By golly I asked for questions, I guess I should get to answering them huh? Here are some more:
What College did you go to?
Honestly, I did not complete as much college as I was hoping for...life happened. I did go to Purdue Calumet for a little over a year but then I was impatient in waiting to be accepted into nursing school so I transferred to Ivy Tech State College. You know what happened as soon as I started there? You guessed it, I was accepted to Purdue's Nursing program but I never went (and I'm still kicking myself today). If I could(like if I could quit my full time job), I would go back to Purdue Calumet and continue on further and take photography classes too.
Could you show us the top ten Photos you have taken and enjoy the Most?
I showed a few here, but I will get around to posting more of my all time favorites!
What is Your favorite recipe, you make?
Do you mean when I actually cook? Ha, Chef Chrissy you are funny. However I do love Cook's Country's Meatoaf. It's easy to make and with the secret ingredient of gelatin, it comes out perfect everytime!
here it is:
The test kitchen’s favorite hot sauce is Frank’s RedHot.
1teaspoon vegetable oil
1onion , chopped fine
Salt and pepper
10ounces cremini or white mushrooms , sliced thin
3garlic cloves , minced
1teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/4cup tomato juice
1slice hearty white sandwich bread , torn into pieces
1 1/2pounds 90-percent lean ground beef
1tablespoon soy sauce
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
2tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
3tablespoons cider vinegar
1teaspoon hot sauce (see note)
2tablespoons light brown sugar
1. For the meatloaf: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Following photo 1 below, set wire rack inside rimmed baking sheet and arrange 8- by 6-inch piece of aluminum foil in center of rack. Using skewer, poke holes in foil at 1/2-inch intervals.
2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Cook onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt until softened, about 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato juice and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Let mixture cool 5 minutes, then transfer mixture to food processor, add bread, and process until smooth. Add beef to food processor and pulse to combine.
3. Whisk egg, soy sauce, mustard, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in large bowl. Add beef mixture and mix with hands until evenly combined. Using hands, shape mixture into loaf covering entirety of prepared foil. Bake until meatloaf registers 160 degrees, about 1 hour. Remove meatloaf from oven and heat broiler.
4. For the glaze: Combine ketchup, vinegar, hot sauce, and sugar in small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Spread glaze over meatloaf and broil until glaze begins to bubble, about 3 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Serve.
what is your favorite food?
Yikes is that a tough question. I love food (hence the weight problem) but I never get sick of pizza or buffalo wings. Ever.
Do you have an weird quirks?
I'm sure I do. I can't think of any right now. I'm sure Mr. Crookedeyebrow can fill in about 3 pages worth about me. I do hate toothpaste. I cannot stand the look, feel, (yarg) I'm getting sick to my stomach just thinking about it.
Another, I put (more) deodorant on before I go to bed. I'm not quite sure why though.
What is the first thing you do when you come home from work everyday?
I'm going to be honest here. After I take my shoes off and put my purse down?Poop. I head straight for the bathroom 99.9% of the time. At work I never get a chance to take breaks like I should. Wow, I can't believe I admitted that....
Have you considered becoming a professional photographer? I love your photography, I think you have knack for it.
Lissa I love you. Really, I love you and thank you. I wish I could become a more serious photographer. In a pretend world I would be able to give up nursing, take more classes in photography and take photos for a living. Maybe one day, until then I'll keep it as a wonderful hobby!
I have actually been a fan of Lissa's photography for awhile!
That's all for now, more to come later but you can find a few of us over here each and everyday!