Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cookie Time

My Pantshood Sister, Beth, and her real-life sister, Julie, make excellent sugar cookies. These cookies are great to bring to holiday events because they are A) delicious B) adorable and C) deliciously adorable.

Beth and Julie got their recipe from a friend of theirs, Janice Grubb, and they make the perfect, tasty canvas for a creative cookie decorator.

Janice's/Beth's/Julie's Sugar Cookies

2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla
6 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
4 Tablespoons milk 

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat egg and vanilla in well. Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Then add milk. Chill for about an hour. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Bake at 375 for about 9 – 10 minutes.

1/3 cup melted butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs milk
1 ½ tsp vanilla 

So acquire some holiday spirit, some cute sprinkles and some festive cookie cutters. Maybe display your cookies in a basket, take them on a plane, or give them to coworkers!

Being Chi-Rish

The Ya-Ya Sister Pantshood spent St. Patrick's Day weekend in beautiful Chicago. What better place to take in the holiday than the Windy City?! Sadly, we missed seeing Obama. However, we did take a limo to McDonalds, crawl under the Bean, and do a lot of interpretive dancing.

So here's a compilation of totally unhelpful tips for taking on the city. First thing I suggest is to stay at the Swiss and get an awesome view like we did. You can drink mimosas in your room while watching the river turn green. No need to fight the crowd.

You'll probably want to bring some food coloring to dye your own drinks. Make some festive cookies and bring some flare.

Try to wear some poorly-applied glittery green nail polish. Don't forget your metro pass!

The most important part of St. Patrick's Day is the outfit. Your friends will take lots of pictures of you standing in front of the river, being flexible on various objects, or simply sitting on a sidewalk. You must looks good at all times. I suggest head-to-toe green with rainbow accents.

Other things you'll need to do: 
Eat Chicago-style deep dish pizza!
Go to the Wiener Circle!
Drink at a rooftop bar!
Take a limo to McDonald's For a Shamrock Shake!
Watch a KU game at Kincaids!
Try not to get too schnockered and embarrass yourself and your friends!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Operation Sports Movie Marathon

My fiance underwent knee surgery this week. Thankfully, I had the day off to take care of him. Translation - I had the day off to watch movies and make themed snacks. We chose sports-themed movies because there is usually a knee/leg injury of some sort involved. We decided to enjoy a variety of sports, so we watched Bend It Like Beckham, Friday Night Lights, Coach Carter, and we didn't quite get to Warrior. Sorry MMA.

 For eats, I decided on a sloppy-joe-grilled-cheese! My fiance, is weirded out when I try and combine ideas. He said he'd prefer a sloppy joe followed by a grilled cheese. What does he know?! He ended up liking it.

I also decided to make candy bar cookies. Again, fiance wanted candy bars and cookies separately. I really just used refrigerated dough and shoved a mini candy bar in the middle. I'm not ashamed. It was delicious.

And, of course, we quenched our thirst on the ultimate sports drink - Gatorade.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


So I've been a bit behind on posts lately, partly because I've been so festive in real life!

For Valentine's Day I ate and dressed quite appropriately. My friend and I had breakfast before work at the cutest little eatery, Succotash. It's pretty much my favorite.

The decor is seriously amazing, especially the little girls' room. There are bright colors, chandeliers, and girly details all around. Not to mention the food is delicious. I highly recommend the BLT!

I dressed pretty dang cute...

In addition to Heart Day, I also celebrated Mardi Gras pretty heavily in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.

Beadage. That's about all I can say.

I have fun.