Monday, November 28, 2011

finals and fat

It's that time of year and finals are quickly's also the time of year my financial aid money runs low.  Unfortunately for me, due to my lack of funds, my pantry is stocked with the unhealthiest of poor-college-student essentials, and due to finals, stress eating as commenced.  One day, however, while procrastinating browsing pinterest, I stumbled upon the solution to my problems: calorie-free (almost) popcorn.  Kernels + brown paper lunch bag = fat-free heaven and a happy Ali.  Cheers!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!

Thanksgiving has to be one of my very favorite holidays...besides christmas of course!  What's not to love about an extended weekend without school/work, being around family (and friends, read: black wednesday), as well as LOTS of yummy food that you can eat and eat and eat and never feel guilty!! least I don't ;)

What was on my family's Thanksgiving dinner menu?

Hors d'oeuvres:
cashews, cashews, CASHEWS!
black olives
shrimp cocktail
...and my very famous cheese ball with crackers!

deep-fried turkey (we live life on the edge)
homemade stuffing with ground italian sausage
mashed red-skin potatoes made with greek yogurt and chives
butternut squash and creamed spinach personal fav!
cranberry sauce with real cranberries and also the jellied stuff for me :\

Sparkling Julian (for the little-uns)
Beaujolais Nouveau

Have yourselves a fantastic time eating turkey or tofurkey or whatever floats your boat!  I need to rest up for the big Black Friday celebrations!