Thursday, January 23, 2014

ActiFry Wings

So, the awesome kitchen appliance known as the T-Fal ActiFry has been on the market for a while, but it's brand new to me, as I just got one for Christmas 2013 from my fabulous husband.  Until today I've only used it once to make french fries, and that was pretty fantastic.

Recently though, I was introduced to buffalo chicken wings, and then learned you can also make these in the ActiFry. I know that sounds weird but the fact is, I'm a pretty creepy food-snob and never eat anything that seems like a waste of time.  "Wings" always seemed like a waste of time.  Oh... how wrong I was.  I tasted them and immediate fell in love.  Chicken Love, Sauce Love, Crispy Love.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Because... well, bacon. *shrugs*

So then, because I'm part-skeptic and part-sucker, I'm one of those people you hear about on the internet who reads/sees something and goes "hey, that probably isn't real, but lets try it anyway just in case!"  Yep, that's me.

I suspect it's got a lot to do with the Redneck DNA I possess.

You've likely heard the joke, right?  "You might be a Redneck if your last words were "hey y'all, watch this!".  Uh huh, that's me, sad to say. Although, I do have fun :-)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How To Easily Create Your Own Dog Aroma

I couldn't decide what to title this post.  I've been blogging for so long that I think I've sort of run out of catchy titles.  First I thought "6 Easy Steps to Smelling Like a Wet Dog" and then realized since I hadn't actually written it yet, it might be more than 6 steps.  Then I thought "How to Create Your Own Perfume" and thought no, that's just sort of mean.  So, the official title of this post is:

How To Easily Create Your Own Dog Aroma

Follow these 3 steps:

1. After washing & drying a load of bath towels, toss them on the couch in the rec room and promptly forget to fold them.  For several days.  (It's critical that this couch or surface be in an area of your home that you don't see often unless you make a special point to go into that room)

2. Have your kids shove the load of towels to the end of the couch where the dog likes to lay so that he/she lays on them every time she gets up on the couch.

3. Take a bath/shower and be sure you've collected towels for this event from the dog-end of the couch.

Voila!  As you begin to dry off, you'll immediately notice the unmistakable aroma of Wet Dog.  If that's not your thing, I strongly suggest a lovely body spray and/or fresh towels (that have not been snuggled by the dog) and a good rinse.

The moral of this story?  Unless you really really like smelling like a wet dog, be sure to fold your towels as soon as you remove them from the dryer.