Today is April 25... which for my photo a day challenge, is supposed to be something "Far Away". But April 25, has some pretty special meaning around our house, it's Monkey's birthday! She turns three years old today. It's hard to believe that three years has gone by so quickly.
For today's photo, I thought I'd use a picture of her birthday present... the clubhouse! She obviously knows what her birthday present is, it's hard to hide such a monstrosity of a gift. But she doesn't know that part of the clubhouse will be a swingset and she really wants a swingset, so I can't wait for her to open those up tonight.
I know a lot of people find it odd, but I'm really not a very big fan of chocolate. Especially when it's something super rich, like fudge. I can handle small amounts, but even the thought of taking a big bite of this kind of makes me gag!
Since my photo challenge today was a bit of a bust, I thought I'd share a recipe for National Grilled Cheese Day.
What's that you say? You didn't know such a holiday existed? Oh the shame! You must celebrate. And with this sandwich. It's heaven. It's like biting into a jalapeno popper, only better.
What You Need:
2 jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
2 slices bread (I used french loaf)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup jack and cheddar cheese, shredded
What You Do:
Saute the peppers in butter for a few minutes on each side, just enough to soften up a bit.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Butter the outside of each slice of bread and spread the cream cheese on the inside of one piece. Add to skillet butter side down. Top with jalapeno and jack and cheddar cheese. Finish with other slice of bread.
Grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
I didn't have any great inspiration for today's photo challenge... I do however have this map hanging by my desk, it's been there since I started my job and I actually use it more often than I thought I would. Since I didn't have any great ideas, I decided to try out the blogger app on my phone.... so I hope this works!
I can't stand when I go to a restaurant and ask for a glass of iced tea or water and the server comes back with a glass filled with liquid and floating around in there is only three ice cubes. THIS is how an iced tea should look!
I decided I would try and complete a "Picture a Day" challenge for April... if nothing else it should force me to get out my camera and play around with it some more.
I nixed my own face for this one and went with Monkey's silly face.... she woke up this morning with a bit of a stomach bug, so in an effort to make her giggle and feel a little better, I had her make silly faces. She tried, but just wasn't feeling up to it I don't think.