The Can’t Cook Trails: Baked Potato Soup

This recipe isn’t from the The Can’t Cook Book, it’s from a book I’ve had for a long time and love; it’s called Teens Cook: What to Cook What you Want to Eat by Megan and Jill Carle with Judi Carle.

I love this book because as most of you know I can not cook. I’ve never be interested in it but I’m 23 and I need to learn how to cook for myself and for my boyfriend.

I’ve made this baked potato soup before but my sister was with me to help and guide me, this time I am home alone and craving this soup so I’m going for it. The first step calls for you to wash the potatoes and stab with a fork multiply times, simple enough! Now the potatoes have to cook in the oven at 375 degrees F for 45 mins.

Fast track to that being done…

Now the next step is to let the potatoes cool and to peel them, I didn’t really have time for that because I was hungry! So I peeled them with oven mitts on and started the pot with the milk, flour and butter. Things are starting to roll! The next step was the easiest, you cut up the potatoes and add it to the pot and let it good for a couple more minutes!

The last step to this is to grate some cheese and cook some bacon, done! You;re suppose to use cheddar cheese but I didn’t have any so mozzarella cheese was used!  The best step to come in to put it in the bowl, top it with cheese and the bacon and eat it!

This is the final product….

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It tastes great, taste a lot like potatoes, you could only imagine!

Let me know what you think of the soup or if you want I can post the recipe!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Throw Back Thursday: The Big Comfy Couch

Every young girl in the 90’s watched this show when it came out in 1992, now I was born in 1991 so it was a couple of years before I started watching it, but I still was in love with it.

There was a girl named Loonette and she had her doll friend named Molly, they both had a HUGE couch they sat on every day. It was a show that did storytelling, songs and dance and it was the best.

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The best part of the show was when Loonette did her Clock Work Stretch! The stretch was her laying on a matt that looked like a clock and she would almost do yoga and some rolling around on it. Every little girl tried to do this on the floor and it seemed impossible when we were younger. It was truly the best.

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There was a lot of other characters in the 25 min long show depending on what was going on, this show use to teach kids about all different thing in life without them even knowing. For example in this episode….

Of course every show sold toys that related to them, I have the Loonette dolly still to this day. Her face is hard plastic and the body part is normal stuff toy material. You could also get Molly and the couch I believe!

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Well that was one of my favourite shows when I was a kid, let me know if you watched it or what you think of it now if it’s the first time you’re watching it.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

(All pictures taken from Google)

December Favourites 2014!

I’m going to start something different! Yay! For each month I’m going to have some favourites, make up, skin care, hair care, body, home, music, and random! Lets get started!

I was originally going to take pictures of everything but then I decided that I’ll find them online so you guys can have the best picture of the product. Everything I’m going to post in these favourites I do have in my home.

Makeup Favourite

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Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara – Black

I love this mascara because it really doesn’t come off, I wash my face everyday and this bad boy is still there even after makeup wipes. It’s cheap, I got this at Target, I can’t remember how much it was but it’s way cheaper then others.

Skin Care Favourite

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Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

I love all Cetaphil product, they’re great for sensitive skin, which we all know I have, I just put this on after I use their face wash and my face feels amazing after. It’s not oily, it settles really well and it has SPF 15 so you are protecting your skin!

Hair Care Favourite

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Organix Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner

I know I wrote about this in my last post but I am actually in love with this shampoo and conditioner. When I used it the first time my head felt amazing, I didn’t want to stop washing my head. It’s very refreshing and I love the smell.

Body Favourite

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Victoria’s Secret Forbidden Perfume

I went to a bridal shower and this was left on my plate as a little gift and I fell in love with it. It smells amazing, it doesn’t make me break out, even my boyfriend loves the smell, it stays on for a long time, it’s just all around a good product. It is on the expensive side but it’s worth the money!

Home Favourite

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Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade 

I am very picky when it comes to smells, and I love this one! Unfortunately they change their candles for the seasons so you can only get it in the summer if they have that product again. I really hope they do, I mean I have enough to last me until them anyways but I would like to buy another one.

