Friday, January 14, 2011

Hodge Podge Friday: Life isn't about compartments.

So what's Hodge Podge Friday's, you ask? Well, let me tell ya. It's going to be a project--a mixed bag of goodies. You'll never know what you're going to get, but I hope that you'll leave with something you can take along for yourself :). You'll get anything from a mix of new recipes, a new DIY project, some random or not-so-random photography, musings on life, musical recommendations, etc... 

Friday posts may have no rhyme or reason to them, but I'm going to embrace that. One of my goals this year is to do what I can to break away from a compartmentalized life. Life isn't about compartments--it's about experiencing it in whole. Who's with me?

Stay for a little while, stay for the whole time, it's your call!
Come along now:  

#1: Roomie Pizza-making Date
I love my roomie, but we hardly get time to hang out. Our schedules are polar opposites of each other's. She gets to see her man during the week, and I get to see mine on weekends, so that adds to our shortage of hang time. We set some time aside to make some delicious pizzas. I was too hungry to take legit pictures. 
It's too bad I can't take pictures of what my taste buds experienced:
Pesto Salad Pizza (If you want this recipe, leave me a comment!]

#2: My Roomie loves Terrariums, and so do I!
She works down the street from the LA flower mart, 
so went nuts with succulents, stones, and our vases.

#3: Don't take for granted a good chocolate chip oat cookie recipe.
Here's why:
It took a lot of willpower not to eat these 
little beauties for breakfast (Ok, I had one). These are best a little warm, so eat them fresh or throw them into the microwave for a few seconds.

What You'll Need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine (a stick)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I always use a little less than what the recipe calls for)
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 3-4 baking sheets.
2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Set aside
3. With an electric mixer, cream together butter or margarine and the sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy (TIP: If your butter isn't room temp, slice it up into pieces and microwave for 20 seconds)
4. Add flour and beat on low speed until well blended. Stir in rolled oats and choc chips. Drop heaped teaspoonfuls on baking sheets, spacing dough about 1 inch apart. 
5. Bake for about 15 minutes (depends on oven power) until just firm around the gue but still soft to the touch in the center. With a slotted spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Makes 60

Recipe taken from Cookies by Hilaire Walden

#4: On a Mission: Collecting
I love going to thrift stores and finding super deals
on super things. Well, i'm collecting amber or yellow-colored glasses, vases, etc. Why? Well, stay tuned :).
 These two are my newest finds.

#5: The Feed Store, in Long Beach, CA.
 If you live in Long Beach, CA, checkout The Feed Store on Retro Row. It's the newest, vintage-thrift store whose proceeds go to providing food and other necessities to those in need. They have everything from clothes to home goods.
I found some cute doilies to craft with: 

 #5:Know that you're loved and have the capacity to love others.
There's a Love that's beyond words, beyond feelings, and beyond your wildest dreams. It's not fleeting. It's eternal. It's hopeful. In it there is joy and peace.

Thanks for comin' along for my first Hodge Podge Friday. I hope you come back and visit really soon. Have a great day :). 

1 comment:

Me said...

I love it Lizzy! I feel like I went through a digital day WITH you!
Thanks! <3