Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cook Like Me!!!

So, I know that all of you probably get a LITTLE bored on our blog because definitley have a lack of pictures, but we have no children. Cody claims that when they come along, he will begin to be a little more active in the picture-taking. So, give us a few years, and our blog will be more exciting! But for on if you want to know a little about our weekend!
Besides being contacted by many heavily disgruntled family members for PRETENDING that I was pregnant, it was a very eventful weekend! For our first dinner on Friday night, yes FIRST, we went to Chipotle with my mom. It was wonderful, as always! Then, we went to Cody's cousin's reception at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake. There was a huge chocolate fountian calling my name...but I held back! I only had one macaroon(which have recently become my favorite cookies. If you want the best Macaroon ever, you need to go to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT. Yummy!) Following the reception, Bert(Cody's dad) took us to a Sushi restaruant. It was called "Tokyashi Sushi 4 U!" Talk about HIGH quality! hehe! In Cody's words, "That place looked like a pile of crap from the outside!" But, on the inside...pretty much amazing Sushi! I have never had sushi before, but Bert has had it many, many times. It was so fun to learn all about what he knows about it. He has been to Hong Kong, and has paid hundreds of dollars to get sushi. He said that this sushi at "Sushi 4 U" was better than the stuff in Hong Kong! Amazing, huh?! And in the heart of Utah! Anyway, I had California Rolls and California Crunch Rolls to start with-and loved them! Then I had some sushi with actual fish in it, and I was surprised how much I liked it! I don't know that I would order it much on my own, but if I am with someone who wants to order it, I would eat another bite or two! It was a really fun experience, despite the fact that it was our Second dinner!
Saturday wasn't too eventful, except for my hunt for pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters. I cannot believe how many places do NOT have them! I went to Target, Willams-Sonoma, and even a ghetto Family Dollar! My search for Halloween cookie cutters will continue on Monday...! That evening Cody, Bert, and I went to Happy Sumo for dinner-yes, another Sushi restaruant! However, we only tried one weird thing-Seaweed Salad. It was sooooo good! I want to go back and get more! We also had coconut-crusted halibut that was absolutley to DIE FOR! Then, for dessert, we had Tempura covered vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate syrup and whipped cream! I have all of your mouths watering...don't I?!?!?!
One last food story, then I am done. Tonight was Bert's last night here, and he brought us some AMAZING things from the asian market. He brought us dried egg noodles and E-Men noodles. That kind of sounds like AMEN noodles! They must be DANG good! hehe! We cooked the dried egg noodles and they tasted homemade, seriously! Straight out of a package and all! But, the biggest surprise of all that he brought us was a Rice Cooker! It is Zojirushi brand, and it is wonderful! I guess that it has to cook rice pretty good to be from an asain market. It is so great, the best rice I have ever had, and there is literally NO cleaning. The rice comes right out and leaves NO residue whatsoever! If you want more info, let me know!
Last thing-seriously! Okay, so I have been tagged like 3 times now, and I have noticed that a few others of you have been as well. So, I wanted to start a new "Tagging", but we will call this "Cook Like Me!" I will put down a recipe that I absolutely LOVE, and then I will name one person from each side of my family that then needs to put a recipe on their blog. They will, in turn, name two people from each of their familes...Here is a GREAT recipie!


1/3 cup brown rice(uncooked)
4 portions chicken breast
1 lime, halved
2 tsp. taco seasoning
toritilla chips
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can diced green chilies
6 cups chicken broth
4 Tbsp salsa
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

1)Cook brown rice according to package directions. While the rice is cooking, cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and place in a dish with the lime juice and taco seasoning. Let marinate for 10-20 minutes. Then grill chicken until cooked.
2)Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add galic and onion, saute for about 8 minutes. Add Cooked rice to the pot and saute for 3 minutes. Add green chilies and saute for 2 more minutes. Then pour chicken broth into the mixutre and bring it to a boil. Add chicken to pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.
3)Break tortilla chips and place on bottom of bowls. Spoon soup into each bowl and garnish with a few more brocken tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro!

This sounds like a tedious recipe, but it wasn't actually that hard-and it is SO SO good! Perfect for a cold day when you need a zesty meal!
The two people that I would like to "Cook Like" are Misti Pearson and Erika Sadler! This will be fun-I am excited to cook like you all!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I got tagged!

