Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Feud & No Fried Food

Hang on this post is a bunch of random thoughts and nonsense, but it does ends with a wonderfully delicious recipe. So you have to read it.

1. Two of the greatest shows in history come together as one tonight... Family Feud and The Office. I gasped out loud at the preview. Although where is John O'Hurely? It's just not a Family Feud without a host with corny jokes or one from the 80's that kisses women on the lips. And speaking of Family Feud, I heard that they are having auditions in Dallas this weekend. Such short notice I don't know if I can gather enough of the family members to audition, get my hair done, not eat the rest of the week and then find 5 semi-respectable matching outfits that don't make us look like The Wiggles. This dream may just have to wait.

2. And this comes as a shocker, but we watch way too much television. I mentioned to boy that maybe we should do a week long television fast and he cried out, "what for!!!" See too much of the tube. We seem to always find something to keep us entertained and keep Tivo in business. Anyone loving Wipeout and Baby Borrowers? Are there too versions of this show? Oh yeah and Big Brother 10 starts next week! We are easily entertained here.

3. The blog header. I became quickly reminded of my computer illiteracy last week when I got the itch for a new look (oh and the other one said spring 2008). I've created two headers before and got them all up lickty split, but no not this time. So the frustration got the best of me and I told blogger that he can just look naked for awhile if he was not going to cooperate. Maybe I need to just fork over the bucks and pay a professional? Any recommendations?

4. I love Monte Cristo's, but apparently in recent health news fried food is bad for you. What a bummer! So unless I plan to strap myself to a treadmill for 3 days to burn off the calories from this deliciousness I don't eat them. I did find this amazing knock-off. Oh, sweet friends it is so delectable.

But first I'm going to dedicate this recipe post to a dear sweet friend who is very anti-Eggo waffles. Yes, gasp out loud if you need to. I truthfully do not even know if she knew frozen waffles even existed because she makes everything from scratch. In fact her kitchen looks as if William-Sonoma got lost and stopped at her place instead. I'm truthfully envious of her beautiful gizmos and mad cooking talents though. So here's to frozen waffles and Monte Cristo's!!

Oh it's a beauty indeed.

Just melt about 1 Tbsp. of butter in a pan on med. heat. Then add 2 waffles. Let them soften a little, add two more to the pan then flip over your first two and add swiss, ham and turkey. Flip over your second two and top them on your meat and cheese. Make sure that you have swiss on the already toasted sides of the waffle to hold it together. Keep an eye on it and make sure it browns a little, but does not burn. Once waffles are cooked and cheese melted remove from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a side of raspberry jam. Enjoy!

(makes two sandwiches)

11 comments:

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I completely understand about the blog makeover. I tried it once and just about deleted the entire thing. I'm waiting to get my nerve up again to try it!

I've never had a Monte Cristo but have ALWAYS wanted to try one. I may have to try out that recipe.

Oh, and I will be tuning in to the Family Feud/Office collision tonight.

Heather said...

It's just not fair to post such food on your blog when you have a pregnant woman reading it who pretty much craves anything she sees :) It looks so yummy!

Aubs said...

I had no idea Big Brother was starting again next week!?!?! I am a HUGE fan!! And like you...i watch what is probably way too much tv but hey...thats my down time!! And we watch wipeout and baby borrowers too!! haha...we actually let the kiddos stay up on tues. nights and watch wipeout...they love it!!!! So glad to have found a fellow tv fanatic!!!!!

Carrie said...

I am so excited about Big Brother have my Tivo all set!

Heather said...

BB10~! Can you believe this show is still on the air? We will be here with DVR in hand watching along with ya!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Okay...I am so thinking that you should be the 'head' blogger and do posts about Big Brother!! Since we don't have the Bachelorette anymore...I am all for BB10!! Woohoo! And we are watching Baby Borrowers...funny...and Wipeout..stupid...but makes us laugh!
As for the header...you could mess around with scrapblog.com
It is free and easy - I made my header using it! And YUM on your recipe!!! I just bought the ingredients for the pretzel too!!

Lauren said...

I totally forgot to watch Family Feud tonight... I know it was everything I thought it would be!

The Gerster Family said...

I've never gotten into Monte Cristo's but the pretend recipe looks pretty great! I'll have to try it. :)

mandy said...

i wondered what happened to the header.

oh naked blogs ~ they seem to be incredibly trendy these days!

tysdaddy said...

That recipe sounds yummy! Must try that one day this week . . .

And I like the new look, though I do miss the adorable pug. How about a picture at least once a week . . .

Ha!

Never been much of a television fanatic. Move the movies though . . .

Peace!

Brian

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Well, thank you, b/c now I have to go eat a Monte Cristo!

Um, LOVING Wipeout and Baby Borrowers!