Friday, January 13, 2012

i need a lyric sheet...

i know we all mis-hear things sometimes, but honestly, i think i need a lyric sheet whenever i listen to the radio. macy gray has a song titled “i try.” until very recently, i thought the last line of the chorus was “i want gumballs when you are not here.” i know it makes no sense, but then, break ups never do. and besides, who wouldn’t want gumballs when they are going through a break up? so, imagine my surprise when i realized the words were actually “my world crumbles when you are not near.” personally, i think the gumball line is much better as it’s definitely less obvious and completely unexpected.

my husband, ed, informed me not too long ago, that the line in "another brick in the wall" wasn't "no dogs or cats are in the classroom," but actually "no dark sarcasm in the classroom." who knew?? i figured that pink floyd was saying that dogs and cats don't sit in a classroom so why should people. apparently, dark sarcasm makes more sense than dogs and cats.

and finally, this morning, while listening to 929 dave fm, i heard fitz and the tantrums song "moneygrabber." i thought the last line of the chorus was "here is your paper party platter." it's not. it's "this is your payback, moneygrabber." had i not looked at the title and paid super close attention after seeing it, i would still be living in happy oblivion with my paper party platter.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

hooray for bad santas!

before christmas, my workplace had a christmas breakfast and did a bad santa gift exchange. if you're not familiar with it, a bad santa exchange is where gifts can be stolen after they are opened, but the gifts in our particular version can only be stolen twice. anyway, my friend andi stole a brownie maker, which, in turn, was stolen from her and thus retired from the game. she was crestfallen when she ended up with a meatloaf maker. since i can always use an extra loaf pan (i mean, who can't, right??), i offered to get her a brownie maker for christmas and she could give me the meatloaf maker. she agreed and so i did and she did. monday night, i made a mushroom cheeseburger meatloaf and it was YUMMY!!! i thought i would share the recipe. :-)

1 lb lean ground beef (2 lbs if you don't want to use any turkey)
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 onion, chopped
1 envelope herb and garlic soup mix (or onion, whichever you prefer)
2 eggs
3/4 cup oatmeal or breadcrumbs
sliced baby bella mushrooms
grated sharp cheddar cheese

pre-heat your oven to 375* f. mix everything together in a bowl, except the cheese and mushrooms. put half of the mixture in the bottom of your loaf pan, being sure to press it up the sides to make a well. put your mushrooms and cheese in the well. cover with the remaining meat mixture, sealing the sides. cover with aluminum foil and place in oven. cook for 45-55 minutes, or until cooked through. let rest for 10 minutes before removing from pan. slice, eat, enjoy!!

i really liked this and it was fairly quick and easy. yay for bad santas who steal brownie makers! :-)