Friday, November 19, 2010

I might make this for tomorrow's Thanksgiving Taboo

Stuffing Fries With Cranberry Ketchup
For the stuffing fries:
one 4 ½ inch square brick of stuffing cut cold right out of the casserole dish
2 eggs
2T heavy cream
2 cups breadcrumbs (preferably finely ground panko)
4 cups canola oil
*in a large saucepot, heat the oil on high heat to 350 degrees
*cut the stuffing brick 5 times ¾ inch apart to create 6 planks, then cut each plank into quarters creating 24 stuffing batons (that stuffing better be tight for this to work, Aunt Ginny!)
*beat the eggs with the cream in a small bowl creating an eggwash
*gently brush each baton with the eggwash, then roll in the breadcrumbs

*gently drop the breaded batons one by one into the hot oil
*fry the batons in smaller batches (depending on the size of the pot) until the breading is golden brown
*gently remove the done fries and place them onto a paper towel, salt immediately

For the cranberry ketchup:
1 cup ketchup
1/8 cup last night’s cranberry sauce (the canned crap actually can serve a purpose in this case) if it’s very chunky, puree it a little first
tiny pinch of ground allspice
1 drop of sherry vinegar
*mix it all in a bowl and then divide into 4 dipping dishes
To finish:
*stack 6 fries 2 by 2 criss-crossed on each plate
*put a dipping cup of ketchup on each plate

recipe and photo via Bobo Restaurant

If not, sorry for the temptation.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stephanie: I think we need to do some major rewrites to the AVT napkin list next Wegmans meeting.

On that note, congratulations Nasreen and Tariq!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Field of Fears!

AVT Crew at Cox Farm's Field of Fears. One year Muse was the only one who dressed up. He had to walk the haunted trail dressed as a pimp. He refused to wear a costume the next year which happened to be the year that everyone else dressed up (and Jojo proposed to Yathrib!). This year Mariam was the only one in costume. It's ok, she owned that eye patch. Steph was upset that the cornfield was not just a maze, but a haunted maze. The haunted cornfield actors stopped bothering Muse and me since we just laughed the entire time. One actors hit on me. She yelled at us to get out ten seconds later. It was blistering cold and I was thankful for the various bonfires. We roasted marshmallows, drank hot apple cider, and ate freshly popped kettle corn. The name of the hayride tractor driver was Patrick. They give you a spiel about not retaliating against the actors. Sounds like someone had a bad experience! I walked through a cornfield of aliens (complete with weird alien sounds), gross. Aliens scare me more than ghosts. You don't know what they're thinking!! There was a weak-ass fire show (AT 9:45!!!) and the performer caught fire a few times. We had pancakes at the usual IHOP. Nasreen discovered that she had left her keys in her car, doors unlocked and keys in the ignition. Free car, heyyyyy. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

anyone need a roomate

ok does anyone know someone who needs a roomate within walking distance of the Ballston Metro? Beth got a job within the gov't up there and needs a place so I said I'd ask. THANKS

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

nice first day of vacaction

my aunt backed into my car today. my bumper is they want me to go to get ALL these different estimates just because they are paying out of pocket. Well i'll go to like 2 more places but that is it. I am not dragging this out. Cousin wants me to go to some guy she know in Crewe. I haven't finished PAYING for this car yet so I am not going to some guy who works in his back yard. GRRRR

Saturday, June 26, 2010


ok are we still having the cookout? When is it now? August?

Monday, June 21, 2010

I think we should have an AVT yard sale.
I have a lot of stuff.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Traveling via SMS with Steph and Amie

May 12 Greetings from Ohio! It's frightfully flat.

May 13
10:29 AM Greetings from Indiana! It's still frightfully flat.
2:30 PM Greetings from Illinois! Bird country huzzah.
5:46 PM Greetings from Iowa! So far it's just like all the other states starting with the letter "i"
10:11 PM Greetings from Minnesota! Dontcha know.

May 14 
11:22 AM Greetings from South Dakota! It's so Calamity Jane out here.
8:46 PM Greetings from Wyoming! Feels just like South Dakota.
10:02 PM Greetings from Montana! Gimme gimme gimme gimme MO gimme MO

May 15
3:40 PM Greetings from Idaho! No, u-da-ho.
4:49 PM Greetings from Washington! Or the Starbucks or the Starbucks or the Starbucks.
10:05 PM Greetings from Portland!  Weeeee! Seacrest out manggg

Thursday, May 13, 2010

brother pt 2

well Alex got off very well. He got a fine community service and he has to take a could have been MUCH WORST!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oregon Trails for Amie!

Amie moving to Portland.
Muse's surgery.
Steph's new place.

So much going on with the AVTers!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


i hope everyone is well. heads up, i'm moving to a new apt. i can't wait to have you all over for dinner~!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

my brother

my brother is such an ass. He got caught again in fl. he has a month before he graduates. SOOO if he gets charged he will probably get thrown out of school. AND if he moves back here it's three strikes which means REAL jailtime. But he just got a ticket which makes no sense...they usually haul him in to jail not give them a ticket?

Monday, April 26, 2010

hey guys.

how's it going?

that's nice.

i miss you.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What Keeps People Here???

Ok the last five months I have been wondering this..what keeps people here while others go. Petey my great-aunt has been suffering for a while now and is gettingh worst..then better then worst again. As I am sure you all know Grandma Happy died first...she was the closest to pete. Then thier oldest sister Dot died next....Pete lost her husband of 67 years two years ago but the lost of grandma happy has been the hardest on her. Petey wanted to be the first to go ...and the way it looks she might be the last. She can barley walk she falls she can't do for herself..what's the point of living? I know everything happens for a reason and we aren't suppose to know everything...But what do we do watching them go through this??

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sorry I missed it

sorry i missed the v day potluck....had a funeral to go to anyway so.....but i will try and make it to the next pot luck/get together