The Can’t Cook Book Trails Day Two.

Day number two of me trying this awesome cook book. When I was picking out something that I wanted to try cooking I couldn’t make up my mind. Some factors that came into play when I was picking were that I’m having chicken for dinner, I didn’t have some of the key ingredients and I didn’t really have enough time between lunch and dinner.

Today’s recipe from The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld was a choice between two different things. Oven Fries or Soft-Boiled Egg with Toast a.k.a The Granny Egg. Because my sister and I didn’t really eat anything all day long I decided to make something for both of rather then just one thing for me, I went with the Oven Fries. There are a couple different types of way you can make these fries, regular potato, parsnip fries, and carrot fries, I went with the regular fries because that was the easiest.

I started by washing the potatoes and talking on the phone with my boyfriend at the same time hoping to baby jesus (#rickbobby) that my phone wasn’t going to fall into the sink. Thankfully it didn’t, after now I was worried about not cutting off my finger cutting these potatoes while still talking on the phone, good thing is I’m a lifeguard and I know first aid if that’s what it came too. Now that I still have all 10 digits I was ready to start the actually skilled part. My boyfriend was now off the phone and I seasoned the potatoes, put the oil on the pan..oops, I wasn’t suppose to do that. I made the mistake of just going off what I thought was going to happen. I was suppose to put the fries on the pan first then drizzle the oil over them. Not to worry I used my brain for once and spread the oil all oven the pan with one fry, put the fries on and put some oil over them. Back to square one.

I put the fries into the my messed up oven and started to think! My boyfriend told me that he was coming over for dinner tonight, all that ran through my head was my sister and I worked out for almost two hours and I still was sweaty and smelly. I desperately needed a shower. I did something that I’ve always heard what you shouldn’t do while cooking, I went into the shower while the fries were cooking. Now it’s not like I left them in the oven and no one else was in the house, no, my sister was in the living room and if anything went wrong she was there to fix it. Thankfully, nothing went wrong. After a very long 30 min shower I was back down stairs and ready to do the watching of the fries.

Now my oven is messed up, the dial at the top will say that it’s at 425 but really it’s at 500. Cooking in my house is very hard and you always need to watch the food or else it will burn to shit. I thought I did a good job at watching them, as far as I could see none of the fries had black on them, they were all golden brown, but you can be the judge of that.

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My sister finished hers before mine because I’m took busy writing and looking at an accident outside of my window, needless to say not one fry was left on her plate. These fries may not be the best thing to eat after a long workout but they taste prettydamn good to me.

Let me know what you guys think. Remember I am new at this and some of these things are new to me.

Check out day number one in the previous blog of this one.

More recipes to come!

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Christmas Day

I didn’t write about Christmas day the other day so I am now. 

I couldn’t sleep that night for some reason so I woke up early with my sister, when I came down they were still making breakfast and my step dad was still getting up. I was just sitting there waiting for everyone and waiting to give my boyfriend’s gift to my parents. When I did give them the gift they thought he was crazy and said he didn’t need to do that. It was a gift card to Swiss Chalet for $50.00. 

We always start with our stockings because that’s what the whole world does I believe. My mum makes some pretty cool stockings or they seem cool to me for some reason. In my stocking I got face cream, face wash, scratch cards, Doctor Who mini figure, nail polish remover wipes, chocolate, Doctor Who book, itunes card, perfume, and more but I can’t think of it at the moment. 

Next we go onto the gifts, my mum let me open up this huge one, it was a dresser that I’ve been asking forever because I have the smallest room and the smallest closet and no room for any of my clothes. We kept opening gifts and things just got better and better. Some things my mum makes my sister and I open at the same time because it’s from the same store or something like each others, so this time we opened something from coach. I got the purse that I wanted and my sister got the watch that she wanted. The gifts I got from my mum if I can remember them all are the purse, dresser, football for dummies book, Doctor Who book (second one), case for my tablet, Doctor Who cookie jar, Doctor Who mug, Doctor Who glasses that changed colour when they is a cold drink in it, a roots sweater, many DVDs, lulu yoga shorts and top, yoga cats calendar, can’t cook cookbook, laundry basket, throw blanket, socks, and duck soap on a rope. 

