and i'm talking to you mr. alton brown when i say all was good until i tried to make marmalade.
because mr. brown, your marmalade recipe sucked.
(or it could have been my oranges, or that i was having an h-e-double-hockey-sticks-of-a-time with my oven and so-called marmalade boiling all over from here to kingdom come)
but i think i'll stick with blaming your ridiculous "no fail" recipe.
because i scored an f.
and f equals fail.
here is a recap of some of the pictures i took while cooking this week.
links to recipes included.
except for the marmalade.
mostly because i'm embarrassed i'm probably the one who screwed it up, and then you will try to make it and be all...wow...that was easy...here let me share some of my awesome marmalade with you since yours is so defunct.
and i'll be all embarrassed and pink cheeked over the situation.
and then i probably will sit and scowl at your marmalade all week and it might compromise our friendship and that would just be bad.
Are you a little nervous to go get the ingredients, make it, and NOT love it?
I'm happy to give you a load's worth (if you're local) so you can try it without a big commitment.
Here are a few things I have learned when using the soap:
#1: i prefer the liquid soap to the dry soap, only because hubby uses too much of the dry per load (only 1 TBS) so i have to make it more frequently.
#2: if you use the dry, start your load on hot hot water so it dissolves the soap. after the soap is mixed, put it back on whatever setting you use. the borax can be kinda strong, and i've noticed some suspect spots.
#3: fragrance is not necessary and only adds to the cost. it smells good when it's washing, but by the time i have washed and dried the clothes, the only left-over smell is that of the dryer sheets.
#4: i prefer fels naptha to zote soap. personal preference. that's all. (i also think it cleans stains better)
#5: i think everyone should try it at least once. surprise yourself. do something good. in honor of mother earth.
I might even go as far as to say, it's pretty radical.
Yes, I said it...radical.
Don't even act like you've never said that word before.
They were bumpin' the music so we had a great time dancing while throwing.
Macy can shake it.
And I mean it.
Zach was totally dancing too.
He looks a bit more like a clogger than an actual dancer.
Don't tell him that I told you so. We gave lots of "Hi-Fives" and "Tens" for that matter.
Family bonding time at it's best.
I would also like to note, that Steve's score kicked the a double snakes
out of the scores posted on the back wall of the "5 pin bowling team".
Their averages were in the mid to high 200's.
My hubby...not only turkeyed...he must have triple turkeyed or something crazy like that because hit blew up 300.
He's also radical.
On the way home, we had to stop at Steve's favorite childhood candy store.
It's called the Bank Head Store and it's where Steve's family would stop just before returning to the states. They would take all of their leftover Canadian change, and pick out candy for the long CAR ride home to California. It was penny candy then, it's now sold by the baggie for 60 cents. My how times have changed.
Here's the winner of my favorite picture of the day.
I saw it as we were leaving the Bank Head Store.
In my words, "Amen."
After a nice long nap, we spent some time with
Oma and Opa decorating Eggs for the next day's hunt.