Friday, September 11, 2009

When life gives you peaches.....

So bloggy world...what all have you been up to lately? I for one have had a great week! The Tide beat the Hokies after one high blood pressure causing game! I swear, I think that being a Bama fan will take 5-10 years off of your life. It's ridiculous. But as always, we pulled it out! I sold my student ticket for this weekend. I just really don't want to deal with all of the traffic and mess and it isn't really a good game anyway. I will just watch it on espn360 online because well, it's PPV and I'm not paying for that either. Besides, I will also be watching Mississippi State whoop up on Auburn this weekend! Yay! I so hope MSU wins, because well, that would be the best thing ever!

Saturday before the game however, I won a bet. Justin has suddenly gotten on this tennis kick so of course he went out and got us these really nice tennis rackets and really nice tennis balls and everything. Well, I made a bet last Thursday that I would win. The deal was that the loser had to buy Outback or Olive Garden and the winner could choose whenever to cash in on the deal. Well of course being the macho man he thinks he is, he laughed in my face and said to me, "are you sure you want to do this? You know what you are betting right?" Well if you know me at all, I am extremely competitive. I come from a competitive bloodline. And if you don't know me, just need to know. So, this of course made me want to beat him even more so we shook on it. Saturday we drove up to the Rec Center tennis courts and we played 12 matches of tennis. I won 7 matches and he won 5! So I won!! So Sunday night, I cashed in on it and we went to Olive Garden. Of course he was a baby about it and didn't want to go through with it, but a bet's a bet and I won! He assures me it will never happen again. We shall see. Just call me Amber Sharipova.

Monday of course was Labor Day. We really didn't do anything. At all. We went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch for our free chicken sandwiches that day. And in the words of Forrest Gump, "that's all I have to say about that."

Tuesday class started back but yuck! I hate class. But they will be over soon and I will intern in January and never have to take them again. Until I get my master's, and I have to get my Master's if I plan on having a job, or a good paycheck.

That brings us to today. I had a great day today. Justin and I went to City Cafe for lunch today. This is the best place ever. If you are ever in Tuscaloosa on a Monday through Friday between 11 and 2, you have got to eat there. It's home cooking for poor college kids. I had a meat and three sides and sweet tea for five dollars. Yea I know, you want to be there now don't you.
Tonight we went to Outback. Well, we first went to Iguana Grill but according to Justin I am a "spoiled brat that always gets what they want because if I don't then everyone will be miserable and have a horrible time", I chose to go to Outback because we always go to Iguana Grill. Turns out it was a great idea though. They dropped our food on the way to the table so they gave us a free dessert after dinner. We got to choose, and since I say I am the nicest non-spoiled person ever, I chose the Nutter Butter Pie because Justin doesn't like chocolate. I could have picked what I wanted, the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, but I'm nice. Spoiled schmoiled!

Well, now I have nothing to do but sit around and wait for next week. I start my school next Wednesday. I'm pretty excited! Actually, I'm MEGA excited! I'm so ready to have a 1st grade class and lucky me, my aunt teaches 1st grade so yay! I have all the lesson plans and activities I need! We had to choose a picture to put on our form. So the picture had to be a nice professional one because the first impression is always the biggest deal. Here are the two pictures I decided to choose from.

Justin told me to choose the top one because the bottom one took part of my head off. So, of course I listened to him. What do y'all think I should have chose?

Oh, to my title here. I'm sure you've all been wondering, "alright dummy let's get to the peaches." Calm down, I'm getting there! When life gives you peaches, make peach cobbler!! If you know my family, then you know we love some peach cobbler. Now that I have two cousins following me on blog, Megan and Briana, they can vouch for me that it is the best you've ever put in your mouth. Don't second guess me!

So, I will leave you with the peach cobbler step by step recipe. Because a. it's delicious and I want people to know how to make good peach cobbler so when I am an old lady at an old cafeteria and I ask for it, I don't get the nasty stuff, and b. because I like to make detailed directions and take pictures. It's the teacher in me. So here you go up!


Peach Cobbler
1C. milk
1C. sugar
1C. self-rising flour
1 stick butter
1 can peaches ( I was feeling rather Prairie like so I used fresh peaches that day)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put the stick of butter in the pan and
put the pan in the oven while preheating
so it can melt.

Meanwhile, pour the flour and sugar
into a bowl. Then add milk and stir it together.

Your butter should be almost melted by now.
Get it out!

Then pour the flour/milk mixture into the pan
It will look funny but don't freak out.
It's supposed to.

Then pour the peaches on top.
And for Pete's sake do NOT stir this.
Got it? Good. Moving on....

Take a palm full of sugar....

And evenly pour it on top of the mixture.

Pop it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
Then don't pay attention to the fact that your pan
has been through the wringer.
Or is it just me.....?

Then take you a nice, healthy scoop.
Put it in a bowl with some Bluebell Homemade Vanilla icecream.
Please, if you don't have Bluebell, you must use Homemade vanilla
flavored ice cream not vanilla or vanilla bean or french vanilla.

Trust me. It's the law.

Then don't give any to your dog and take a picture of how sad they are.
She's got it rough doesn't she?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Roll Tide Roll

So how many of you are ready for football this weekend?! I know I am! I cannot wait to see the Tide play, it's been way too long! Living in the south among all of the SEC schools and fans, I know that college football is serious business. It is something that I watched as a little girl and still watch it as an adult. It's addicting and just downright AWESOME!

If you've never had the privilege of sitting in Bryant Denny next to 92,000+ other fans, well I have something to share with you. They play this video in the huge jumbotron in stadium. Well, there are multiple jumbotrons but you get the picture. Anyway, this is the best video ever. It gives me chillbumps every time I watch it. I'm not lying. Everyone loves it and it just gets so loud and ahh....I just can't wait!

Unfortunately, this will be my last football season as a student. I'm very sad about that but, I'm also happy that I have gotten to be a part of it for three years. Ijust love it but, that means it's timeto move on with my life and graduate and get a real job!

Speaking of moving on, I got my placement yesterday. I got placed at Northport Elementary school in 1st grade! I'm so excited about it! It's a brand new school, it's only been there for like a year so it's amazing. I'm so glad to actually get babies this time and not big kids!

As far as school goes, I have a ton of assignments already. Thank goodness this is a long weekend. I should be able to get it all done! But, I need to get started on all of that. But I will leave you with two amazing videos! If you are an Auburn fan or worse a Tennessee (ugh I feel horrible just typing it) then you may not like what you are about to see. I understand, not every school can be as amazing!

Roll Tide Roll!!!

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