May 14th, 2008

SPN: Sam's Bright Smile

Quote of the Day

"Success demands focus. It is the hallmark of all truly great people. Your ability to get and remain focused or lack thereof is perhaps the key determinant of your success."
--Gary Ryan Blair
Life is a Bowl of Cherries


Tomorrow morning, I'm getting up early-ish to pick up phaballa at the airport. She's flying in from DC and is going to spend the night with me. I know we're going to dinner and to see a movie. I wish I could think of something really fun for us to do, but alas. I cannot.

Then, Friday, we're driving into Austin, where we'll meet up with txtequilanights and some of phaballa's buddies for drunken karaoke and the celebrating of Andrea and Rachel's birthdays. I haven't decided yet if I'm coming back home Saturday or Sunday, but either way, it should be a fun weekend!

OK, so artichokes. Thanks to everyone who gave me recipes the other day. (rivers_bend gets extra credit for describing sizes to me as fist-sized (i.e. small) or Jared-fist-sized (i.e. large.) HEE.)

But, I don't know. I just couldn't connect with any of those recipes. Frankly, 45 minutes of watching something simmer is longer than my attention span can handle. And anything with more than five steps? My eyes start to glaze over.

So, I surfed around the Internet a little and as soon as I found this recipe, I knew it was The One.

That's right. I cooked whole artichokes in the microwave. And they came out perfectly.

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