June 5, 2012 § 4 Comments
One of my favorite things to do as a blogger is to pay attention to the search terms people have used to lead them here to Put It In Your Face. For lack of anything better to post today, here are some of my favorites for the ol’ shits and giggs:
- arctic bears indianapolis
- exploding dog memories (This is hilarious out of context; exploding dog is actually one of my favorite web comics, which I’ve featured here as an image for the “beer before wine” post.)
- “don’t give a shit about the super bowl”
- cunt ad typography (Um. What?)
- cookies with your face on them (I actually imagine someone searching for images of people putting their face physically on cookies, and that’s it. Like planking, but funnier.)
- saggy bum skin man (Dad?)
- food you can put on your face
- foods to put on face
- is sweet potato good to put on your face
- heal face burn with olive oil and oregano
- roastet ass
- comic sans cheese
- how to use the knife to cut the food
- greedy fat bastard
- fuck i’m lactose intolerent and no food
- i’m googling christopher newgent’s food blog so he will post this on fb
- why is “christopher newgent” such a dick about internet searches?
- things you can put in your face that you can eat (As opposed to…?)
- what type of foods go into your cheeks?
- how we can grow our face ,,, my face is too thin
- the best cream to flatten the face and under the eyes
- leftover rice facial (Better than some other kinds of facials, I guess.)
- put your face in a stuff (In a…stuff?)
- And finally: is it good to put your face in mayo (The answer is always No.)
June 4, 2012 § 2 Comments
I’m not sure that I’m going to post these WIF’severy week from here on out. Probably every 2-3 weeks, or more if there’s a week that’s especially different or interesting. Basically, I don’t want every other post or so being my weekly food planning posts. That’ll get old kind of quick like.
But, I definitely wanted to post this week’s dinner plans because we decided to do a “meat light” week this week, which if anyone knows me, is kinda whack. I love me some muscle fibers. But, we’re already starting to get a lot of awesome vegetables from our garden, so we want to gnosh on that goodness as much as possible.
Plus, there is all that talk about eating less meat is really good for you and all that, and not only good for people, but for the environment and etc. etc. Which is cool and all, too. I saw this video on “weekday vegetarianism” on TED recently while Netflixing my life away, and thought it pretty interesting and actually level-headed reasoning behind this growing movement.
I could never fully give up meat (for one, I can’t eat beans, so protein would be rather difficult for me to get unless I’m constantly eating eggs and quinoa), but it’s definitely true that we as a society eat way too damn much of it, and that the way it is produced to keep up with the high-demand from our society is both inhumane and environmentally destructive. I’m no PETA supporter, but ol’ Kurt Vonnegut once said, “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” And I don’t see any reason that advice can’t or shouldn’t be extended to our livestock.
So this week, we’re only eating meat one night, and I’m going to try to eat only nominal* amounts of it for my other meals throughout the week.
Here’s the menu:
- Monday: On Our Own (I have a Vouched/WordLab event tonight at Earth House, which means I get to eat the best damn PB&J known to man.)
- Tuesday: A Delicious Salad (Romaine and greens from our garden)
- Wednesday: Veggie Pasta Toss
- Thursday: Turkey Burgers, Roasted New Potatoes, and Fresh Garden Green Beans
- Friday: Homemade Basil-Tomato Pizza
June 1, 2012 § 5 Comments
Just saw this on Instagram this morning, and on a whim, I think I’m going to try to take part. Since I was unprepared for it this morning, I just snapped off this Instagram photo for today’s topic: Morning.
May 29, 2012 § 2 Comments
Finally back to the spreadsheet after the crazy couple weeks kept us from sitting down and planning our weekly dinners. In that time, we learned a couple things:
- If we’re going to the farmers market on Saturday morning, it would behoove us to plan our week before we are actually at the market.
- Attempting to plan a week’s dinners while I’m man-struating or heat-cranky or whatever the case was for me this past weekend is the opposite of productive. The conversation was basically Britt asking me, “What do you want Tuesday?” and me saying, “I don’t know. What do you want Tuesday?” and repeating that for pretty much every day of the week.
This week got a little wonky. We had a plan, then had to deviate last night, then had another plan, and given some more plan shifts, are deviating again. But, I think this accounts for all the crazy that’s come about.
Monday: We were going to do biscuits & gravy, but had to opt for frozen pizza due to a milk shortage.
Tuesday: Pasta & Meatballs w/ Tyler Gobble
Wednesday: Grilled salmon salad (w/ greens fresh from the garden!)
Thursday: Farro Risotto
Friday: Leftover-meatball subs before First Friday Art Walk
Also, if all goes according to plan, I’m carving out the afternoon this Sunday to actually cook something for a PIIYF post again. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had the time to do that.
May 23, 2012 § 4 Comments
I’ve been a bit inattentive to PIIYF the past couple weeks, because I’ve been out livin’ like a boss. It’s spring/summer here in Indianapolis right now, so pretty much all my free time has been spent in my backyard getting blisters and sunburns.
You see, it all started with Britt’s decision that a 9ft-by-9ft section of our driveway needed repaired because evidently, someone buried a giant squid beneath it, and it grew so big, it cracked and pushed up the aforementioned section of our driveway about 8 inches from where it should have been. So, I sledgehammered the all hell out of that concrete, grabbed a shovel, and with the help of my dad, brother, and a chainsaw, hacked the beast free.
Then came about a month of intermittent prep work of digging and leveling and filling in with base rock, and finally last Sunday, Dad, my brother, and my pal Tyler came, and we poured the fresh slab.
I went out last night, and dug the hole for the final fence post, which we were waiting until we had the driveway patched before installing. I concreted that fucker into the ground, and tonight, I’m going to tamp the dirt back around it, and hang the last 2 sections of fence, which completes the major backyard projects for now.
I’ve been spending the last few days strutting around my yard feeling like a grown ass man having done stuff like poured concrete and hung fence and you should see how my garden is growing. I AM MAN OF THE EARTH! My masculine ego right now is about as phallic at that last fence post sticking out of the earth might suggest.
Anyway, soon, my ego will grow flaccid when I remember I’m a dude with a food blog (a hobby on the complete opposite end of the masculinity scale as “pouring concrete” and “killing animals for sport”), I’ll grab my camera during magic hour, and shoot some good photos of my newly-minted backyard and all the fresh goodness growing from it.
I’ll also get back into my weekly food planning, and perhaps I’ll even take some time this weekend to cook something so I can post a recipe here again.