Music Favourite

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The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard 

In the movie it’s sung by Jennifer Lawrence and it’s the best song I’ve heard. You can buy it on iTunes or go see the movie and get the full effect!

Random Favourite

HEAT! 

There’s no picture for this one but I live in Canada and it’s cold, therefore I am very thankful to be able to have a heated apartment.

Alright guys, tell me if you liked this idea and what your favourites were for this month!

Idea from Alli Speed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/Alli/

Canadian Eh?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s fucking cold in Canada! Literally the other day it was so nice out, just a light snow covering, the next day it was cold and windy that was about it, by night time it was a full on blizzard with -30 weather. My boyfriend had to drive me home last night in the middle of the storm because I had to work this morning! It took the car 30 mins to warm up and he was scrapping the car for 10-15 mins to try and get the ice off; which was not working. The roads are completely covered in snow still, it’s still -30, windy as hell, and everyone is experiencing ice quakes or frost quakes. 

For those of you who didn’t know what a ice/frost quake was (which is okay cause neither did I), they are when it is so cold that the water on the ground or anywhere really expands and makes a very loud boom. It honestly sounds like gun shots going off, that’s how loud it is, apparently they were going off all over the GTA and people could hear it from miles away. These happened last night but it sounded like it was coming from the roof of my apartment, which is possible since it’s flat and there could be water or ice up there. 

It was so cold outside that everyone was saying that you should stay in doors if you can and only go outside if you really need too. Cab companies were not working today, schools were cancelled and even a NHL hockey game was cancelled because of the weather. Also they were saying if you were outside with exposed skin you could get frostbite in 5 mins – this is why my boyfriend picked me up from work since it’s a 15 min walk home. Everyone in Canada should have ski/snowboarding goggles so they can cover their eyes and still see when it is this cold, we all may look like idiots but it would be worth the warmth. 

Everyone stay warm if you have this crazy weather where you are! 

Thanks for reading! 

My cool ass uncle

December 23rd is when my cool ass uncle came over to my house like I said in a previous post. My uncle always comes to my house with donuts and coffee/hot chocolate, it’s something you get to look forward too. He is the only uncle I have that is actually so interested in what my sister and I do and will actually come with us to weird ass things that we would have no one else to go with. For years he has been trying to get Rob Zombie tickets for him and I but I always end up having a big baseball tournament when he comes to my city, this year he said that he will get Jays tickets and we will go see a game! I love the Jays so I’m pretty excited about that – he actually keeps his word so I know this will happen! Anyways, we talk the night away, he travels a lot so we get to hear all of his stories and sometimes see some pictures. I never really get to see him so it’s actually so much fun to see him, which needs to happen more which my sister and I will make it more.

He dropped off our gifts and we opened them on Christmas, he always gets us something small but it’s always something good. For me he got me season 1 and 2 of Sons of Anarchy, season 1 of The Walking Dead and an LCBO gift card that I can use on new years!

50 Daily Essentials!

I was thinking of another list to put up but I had no idea what, I decided to write down all the things/products I use every day! I thought it was a fun, cool idea and maybe you guys can check it out and try them yourself! 

