Sunday, August 2, 2009

We're Doug and Carrie

I love The King of Queens. I joke with Dennis about how in 10 years it will probably be my mom in our basement causing the same problems that Arthur Spooner causes. Not that I’d put my mom in the basement, but you get the idea.
Well, my friend Elizabeth confirmed it today. After spending the afternoon with us, she said that we remind her of Doug and Carrie.

I thought it was hilarious.

Of course, Dennis used it as a way to pick on me.
Dennis: “Carrie’s the psycho one. Ha ha! Elizabeth thinks your psycho!”
Me: “No! Doug’s the chunky and lazy one, so maybe she’s saying that you’re chunky and lazy!”
Dennis: “I’d rather be chunky lazy Doug than psycho Carrie!”

We’re Doug and Carrie. I can handle that! (I think…)

I made some interesting eats this week but I only have pictures of one of the meals. (BOO!) My camera chip is being funky – it keeps locking up on me which prevents me from taking pictures.

We watched this show on the Food Network about best breakfasts, and one chef mentioned this pasta/egg dish. She said it was the perfect breakfast for those late night shifts where she doesn’t get to bed until 7 or 8 a.m. It’s basically fresh pasta cooked al dente, then added to a pan and cooked up with scrambled eggs as your sauce and any veggies you want.
I’ll admit, I thought it was strange at first, but I decided to give it a shot.

I present to you….Carrie’s Nicole’s egg ‘n pasta dinner!



So as you can see, I cooked up some asparagus and mushrooms for a few minutes in a pan with olive oil and garlic while the pasta (whole wheat) was cooking. I only used 1/2 cup of pasta since I knew the eggs would be filling.
Then I scrambled 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. When the pasta was done, I drained it and threw it in the pan with the veggies and immediately added the eggs. I cooked everything together, threw on some fresh parmesan cheese and VIOLA! It was complete. It took me about 20 minutes total. And I have to say, it was pretty darn good.

This afternoon we took the chance on the rain (that we never really got) and hung out in our yard. Now, I don’t know about you but I love me some good, homemade potato salad. Dennis really likes pasta salad, so I don’t make it very often. Plus I’m trying to stay away from mayo because it’s pretty gross. Today I decided to make some kick ass potato salad with plain Greek yogurt and some garlic hummus, and you know what? It was actually good! I’m really super picky with my potato salad. I only eat my own or my mom’s. I’ve tried so many other ways to make it and only like it MY way so it says a lot that I liked it with the yogurt. Food for thought ( pun intended) next time you’re looking for a mayo alternative.

I will leave you with some really nice pictures of the men’s boathouse (rowhouse) at Harvard. This building was built in 1900 after a fire destroyed its previous boathouse. When Harvard built this building, they were told not to build it out of wood…so they used slate instead. It’s an awesome building.

IMG_2414 IMG_2436 IMG_2421 IMG_2431 This door is awesome!

1 comment:

  1. HAHA I love King of Queens--such a great show!