Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:45 PM
Monday, June 28, 2010
Well, yesterday Pudge had an untimely death....at either his own paws or Carter's. It's a toss-up. It could have been either one.
And, Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mother-in-Law! We appreciate all you do for us! (Which is a ton!!!)
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:47 PM
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I honestly thought I had every kitchen gadget known to man.
On Tuesday, I went to a cooking demonstration at the new Southside Sage Culinary Studio. While I was there, I checked out the new wares. Um, loved them. I came home with a melon baller (how did I not have that????), a hard boiled egg cooker and some port wine jam. (Oh, and bonus, if you attend her Tuesday night OK Foodies show, you get 10% off anything in the store!)
Catherine took me with her throughout the store and explained to me what some of the items did and there are so many fun things that I didn't know even existed...like a spiral slicer. Catherine explained it as a pencil sharpener for food.
This one I especially loved - a curler! Look at the beautiful "flowers" you could make with your food. (Can you imagine how impressed your friends would be???)
Seriously, have you ever seen anything cuter than a chef's hat for your meat bones? Miniatures - hello! (Truth be told, I have seen these on a wedding on Platinum Weddings. Sadly, I am a smite bit addicted to the WE channel.)
Okay, so let me know what other food gadgets I am missing for my "collection." As mentioned in the book First, Break All the Rules, one of the top reasons people quit a job is because they don't have all of the materials needed for them to do their work. I just want to be sure that doesn't happen to me . : ) Right.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 10:03 AM
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Boston! Okay, in Boston's defense, I am sure it is a lovely place. My last trip there was July 2002. I am sure it would have been great if there had been air conditioning where we stayed. But there wasn't. And it was 95 degrees. It just didn't leave me with a great vibe. I am sure it isn't the city's fault. (I did love Maine, however, which we visited on that trip. Though, now that I think about it, it was air conditioned.)
I am most looking forward to Cape Cod:
I wonder if I will see anyone famous. (Many vacations have been spent wondering who I will run into that is famous. Yeah, no one so far.)
Too bad I have to wait until this fall....Southwest's specials only included travel after Labor Day. In the meantime, maybe I will cash in on that "trip on a tankful" that Tommy was offering.
So, if you guys have been to Rhode Island, Connecticut or Massachusetts, fill me in on your favorites!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 6:15 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
With Southwest's fabulous airfare specials through tomorrow it looks like we are in for a trip within the contiguous United States. (Somehow I think this will be better than Tommy's idea of a trip on a tankful.)
I have narrowed it down to the following. I need your help. Have you guys been to any of these places before? Would you go back? What was your favorite thing to do? Give me your thoughts!
• Albuquerque/Santa Fe
• Boston - but I am thinking more Maine/Rhode Island. I went to Boston once, and don't kill me, but I didn't really think it was that great.
• Los Angeles
• San Diego
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 8:19 PM
Grilled chicken breast from Downing Family Farm
Dusted with kosher salt from The Spice Market
Topped with mushrooms from Mushroom Planet
Seared in Brown Butter from Wagon Creek Creamery
On Roasted Purple Potatoes from Three Springs Farm
With Grilled Bush Baby Zucchini from Pork & Greens
Dessert was to die for! (Well, maybe not die....then you wouldn't get to eat it.)
Raspberries from Buzzin’ Berry Patch
Baked into Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Made with Bread from Bodean
Served with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Hard Sauce
Made with Red Bird Ranch’s Eggs
And, I must say, it was very educational! We had a great time. Oh, and each course was paired with wine. My kind of drink! They were all from the local Summerside Vineyards. I had the Riesling and a Sweet Syrah (right up my alley).
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 7:51 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Today I had an opportunity to create a floral arrangement and I wanted to take some pictures and do a little recipe card for you guys to recreate. These flowers all came from Walmart Neighborhood Market (with the exception of the hostas...those came from my sister's garden - Thanks, Al)! The grand total for this arrangement was $25 (well, $27 with tax). I had the vase and ribbon on hand.
This "recipe" calls for:
- 2 dozen hosta leaves
- 1 dozen hot pink roses
- 5 yellow mini callas
- 3 orange asiatic lillies
- 10 stems of purple statice
The visual of all the "recipe" items:
First, line your vase with hostas. (I prefer a rectange vase. I think they work so much better than round.)
Next, add the orange lillies. I put them in two corners and then added one in the center of the vase.
And I always think a container needs something to finish it off, so a knotted ribbon completed the design.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:26 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Also, I am the type of person that if I start a book, I finish it. Not so much a book on CD, the voices can drive me nuts! And with no monetary investment I take back those ones I am not feeling.
