Island Randalia

Shorty Get Down

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me:
watching tv show
me:
looks down at phone for 0.002 seconds
me:
misses entire plot line of episode, introduction of 2 new characters, 1 main character dies, they are in a different country, at some point someone reproduced and offspring are spoiled and someone got a pet cat

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Real Talk:  Facebook Recipes

I’ll be the first one to say that getting your recipes from Facebook is generally a terrible idea.  Most of recipes posted there aren’t good for you—in fact, most are terrible!  Usually they call for either fake/diet substitutions, or products high in sodium, or a ton of butter and sour cream and cheese.  

And that’s not to say that all the recipes posted there are of the artery-clogging nature, but many of the ones posted throughout my Newsfeed are; for every healthy recipe posted, there are at least 3 terrible-for-you recipes.  The other thing that drives me batty is that often times the instructions are hella vague, or they just assume that all your ingredients are fully prepped before you start cooking.  And I don’t know about you, but prep time is a huge influence on when I decide to try a new recipe—can it be done on a weeknight or is it a weekend endeavor?  The recipe I made that inspired this post only lists cooktime (35 minutes).  Now, I’m sure it would haven taken less time, had I followed it to a T.  The recipe I modified takes about 2 hours.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  This all actually started a few evenings ago.  I had had a few beers and was Facebooking, when I came across this recipe for a Dorito Chicken Casserole.  Clearly I was drunk, because I quickly took a screenshot and then promptly forgot about it until just yesterday when BP and I were meal planning.  I pitched the idea of this casserole to him, with the promise that I would make the necessary changes to make a healthy alternative to the original recipe.  I would like to go on the record saying that while I substituted healthier options and modified the recipe a bit, that it’s still on the more decadent end of things.  I felt like we could go ahead with the splurge though, because in the last four days we’ve each covered over 50,000 steps with the Jawbone Band and have been really good about portion control.

Here is the original recipe as posted on Facebook—I really can’t remember the OP or which of my ‘friends’ shared it, so sorry for the lack of sourcing.

Filed under recipe recipe idea recipe ideas cheap and easy diy cooking diy cooking facebook California

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ussmckirk:

Steve Rogers is my fitness role model.

In other words, I too want to be injected with a magical serum that’ll give me the perfect body in mere seconds without my having to do any exercise whatsoever.

Grrrrrl. You already perf. <3

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nprfreshair:

Tomorrow John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins us to talk about his new novel, Wolf in White Van. We’ll also talk about his love of comic books, his chaotic and troubled childhood, and how he came to love metal. 


Forever envious of johndarnielle's hair. 

Also, I will totally be tuning in!

nprfreshair:

Tomorrow John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins us to talk about his new novel, Wolf in White Van. We’ll also talk about his love of comic books, his chaotic and troubled childhood, and how he came to love metal. 

Forever envious of johndarnielle's hair. Also, I will totally be tuning in!

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islandrandalia:

Having a zit—a real zit and not a cold sore—on your lip line suuuuuucks.

I went to the dentist today. And while I was a nervous wreck going in, I left actually smiling because it was a pleasant experience for the first time since I was a tiny human.

BP and I have gotten hooked up with the…

This just in: something I ate—maybe the pizza? Or the dollar tacos?—is making me wish I’d never eaten anything. Ever.