Not a dwarf & rainbow salad, but eh, close enough

There’s a place here in St. Louis we like to call Heaven On Earth. Ok, it’s actually called St. Louis Bread Company (also known as Panera Bread in places not as cool as St. Louis). I made up the heaven part. But it’s seriously amazing. So amazing that I might possibly get married at one of them. I shall wed the Presto French Fry cutter and you’re all invited. Oh wait, someone already stole my idea. But anyway, I love that place. You walk in and it’s almost as if the pumpkin muffies and broccoli cheddar soup are calling out to you I’m yummy!!!!

And now that I’ve just written about absolutely nothing, here’s the part of the post where I talk about the food I devoured.

At Bread Co., there’s this magical dish called Asian Sesame Chicken salad. It is the only salad in the world I can eat without getting grossed out. No lie. I’m a weirdly picky eater…  But the other day my mom and I went to the store and guess what I saw?

BOOM. Asian Sesame dressing. I’m pretty sure when I first saw it, I looked like this.Ok, I didn’t look like that at all. Sorry. I didn’t know the dressing was actually sold in stores, since it’s such a wonderful food. I’m pretty sure I could chug this stuff by the bottle. Ok, not really, but almost! Funny thing is that my finding of it was preceded by this conversation.

Me: Mom…?
Mom: Yes…? *can already see, using her magical Mom powers, where this conversation is going*
Me: I’m always so hungry.
Mom: That’s nice. *suddenly becomes fascinated by the produce*
Me: Well….., what should I do so I don’t eat 24/7?
Mom: *obviously trying to avoid me at this point* I don’t know, eat salad or something.
Me: Seriously. (It wasn’t even phrased as a question)
Mom: Yes. Go get some lettuce.
Me: But salad is so boring.
Mom: Then get fun stuff to put in it.
Me: Like what, dwarfs and rainbows?!?!
Mom: *thinks that she’s raised a lunatic as a daughter* Um, sure.

And that’s about when I found the salad dressing. Great story, I know. I’ll spare you all and never tell it again.

But look at the pretty salad I made!!!!

It’s alright, you may stare at it. Feel free to bask in its glow…

This is a super easy salad and scary delicious. The only ingredients I added were Romaine lettuce (at least, I’m pretty sure it was Romaine… all I know is that it was green and leafy.), grilled chicken, cilantro, chow mein noodles and the dressing. Didn’t taste as great as the real one, but it still was the best salad. Ever.

Picco, I have a feeling we’re not in Missouri anymore

No lie, every time I sit down to blog, the tornado sirens go off. Seriously, look at what the weather was last night!!!

I’ve pretty much lived my life the past week in the basement with my family. There have been more tornadoes this spring than the total number of tornadoes last year. And that’s not even counting the ones on New Year’s Eve :( GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRR. *insert annoyed face*

Anyway, I have a post I’ve been meaning to put up that I’ll add later tonight. That is, if my house hasn’t blown away by then.

I dream of Jeannie and food. Mainly food.

This is an air freshener. This might possibly be the wost picture taken in the history of bad pictures, but I wasn’t in a photograph-y mood. It is currently in my room on top of the dresser that I didn’t bother clearing off for the picture. But this air freshener is no ordinary air freshener, no sir. Not only does it have its own website where you can design a cover for it (guess who this is?), it also smells like a smell not in nature. It’s supposed to be raspberry scented, but it’s more like melted plastic. But the best part about it? It makes me have really odd dreams about food that I forget as soon as I wake up. I guess those are better than having dreams about the death penalty, which I’ve been having too. My homeschool group had a huge debate about the death penalty last week. It was so big that people in the other homeschool group even started talking about (oh the excitement that goes on when you’re homeschooled…). Why am I telling you this? Because there’s seriously nothing exciting going on in my life to talk about.

So between the debate, the weird dreams about food and sentencing people I don’t like to death, and preparing for 2 huge piano recitals I have coming up, I’ve been pretty busy. Too busy to blog, but never to busy to make/eat food :)

Let’s take a look at some of the things I’ve made lately, shall we?

This is a gluten free crumb cake that was amazing. I got it out of a…umm…gluten free recipe book. I’m not good at remembering names and I’m not in the mood to go find the book. So let’s just call it My New Favorite Cookbook. It’s pretty awesome. Instead of using gritty gross non-wheat flour, this lovely book told me to use a combination of potato starch, tapioca flour and…some other flour. Gah, I can’t remember anything today!! I’m sorry. Epic fail. Anyway, I made this cake at 10pm last friday night and it was gone by noon the next day. I ate most of it…This is cornbread. Again, I got the recipe from the cookbook whose name is now no longer in my brain. I was RREAALLLLYYYY craving cornbread and baked beans. I was so excited to make these, I almost put on my cowboy boots :) But I restrained myself, since I had already gotten a lot of weird looks when I excitedly went up to everyone saying I’M MAKING COWBOY FOOD!!!!  And here’s an out of focus picture of fajitas. There’s really no story behind these. *ehem* Moving on…I made brownies out of some Bob’s Red Mill brownie mix. Super easy and they were awesome. Unfortunately, I either didn’t take a picture of them or I didn’t upload the picture to my computer, because I can’t find it. I had to resort to drawing a picture of it. There are so many things wrong with this picture: in real life, I don’t really have jaundice, my hair isn’t that dreadlock-y, I don’t own a cool purple shirt, my arm doesn’t look like a flipper, my glasses are much cooler than that, I do in fact own pants that aren’t 6 inches too short etc. I could go on for a while. Is it obvious I wasn’t graced with artistic skills like the rest of my family was? Oh well. I have other skills. *I’m refraining myself from quoting Napoleon Dynamite right now.*

So yeah…on that note, the end.