Well, I knew that this was going to happen soon...Ashley Wray tagged me! For those of you who haven't seen the "blog, you're it" yet, I'll explain a little. If you are "tagged" you have to write 6 little known facts about yourself on your blog. You then "tag" 6 other people, and so on. So, HERE WE GOOOOO!!!!!
1) Well, it must be a Stott thing, but I have weird Sleeping Habits as well (same as ash)....but only since I have been married! I guess, as Cody tells me, the other night I was sleeping my arm bent above my head. I rolled over, and, um, I sort of elbowed him RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS FOREHEAD! oops!
2) I HATE cold cereal. I think that this is due to me being the youngest child. Let me explain. Each morning, I would get up, shower, walk out of the bathroom, and right when I was about to go into my room to get dressed, my WONDERFUL mother would be at the top of the stairs asking me what I would like for breakfast. Dip and Eggs, french toast, omelets, nothing was off limits. Sad, isn't it?
3) Also since being married, I absolutely have to dry myself competely off BEFORE I open the shower curtain to get out. (This might be because I used to get the floor all wet and that wasn't Cody's favorite, but I actually think that now it is something that I have to do! It is SOOOO much warmer-no chills when you get out of the shower...give it a try!)
4) One of my favorite snacks is cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes and Alpine Touch. It has to be Alpine Touch, I will not eat Salt and pepper on anything, it is too spicy for me! I am a wussy!
5) I have not had a whole can of pop since before my Freshman year...of HIGH SCHOOL!
6) And the last little known fact about me....I'm PREGNANT!!! We found out about 8 weeks ago! Wait, wait, just kidding! I bet I got a little reaction out of you though, didn't I??!!?!!
Okay, those are my dumb, yet little-know facts. Now, the 6 people that I am tagging are:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Laundry Mat-Our Home!

Well, I just thought that we would give you all a taste of our work at the laundry mat! I know that you can't see much, and I did take more pictures, but I have had problems uploading images these days. It is probably just something that I am doing wrong. Anyway, this is a pic of where we clean from 10 to about 10:45 each evening. We clean all of the machines, sweep and mop the floor, clean out the lint traps,(I think that the most change that we have found in one night is $1.45! We could get filthy rich just from the lint traps! Okay, maybe just filthy, they are pretty disgusting!) clean the bathroom, the windows, and empty garbages! Whew, don't you all want to come and help!
Two exciting things happened in Utah this weekend. First, my MOM came down to babysit Ian and Megan for a week!!! Second, guessed it....SNOW!!! I was so excited to wake up to snow on Sunday morning, despite the fact that I had to shovel the stairs and sidewalks at our apartment complex. My mom said that her and Ian were playing in the snow this morning, and his little mittens were so big that he couldn't even make a snow ball! So, being the wonderful Grandma that she is, she would make snowballs for him to throw. Sadly, when he pulled his arm back behind his head to throw it, it would slip backwords off of his hand! He just couldn't figure it out! O, the joy of being a child...

Saturday, October 13, 2007


For all of you that don't know...Utah has now moved up in the world! We just got a chipotle in Midvale, where Amanda and Kevin live. Therefore.....Cody is on cloud nine! You see, in Ohio, Chipotle was his sanctuary, and he has been missing it every day for a year plus! So, this weekend, we went and partook of the amazing steak Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa. MMMM MMM Good! Actually, that is what Cody gets...I am not too crazy about it. I get the Fajita Burrito with Pork. No salsa...WAY too spicy for this weak little white girl! This is kind of depressing, however....I just went to the site to calculate how many calories ONE fajita burrito is....1,185. Tear. I better start running! It was worth it though! (Chase and Krista-you guys should have access to this amazing restaraunt! Actually, Chad and Misti and Lacee and Luke I think that you guys do too-let me know!) Above, I have inserted a picture of the calorie-loaded piece of Heaven! We also just discovered that we probably save about 40% off of our eating-out bills if we get our food to go! This takes away drinks, tips, and other unnessary dishes that we are tempted to order when we are eating out. For instance, we went to Olive Garden tonight-to go. We only ordered soup, salad, and breadsticks. If we would have eaten there, we would have each ordered a dish as well...adding $20 to our bill! Okay, so this probably isn't being that thrifty since we are eating out anyway, but it is our way of being proud of spending less mula! (Money for those of you who are confused!) The rest of our evening consists of a little BYU football(We always pray that they win because when they don't it isn't very fun to be around Amanda and Kevin). O-one last thing-last night we babysat Ian and Megan. Megan just giggled the entire evening-she is pretty much the happiest baby I know. Ian, on the other hand, had to spend the entire evening trying to learn how to say, "Go Buckeyes, Buckeyes are better than BYU". Cody was determined to brainwash the poor child....but to no avail. His parents returned home and nothing came out of his mouth except, "BYU, Go COUGARS!"