanksgiving! He cracks me up with his blunt attitude and telling it like it is. This was my favorite from the weekend...

On the Kardashian's
Uncle T (While reading US Weekly): That one Kardashian sister is a beast.
Me: Oh, Khloe?
Uncle T: Yeah, she is just a brute. If she talked to me like that I'd smack her in the face. I wouldn't even care. I'd do it.
Me: Yeah, you couldn't really mess up her face even more. She kinda looks like Shrek.
Uncle T: No wonder she thought she was adopted. The other sisters are so much prettier.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday!!!!

This was my response to a 545am pick up with my friend Amy:

Sounds good! Sleep tight! Dream of fabulous deals and cute shoes! :)

Ahhhhh, it's the most wonderful time of the year! When else is it normal to shop at 6am? Love it!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Out of Office Re: Dear Santa

This is a real email exchange between me and Mr. Awesome. Awesome.


From: Mrs. Awesome
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:13:47 -0800
To: Mr. Awesome
Subject: Dear Santa

I want:
  • A kindle with a pink case
  • MAC brush set-Ask Ashley
  • Zebra computer bag
  • Purse Hook 


From: Mr. Awesome
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:18:47 -0800
To: Mrs. Awesome
Subject: Out of Office: Dear Santa

Thank you for your email, but I will be out the office until December 26th. If this is an urgent matter you can contact Buddy the Elf @ 555-nor-pole.

Thank you for your understanding, and have a Merry Christmas!

S. Claus

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Cream Chese Muffins!

With Fall in the air, I decided it was time to make my favorite muffins ever! They are kind of time consuming, but worth every minute. There is a cream cheese center and a yummy cinnamon and sugar crumble on top.

I made a double batch to make sure I had enough for a party I was going to and for work on Monday. Here is how they turned out! My co-worker said they were the best things she's ever had of mine. :)

If you make them, let me know how they turn out!

Happy Fall!

All the yummy spices!
Half the batter with cream cheese in the middle
Rest of batter and the crumble on top! I made the mistake of using softened butter, so it was more of a layer than crumble.
Not the prettiest things, but they turned out AMAZING!
Here is the recipe!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Yield: 24 muffins

For the muffins:
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree

For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar

For the streusel topping:
½ cup sugar
¼ cup and 1 tsp. flour
4 tbsp. butter, cubed
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

To prepare the filling, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and whip until smooth.  Form into a log on plastic wrap or foil, making sure that the diameter is small enough to fit into the well of a muffin pan.  Wrap the log up tightly and freeze until slightly hardened, 1-2 hours.

To make the muffins, combine the flour, spices, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.  Mix well and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, vegetable oil, sugar and pumpkin puree.  Mix until well combined.  Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.

To make the streusel topping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix together with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly.

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Line two muffin pans with paper liners.  To assemble the muffins, fill each muffin well halfway with batter.  Remove the cream cheese log from the freezer and slice into 24 equal slices.  Place a slice in each muffin well.  Divide the remaining muffin batter evenly among the muffin cups, on top of the cream cheese.  Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the batter.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool completely before serving.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pumpkin Goodness

This delightful little trifle has just been added to my Thanksgiving menu. Jealous?

Psssst! Here's the link, friends! Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Friday, November 12, 2010

Undomestic Goddess

Me: Mom, what's the best way to get the shower super clean? I hate the water spots on the glass.

Mom: Hiring a housekeeper.

Me: I like the way you think

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

N'awlins 2010!

Mr. Awesome and I had a wonderful trip to New Orleans last weekend! I had a work conference and then he flew out to meet me...worked out perfectly!

This city is seriously amazing. You can drink on the street (in plastic cups), and you get judged for NOT drinking. Seriously. I was holding a Starbucks cup at 1:30pm and was totally getting looks. That is where it all started to go downhill. Apparently they have 3 for 1 specials at most bars...until 8pm. If you can last that long.

Here are some highlights of the trip! If you haven't gone...make it a priority. Seriously. And rest up your liver beforehand.

Saonce Room in Muriel's Restaurant. Super creepy!

Awesome. Simply awesome.

Where it all happens...

Coors Light delivery!!!! They had about 7 trucks.

New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat!

Hand Grenade...New Orleans' strongest person!
At Cafe Du Monde....mmmmmm

Team CoCo!

Conan is BACK! Aaaaaand I'm super excited about it.

You should all watch. He's funny. And a Ginger. What can be better? Seriously. DVR it. Do it. NOW!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Snooki and Derek Zoolander...

Snooki and Derek Zoolander were my two costumes this year. I posted Snooki earlier, so here is Derek! It's a cross between his signature look and "Derelicte."

Taaaaaa Daaaaaa!

And here is Mr. Awesome. He won the costume contest!!!!

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!

p.s. Here is a compilation of the best parts of Zoolander in case you haven't seen it. Which I just lost a little respect for you if you have never seen this movie.


Here I am as 'Snooki' at the office. Not sure if you can tell, but I have A TON of bronzer on.