Sunday, January 28, 2007
I was very surprised to see that it snowed last night and my beloved bug is, well not really covered in snow, but looks like it was dusted with some confectionary sugar. This is just the right amount of snow for me.
My mom's birthday was yesterday and I made her a birthday cake! She is still really tired and needs to sleep a lot for the next few weeks. So she won't have to cook this week, I made some meals for her and my father. My mom requested chicken pot pie and lasagna. Very good stick to your ribs winter food!
It was my first time making a chicken pot pie. I looked at a bunch of recipes and they all seemed basically the same. Peas and carrots in chicken gravy with some seasoning and cut up pieces of chicken. Put in ready made pie crust, then put another pie crust on top. I cooked the chicken, but used frozen vegetables and a mix for the gravy.
For the lasagna, I use the noodles that you don't have to cook beforehand. They cook in the oven. Add sauce to bottom of pan and a layer of noodles. I then layered pieces of sweet orange pepper, asparagas, mozzarella cheese, noodles, peppers, cooked chicken, parmesan cheese and more noodles. Cover with sauce, more mozzarella cheese and some basil. I hope they like them!
And a random short movie review. G and I saw Children of Men and were very disappointed. It had so much potential, a great premise and wonderful actors. The movie takes place 20 years in the future and no children have been born for 18 years. Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine are in it. All great actors, who I really like. Now I know they can act, so it must have been the writing or directing that went wrong. There also seemed to be a lighting problem. I don't think I should have been able to notice that. Much of what happens isn't explained, so things don't make sense. You can see where they are really trying, but they just can't pull it off. Save yourselves and avoid it. You may not even want to rent the DVD on this one. Such a shame.
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