Monday, November 9, 2009

can anybody find me...

Somebody to love? Just kidding! Now that I have internet, I got caught up on the show Glee and have had their rendition of "Somebody to Love" stuck in my head all day. I'll be buying this soundtrack once an iTunes crowd sprouts a pair of wings and finds its way to me, hint hint nudge nudge ;) Anyway, I've decided to integrate the show into my classes this week! We're going to talk about American high school stereotypes... and then we're going to watch a performance from Glee! After, of course, they fill in the blanks to the lyrics of the original version of the song, which they'll get to listen to twice. I did this with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for Halloween and it was a big hit. So now we're going to do a new song every class!

But what I really need you to find for me are recipes. I took myself to Trévoux's market this past Saturday and finally loaded up on fruits and veggies. Much as I love a good omelette or stir fry, I know I'll need to change things up in the future. My oven is a strange and mysterious thing i.e. I need a manual. So while I'm working up the courage to experiment with that monster, let's just keep the meals to ones that can be done on a stovetop or served cold. I don't have a microwave either. I should also admit that I have not yet tackled meat in the Bomb Shelter. If you could see how I can buy meat at the market, perhaps you'd understand why I'm wary of it. Not to dump all French meat into one buy-the-rabbit-5-minutes-after-its-death category. They do have cold cuts here. I even stooped to eat at Subway over Toussaint... twice. All recipe e-mails would be greatly appreciated and perhaps later documented here! In college I remember hearing about bakeless cookies... hit me up if they aren't a figment of my imagination.

And finally, I give you more tourist coupons...

Tourist Coupons: Nice from Sally Anderson on Vimeo.


  1. GENIUS!!!! I love it. Haha, especially the Star Wars bit...

    Do you have access to lardons? They're like bacon bits. I like cooking them in a sauce pan and then adding fresh green beans, cooking until desired tenderness. That's what we had for dinner tonight.

    Vegetarian chili can be easy too. I found a premade chili sauce at Leader Price that was seasoned perfectly. I tossed together a can of kidney beans, a can of corn, and a can of chickpeas with the sauce, and it was perfect.

    Pasta tossed with broccoli and cheese is pretty good.

    Good luck!

  2. Loved the Tourist Coupons!!! Too funny. As for recipes, I'll be on the look-out!

  3. Sally, you've been so faithful to Magnum ice cream worldwide!

  4. Bakeless Cookies!!!
    2 c. sugar, 1/4 c. cocoa, 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. milk, 3 c. quick oats (?!), pinch of salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 c. peanut butter (which we know you have from your coupons!)... Mix together sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk, and boil for a minute. (Brave the stove top, my dear!) Remove from heat, add everything else, and drop by spoonfulls onto wax paper or directly into mouth. Actually, you should probs allow it to cool and set pre-consumption, but whatev. :-)

    Lee and I made this great tomato-basil orzo with brie and spinach wrapped chicken thing, but I'm scared to ask what your chicken situation is after viewing the rabbit picture, so perhaps another day... love, love, love!

  5. I love the video!!!! Haha...its awesome. If I could cook, I could suggest....but I cant!