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Nacho Mac & Cheese February 28, 2007

Filed under: Food & Drink — iamyourmom @ 3:51 pm

mac cheese

I think this Nacho Mac & Cheese recipe from the March issue of Bon Appetit sounds amazingly yummy!  Dinner at my place soon??

 

Awesome FREE new tool for us NYCers February 26, 2007

Filed under: Food & Drink — iamyourmom @ 2:45 pm

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(photo by Kaldoon)

Check out this new Google SMS-like tool from New York mag…

You can text the name of any restaurant in the city to GONYC (46692) and you get back the address, phone number and whether it’s a “critic’s pick”!

Plus, you can even just send it a neighborhood, plus food type (“midtown japanese”) and get back 12 choices. V. cool. I hated typing in zip codes into the Google service. This one’s all ours!!

(via Grub Street)

 

Oscar Red Carpet Webcast! February 25, 2007

Filed under: Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 7:49 pm

We are starting late and we have already missed some good humor, so let’s review.

John Travolta and Kelly Prestonuntitled4.JPGKelly Preston: That dress is not quite right for the Oscars.  Some suggest that it would be okay for the Golden Globe or some lesser show.  I maintain that it’s perfect for doing a strip tease for her gay husband.  Yo, she’s crazy.

Leo just arrived.  We learn that Your Mom is back on the Leo bandwagon!  And he’s hot…

Oooh, pretty green dress, who is wearing it?  Agh, Celine Dion.  Group ISLA FISHER photogroan.

Another pretty green dress on Sasha Baron Cohen’s fiancee.

GWYNETH PALTROW photoGwyneth, cut your hair, sister.

Ryan Seacrest cried during the Devil’s Wears Prada?  I don’t like to make gay jokes (except for about John Travolta), and I can’t say lame after that woman in the museum yelled at me about it.  Sooo, I will say he is just O-D-D.

I Am Your Mom (who we will call E) says Ryan Seacrest is embarrassing.  IAYM accidentally calls him Ryan Atwood.  Discussion of The O.C. ensues.  The Host Couple, Ms. M and D haven’t seen the finale, so shhhhh.  Cause the finale was so unpredictable. 

Err, a ticker writer just said “Get Well, Britney.”  Yeah, good luck with that. 

CATE BLANCHETT photountitled7.JPGAbigail Breslin looks like a pretty, pretty princess.  I think her dress is by Tinkerbell.  Ms. M loved her in Signs. 

Turns out Your Mom is BFF with Forest Whitaker.  She sent him Lakers jerseys.  Cause they like to hang like that. 

Cate Blanchett:  A chorus of “Aww, she’s so pretty.”  She makes a untitled8.JPGfunny AND makes Ryan look silly.  Awesome.

Eddie Murphy:  Looking good Eddie.  Hey, where is Melanie Brown, asshole; home with morning sickness?  [And our feud continues.]

Clive Owen is hot.  He’s hot.  Hot.  Nothing else to say that.

D didn’t know that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were married.  How is that possible?  D is way out of touch. 

Switch to ABC.  Goodbye Ryan Seacrest.  Go ask your awkward questions elsewhere.  You will have plenty of chance at the 107 American Idol shows next week. 

YOU DECIDE photoBump watch for Naomi Watts.  Is she or isn’t she.  Either way, she looks gorgeous in her dress. 

untitled9.JPGJennifer Hudson:  Everyone loves the pockets in their awards dresses these days.  I don’t know how I really feel about the dress, but E is pro. 

IAYM is pulling for Alan Arkin.  Just read today that son Adam directed the third part of the recent Grey’s Anatomy trilogy.  Definitely the best of the three eps.

All are agreed that Beyonce should fire her mom as “stylist.”  The girl makes some Bad Choices (trademark pending).

Penelope looks amazing in Versace.  The color is a bit too neutral — but she pulls it off.  PENÉLOPE CRUZ photoIt’s the dark hair.  On the other hand Kate Winslet looks a little washed out in that pale green.

Cameron Diaz Cameron looks gorgeous in white.   And, those emerald earrings are the perfect accessory.  Not KATE WINSLET photosure why she’s presenting though… She’s in Valentino tonight.

Ryan Gosling is hot.  Apparently Rachel untitled12.JPGis working, so he’s at the show with mom and sis.  Adorable.  Mmmm.

Jada does not pull of that dress.  the color is bad, the fit is too severe.  Will and the son look very dapper. 

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will SmithEddie — “Armani does not make a nah-vy suit.”  heh.

untitled11.JPGWe have to give a big shout-out to Stirrings watermelon martini mix.  This sh*t is good — and getting us through the red carpet.  (Um, E, let’s leave the PR hat at home…)

The three amigos — the Mexican directors.  Strange name, but okay.  LOVE Cuaron.  Great Expectations, The little Princess, Harry Potter 3.  ALL FANTASTIC.  I (E) am still dying to see Children of Men.

