Friday, March 6, 2009

A La Cuisine!

We love watching the Food Network. But we especially love watching Iron Chef America. If you have never seen it, it's a really fun show. Each show has a secret ingredient that must be in every dish. The challenger picks one Iron Chef to compete against and then they battle it out in kitchen stadium.

This is from their website, "Based upon the Japanese cult sensation, Iron Chef America carries on the legend of Kitchen Stadium and the famed "secret ingredient." Each week, world-class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America: Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora Michael Symon. Alton Brown serves as Commentator and Mark Dacascos is Chairman."

They must make a 5 course meal and the Judges choose "who's cuisine reigns supreme." The Chairman is a martial arts expert, he's always doing back flips and make cheesy facial expressions.

Our favorite part of the show is the introduction of the secret ingredient.

The start of the battle is typically announced by the Chairman in the following manner:
So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: Allez cuisine!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wedding time!!

I am very excited to begin planning my wedding and I am determined not to get stressed out about it!! I want to be able to look back in years to come and only remember that I was cool under pressure. Of course I know that at certain times some details will be more stress filled than others, but nothing is worth losing my cool over!!

Although I'm sure theres a little bridezilla in all of us,

But I just hope that side doesn't come out in me!

Since I have more than a year to plan I should be able to keep everything organized and well planned out. But I will be on the look out for a curve ball, just in case!!

In order to keep my cool I am just going to expect a couple of things in advance:

1. Expect money to be an issue.

2. Expect not to be able to make everybody happy.

3. Expect something to go wrong.

4. Expect some people to RSVP the day before.

5. Expect to live happily every after with the one I love!!! :-)

So during this time if you see me starting to get stressed out or if you see a Bridezilla starting to emerge, please remind me that I am not the one in charge, the Lord is. He will work everything out for His glory and that is the reason for all that I do!!