Last, But Not Least

It has been a very quick semester and I am sad to say that I do not HAVE TO post on this blog anymore. That being said, I want to talk about the pros and cons of having this blog. I thought that reblogging and talking about other blogs were effective. Writing about more difficult recipes got lesser views. I would like to get better at taking pictures of my food, because they usually were not that good.

I thought that this experience could benefit me in the future because it showed me that it’s kind of fun to be a blogger, and I have always wanted to try it. This was a good excuse to try something new. I will be able to implement these tools in the future because it never hurts to be able to know how to write, and do it well.

My most popular week was the week of September 18th. I had 34 views, and I got 23 visitors. Aside from the post that I reblogged from a blogger that I liked, my highest post of the semester was my fajita blog. It got 4 views and I think that it was because a lot of like fajitas, and they’re hard to replicate, so I feel like people are always looking for ways to make good fajitas.

I had viewers from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, India, Romania, Spain, and Kenya. I think that is the coolest stat to see. It’s amazing how when you post something the amount of people that can potentially see your post.

My tweets were not very helpful to getting the word out as I don’t have many followers on my Twitter. I think it helped get the word out, but I am guessing my tags were the most helpful.

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Check This Out

Hey Y’all!

I am double posting tonight, and I am sorry about that. I just uploaded a video on YouTube with my friends talking about relationship advice. If you want to take a break from cooking, then check it out! It’s about a minute and thirty seconds long, and nothing fancy!

Scramble Your Eggs, Not Your Life

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I have many people tell me they do not know how to make good scrambled eggs, so I thought I would take the time to show y’all how to make the PERFECT, but EASY breakfast! Once I get home from class, which is like 9:45am, I will whip this breakfast up. It’s a good combination of unhealthy, and healthy. Honestly, just start calling me the health guru 😉 (JK!!!)

Let me know if you try this…it really is so simple. I wanted to add that I put the pan on the skillet on medium and let the pan get hot before cooking. That is something that my dad taught me. Letting your pan heat up before trying to cook makes it easier to have everything cook thoroughly and evenly. One of my favorite tips that I know!

Thanks for checking back in, y’all! See you soon!

The Skinny Confidential

Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together.

Here at Damn, Girl, I talk a lot about taking risks and asking others for the things that you need.

And I follow my own advice… mostly.

I get anxiety about pursuing the things that truly matter to me, just like every other creative.

While I am sure this is true for every person, I feel there is a larger stigma for women when it comes to pursuing their goals with the direct, relentless passion it takes to actually get shit done.

This is in part due to to the fact that in order to achieve our goals, we need to ask for support. We are made to feel that by asking for support, we are admitting our lives are not perfect. And there is nothing if not a great pressure to make our lives seem perfect.

Not just perfect, but completely self-achieved. Like we are some…

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Fajitas the Easy Way

So I have some bad news for y’all, that I am embarrassed to admit. I have been sick THREE times this semester, three different months. At first I thought it was just a cold that everyone had, then I got vertigo, and now I am just sick again. I think it’s because I went from working out 3-4 times a day, eating pretty well, and sleeping a lot to eating like sh!t, never working out, and sleeping a lot less.

That being said, I have started to make an effort to be better, and let me tell you, it’s hard.

It is November 29 at about 9:33am, I am still feeling sick, so I haven’t started getting back into the gym, but I have been trying to eat better. Also, let me say that when I say “eating

IMG_6651[1]better” I mean, cooking at home, eating things that I get from the grocery store, and not eating out.

For breakfast I just eat a bagel on the way to class in the morning, along with some fruit, and of course a coffee. When I get home from class I usually make a few eggs over medium, so I can have something a little more substantial.

The most difficult part of eating at home, for me, is getting enough protein/meat in my diet. I am not vegan/vegetation, but I am pretty fussy when it comes to cooking meat. I think it is important to have a strong sense of protein in my diet. I don’t like having meat just stare me in the face, and I hate eating it “plain.” Just a chicken breast is gross to me.

So, I bought some chicken and made some fajitas. These aren’t like the fajitas you would get from someone that is Hispanic and can cook these way better than me, but they are definitely much better than just eating a plain chicken breast. I like eating fajitas because I also get a good source of vitamins and minerals from red and green peppers.

 

 

Chicken

This took me about 25 minutes to prep and cook, which is awesome. I just bought a package of fajita chicken, because I am bad a seasoning, a red pepper, a green pepper, small flour tortillas, sour cream, and cheese. The only thing I had to “cook” was the chicken and the cut up peppers just so all of the flavors could blend nicely together.

I would definitely recommend this to people that don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking because it was one of the easiest things. The chicken is already cooked, so you just have to reheat that, and you can’t under-cook a vegetable, so it’s really the easiest thing ever. I think next time I would like to make some refried beans and Mexican rice, but at least they were good how they were made the first time!