Here are my faves that I have "read" over the past 8 weeks:
I am loving this book. It started out a little slow for me, but I find myself driving around my block a couple of extras times just to get another chapter in. I am on my last CD and just dying!!!
This was the first book I got when I began my little Book on CD idea. Not my favorite of the bunch, but I still really liked it. It is kind of a murder mystery/love story.
I love, love, love Meg Cabot as an author. And I love the voice of the girl she has who reads her books. My second book was Queen of Babble in the big city. The character in the book is so likeable that I had to get the follow up book, Queen of Babble gets Hitched, in kindle form!
I have listened to a few more, but these are my faves. I will take any recommendations, please! I am looking for light, summer beach reads. Nothing heavy. I don't want to be that crazy girl crying in her car.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:37 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
My secret is Edwards' Key Lime Pie. Seriously, fab.
You must try. It is available in the frozen pie section and if they are out another brand will not, I repeat, will not substitute. So, just move on (or buy the singles) and try again next time. This is my first time since the beginning of summer to find it in the store. A little hint, take it out of the freezer about an hour before serving and put it into the fridge the consistencywill be like cheesecake.
(Aunt Angie, this post is for you! I couldn't leave you hanging another night! : )
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:29 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
That is totally a joke. I loved having these in my house.
And because this is my blog and I can digress, I had to share the most adorable donuts that we got from our our KFOR/KAUT sales rep from OK Country Donuts. Now, keep in mind the call letters are KFOR, not KBOR as shown (there was a little issue with the message on the phone to the shop), but you get the idea. Cuteness!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:21 PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
So far the only detail I have worked out is the invitation. (Names have been changed to protect the innocent.)
Any cute ideas for us?
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 6:04 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
For lunch Friday, I had Sam’s Club pizza. At Sam’s Club. Is that so wrong? I mean, surely I am not the only one who goes 5 miles out of my way to eat lunch in the Food Court at Sam’s, right? :::crickets chirping::: I mean my sister met me there and all. It is not like I ate there alone
So I didn’t take a picture (see the full review from the Tulsa Food Blog – proof that I am not the only one who eats at Sam’s), but look how good this pizza looks:
I got all this and a drink for $2.69. Tell me, where else can you get lunch for $2.69? Nowhere. That’s where.
So, after lunch, I told my sister we needed to stroll the aisles and see what we could nab for dessert. You know, the free samples? Well, we hit the freaking dessert JACKPOT, people! They were giving away Cheesecake Factory cheesecake AND the most amazing frozen cupcakes. Well, they were thawed, obviously, for the tasting.
My options were, chocolate, vanilla and red velvet. I clearly had some big decisions. So, I did what any sane person scraping by for dessert would do, battled it out with my sister and made her share so that we could sample more than one. (For some reason the sampler didn’t seem to want to give us an extra so that we could try the cupcake trifecta. Rude.)
(Note, these are not the actual cupcakes. I was too into eating mine to take a picture...and wouldn't that be kind of weird to whip out your camera at Sam's? Photo courtesy of Spoiled Little LA Girls.)
Each cupcake (at least the vanilla and red velvet) was really moist, delicious and had the most beautiful icing on it! The swirl was beautiful and in the vanilla, you could even see the vanilla beans in the frosting, along with white chocolate chips. The red velvet had a heavenly cream cheese topping that was to die for. I didn’t get the calorie count, but it was zero since this was a free sample, but the price was UH-MAZING – 30 for $9.98. Score. Though, I actually didn’t score any…I didn’t want to bring them all to work and not share. Awkward.
I sent Kelsey to Sam’s to try them herself (well, she happened to be going anyway) and she did a little dirty work for me. The cupcakes are called iCakes and from digging online they appear to be manufactured by the Cheesecake Factory. So, there you have it. That is why they taste good even after sitting in the freezer. Oh, and doing even more research (the things I do for you guys), these are apparently the cupcakes they sell at Starbucks now.
Okay, so now, fill me in on your favorite dining spot that you would DIE if anyone ever caught you there. Or just share your favorite hidden food treasure. I won’t judge if you go anonymous. XOXO - Katie
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 10:47 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
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Is Jessica! Her answer was:
I would love to own a bakery! I just haven't figured out how I'd keep myself from sampling everything first.
Please email me at katie at tulsadetails dot com to claim your prize by next Wednesday. Thanks everyone for entering!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 10:09 AM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The picture below is from the Pottery Barn catalog:
This one was done with an $8 TJ Maxx platter and a can of chalkboard spray paint. You can visit the Rubber Punkin for full details.
Out of tissue paper!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 7:07 PM