Just cause I get tired of looking when I can’t find something, I made a little cook book blog. With quick, easy, and cheap meals.
Check it out: http://quickcookbook.tumblr.com/
Craving: Fried rice and potato wedges.
So today I had this strange craving for fried rice and potato wedges. So I made something that was so good. Cooking level 2 because you have to multitask. Here’s what you need.
- chicken flavored rice
- garlic powder, pepper, salt.
- I used two skillets, but you could use a pan for rice instead.
- Dice potatoes and onion.
- grease small skillet with veggie/canola oil. Turn on like 7 heat. Wait till it’s hot.
- Dump in potatoes and onion.
- Melt about a tablespoon of butter in the microwave. Then add garlic, salt, & pepper to taste. Dump mixture in with potatoes and cover pan. Stir every few minutes until the potatoes darken.
- Take other (big) skillet or pan and cook up rice following their directions. If you’re using a skillet it’s going to be a little quicker and heat it more evenly. If you’re using a pan, you may want to add a little oil to keep it from burning to the bottom.
- Once the rice is done cooking, and the potatoes are done cooking, dump potatoes in with the rice.
- Take the potato-pan and crack atleast 2 eggs into it. (caution: the pan is already hot, the eggs are going to cook fast).
- Heat up a little bit of butter (maybe half a table spoon) for about 10 second in the micro wave as quick as you pull it out, dump that one the eggs, crack the yoke, and mix. This will take probably less than two minutes til the eggs are fluffy and cooked. Break them up and add them to the rice.
- Mix your potatoes, rice, and eggs. And enjoy!
Happy Valentines Day!
(-hands out chocolate, flowers, and teddy bears-)
objectiveasylum said: New position? A promotion congrats if I didn’t notice before.
Mandolin said: Thanks, chipmunk! It’s been a challenge to get used to, but I’m managing!
I’ve been thinking more about closing the door on my family.
I have been in unhealthy patterns with them continually through my childhood and it carries on now. They are not something I can control and it’s not something I can change as I have tried desperately again and again.
Firstly, I am in contact and either one of my parents use either controlling methods or emotional abuse to placate me into being part of the family unit and becoming their emotional dumping ground or ‘fixer’. If anything goes wrong from that point forward in their lives, it is deemed my responsibility. I then break away from them, realizing that they are negative and enforcing toxic behaviours. I do this by dropping contact and ignoring them. It’s pretty poor but it’s the only way I know how. After a while I feel strong enough to return to them or the guilt of turning my back becomes too much. The cycle repeats.
There’s a deep sense of irony in it all. The whole process relies on my illness, my weak self-esteem and my feelings of obligation to them. When I was kicked out at 17, the last of the list shoud’ve stopped but unfortunately it didn’t.
I am again in the part where I ignore my mum’s calls and it makes me feel sick to my stomach. I’ve tried withholding contact for months at a time and I only get so far before I break but I feel more determined this time. I can’t spend the rest of my life playing into this false sense of debt. I don’t want the weight of it anymore. If this is the only way I can have a relationship with my family then I don’t fucking want it. Even if it’s not for good, I’m going to afford myself enough time to come up with something better as opposed to this shit.
I’m reblogging this because I think this is a big problem for a lot of teenagers/young adults right now. I already know a handful of people like this. And I wanted to press the issue that parents (as much as they are dear to us) are just people too: they have accidents, out bursts, bad habits, addictions. They can use you as much as they can use anyone else, and just because they are suppost to care for and protect their children, sometimes they are too selfish to do so. Sometimes you have to realize that they’re toxic and the best/healthiest thing you can do is distance yourself. I know it’s scary, but sometimes it’s best.
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