I’m reconsidering Kate’s green dress.  All together, in full, she looks quite beautiful.  Little THE BRITISH ARE COMING! photoChildren is another I haven’t seen yet.  Apparently, D would pick Naomi over her — she was “so chunky” before.  Ugh.  Men.  Kate is gorgeous.  And real.  And, got to sleep with Patrick Wilson.  D also wants to bang Helen Mirren.  She’s hot.  Aged most gracefully.

Oh boy!  It’s starting.  Get ready for four hours of tedium and more tedium.  And, with any luck, good commercials.   The Oscars are the new Super Bowl. 

 

BARF!!! February 23, 2007

Filed under: News Morsels — your mom @ 4:54 pm

captny11002231652restaurant_rats_ny110.jpgnoelle if you are reading this, please stay away from taco bell!! 

via yahoo.com

Rats run wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.  

NEW YORK – A dozen rats were caught on video scurrying around the floor of a New York City KFC/Taco Bell restaurant early Friday, running between counters and tables and climbing on children’s high chairs.News crews flocked to the windows of the
Greenwich Village neighborhood restaurant, which hadn’t opened for the day. By midmorning, the footage was all over the Internet and television news shows, with onlookers giving a play-by-play from the sidewalk as the rodents moved about.
“He’s coming for his close-up,” one bystander said as a rat came near the window.Employees came to work, but no customers were allowed in as health inspectors arrived.There was no answer at the phone number displayed in neon on the store window below the words “We Deliver.”“This is completely unacceptable and is an absolute violation of our high standards,” KFC and Taco Bell said in a statement. “This restaurant has been closed and we are addressing the issue with the franchise owner. We will not allow this store to reopen until is it completely resanitized and given a clean bill of health.”The chains said construction in the basement on Thursday “temporarily escalated the situation.”The city Department of Health had inspectors at the site on Friday, said department spokeswoman Sara Markt. She said the restaurant had passed inspection in December, but a violation was issued to the restaurant owner about “evidence of rats” — which meant only droppings at the time.Markt said the owner of the franchise is listed with the department as ADF Fifth Operating Corp.Rats have long been a problem in
New York City, with such a dense population and such a large and readily available food supply for the rodents. They are frequently scampering through subway tunnels, rooting through trash, dashing across parks and burrowing into the walls of apartment buildings.But it is rare to see so many rats congregating in one place in such public view.Yum Brands Inc., based in
Louisville, Ky., owns the Taco Bell and KFC restaurant chains.
Last week, it was reported that Taco Bell sales had slumped after a widely publicized        E. coli scare, but that international sales helped Yum Brands in the company’s fourth quarter.The E. coli outbreak late last year caused more than 70 Taco Bell customers to become ill. Federal officials said in December that the most likely source of the illnesses was lettuce. Taco Bell took precautions by changing its suppliers of lettuce and cheese in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania andDelaware.
 

 

I love me some bubbly!

Filed under: Food & Drink — iamyourmom @ 3:44 pm

Any opportunity to have Champagne, Cava, Prosecco — I’m in.  Sometimes it’s good to spice it up… bellinis, Champagne cocktails, etc.  I usually experiment with simple syrup, juice, vanilla, etc. If you’re not that adventurous, Stirrings has some good options.  I particularly like their peach bellini.

peach bellini

 

Interesting theory February 22, 2007

Filed under: Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 6:10 pm

And with this, I have reached my allotment of Grey’s related postings for the week.

PopWatch’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ conspiracy theory

123319__oh_l It could just be the washed-up carcass of Meredith, but something about Grey’s Anatomy smells fishy here at PopWatch HQ. ABC announced today that Taye Diggs has joined the Grey’s spinoff about mighty neonatal surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery. So think about it: creator Shonda Rhimes wants Isaiah Washington outta there, but needs a sneaky way to do it besides a straight-up firing. So she can introduce Diggs’ character in a Grey’s epiosde that will serve as a back-door pilot to the Addison spinoff, and she can quietly write Washington out at the end of the season by breaking up Burke and Cristina (Sandra Oh, pictured).  Then, if the Addison show isn’t a great big hit (or if it never gets off the ground in the first place), she and Taye can merge back into the Seattle Grace lovefest, and there’ll be a new attractive black man who is not a known homophobe on Grey’s. The switch can be blamed on story lines and development decisions. With all the glam publicity sure to accompany all of this, it’s a win-win for ABC.

What do you think? Are we being overly conspiratorial, or is this a plausible scenario?

 

IAYM’s Obsession with Matt Damon grows . . .

Filed under: Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 5:58 pm

But why?  Maybe it’s because I think he is great in all the movies he is in, but seems to never get the glory.  Maybe it’s because he is cute as a button with his boyish charm and All-American good looks.  Maybe it’s because I know he has [removed on the advice of counsel].  Anywhos, I had seen this before, but thought the general IAYM-viewing public might want to see it too.