  1. Clif Bars. I honestly would starve to death if I didn’t eat these. 
  2. Blistex Berry lip balm.
  3. Vicks VapoRub… I get sick very easily and this is a wonders! 
  4. Alesse birth control…enough said. 
  5. Life Brand Allergy Formula.
  6. Advil
  7. Up & Up migraine relief. Now if you’re in Canada you can only get this in the states sadly. Our laws don’t allow us to have this. 
  8. TUMS smoothies. 
  9. Halls
  10. U by Kotex tampons. Sorry boys, it’s a must!
  11. Crush perfume from Boathouse.
  12. Dove Go Fresh pomegranate & lemon verbena scent antiperspirant.
  13. Q-tips.
  14. Dove clinical protection.
  15. moroccan argan oil.
  16. Cetaphil face wash and moisturizing face cream.
  17. Vaseline dry skin lotion. 
  18. Sephora eye lash curler. 
  19. Maybelline the rocket volum express mascara (waterproof). Honestly the best I’ve used so far! 
  20. Sephora Tweezerman tweezers.
  21. Sephora Khol expert eyeliner.
  22. Sephora sharpener.
  23. Essie nail polish.
  24. OPI nail polish.
  25. Coach purse.
  26. Crest Pro Health Whitening toothpaste.
  27. Colgate vibrating toothbrush.
  28. Crest Pro Health Multi-Protection mouth wash. 
  29. Lifebrand Latex Free bandaids. I play baseball and obviously you get cut up a lot but I have sensitive skin, to the point wear anything that has sticky stuff on it like bandaids, first-aid tape, stickerts, etc will burn my skin. 
  30. Polysporin.
  31. Assuie Aussome volume shampoo and conditioner. 
  32. I love…raspberry & blackberry shower gel.
  33. Bic Soleil shavers. 
  34. Target luffa. 
  35. Sunlight Sensitive skin pac laundry detergent. Once again my skin is a pain in the butt. I’m actually allergic to perfume so anything that is smelly will give me a rash. This is great stuff it doesn’t have a scent but it leaves your clothes smelling clean. 
  36. Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. It’s old and discontinued but it is honestly a great phone. I’ve dropped it so many times, it’s survived a baseball diamond and so much more. 
  37. Nexus 7 Tablet.
  38. iPod Classic. 
  39. iHome iPod stand. 
  40. Canon PowerShot SD1100 1S
  41. HP white lap top 17” screen.
  42. Ceramic straightener. I’ve had it for so long that it doesn’t even have a name, but it’s the best. 
  43. John Frieda Curling Iron. This is the best brand if you want a brand name product for your hair. 
  44. Shoppers Drug Mart mini super umbrella…for those rainy days. 
  45. Coach purple watch. 
  46. 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  47. Bittersweet earrings.
  48. American Eagle jeans and earrings.
  49. Boathouse tops/sweaters and toques. I live in Canada! I must have a toque! 
  50. American Eagle black and brown belts. 

Chameleon!

Well Hello, I know I haven’t been around in awhile but I’ve been busying and I’m pretty sure I say that every time I write a new post. LOL. The reasons why I’ve been so busy is that my boyfriend, my sister and I were suppose to go to the aquarium but he got sick so we postponed it. Instead we went to go get another chameleon! He already has one named Allen, which I love and I won’t let him get rid of. 

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This small green one is Allen. I love this little guy, he gets so angry and annoyed really easy but he is a cutie. He loves to crawl on me and just chill on top of my head; he’s just a little guy. 

Now this morning my boyfriend couldn’t sleep so he woke my ass up and drove all the way to Markham to get this new one. We got there and he went in and came out with this little cute orange, red girl! 

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She’s fat compared to Allen but that’s because she is going to get a lot bigger then him as well. We have a big tank set up at his house which she seems to be getting comfy in! On the way home since it was a long drive I took her out of the container, she just sat on my knuckles the whole way home, she seemed pretty comfy there. When we were maybe 5 mins away from home she decided that she wanted to go for a run. She ran up my arm and down my back and I only got her off because we hit a red light and my boyfriend quickly grabbed her and gave her back to me. She kept doing it because she wanted to be high up so I raised my arm, she stopped but then the next problem was that she wanted to climb on the roof of the car. I made sure she didn’t then when we got her home we put her in his tank to get use to it. 

My boyfriend said this one is mine apparently and I had to name her but I didn’t know. So since she has orange and gets really orange when she’s happy we named her Pumpkin. I think it’s cute and goes with my personality and plus my mum called me pumpkin when I was little; which she’s only 4 months old. 

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I will keep posting pictures as she gets bigger, I’m hoping she will get like really big but we will see! 

Thanks for reading!