Saucy Sunday’s

Good evening folks. All day I have been sitting around until dinner thinking about what I could make to post on this blog, but I will be honest with you…I don’t feel like cooking. Since I leave for Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, I do not want to buy a bunch groceries that will more thank likely end up just going bad. So, I will let you in on a little secret…Pizza Hut has really good boneless wings. That is what I had for dinner.

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I think my favorite part about the Pizza Hut wings is that I don’t have to cook them, I usually get more than I paid for, and I like that their sauce isn’t too hot. If I was at home I would be getting Buffalo Wild Wings, but we don’t have one close by here in San Marcos. If I am completely honest I spend way too much money at Pizza Hut. I think my friends and I single-handedly support the Pizza Hut in San Marcos.

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Another favorite of mine is cheese sticks. I like these because they’re usually better than cheese pizza, and I love sauce. Honestly, I wish that I lived in a place without fast food because I eat it too often. I also wish I could delete my Instagram, so I would stop comparing myself to fit women and be happy about my fast food decisions. Life is great!

‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of the year again. I never understood why my mom dreaded the holidays, but now I get it. I could always feel the tension from her for one reason, cooking. Thanksgiving is all fun and games until you are invited to “Friendsgivings”, Thanksgiving meals, potlucks, etc.

I say this because if you are like me, and are not a very good cook, this can be very stressful.

Well, my average cooking friend, I am here to help you! I had my first ever friendsgiving the other day, and I had to bring a dish. I did not want to be that person to just go buy something from the store and serve it, so I tried to make the easiest thing. This would be Oreo cake balls. Trust me, it’s easy.

While mine do not have a very good presentation look to them, they are definitely yummy, and the only thing you have to “cook” is melting the chocolate that is dipped over the Oreo.

Oreo Balls

I am not lying to y’all when I say these are easy. I just looked up a simple recipe on Pinterest, but I didn’t really look at it for help. All you have to do is mash up Oreo’s, mix it with cream cheese, then drizzle chocolate all over them. After that you just pop them in the freezer for an hour or so, then they’re ready to eat.

After prep time, cooking, and letting them harden up this entire task

 

took me about 1.5 hours.

Seriously, if you have to make a dish for a group of people it is so easy to make a bunch of these Oreo cake balls! Let me know if you make these, and you can get a lot more creative than I did, but that’s just me being lazy again 😉

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 


 

What You Need:

  • 1 package of REGULAR Oreo’s
    • Don’t get the double stuffed.
    • If you like mint maybe try the mint flavored Oreo’s, or I will and let you know how it is.
  • 1.5 bricks of Cream Cheese
    • I used 2 “bricks”, but I think that was a little too much.
  • Chocolate chips
    • I used the 11.5 oz regular milk chocolate, but you can do white chocolate, dark chocolate, make it a certain color
    • It doesn’t matter – this is where you can spice it up
  • Large bowl to mix Oreo’s and Cream Cheese
  • Pot to boil water and a bowl that sits on top of the pot
  • 12 gallon zip-lock bag

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls:

  1. Throw the package of Oreo’s into ziplock bag
  2. Crush Oreo’s
    1. The pieces need to be VERY small, like sand
    2. You can also use a food processor or something like that, but I am in college and I don’t own that fancy shit
  3. Dump Oreo’s into large bowl
  4. Add Cream Cheese to make the Oreo’s stick together
  5. Form Oreo balls
    1. Similar to meat balls
  6. Boil water on stove
  7. Melt Chocolate Chips
  8. Cover Oreo balls in chocolate
  9. Freeze
    1. Until outer chocolate shell is hard
  10. Enjoy!

 

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Sunday is Pizza Party Day

Good evening my fellow bloggers. Today is Sunday, and I don’t know about you, but on Sunday’s I like to relax and spend time with my friends, watch The Office, and eat pizza. I usually just take the lazy way out and buy frozen pizzas and make them that way. While I was in the store looking for a pizza I decided that I should try making my own, so I could either start doing it that way or just have a better appreciation for pizza chefs.

Pizza Crust Pack

I ended up going with a Betty Crocker pizza dough because I buy so much of her baking stuff I thought that I should try her pizza dough. This was a really simple recipe as all I needed was hot water to add to the mix. I bought pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese to add to the pizza.

Instead of making one pizza, I made two personal pan pizzas…I just wanted them to cook faster and be easier to handle. I know that sometimes it’s hard to get dough to cook thoroughly.

