Thursday, February 16, 2012

Home Made Velveeta

I've been struggling with still using Velveeta for a while now, but I've found the cure for it! 

I found a recipe online for a Velveeta substitute which is basically cheddar cheese, powdered milk, water, and unflavored gelatin. 

I used it in my cheesy vegetable medley and it was really good. I didn't hardly notice a difference, other than it tasted better (to me) than Velveeta. I figured up the nutritional values for this home made Velveeta, but I lost it. If I remember correctly, it had less than half of the sodium of the stuff from the store.

The only thing that you need to make sure is that you seal it really well in a ziplock bag after it has solidified. Also, keep an eye on how long you keep it in the fridge. It doesn't keep as long as Velveeta (which is right up there with Twinkies in surviving the apocalypse), but if stored well, it stays good for a long while.

I have other home made substitutes that I hope to share with you all soon! Have you tried any home made substitutes lately?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dancing in the Car

So, I maintain the belief that life can be really hard some days. And sometimes you gotta do whatever helps to get you through the day. For me, that's blasting music in my car and dancing.

There are some people that make me feel a total idiot about it. I can't help that when I hear "I'm Every Woman" I crank up the volume, sing a the top of my lungs (with the windows closed, mind you), and dance in my car at red lights. I try not to pay attention to the cars next to me because their reaction kills my good mood. I get pointed and stared at like an alien.Yes, I know I asked for it and I probably look like a total idiot. 

SpongeBob = total idiot

But to all of you out there trying to ruin the one thing that helps me get through those hard days, I say screw you, sir. 
Stop judging me. 


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love/Hate Relationship

Sleep and I have a Love/Hate relationship. I love Sleep, and it thoroughly hates Me. I think my hubby gets annoyed sometimes. I'm always so tired but not sleepy when it comes time for bed. So I lay there in the dark and talk to him, and I'm sure that all he wants to do is sleep (I want to sleep, too!). Then when he wakes up in the middle of the night, his wife is missing. 

In the wee hours of the night, I pass time by pinteresting. We are looking forward to the possibility of moving into a new, larger apartment next month, and I am convinced that I'm going to crazy organize our new apartment so it stays clean and so it will look like we have a lot of space (a large portion of our current living room has been taken up by a desk, computer, and office chair). I've found some awesome stuff. To see what I've pinned click here
With the rest of my sleepless nights, I've been reading archived posts from The Bloggess. She is incredibly funny. I feel really guilty when I start uncontrollably laughing. I can only imagine the hubby waking up to my hysterical laughing and being totally freaked out. 

Anyways, I don't know where I'm going with this post.

What do you do when you can't sleep??