Archive for May, 2010

Well, Lost is Over.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I’m pretty happy, actually, with the finale. I enjoyed it, and I thought they wrapped things up pretty well.

My friend Cara (who has her own fashion blog, if you’re so inclined) came over to celebrate The End. We undertook the massive re-watch together last summer and have made watching Lost a weekly event pretty much ever since, so it was only fitting that we finish it together.

She did an awesome job with the Dharma-tizing of our snacks. You can check out her handiwork below.

that's Dharma wine, beers, and sodas, Dharma Initiative tortilla chips with Dharma salsa, guacamole dip, and salsa con queso dip.

She also printed us boarding passes for Oceanic 815, along with all those awesome poster-prints. We couldn’t resist playing the numbers in the lottery. But more about the food.

I contributed some Dharma Initiative-iced cookies, the “Fish Biscuit” goldfish crackers, and “Black & White Rocks” (i.e. chocolate/yogurt covered raisins). And of course, John Locke orange-slice-smile props.

You’d think that was more than enough food for two people, even though it’s mostly snacks, but no. I also made Donkey Wheel Pasta Salad, which is pretty much just this Pepperoni Parmesan Pasta Salad, which you’ve seen before. I used mini wagon wheel noodles to give it that extra Lost-y touch, but otherwise, it was the same.

Then, in honor of Mr. Smoke Monster himself, I made Lil’ Smokey’s in a blanket, with Smokey cheddar cheese. Yum! (Super-Quick Recipe: Cut crescent roll dough pieces into quarters. Wrap each sliver around a Lil’ Smokey and a small slice of cheese. Bake according to the crescent roll package directions. Enjoy!)

So that was our Lost menu. We had a blast celebrating the series, but I’m not going to lie: I’m going to miss it. What in the world am I going to watch all summer?

Checking In

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

How’s everyone doing out there?

I have been slacking in the blogging department, I know. We’re getting ready to move in a little over two weeks, which has made things very hectic. Lots of apartment hunting, not as much cooking. And certainly not as much noteworthy-recipe-testing cooking. I expect to get back into blogging in a big way come June, once this move is behind us. I’ll be focused more on recipes for 2, since our Test Subject Leah moved out on her own. There’ll be more healthy recipes as well. Plus I’ve got a whole slew of cookbooks that I haven’t had the chance to dive into, including Jamie Oliver’s “Cook with Jamie,” which is one of the most gorgeous books I’ve seen in a long time, and “Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volumes 1 & 2,” which capture my imagination every time I turn the page.

Tonight, my friend Cara and I are having a LOST finale party, complete with Dharma treats. I’ll check in tomorrow with my favorites and photos, if I can set aside my mourning long enough to post.

All good things have to come to an end, right?