Well I still like eating. Not today though. Sadly I ate a Totino's Crispy Crust pizza (ya know the ones that are 97 cents) then I had a rootbeer float and tried to play soccer after FHE. Bad news bears. But sometimes I make exciting things and I like to share.

This was the perfect meal day of my life. Or just perfect. I came home and decided I deserved both chicken and shrimp. And I put lots of ice in my water. I read Kelli's Real Simple Cookbook because the pictures are so pretty. And in case there weren't enough pretty pictures, I checked out this beautiful book, it is called "A Year in Japan" by Kate Williamson. She writes about these random details about living in Japan that people don't really talk about and then she has the loveliest watercolor paintings to accompany her writing.

Kim's brownies, or Wendy's brownies-- whoever you want to give credit too. They have a layer of chocolate chips and pecans and caramel. I may or may not have made this recipe 3 times in the past two weeks. Too much? I don't think so. Especially when you have cute girls like this to eat them up:

Jerusalem bridal shower! The girl with the red hair on the bottom row is getting married. I just got her announcements today and seriously the best one I have seen in years. Not that I judge wedding announcements or anything... but hers is so beautiful. If she gives me permission I will take some pictures and show the world.

Ok what is this you wonder? Probably the most awkward of all awkward events that happens on BYU campus. Yes, it is an EFY dance from the aerial view. A girl at work wanted me to take some photos for her on the roof of the JFSB. While I was waiting, I looked around at the windows and to my delight I saw this view. The counselors have orange shirts sprinkled through the crowd. Now I can't diss this sight too much because I love my sister Emily and Melissa Chalk too much to do such a thing- but seriously it was so fun to watch. Lots of interesting interactions that I had a perfect view of and no one even knew I was staring. Well that's not true- after about 30 min of being mesmerized, some kids spotted me and started waving. Of course when the other kids saw some kids waving, they wanted to see what was up and soon enough I had half the group waving at me. So I felt way stupid and moved to a different window of course.

Do you like pita? Do you like tilapia? Maybe you have never tried it but you know it is fish and you know it is cheap and you wonder hey, could I make something that actually tastes good with this sea meat? The answer is yes because Rachel Ray is so good at helping people. She inspired me to make this delight. You dip the tilapia in flour, egg, and italian bread crumbs mixed with old bay. Then fry it in some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil- yes I know I could have typed it in the first place but I want to be like Rachel and that is how she says it). Meanwhile, put some tomatoes, green and red peppers, and red onion with salt, peppper, and some EVOO (see I am getting better). Put those in the oven on like 400 degrees or some other number that is very high. Roast those up and if you can afford it, add some feta immediately when it comes out and let it get melty soft on the veggies. Lastly, you can make a little greek yogurt, horseradish, relish, lemon zest concoction to spice things up. Next- put all those things in your pita pocket and stuff your face. Of course I don't buy feta- but I did have some cottage cheese which may gross you out- but I NEED it for my potato chips. It was lovely. Try it. Be filled.


Aly said...

BECCA i miss that little kitchen table and the sunlight as you eat and your beautiful food and that oven and that visit palestine poster and your great stories and YOUUUUUUUUUUU. what?

melimba said...

you kill me.
brownies THREE times in one week?? hope your arteries don't explode. :) jk. I've done worse and I'm still kickin'.

also, with the EFY dance (hilarious, by the way)---I think the counselor in the top right corner, sitting on the grass? yeah, that's the one. She should be fired. She's OBVIOUSLY not doing her job. hA!

and, I can't believe you didn't mention that I had made an impressive Chinese spread WHILE you were heating up your Totino's party pizza.
just sayin'...

love you.
good luck with your face shoving food.

RACHAEL said...

i'm so excited to make this fancy little number &pretend to be so gourmet.


so i'm in the young women's presidency here and that means i get to go to all the youth dances, that means [of course] i get to dance because i can't help it... and my girls like it when i dance with them.. that means i get to relive my jr high/high school days and be the secret leader in the midst of the children. everyone thinks i'm a kid too and no one knows until they accidently ask me to dance if i don't run away fast enough. it is the BEST!! [by the best, i mean... those dances are the MOST AWKWARD ever, i love to watch.]

emily snyder said...

how is it that you constantly make me laugh? i told the youth today how i am no the odd one out in our family because everyone is oozing with such talent. and you amaze me. hello rachel ray. hello photographer of the year. hello you amazing you.

ps angela dennis and one of the friends she went to jerusalem with are doing a "fireside" for us tomorrow night. and then swimming. wanna/can you come??

Life, Love and a Lil Sauce said...

Thank you for not making fun of the EFY dance ... but I would have, so feel free to do so. Also, will you come be my personal chef? Seriously ...

Leanne said...

Becca, I miss you. I hope you don't hate me, because I haven't seen or talked to you in a frillion years. I love your fabric. We need to frolic. WHEN? And your food photos look delicious and tempting.

Leanne said...

Becca, I miss you. I hope you don't hate me, because I haven't seen or talked to you in a frillion years. I love your fabric. We need to frolic. WHEN? And your food photos look delicious and tempting.

Stephanie said...

I haven't stumbled upon your blog until just now! But yes if you want to share my invite with the world, you may! (PS if you don't have it anymore I can send you an electronic copy.)
This post makes me happy. Thanks for such an amazing shower!