Tuesday Ten: Favorite Recipes

  1. korean bbq beef – http://damndelicious.net/2013/07/07/korean-beef-bowl/
  2. moo shu chicken – http://weelicious.com/2012/06/14/homemade-chinese-take-out-mu-shu-chicken/
  3. enchiladas – http://escapadesineating.blogspot.com/2013/06/5star-enchiladas.html (I swap black beans for kidney beans, add a chopped onion, and double the chili powder)
  4. spinach lasagna roll ups – http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html
  5. corn casserole – http://www.food.com/recipe/jiffy-corn-casserole-5-ingredients-easy-delicious-313521 (I add a teaspoon of sugar and 1 egg)
  6. spinach artichoke dip and spinach artichoke quinoa casserole – http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/09/30/spinach-and-artichoke-dip-recipe/ (add extra monterey on top and bake for 5 min) and http://www.makingthymeforhealth.com/2014/02/16/spinach-artichoke-quinoa-casserole/ (add white beans for bulk protein)
  7. mom’s eclairs – http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/graham-cracker-eclair-cake-105225.aspx (instead of putting frosting on top, frost each graham crack so there’s chocolate throughout. can also make with cinnamon crackers, pumpkin pudding, and cream cheese frosting)
  8. 5 ingredient chili – http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-easy-chili-recipe/
  9. french dip sandwiches – http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/dripping-roast-beef-sandwiches-with-melted-provolone-60570
  10. orange dreamsicle cake – http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2012/08/28/three-ingredient-low-fat-creamsicle-cake/ (I top with whipped vanilla frosting from a can, and it makes it all the better)

Tuesday 10: Items on my bucket list

  1. Make my own cheese
  2. Visit a Michelin 2 or 3 star restaurant
  3. Get a DNA genetic/personal profile (preferably with medical indicators, which is currently pending legislation)
  4. Make a quilt
  5. Pay it forward – buy a meal or coffee for the next person in line
  6. Ride a mechanical bull
  7. See the northern lights, sleep in an ice hotel, and go dogsledding (all are great north activities, hence the grouping)
  8. Attend a black tie gala
  9. Read all the books I own
  10. Host a picnic

(My actual bucket list has over 70 things on it and is always evolving, inclusive of banal, sexy, crazy, and creative things. This is just a random sample.)

Tuesday 10: Favorite TV Shows

Caveat: this is of shows as of February 2015, not including some that have ended their run but inclusive of some out-of-season ones. The honorable mentions are shows I enjoy, but don’t get sad if I miss, and don’t make it a point to see each week.

  1. Suits
  2. The Fosters
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
  4. Once Upon a Time
  5. Shark Tank
  6. Broad City
  7. Scorpion
  8. Switched at Birth
  9. Orange is the New Black
  10. Orphan Black

RIP: Parks and Recreation.

Honorable Mention(s): The Mindy Project, Brooklyn 99, Law and Order: SVU, Food Network Star, Late Night with John Oliver, Love it or List it, Chopped, So You Think You Can Dance.