Purple hair. That is one of the things my sister has always wanted and would Stephanie-Palooza be complete without her getting purple hair? She has always had jobs where "no unnatural hair color" was allowed. We say she's been 'oppressed by the man'. Now that she is unemployed and Scotland bound, she decided to go for it and last night her purple hair journey began. This is my awesome hair stylist, newly engaged, beautiful sister-in-law Jill. She took on the 4 hour task to take Steph to violet purple-ism...
My mother-in-laws sink is now the lovely shade of violet...
After three bleach jobs (one on the bottom and two on top), a whole bottle of violet, bags and pins up nostrils, 4 hours of surprise visitors saying good-bye and sneaking a look-see plus a fresh haircut, Stephanie's purple journey is complete and now she's really ready for her Scotland adventures.
PS, of course were watching Glee. Rumor has it we'll be seeing John, in at least 10 episodes, yippee!
We're heading to Utah to finish Stephanie-Palooza and then we'll be saying "Cheerio!" at the SLC airport.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
I love you and I'm so proud of you Steph AND I can't wait for Larry and I to come visit you!
The evening ended with me helping Steph pack and I can't believe we didn't get any photos of that project because it was hilarious and we were determined!
Imagine trying to put a pair of jeans on that are three sizes too small. You're jumping, using a wire coat hanger to help you pull up the zipper and you finally get all stuffed in but you're in there so tight you worry the jeans are just going to split wide open. You contemplate duck taping the seams then decide you should go with a bigger pair of pants and getting out is a little like freaky friday morning wake up....
is all I can think of. I haven't exercised all week - not one little bit. I've had a headache for two days. I'm drinking way too much diet coke and I'm sure it has nothing to do with my headache. Being forced to eat like a vegan isn't as bad as I thought but it sucks. I like eggs, dairy and processed food! Not to mention that it's hard to find food when I'm out of the house.
I wish I had a vegan mentor.
I have too many unfinished home projects. And I've got to wax my fuzz-stache but I've been too lazy. Maybe I should just stop looking in the mirror. Hope your week has been peachy.
producing a bounty, it's perfectly nippy outside and I had a new "cheese" to try.... I sliced two tomatoes in half, placed a little wedge of Follow Your Heart Vegan Mozzarella on each one, broiled them until the cheese was melted and seasoned my morsels with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper...
others call it gak - whatever you call it, it's super fun and super easy to make...Pour 1 cup Elmer's glue to a large glass or ceramic bowl - no plastic bowls or it will stick! Add 1/2 cup water and mix with a fork until it is smooth. Add 4 drops of food coloring and mix with fork until well combined.
Put 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp of borax in small bowl.
Let it sit until dissolved then pour into the large bowl.
You will see a chemical reaction and things start looking funky and sticking together. Slime is forming!
Mix with your fork and as it thickens use your hands.
It's a cheap, easy, fun science experiment for the whole family to do together.
It bounces, breaks if you pull fast, stretches if you pull slow, feels flubbery - it's great fun!
Cut mochi into 1x2 or 1x1 pieces (for me the 1x1 pieces puffed easier). Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Place mochi in the pan, making sure they don't touch. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 4 minutes. Flip the mochi, add 2 drops of shoyu on each piece, cover and cook another 4 minutes. The mochi will begin to puff and get gooey. I found that if after the last 4 minutes they don't look done, if I turn off heat but leave the pan on the burner and leave the lid on for a few more minutes they puff beautifully. Put the mochi on a plate and drizzle 1 tablespoon of brown rice syrup on each one.
The other way I made them was I used sesame oil instead of the olive oil. I liked the sesame and shoyu flavor but for a sweet ending, I like the olive oil and brown rice syrup.
Larry has eaten ice cream filled mochi balls at a Japanese restaurant. What other ways have you eaten mochi?