I was watching Brenda's kids today and I realized two things. 1) My ex used to watch her daughter all the time and my daughter loved to help out. Today, however, she wanted absolutely nothing to do w/ this loud little kid. It's funny that a year ago she loved it and now she is much too cool to be dealing w/ a 2 year old. 2) My ex took most of our cookbooks so I've been improvising a lot lately. She was nice enough to call me and give me a recipe I've been craving for a while today though: Thai peanut and ginger sauce w/ udon noodles, tofu and green beans. It's not exactly like the picture, but I didn't think of taking a picture at the time so this is the best I can do. Why I decided to make it when there were not 2 but 4 kids here, I have no idea, but it ended up going over really well. Furthermore, this realization is two-fold in that I've also decided to start a second blog as a sort of on-line recipe sharing place. It's certainly self-serving in that I don't have many cookbooks anymore, but it could benefit everyone. I'll start today with the Thai Peanut Sauce recipe and then other people can submit recipes and I'll post them there. They don't have to be vegetarian, but since I'm doing it and I'm a vegetarian, It'd be cool if y'all could at least start w/ veggie recipes. Stacey, Wendy, Georgina, and Shannon: I'm definitely expecting submissions from you. Jason and Andy, I'd be damn shocked if you two sent one, but feel free none-the-less. Those of you who have never made yourselves known on here, now is the perfect opportunity. Keep the submisions coming. This could be kind of cool. Just e-mail them to me w/ something about recipes in the subject line and I'll post it.
In keeping w/ the alliteration of this post and w/ our family tradition of family movie night, we watched Spy Kids last night. I've been putting it off for a while, but it's actually really good. The kids do a pretty good job and the premise is pretty funny: a children's' tv show host is using his show to take over the world. Apparently he's doing what Barney never quite accomplished. I suppose we'll watch the second one next week, but I've already heard from people that it isn't as good. We'll see.Frogger
For the third and final aspect of the "F" post today, I thought I'd mention my new-found addiction: Frogger. It's on my personalized Google home page and I love it. I'm eating the hell out of those mother fucking flies. I need neither guns nor fancy graphics, just give me some old-school Atari games and I'm happy.