Archive for January 22nd, 2009

22nd January
2009
written by Steph
Peanut Chicken Curry

Chicken Peanut Curry

My friend Simona is always asking me to post more recipes and cooking stuff on here, and I always try to come up with excuses and reasons for why I don’t.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like to cook – I’m one of those strange birds who finds it a stress-reliever and fun – but I also tend to be one of those people who cooks via intuition and “what feels right”, so trying to document the process is somewhat painful and counterintuitive for me.  I am not entirely sure that I could make exactly the same thing twice, because I always end up tweaking things and adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Also?  I pretty much never measure things when I cook, which is why it is generally Tony, and not me, who does the baking around here.  Oh, and generally, by the time I finish cooking, we’re hungry and just want to dig in, so we often forget to snap a picture of our meal, and I don’t know about you, but what is a recipe without a picture?  Not one that I’m going to try out, that’s for sure! But last night, I made a concerted effort to get Tony to take some nice pictures of our meal before we dug in, and I also tried to mentally keep track of what I was doing as I cooked, so that I could pass along a great weeknight recipe to all of you.  This is really a great recipe for several reasons: 1) it’s quick and easy to make; 2) the ingredients list is not that long; 3) similarly, you likely have all of the crucial ingredients on hand already in your kitchen, and if not, they’re all pretty easy to snag on your next grocery run.  So, without further ado, let’s get onto the recipe for Chicken Peanut Curry. (more…)
22nd January
2009
written by Tony
I know I normally put a picture from the movie up, but this is so much... better.

I know I normally put a picture from the movie up, but this is so much... better.

Ah Netflix, allower of guilt-free movie watching. I know in my heart that there is no way I would ever have seen this movie if it wasn't for "free." As it is, this little gem showed up in our mailbox the other night and both Steph and  I knew it was going to be delightful. The premise is this: unlikeable guy who has no direction in life and a bitchy girlfriend who has made a cuckold of him with his best friend gets caught up in a ploy run by an association of professional assassins formerly known as "The Weavers" (lame) but who now go by the much more kick-ass "The Fraternity" even though a woman is one of their top guns. So anyway, he has some sort of poorly conceived adrenaline-related time slowing ability and they need him to kill some people. Enough said. (more…)