Archive for May, 2013

Blueberry Orange Margaritas: Drink Until You Believe in Mermaids

Blueberry Orange Margaritas

What a beautiful Memorial Day weekend we had! I’m not talking about the weather; I don’t know anything about that- I mean beautiful in the sense that there were a lot of fun things to watch on television.

It seemed the obvious go-to for everyone this weekend was the revival of Arrested Development, which released its much-anticipated fourth season to Netflix on Sunday. I am a huge, huge AD fan. I have watched and rewatched the first three seasons countless times. I had planned on a big extravaganza post on it this week. I got four episodes in on Sunday evening and couldn’t go on- it just wasn’t the same. I just didn’t find it funny. This is a sensitive matter; please respect my privacy at this time.

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“Red” Potato Salad with Green Beans and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette: I Don’t Know About You, but I’m Feeling 22 (Years Older Than Everyone Else at this Taylor Swift Concert)

Red Potato Salad with Green Beans and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

One of the great things about living in Austin, Texas, the “Live Music Capital of the World,” is that there are so many opportunities to expand your musical horizons by discovering and supporting young talent around the city. A good example of this is that time I went to the Taylor Swift concert last night. You may not have heard about Taylor; she’s not your “Britney Spears” or “Jennifer Lopez,” but let me tell ya- this gal is going places. You heard it here first.

Yep, last night I threw my shame into the wind and packed into the Frank Erwin Center along with 10,000 of my best (pre-)adolescent girlfriends and their one-tween-concert-away-from-fullblown-midlife-crisis dads for the Red Tour. And I have to say, it was a freaking blast. I never really went to big time pop shows when I was a kid (I’m pretty sure my first concert was Weird Al Yankovic when I was like 15), so the sheer magnitude of enthusiasm and collective high-pitched screaming was actually astounding to me. Brightly lit signs illuminated all around the theater, saying things like “22,” a nod to Swift’s pop mega hit of the same title as well as the combined age of everyone at the concert besides me and my friends.

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Puff Pastry Tarts with Apricot, Pecan, and Brie: The Food and Fashion of Gatsby


As you definitely know, this past weekend was the premiere of the much anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Everyone has been talking about it- Leo is in it, so you know it’s gonna be a blockbuster. That guy is such a gem. Can we just take a second?

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Amaretto Mud-slide Cheesecake: Exercise Your Right to Eat Like an American Citizen


By now I’m sure you have all heard the troubling news about our sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. (That sentence was aimed exclusively at Americans; she is our sweetheart, America’s sweetheart; all other countries just back off and get your own sweetheart. I don’t even know if they are allowed to have sweethearts in other countries, and I’m too lazy to google it.)

As I was saying, though, our girl Reese is in some trouble. A couple of weeks ago, she and her husband were arrested in Atlanta- him for a DUI, and her for being kind of a fucking crazy biatch, evidence of which can be seen in the arrest video that was released last weekend.

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[THROWBACK FRIDAY] Tequila Lime Shrimp Scampi Linguini: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Like You’re Marissa Cooper in Tijuana



It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, y’all- the day when we celebrate the heroic bravery of the Mexican army in defeating the oppressive French occupants in a historic battle in pursuit of freedom and democracy and stuff! (I don’t know I just copy and pasted that off Wikipedia because I’m pretty sure it’s just an excuse for white college students to dress up in offensive Mexican stereotypes and black out during the day.)

Speaking of drunk white kids, remember that episode of The O.C. where they all go to Tijuana and Marissa Cooper chases a bunch of benzos with Tequila and passes out in the alley way? Of course you do; it is the greatest thing that has ever happened on television.

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