Happy belated Easter!

I hope everyone had a great Easter! I spent most of the weekend in Stillwater celebrating my friend Tyler’s birthday on Saturday…Stillwater beat me this weekend, that’s for sure. haha I drove home on Sunday to go to the Thunder game, which we won (finally!). After the last not one, not two, but three losses, it was nice to have such a huge lead and huge win! Also got a wonderful Easter basket from my mom, full of goodies and gift cards!

Yum! 🙂

 

I can always use gas and Starbucks. Who can’t?

I hope everyone else had a great Easter as well!

P.S. I’m so proud of myself for keeping up with my photo challenge! Wooo, go me! I love Instagram, I love taking pictures and I like that the challenge keeps me better updating this thing. So all in all, I’ve enjoyed doing it. Yay!

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Cook in-the-making

I’ve just started my third year at Oklahoma State, and I’m definitely starting to realize there’s more to meals than Ramen noodles and on-campus restaurants. My freshman year, I probably ate my weight in Which Wich, which was right downstairs from my dorm room. Last year, I lived on campus (in a different building) with my best friend and because we had a kitchen on our floor this time, we took to cooking a little more than I had the previous year. Our meals got about as complicated as Hamburger Helper and lemon pepper-seasoned chicken with instant mashed potatoes, rice or something easy like that.

But this year, I’m determined to learn how to cook good-tasting, not-too-fattening (I don’t want to go too far and say healthy) meals. My mom is an amazing cook, and unfortunately, I think my sister got all those genes. Hopefully I can scrap up some cooking genes of my own this year, though. My roommates and I are stocked up on cookbooks; the one I’ve used the most is from the Any Bitch… line of cookbooks (and by bitch, they mean Babe In Total Control of Herself, of course).

Courtesy of anybitchcookcooks.com.

The title is what first caught my eye when I saw “Any Bitch Can Cook” in a small gift shop in Breckenridge, Colo. I ended up buying “Any Bitch Can Lose It,” filled with healthier options than the other books. My sister the fabulous baker chose “Sugar Bitches.”

So far, the book has served us well with healthy but tasty recipes. I eventually want to buy “Any Bitch Can Cook,” “Any Bitch Can Drink” and maybe a few others. If anyone’s interested, the books can be bought on the website and a few are also on Amazon.

Easy, tasty recipes are my favorite to try so if anyone has anything they like to make, I’d love to hear from you!

A fun-filled Oklahoma weekend

I got to spend some time at home this weekend, and it was fabulous. My mom bought Disney on Ice tickets (yes, you read that right…we’re big kids) for my sister and me a while back and I completely forgot until about two weeks ago when my sister told me to make sure I had requested off at work. Even though we were probably the oldest ones there without young children, it was still a lot of fun. The show this year was Toy Story 3, and once again, we are big kids, and we love Toy Story. But really, who doesn’t? The show was cute and fun and a couple hours well spent in my eyes.

After the show, we got to experience the rest of the infamous (locally, anyway) Oklahoma State Fair.

Credit to okstatefair.com.

A lot of people think the fair is gross, trashy, etc., and I’m not going to deny any of that. But those who say that can’t go to the fair and deny that it’s a great time. It’s a prime place for people-watching and is also filled with fun rides and greasy, fattening, amazing food. Now I can eat quite a bit, especially for my size. And I’ve never been one to get nauseous on rides…but this year got me. After an especially twisty, turny, upside-down, swirly ride, we were all pretty much done for the day. Luckily, I got my fix of fair food: a jumbo corn dog, a taco salad, cheese fries, lemonade, root beer and cheesecake on a stick. I would have eaten more if I could possibly have fit it into my stomach.

Despite my love for the fair, two food features I saw this weekend were a bit too much for me. First was a roast beef sundae…although the picture appeared to have ice cream in it, I pray it was cheese, sour cream, horseradish…ANYTHING but ice cream with roast beef. The other item that astonished me was a donut burger…a hamburger with a donut instead of a bun.  Of all the crazy concoctions the fair comes up with every year, this just confuses me because it doesn’t sound appetizing in the slightest…I’ve had my fair share of fried Twinkies and fried Oreos, but the donut burger was too far even for me!

All in all, I had a great time. I always wonder if everyone’s state fair is like ours…what are your local fairs like? Greasy food, fried everything, jerky rides and…interesting people, to say the least? Let me know what you love and hate (if possible) about the fair!