Fried macaroni and cheese 

Fried macaroni and cheese 

When you have an entire pyrex dish of untouched macaroni and cheese, what should you do? Chill it overnight, and then fry it. Not whole of course.  Heres my step by step process in photos. Along with the recipe.  (Linda, just for you I went ahead and added It ASAP hehehe xoxo)

Ok, so here is the recipe. Its very basic, and the photos give you a really clear step by step of it all. 

1) make your mac and cheese the day before, put in a rectangular baking dish, you want it to be about 1″ thick. As an alternative you can put it in a round or square dish and then slice in half (like a cake layer) 

2) set up your breading area. Flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Season each with salt and pepper. That is *crucial * 

3) using a biscuit cutter cut into 1″ circles. You could also slice into 1″ squares if you want. 

4) Dip each piece, one at a time. First in flour,  then egg, then crumbs. 

5) Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.  I like to go the extra step and spray the parchment. 

6) Freeze OR fry immediately.  

7) Fry on the stove top in a medium sauce pan with about 3 inches of oil in it. The oil should be 350 for optimal frying. And fry till golden brown, then remove from oil and place on a papet towel to drain excess oil. 

8) Serve with marinara or ketchup,  or what ever sauce you prefer.  

A great way to keep from wasting oil if you only fry a few at a time, strain it through a coffee filter! It keeps the debris out and from burning and lets you use the oil again!

How to store cream cheese

What annoys me? Too many things to list. BUT, one thing that irritates the  beejesus out of me is how the package of cream cheese gets once its opened.  

It gets all crinkly and weird. And if you don’t use it all immediately some gets dried. (Insert gag sound) Its weird and way too much for my ocd self. 

Enter plastic deli containers. I buy them in bulk and use them for everything. One of my favorite ways to use them is to turn them over, use the lid as a base and the bottom as the top dome. Same principle as a cake taker. Best idea ever. No more nasty cream cheese. Yay! 

CVS, worst pharmacy ever. 

I have to share this here, because I want to make sure that everyone knows just how crooked CVS currently is and what they are doing to their customers. This is my first hand experience of what just happened to me today at my local CVS. pardon the typing errors, I am just so upset I can barely type. I posted this to the CVS public page 

“I am beyond shocked and upset to see just how horrifically you are ripping off your customers when it comes to their medical treatment. The rule you have in place, stating that regardless of what a previous prescription was, or has been filled previously, that you will always give the patient, your customer the smallest quantity possible when medications are in a tube form,  regardless of history or copay, and then still charge the same copay for all sizes. This has to somehow be illegal, I can’t imagine that this is legal to be doing this to customers. Last week I was prescribed a topical cream for an and given 30g tube. Today I went to pick up a refill on that item and was given a 15g tube, half the size,  yet charged the same amount simply because your policy is to always give the customer the smallest amount. The doctor wrote the EXACT same prescription!!!!!!!! And yet your pharmacist decided to give me the smallest amount possible and still charge the same amount of money i paid for the larger amount. And as they explained it to me “copays are based on the kind of medication not the size of the tubes”, and so its the same price no matter what size i am given. And that size will vary based on what is on hand at any CVS at any given time. This is deeply deeply disturbing I ended up on the phone with my doctor in tears, and the practice had NO  CLUE that this is your policy for customers!!!!! My Dr, whos practice is a healthquest medical practice, is now aware of this horrible and predatory policy of yours. Because of your policy, I would have to spend $50 to get the same amount of Medicine that just a week or so ago I got for $25, all because of what you have stocked on your shelves and your policy to “give the least amount possible to customers.” And if you’re doing this to me you’re doing this to everyone. This means that any time anyone has been prescribed medicine that come in a tube form, they are being given the smallest amount possible and then charged for the standard copay for that specific item not for the size.  They pay the copay and then when then need it again, regardless of the size of the tube they receive  (which will always be the smallest possible) they have to pay the same copay even if its a smaller amount. So wheres all the money going????? I would be extremely interested to know just how many people are being suckered into this scam around the country because clearly you’re running some kind of scam and stealing the money of people who deeply need medicines. We’re not talking opiates and painkillers were talking creams, ointments,  topical creams, things that come in tubes,  things needed for infections!!! You should be ashamed of yourself. I have been a cvs customer for over 15 years, and I will never trust you to honestly fill a prescription again or that you have your customers well being as a priority.  You make me physically ill over this.  And i will do everything i can to make sure every medical practitioner and insurance company sees this and hears about what you are doing. ” 

My inspirations

My favorite quotes, well some of them at least. 

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. ~Samuel Johnson
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can’t handle me at my worst… then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe 
‘I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it’…William S. Burroughs 
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss 
“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” – Emerson 
“I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”-C.S. Lewis -The Silver Chair 
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. – Dr. Seuss” 
“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan 
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss 
“All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.” – Dale Carnegie 
“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left.” – Marilyn Monroe 
“Every sin is the distortion of an energy breathed into us.” – C.S. Lewis

Bathroom redo with a toddler. 

It started small. I noticed a small edge of a wall where the tub corner met the wall where a tile was lose, no big deal. I took the tile off, and saw some wetness and black behind it. Hmmmmm it must just be because the tile was loose, right? Well we disliked the tile anyway, original tile from the 60s, so I’ll just take it down and sand and then repaint the walls. Easy enough.  HA! 

This is what diy home renovation looks like. Its easy, its doable, but its darn messy!!!! Enjoy these photos for now. This is a real life home renovation done myself. 

The bathroom as it was when I began.

Body shaming is never ok, not even for Donald Trump 

This “story” keeps appearing in my news feed today. I don’t care who you support,  why is this ok? Why is it ok to make fun of someone’s body? It’s NOT!

Every day the internet is flooded with posts about how horrible body shaming is, usually in regards to women. But this, publicly shaming a man’s body, is ok? Making fun of small genitalia, robust waistlines, that’s ok? No, no its not.

This is not ok. Its not ok for anyone. Its not ok to make fun of other people’s bodies. There are humans out there who’s bodies look like this. What kind of message does it send to poke fun at this? That body shaming is ok if this is what it looks like and it is in regards to a man? Making fun of genitalia size, something people have no control over, is never ok. Again, body shaming is never ok, doesn’t matter who it is. Attack character, actions or words if you must. But don’t body shame.

 Man or woman, Republican or Democrat I think this is just is appalling behavior. Link below if you don’t know what I am referring to. This is NOT ok America. 

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/18/naked-donald-trump-statue-unpermitted-erection

Have an itch to scratch?

Short sweet and to the point. This massager is awesome.  My husband is thrilled because he no longer has to massage the horrible knots in my back and neck. And I’m thrilled i don’t have to wait for him to be home when i have a pain in my back. And the best part of all. He always asks me to scratch his back when he has an itch. And now, he can do it himself! Yay! 

Also its great for sensory therapy for Vivienne. She puts it on her foot and pulls and it gives her that deep pressure she needs. Its perfect for everyone ! Head on over to amazon.com to check it out. 

  http://www.amztk.com/massage-tool

Full disclosure, I received this item for free in exchange for my honest unbiased review.  These opinions here are 100% my own. And they have no medical backing, just my own.  Lol.