Friday, February 22, 2013

Egg Drop Chicken Noodle Soup

So, I've shared success, failure, and now I'm sharing a meh. This one I did way back when I still had chicken noodle soup, before I found my awesome soup ->  Cheap Chicken Noodle Made Awesome

I absolutly love egg drop soup so I'm always on the lookout for some way to make it. I decided that since it is chicken broth like stuff that I would try and experiment with chicken noodle soup.

Voila, cheap chicken noodle soup.

I added water and brought it to a low boil. Added scrambled eggs and lightly swirled it around then took it off of the heat. At the end it looked like this...

I cooked the egg a little too long, my bad.

It wasn't good, it wasn't bad. It was okay.

Moral: Meh, prolley won't do this again.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Return of the Scarf!

Soooo, while staying with a friend I brought the 2 needle scarf I was working on ages ago.

New Needles

I was just using it for practice cuz I'm new at this knitting thing and don't know what I'm doing half the time ^_^ Plus when I cast on I accidentally made too many stitches so it's way too wide. But my friend liked it so much she wanted me to finish it. So I thought I'd share with you the final product. She didn't want it blocked so it's a little wonky, just warning you.

It's not crooked, it's just how she's holding it.

If it were blocked it would have spread out the stitches but this way it spreads when you want it to. Like where she's holding it at the sides the stitches are open but if she doesn't want them to be open, for warmth or something I guess, they don't have to be. One weird side effect of it being so wide is that it can be used for more than just a scarf.

So my friends, we have a fashion show! Here's a scarf.

So stylin' ^_^

 A hooded scarfy thing.

And a shawl.

This is what the stitches look like when open. So yeah, the scarf is finally done. Woot!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pizza Failure

So I figured since I shared a success story with the soup I'd share a failure as well. I did this a while back so wish me luck on remembering everything ^_^

I took a Totinos and wanted to try heating it up on the stove. Sprayed the pan and added a bit of cheese to the pizza.

This is back when I had cheese. I miss you cheese T_T

I only added it on half cuz I was planning on folding it in half. Problem is the bottom got done faster than the top. I put the top on the skillet to try and circulate the air or something like that. Went to flip it and...

Failure. Complete and absolute failure. Maybe if it was cooked on a lower setting, maybe if I wasn't a dumbass and actually cooked it the way it was supposed to be cooked, maybe then it would have turned out ok.

Moral: Not gonna happen again

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cheap Chicken Noodle Made Awesome

Been a while huh? I've been having some medical issues going on and been a little distracted. I have taken pics of stuff I swear, I just never seem to find the time to put them up. I'll try to do better. Going out of town for a month and I've got a few pics on my comp so I'll see what I can do. Anyways, good news and bad news for this post. Good news: I found a way to make that really cheap and blah store brand chicken noodle soup taste awesome. Bad news: I'm out of chicken noodle soup cuz I've made this a couple of times T_T It's just so tasty, I can't help it! So let's get started shall I?

This all started cuz we had garlic left over from Christmas and I was trying to think up ways to use it. I'm not a big cooker cuz I hate cleaning up, and I know there are probably tons of ways for people to use garlic.

I folded a piece of lunch meat in half and then rolled it up.

You can use whatever you want, I'm just broke and this is all we had.

Then I sliced it into rounds and cut those in half (you can chop up your meat any way you like, I just find this faster and easier) Then I chopped up two cloves of garlic.

After that I heated up a bit of butter on medium heat and when it was melted I added the garlic (butter burns, be careful. If you need to, add a bit of olive oil or something) Stirred until it started smelling really good and I thought it would be a good time to add the ham.

 I know when it's time to add the soup cuz the ham starts jumping. I'm serious, that ham is after you and you need to drown it. Added the soup and half a can or so of water, up to you how much you add really. Added 1 bay leaf, a dash or two of black pepper and Italian seasoning and a few shakes of this stuff...

I can't think of what it's called right now. It's some kind of peppers in vinegar. The label has been worn off forever ago cuz we just refill it with vinegar when it gets low. Speaking of which, looks like it needs some now. Anyways...

Here's another thing up to you. Leave it on medium and it will boil eventually. When you think the bay leaf and garlic have had time to infuse to the rest of the soup and the little garlic pieces are transparent and mushy it's time to take it off. 

I actually cooked mine a little too long and some of the water cooked out. I had to wait for my batteries to recharge just a bit so I could take the final few pictures. Oops. Anyways, this soup is great I love it, I'm just gonna be sad when I'm out of garlic.

Moral: Garlic = Bad breath but numminess.