After putting my dresser in my room my boyfriend calls me telling me that he had to be home for dinner at four. I was upset because he said he was going to be at my house for dinner. He told me to relax and that he was going to be there, then all of the sudden he asked if I could be at his house for dessert, I told him to just stay there because I had family coming over too. He then said that he wanted me to meet his nona and that we would go to his house then go back to my house for dinner. When I got there everyone was asleep because they were so tired, I opened my gifts and my boyfriend went up to nap as well. He woke up to hearing people in his house so we got up and went down stairs. I was in the kitchen leaning on the wall not paying attention to anything behind me when I heard someone say excuse me. I turned around to find an old lady with my boyfriend standing behind her, she asked me if I was his girlfriend which I said yes to. She shook my hand then kissed both my cheeks, she didn’t say much but she seemed nice and my boyfriend said that she liked me. I ended up sitting beside my boyfriend’s mum and my boyfriend at dinner. His mum is really nice to me and I like her so I will help her out if she asks me. Anyways, dinner went fine I barely ate because I knew I had to eat again, we said goodbye to people and left for my house. My boyfriend finds meeting new people so easy so I wasn’t worried about him at all, he had a lot of gifts to open which he loved from both me and my family. 

Some of my family that I actually like was at my house for dinner, we had a good time drinking then we watched the new Doctor Who episode. I’m so sad the Matt Smith is no longer the doctor! My boyfriend was so sweet to my switch was fun and stayed over for awhile then had to go home because he worked.

The night was pretty much over at this point and everyone went to bed. Christmas was fun and stressful but when isn’t it right? I hope all of you had a great Christmas! 

No power on Christmas Eve

December 24th we go up to my dad’s for Christmas with him. This year I went up with my best friend and my sister. Before we left the house we knew he didn’t have power because of the storm so we had to dress warm, the only problem was it was the coldest night out of the week (-14). We left the house and went to a Tim Hortons by my house, when we got there it was jammed and the drive-thru was closed. We left and went to a different one, when we go there the line up for the drive-thru was long but we waited. When we were in line I remembered that I forgot my rum balls I made for everyone – we went back to my house to pick them up. Finally, we were on the road to my dad’s, which is a 45min drive. By the time we got there the sun had just gone down and it was dark, you could still kind of see the trees when we noticed that the big tree house we had was crushed because the tree fell over. Inside the house was pitch black, I couldn’t see where my dogs were and I don’t think they are like cats where they can see in the dark so you trip over them. My dad put the fire place on and lit all the candles – thank god my step mum has an obsession with candles. The house was freezing, none of us ate so we literally ate two whole chickens they bought from the store then we opened our gifts. 

We made my step mum, dad and step brother open theirs first and explained everything, my best friend opened hers next and then finally we opened ours. I hope I can remember everything they got me but I’m going to try. I got nail polish, perfume, two roots t-shirts, one roots sweater, two movies I believe, socks, eyeliner, lip scrub, a photo album, old bottle of coke, Blue Jays book, and The Great Gatsby book. 

From my best friend (since I opened it at my dad’s house), I got a yoga block, yoga ban, yoga DVD, Nutella cook book, Nutella, cookie spread, and a wooden spatula. 

After we opened all our gifts my step mum and brother were both so cold that they went to their friends house to warm up and sleep. My dad stayed with us and chilled until he could no longer stay awake – which was pretty early since he worked the night before – we said goodbye and left. 

Before we got into the car my dad told us to look up. Since the power was out in that little town the stars were so wicked, you could literally see all of them because he was a clear night too. It was actually so cool to see. 

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(Above – this is the tree house the fell down, it use to up standing up right and there was a slide on the other side of it.)

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(Above – this is some of the food we ate and candles we had so we could see.)

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(Above –  it was -14 inside the house, the whole time we were there even when we opened our gifts we had our winter coats on, with hats and mittens.)

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!

Welcome to Canada

Christmas is only 3 days away, that is absolutely crazy. This year has gone by so fast that it is kind of sad. My year started out really shitty but somehow got great. I work tonight, then I go to my boyfriends then all my Christmas madness starts when I get home. On Monday my uncle is coming over – he’s the uncle I always like so I want to see him and I want to talk a picture with him. Then after that all the other madness happens that I wrote before in a different post. 

Welcome to Canada

I don’t know if you guys know this but I live in Toronto, Ont, Canada. If you’ve looked at the weather for us it has been typical winter weather but all of the sudden it decided to half snow and half rain – making it ice pretty much. It rains all day long but as soon as it starts to turn into night the ground freezes making it one big sheet of ice. I went to sushi last night with my friends, when we were done we had to skate our way to the car. It was actually so funny because the driveway is on a hill but at the same time it was very dangerous. I hope when I go to work tonight and walking to my boyfriend’s car I don’t fall on my ass. I don’t have a picture for you guys from myself but I am going to steal one off of Facebook from a friend. 

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Now you can see what the hell is going in here. 

Christmas Traditions

Over the years my family has done Christmas we sort of have a routine that we follow. My parents are divorced and my dad moved away so we just do our Christmas on Christmas eve now. My mum on the other hand there is a whole bunch. 