My review, along with three other friends, is that the pizza was pretty good. I made my friends try one slice each and two out of the three went back for seconds. I thought this was a fun thing to do and it felt nice knowing that I made the pizza. It’s a little more work than just throwing the frozen pizza in the oven, but the two ingredient dough prep makes it pretty simple.

All-in-all, I still don’t enjoy cooking, but I do enjoy the fact that this is easier than making a pizza like one from Italy. Next week I will try to make something healthier as the things I have been making are not that healthy, but what can I say, my diet isn’t that healthy.

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Damn, Girl. Your Blog is Great!

Hello again friends…I am so sorry I left for the week as I am a college student and very busy! That is no excuse though as I am dedicated to this blog and I want to be the best blogger I can be. I was honestly just not cooking…I know, shocking. A college kid has their own kitchen and it’s not being used.

The freshman on campus always get so jealous when I tell them I have my own kitchen, but honestly, it sucks. They think it would be great to cook what they want when they want, but pro tip…KEEP YOUR CHEFS FROM THE CAF, FAST FOOD, ETC.

I hate cooking, it’s so time consuming, and cooking for one sucks. That being said, if y’all want to come over and eat dinner with me I would really appreciate you.

Okay okay okay, onto the point of the blog. Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together is a breath of fresh air if you’re looking for a slightly helpful, entertaining blog! She posted a cooking blog and it spoke to me in a way that I can not explain.

You know when you come across something on the internet and think, “Wow! This is what I was looking for!” That is her blog!

Basically she talks about cooking, but mostly thawing out frozen foods and making cooking easier than most make it. All of the blogs I found before wanted me to sift flower, cut up fresh vegetables, grill meat, and all of those other fancy things…Damn, Girl. told it how it was.

I strongly suggest you going to her blog and following her twitter! She truly is a breath of fresh air and deserves A LOT more followers!

Damn, Girl
Damn, Girl’s Blog

 

P.S. I promise to better by this blog as I love writing and pretending a ton of people read this. I also vow to get better and cook more! What do y’all want to see me cook? Should I make a video, so y’all can see how much I struggle?

Talk soon x!

Trail…and surprisingly no error

Hi everyone! It’s blog post number two and I am writing to y’all in high spirit! Since I have started this blog I have had a motivation to eat at home a little bit more! While I am not eating too healthy and I’m not eating at home every night; I am definitely eating more “home cooked” type of foods. Recently I have been making delicious breakfast sandwiches, soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and a casserole.

I made these beautiful breakfast sandwiches that I am so excited to share with y’all! Obviously these are a very common sandwich, but when I was at home my dad would make them and put them on Hawaiian rolls. This makes them a little sweeter and the bun is so soft.

Ingredients: (note: you can use any brand, this is just what I use)

Instructions: (note: these steps can change, but this is how I do it.)

  1. Turn on stove and let pan heat up
    1. It’s important to let your skillet heat up before cooking – this goes for all types of cooking
  2. I crack one egg into a bowl, mix it up like one would to scramble an egg.
    1. Breaking the yolk before it hits the pan
  3. Pour it into a small pan and just let it heat, flip it over
    1. Cook the egg like a pancake – let it cook on one side, then flip it over. Don’t scramble it up!
  4. Once cooked I just set the egg on the plate to cool.
    1. For this week I made six, one for each day of the week (plus an extra)
  5. After I cooked all six eggs, I made six rectangular sausage patties
  6. While I was cooking the sausage, I was prepping the Hawaiian rolls with cheddar cheese, and folding my eggs into rectangles to fit onto the rolls
  7. Once the sausage is done, I would put it on a plate with a paper towel
    1. I learned this from my dad; he does this to soak up the extra grease from the sausages
  8. I would then put the sausage, egg, and cheese on the Hawaiian sub rolls!

I wrap each sandwich up individually, so I can warm them up in the morning and eat one on the way to class. I like to add mayonnaise to my sandwich, after it’s reheated, just to give it some extra flavor. To me, these taste better than getting those frozen sandwiches and heating them up, and it makes me feel better knowing that I made them!

I like to pair the sandwich with some fruit and some juice or coffee! Scrumptious!


 

For lunch this week I made a really yummy, but pretty unhealthy ham and cheese casserole. I got this recipe from a blog called Plain Chicken. This casserole was honestly so easy to make. I made a moderation to the ingredients because I couldn’t find hash browns at the store, so I made it with tater tots. I also halved the recipe since there is only one of me and the original made a lot of servings.

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Prepping the Casserole
While I would like to take credit for thinking of putting ham, cheese, sour cream, soup, etc. together and making a great concoction, I can not. Following Plain Chicken on Pinterest has definitely inspired me.

I’m so glad I started with an easy casserole as it has left me feeling like I can cook, at least a little bit. I’ll see y’all next week with something new, and hopefully delicious!

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