Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rambling and a recipe! =)

Ahhh, I'm simply in love with this spectacular weather! It is 68 degrees right now, the sun is shining brightly and you can just feel autumn creeping in with the breeze. I just want to go and lay on a huge blanket in a park and read a book but I have responsibilities so I suppose I can just imagine that I am doing so. I'm certainly ready to pull out the scarves and hoodies and drive around with my windows down and smell the clean fall air.

I am in a great mood again today. Meagan and I had a long and interesting conversation at around 7:00 this morning that completely made me miss hanging out with her. I admit, I have not been such a pleasant person lately and I have failed miserably in the aspect of being a "good" friend. However, this morning I believe I smoothed things over for the both of us. Miscommunication has a way of deterring me and confrontation is my biggest weakness especially when I know that I am the one being the idiot. Oh the joys of learning. I just haven't been myself lately and I am not sure if that is due to the fact of me feeling aimless and empty or if it's just because of little issues that have been weighing me down. Whatever the case I am determined to make things right by being who I really am and not the gloomy debbie downer I have morphed into the last couple of weeks. Self-pity really is a nasty disease-like attribute that I do not wish to obtain, therefore I am resisting right here and now.

I am blessed and though life has been stressful and annoying one thing remains true, I have an enormous amount of important people in my life and withholding my time and love from them is pointless and selfish. I am a lively, joyous, fun-loving, carefree, independant, adventurous, vigorous, and motivated individual. I just had a set back in which I think everyone experiences numerous times along this course of life. I certainly realized quickly that I was extremely unhappy in my attempt to become something I am not. I am admitting to my weakness here because it seems easier than verbally doing so for some reason. I suppose it feels safer within the confines of this box although it is pouring incessantly from my heart.

"Today is a new day, fresh with no mistakes in it...yet." -Does anyone know what that quote is from? ;)

Tonight shall entail dinner with a very dear and wonderful best friend whom I have been blessed with since I was 12. I am looking forward to spending time together in the company of a guy from Wales. Friday will be here in two days! I live for the weekends and I can imagine that this one will be great considering this weather. I want to have a bonfire or go on a hay ride! I'm obsessing just a bit.

Oooooh last night I learned how to make twice baked potatoes and they were "mouth watering" good! I'm telling ya, wow! My mom is a phenominal cook, she could so have her own cooking show! Anyway, if you're interested I will share my wonderful knowledge of this recipe and perhaps you can enjoy them in all their yumminess should you decide to try them!

*Note: My mom came up with this herself.

Ingredients:
6-8 potatoes
1 cup Sour cream
1/2 block Cream cheese
1/2 stick Butter
1 1/2 cups Grated Cheddar cheese
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Shell- Heat potatoes in microwave until completely soft on the inside and then cut them in half. Dish out the soft part of the potatoes leaving enough inside to make a shell.

Filling- In bowl mix the potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper until soft and all mixed together. (You can add ingredients accordingly as you taste to get it perfect ie. I put a little extra sour cream and cheese).

Then fill the shells with this filling and heap them high as you should have plenty to do so! Sprinkle with cheddar cheese on top and bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 15 min. or until cheese melts and they look done and voila!

Your life will be changed, I assure you. =)

Okay, enough of my ramblings for now. You need to get back to work as well!! ;) Have a beautiful day lovelies!

Much Love,
Amber

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh man those potatoes sound like the BOMB!!!!
I am soo making those!!!

Thanks for shairng that recipe!!..
YUMMMMMMMMMM

Mitzy said...

oops.. I forgot to post who i was ...LOL

Ophelia said...

Your twice baked potato recipe sounds awesome! Too bad I'm on a diet!

Andrea said...

I am SO making those potatoes!!! Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Those potatoes are going to be on my menu this weekend! THANKS

AmberDenae said...

Ladies, you will LOVE the potatoes =)