1. Try to wake up Maeghan (aka me) – so when I was younger I was NOT a morning person. Trying to wake me up was a very dangerous thing because if you did it the wrong way you would either get yelled at or I would hit you. 

2. Tell my sister to go back to bed at 4 AM – my sister is the one who gets so excited over Christmas is our family. She will wake up at 4 AM and try to get the whole family up. She usually comes into my room and tells me that Santa came or to get up, which I don’t. She then would go to my mum’s room and try to wake me up but they would tell her to go to bed. Now and days my sister just waits in her room until it’s time or she makes coffee for everyone. 

3. Croissants – ever since my parents divorced my mum made it a thing that she would make croissants in the morning. That would be our breakfast as we opened up our stockings. Now my whole family is up at this point but myself, they let me sleep as long as possible because I hate waking up early, especially if I’m hungover from the Christmas Eve party. 

4. Terrible pictures – every year my mum takes pictures of us as we open up our gifts, but as you know no one looks good right after they just woken up. None of these pictures have every made it to Facebook but this year I will be posting them so I am going to look great before I come down to open gifts. 

5. Opening gifts – some of my sister’s gifts and mine are the same or similar so when we open up our gifts they sometimes take forever because we have the open some things at the same time. It’s funny though and makes the whole process fun. 

6. After math – after opening all our gifts we all decided to put things together or go through them once again and actually give a good look at things. I think everyone in the world does this. 

7. Family comes over – after all of that we have to deal with all of our family come over. This is very interesting because our house is small and we have all these people coming over. Some of the people we don’t like too much so I stay down for about an hour then go up to my room.

What about you?

Alright I want to know what you guys do for Christmas or what weird traditions you have to do each year. Leave them in a comment and maybe I will make a list or something! So leave your name and your weird traditions/things you do on Christmas! 

 

20 Things I like about Christmas

  1. I get to see the family I like.
  2. Snow.
  3. The turkey/ham dinner. 
  4. The Christmas trees.
  5. The decorations. 
  6. Giving people presents and seeing their reactions. 
  7. Presents for me! 🙂
  8. Time off work.
  9. The drinking and partying. 
  10. The shopping. 
  11. My sister waking up at 4 AM and everyone telling her to go back to sleep. 
  12. People trying to wake me up without getting hit or yelled at (my mum has gotten it down to a fine art.)
  13. My mum’s stockings she gifts us (she honestly makes the best stockings!)
  14. The croissants we get in the morning. 
  15. Pictures!
  16. The mad, crazy being busy. 
  17. Trying to put thing together after you’ve opened everything. 
  18. New years is around the corner. 
  19. I get to see my dad.
  20. I get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend. 

About Me Part 2!

This was actually the hardest thing for me to do but I wanted to do it again, which I did! 50 more things about me, I hope you like it. 

  1. I always randomly wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. 
  2. I’ve only had one job my whole life. 
  3. I have a fear of becoming fat. 
  4. It’s extremely hard for me to talk to new people. 
  5. Doctor Who is the shit, go watch the show. 
  6. I write almost everyday in a jornal and no one has ever read them. 
  7. I don’t know where half those journals are. 
  8. I love cats and dogs. 
  9. I have 1 cat and 2 dogs.
  10. My mum doesn’t buy real pop, it’s pretty much flavoured water. 
  11. I want to live a healthy lifestyle but I have zero motivation. 
  12. I hate Apple products but I have an iPod.
  13. My longest relationship was 3 year. (The worst three years of my life.)
  14. I only have 2 really good friends. 
  15. I hate my job, it actually is the worst. 
  16. I was a regular at a bar by the time I was 19. In Canada that is the legal drinking age. 
  17. I love taking pictures when I go out. Yes, I am THAT girl. 
  18. It’s really hard for me to tell you, “I love you.” So if I say it, I mean it. 
  19. I hate when people get the same things as me, especially if you’re related to me. 
  20. I have no idea what I want to do with my life job wise. 
  21. Writing is the only thing I keep at, I’ve been doing it for years but just for myself. 
  22. I feel like I somehow always mess up my relationships.
  23. I’m always worrying I’m going to lose someone close to me. 
  24. I’ve learnt to embrace my crazy curly hair just in like the past year or two. 
  25. I hate talking about myself to people so this is very hard for me, even though I don’t know who any of you are or can see that you’re reading this. 
  26. I think I am a bad gift giver. 
  27. I love wrapping gifts, so Christmas is really fun for me. 
  28. My favourite colour is purple. 
  29. I use to have a Newfoundland dog, she died when I was younger.
  30. I use to have a Bernese Mountain Dog but she died 2 years ago Feb. 
  31. …I’m the only person in my family that didn’t get to say goodbye to my Bernese so that day is really hard for me. 
  32. I’ve never had an actual new years kiss with a boyfriend or a guy I like. 
  33. I have had a new years kiss though. Last new years some random guy kissed me at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. 
  34. I can’t sleep when my boyfriend works midnights. 
  35. I hate change. I hate counting it, carrying it around, just everything about it. 
  36. I use to wear Gothic clothes. 
  37. I’m allergic to perfume but I wear it everyday. 
  38. I don’t actually have a winter jacket. 
  39. When I was younger I put a hole in my head but jumping off a bunk bed and landing on a ceramic pig. The pig ear split my head open without the damn thing breaking. 
  40. I got rid of my warts I got from the pool but accidentally stabbing myself with my pufferfish.
  41. I’ve lost every best friend but one and today is her birthday!
  42. I love going hot tubing. 
  43. Pandora is my favourite place to get jewelry. 
  44. I actually have 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  45. I’m really nice to someone unless I don’t like them, then I will make you feel like complete shit. 
  46. I wish I could put together really cool layered outfits, but I just suck. Jeans and t-shirts all the way. 
  47. I actually miss switching between my parents houses every week. 
  48. I have a sign Colby Rasmus baseball from the Toronto Blue Jays. He is my favourite player!
  49. David Clarkson is my favourite Toronto Maple Leaf player. 
  50. I’ve been to one maybe two Leaf games my whole life. 

