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Five for Friday

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Pad Thai

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We have a Thai place near us that makes EXCELLENT food, and a few nights a month we get takeout on nights that we both get home late or don’t feel like cooking.   It’s amazing, but what the heck is up with rice noodles and some seasonings costing $20?  It’s NOODLES.  So we need to make our own.  

This version of Pad Thai is vegetarian; the protein comes from peanuts and egg.  I’m obsessed with it, but the main deal with this recipe is the sauce:  you can use different veggies, add protein, change up the noodles – the sauce is key, and the rest of the dish can be exactly as you’d like it to be on the night that you make it.  One bonus of the rice noodles is that they cook FAST, so if it’s a weeknight where you don’t feel like cooking but also you have an existential crisis every time you spend $20 on pasta this is definitely the recipe for you.  Existential crises on Thursdays are such a bummer, amirite?  

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Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Pinwheels

You knew it was coming.  Because, really, is there anything better than adding some pastry to your cheese and mayo mixture?IMG_3787

There isn’t, is the truth.  

My sister saw these on Pinterest and immediately texted me that THIS HAS TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW because obviously.  And so I did.  And they were SO easy.  And we have zero leftovers.  

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I Swear This Never Happens {a kitchen fire story}

So.  You know how there’s a thing in karma and life where REALLY AND TRULY the most ridiculous things only happen when 1. you’re sober or 2. tons of other people are watching?  

I’ve noticed a pattern in my life and have determined that this is the truth.  

Example:  I only spill beer (or anything) after I’ve had 1.  After 6?  I’m allllllll careful.  The first drink, though, sometimes BEFORE THE FIRST SIP, is when I’m really confident in my sober motor skills and end up dumping gallons of expensive drink all over myself, cell phones, carpet, you name it.  

We had a similar situation last week when we hosted a party for FIFTY PEOPLE IN OUR HOUSE.  The party itself was absolutely wonderful; we did it for an out-of-town friend who came in for a surprise for his dad, and it was crowded but lovely and I think everyone had a nice time.  

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