July 27th, 2001

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Just how much lettuce....

....does Helsing Farms think we can eat? Another box of produce, another 5 heads of lettuce. Oh well, it was a great excuse to go get a new salad spinner (albeit, not as cool as the salad spinner at BWH, but still) and make big batches of pre-made salad.

At least it's healthy....and they did give us a good recipe for green goddess dressing.

Played soccer last night, against a team that's no fun to play against. It's not just that they're better than we are (they're killing EVERYONE in our division), they just go about it with such a ruthless intensity that it's not fun. We're beginners, for Christ sake, we're out to learn to play the game and have fun. It's not fun when the opposing teams sole objective seems to be "how hard can they shoot the ball directly at you" and when they cheat. One of their female players (and it just irks me, you can tell), goes sailing to the ground any time one of our male players gets within 3 feet of her. Hell, I think a stiff breeze would knock her down, trying to get a charging foul. Add to the mix an inexperienced, inconsistent referee....well, you get the picture.

But it's okay. We're playing to have fun, and next week it will be fun again. (And we didn't lose as badly as we did the first time we played them, so it was an achievement, of sorts.
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Carrots, carrots everywhere.

Tried this recipe tonight. It's missing something. The carrots were incredibly sweet, and it was a little bland and awfully rich. Suggestions?


BAKED CARROTS WITH CHEESE SAUCE


4 pounds large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/3-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup (packed) coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup crushed corn bread stuffing mix

Preheat oven to 400F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Steam carrots until almost tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer carrots to prepared dish. Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and saut until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Mix vegetables into carrots. Combine cheese and flour in medium bowl. Toss to coat cheese evenly with flour; mix in cream. Stir cheese mixture into carrot mixture. Sprinkle stuffing mix over. Bake carrots uncovered until sauce is bubbling thickly and topping is crusty, about 20 minutes.
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Lara Kicks Ass!

Not being a Tomb Raider player, I didn't look for all the "that's not how it happened in the game" inconsistencies, just sat back and watched an entertaining action flick with a buxom, pout-lipped girl as the heroine.

It did bother me though that both the boobs and the lips inflated and deflated throughout the movie.

And the Arctic, dressed in only a t-shirt with no nipping out? That must be one well-insulated bra.

But it was fun.