Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And it Was Still Hot

From the Foodie in Me

Cooking Class!
So I mentioned last week that I was going to interview for a position to teach a cooking class.
Well the interview went really well! I got the job with some homework stipulations. I need to write up a class summary and an outline for my classes. I'll be teaching 2 classes:
Southern Comfort Foods and Basic Mexican

My Southern Comfort Foods will focus on Chicken fried steak, some veggies, scalloped potatoes. I'm still working on which veggies I want to incorporate. The director and I sat down for a long time. He suggested greens. I hate greens. ick. I'm open to other ideas if you have them.
Tomorrow I'll let you know what's in store for my Mexican Cooking Class.

Around Town

Comedy Showcase at the DC Improv
My friend Anna is quite the character. She is taking a comedy class and the class is premiering their showcase this Thursday at the DC improv. Tickets are $10.
Come see future stars in the making!

Weird Personal Fact of the Day

I don't wear makeup. Have I said this one already? I can't remember. But I don't wear makeup, which is weird for a girl my age. In the morning I would rather sleep an extra 10 minutes than put on makeup. Plus, I don't like the way it feels on my face. After about 2 hours I feel like I'm wearing a thin layer of goop. Not a fan.

Diet in the Life of Tina
No breakfast
1/2 a can of Progresso fat free for lunch (120 calories)
Dinner: tbd


Ive been super slacking in the reading area lately. I moved and all Ive really read are chick lit books and reread the classics that I love.
In the mean time here is a list of my top 5 favorite books when I was a child.
The list is in no particular order as they are favorites from different ages.

1. The Gingerbread Man- when I was little (age 3) my parents didn't have a lot of money for things like books so I had a very limited selection. Still my mom read to me every night. Apparently I was very enamored with The Ginegerbread Man, my mom however grew to hate the book. So finally she went out and bought me a bunch of children's books. I was delighted. every night I choose a new book for her to read to me... right before she read me The Gingerbread Man.

2. Where the Wild Things Are - I think I liked this book when I was about 4. My favorite part was that I figured out at the end that it wasn't real. I remember being really proud of myself for knowing that Max just imagined the place where the wild things are. How did I know it was imaginary? When he came home his dinner was still hot.

3. Nora's Castle - Age 5. In this book a little girl, Nora, explores a castle on a hillside. I remember so wishing that I lived near a castle I could explore. This book is very short, and hardly any narration, but it lets the reader imagine themselves in a castle.

4. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs - Age 5/6. I remember thinking this book was so sad. It introduces the idea of death. It's definitely a book for a kid who can handle mature topics, but it's an excellent way to explain things.

5. Beverly Cleary Books - Age 8. I cant pick just one. I loved all of them as a child. The Ramona books, especially. I can't imagine not having this series as a kid.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Ramona books!!!!
    Another good thing to throw into your diet is Slimfast. They're yummy and really do hold you over for 4 hours! However, at 4 hours approximately you WILL be hungry!
    PS can you post all your recipes for your cooking class for those of us too far away to take it?? Pretty please? esp the Mexican ones!