Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday

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Just another manic monday... 

Friday, September 25, 2009

TGIF Flashback

So it's Friday and I couldn't be happier another weekend is upon us! I feel like you can't go a weekend without uttering the cliché phrase, "TGIF". Then I can't help but reminisce about what that phrase really meant when we were little. Fridays were the best days because it meant having a sleepover with my sister and 2 best friends so we could watch our favorite shows in the whole world. And still- to this day, these shows always hold a special place in my heart. 


Thursday, September 24, 2009

balloons

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dim Sum

We took a Dim Sum cooking class the other day. It was my sister, mom and grandma. The teacher was the cutest little asian lady who loved my grandma- they became best friends. haha the class was a blast! And we made amazing Potstickers, Phoenix Eye Dumplings, and Curry Puffs. 













Look how cute they are! (My grandma is on the right.) The teacher's name was Rebekah Lin Jewell. She was hilarious!! 


Pot Stickers: 
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 1/4 lbs Napa cabbage
2 round packages of wonton wrappers or homemade wrappers (She taught us how to make our own)


Chop the Napa cabbage by hand or using a food processor. Squeeze the excess liquid from the cabbage. Set aside. 
Filling: Put the ground beef, ginger, garlic, salt, soy sauce, sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Stir water into meat mixture gradually, then add chopped cabbage and sesame oil. 
Making the dumplings: Place about 1 tablespoon filling into the center of each wonton wrapper.  Fold and brush edges with water (or egg wash) to seal. 
Cooking: Pan fry in 2 tablespoons oil until bottom turns brown. Then add 1/4 cup water, turn to low heat, and cook until water has evaporated (about 5 minutes). Uncover, add 1 tablespoon oil and let dumplings fry 2 minutes longer. 






Rebekah and our new friend, Bob who was the fearless leader of our group! 







Here are our shrimp dumplings we shaped as "Shumai", my favorite!! These were steamed. YUM!








The Falletti/Wong women in the kitchen. Great family bonding time and perfect way to get in touch with our asian roots!! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last day of summer

Today officially marks the last day of summer... very sad. Hope everyone had a blast and the pool and beach!!





CPA

It's official. I am a CPA!!! After a loooooooooong year and 2 months of feeling guilty every single second I wasn't studying, I'm done!! What a weight off my shoulders. 




**DISCLAIMER: This does NOT mean I can do your taxes, I don't even do my own! Auditors do NOT do taxes, contrary to what everyone thinks. haha just wanted to clear that up... thanks! :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Blacksburg weekend

Hope everyone has a fun weekend!! I am super excited for Blacksburg!! 















"God must have been a Hokie since every fall the leaves turn Maroon and Orange."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

H-O-K-I-E-S hokiessss

Going back to BLACKSBURG tomorrow! I can't wait. That little town will always be home to me. 


And what is more exciting than HOKIE FOOTBALL?!
















Here is a collage I put together. It makes for a great desktop background when you are sitting in front of your computer all day dreaming of rails at TOTS, crab dip at Sharkey's, Enter Sandman, Hokie Grill turkey sandwiches, tailgating at 8am with your best friends, driving around the drillfield, the empo (yes, I wish I could have studied for the CPA there), Lane Stadium packed with orange and maroon, and my all-time favorite- Sub Station!! 


Here is a link that pumps me up...
Tailgate Fever cheering guide - words to live by!! 

twinkle

Cute pic of the day:














"All I need is my one star in the sky, to wish for you everyday."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never forget

9/11

Proud to be an american today!