Thanksgiving.

At this point in my life I don’t want to see turkey until it’s Christmas. I’ve had so much turkey in the last couple of days it’s not funny! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadians out there, I know this is late but I was busy getting fat off pumpkin pie. There’s honestly not a lot to write about since I spent most of the weekend with my family, but I guess I can write about how they all went.

Dinner # 1.
The first dinner I went to was my mums. I was already home so I didn’t have to go very far for this one. The day started off with my mum and I cutting and peeling carrots and potatoes! Then we fought with the turkey, those stupid giblets I think they’re called wouldn’t come off so we literally had to fight this thing to get them off. Finally the dinner was on the way, my Nana came for dinner so my step-dad went to pick her up. She is honestly so funny, she’s only 4 foot 9 inch tall and she’s crazy. Anyways, everyone started to come, my sister came home, her boyfriend came then finally my boyfriend came from work. It was honestly a good time, we watched the leaf game; which they won! Then passed out from all the food. Watching the game was pretty funny though because my boyfriend likes to scream at the tv. He is honestly one of there biggest fans. Anyways, after he slept over which was really weird since I only have a twin bed because my room is so damn small, we both felt like we were going to fall off the bed the hole night.

Dinner # 2.
This dinner wasn’t really a dinner, it was more spend time with my dad that I never see. My step-brother picked us up and we went. His kid was there, which he is the funniest baby I’ve ever heard. Honestly so funny, anyways everyone went to a different family dinner that I didn’t want to go too…long story. My sister and I stayed home with my dad, we ended up watching movies, playing connect four because it was just there, played monopoly then watched the walking dead premier! Did you know that connect four is no called inline or a line or something like that? I got killed at monopoly because my dad was just has luck apparently. The walking dead was good, I was tweeting as we were watching it. This next part if you haven’t watched it is kind of a spoiler I guess but not really.  I think that they keep killing at these zombies along the fence and the blood is going into the ground which the pig eats off which they eat the pig and that’s why that guy died at the end of the episode. I also think if that pig turns into a zombie I will die laughing because that’s just funny. Anyways, go watch the show. We all went to bed which I didn’t get a good sleep because my bed is broken up there and I feel like I’m going to fall through it. But I had to go home to get ready for my third dinner.

Dinner # 3.
The third one was my boyfriend’s mum’s dinner. There was so many people and so much food, there was honestly like 15 different things you could eat, plus 4 different desserts, I was dying and so was my boyfriend. Nothing really interesting happened there. I pretty much sat there and ate then chilled with my boyfriend, his brother and he’s brother’s girlfriend but eventually just went upstairs to my boyfriends room to get away from everyone. The parent’s friends were actually annoying and think they are the shit. They didn’t even ask my name so I didn’t even say hi. I’m dating a little shit I guess it was fine and I really don’t care if they don’t like me because I will probably never see them again. I don’t even know why you would bring friends to a family event sort of thing but it was alright. Anyways, I slept over there then I had to go to the work in the morning. Now i’m just chilling at home because I’m done work.

I need to go get a package that I missed but I’m really lazy right now but I may go get it after a nap or something. I was hoping we could go get fish n chips for dinner but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Anyways, not much else to talk to about just thought I catch you up onto what was going on in this Canadian girls life.

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