Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

5 med. potatoes

8 oz. sour cream

4 oz. butter (1 stick)

1 c. shredded parmesan cheese

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

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Wash and cut potatoes into 1” chunks. Boil for 10 minutes or until tender all the way through. Strain and add all other ingredients. Mash to your favorite consistency.

Printable recipe:

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Bish Berries

If you liked Slush Berries, you’ll love Bish Berries.

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Bish Berries

5 small peaches (or 3 large)

1 can pineapple chunks

 1 bunch red grapes

1 bottle moscato

Dice the peaches. Drain the pineapple. Pick the grapes. Layer into containers. Fill with moscato. Seal and let marry for a few days.

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 Serve a few tablespoons into some sprite, tonic water, a peach daiquiri, or even into a chardonnay.

You can also throw a few pieces of fruit and moscato into an ice cube tray to freeze. Add them to your drinks just like the marinated concoction.

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Cheers Bishes!

Printable Recipe:

Bish Berries

Chicken Skilletini

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Chicken Skilletini

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 rotisseri chicken, shredded

1 link Andouille sausage, sliced thin

2 c. Creole diced veggies

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 jar spaghetti sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tbsp. minced onion

1 tbsp. salt

½ tbsp. black pepper

Angel hair pasta, prepared

Shredded parmesan

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In a skillet, cook chicken, sausage, and veggies in oil until veggies are tender. Add tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and seasonings. Heat through. Add to pasta and top with parmesan.

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Serve with Garlic Asparagus and a thick slice of garlic bread.

Printable Recipe:

Chicken Skilletini

30 Shots

If you party at my house, “shots” is the word.

I normally start everybody with something sweet, but strong, like Tequila Rose.

The next round will be a semi-strong concoction I’ve made up on the fly, like Amaretto, OJ, and Crown Royal.

The third round will be an easy, but tasty, shot, like coconut rum and pineapple juice. I normally shake the mixed shots with ice (always taste test and adjust them) and strain into the shot glasses.

Then I’ll serve something straight, like Jack Daniels. Mostly just the men take these shots, but you’ll get a rowdy girl in there sometimes.

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Depending on how many people are present, I’ll have anywhere between 6 to 18 shot glasses on my tray. You can get 6 packs of 2 oz. shot glasses from Wal-Mart for a few bucks. Stock up on those, a shaker, strainer, ice, and some provisions before your next party and you’ll be all set.

If you’re having trouble coming up with shot variations, this chart will help.

Bad Girl’s Movie Night

I’ve seen a photo on Pinterest with some movie ideas for a girl’s night in. You may have seen it.  It looks something like this:

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There are a couple of movies on there we might tolerate (like The Hangover), but none of my girlfriends would stand for that sappy shit on the list. Gag!

My girlfriends like sexy!

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We like fast!

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We like fights!

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We like a little comedy!

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We love muscles!

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And make out sessions!

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So I made my own girl’s night movie list. It’s more of a Bad Girl’s Movie Night List. Here it goes:

Never Back Down – Parts One, Two, and Three! Plot? Who gives a fuck when there are tons of young, topless men fighting each other.

Magic Mike – Plot? IDGAF!

Warrior – A little dramatic, but this movie will get your love/hate emotions going while you bite your knuckle every time someones shirt is off.

Crazy Stupid Love – “It’s like you’re photoshopped!” I could totally wash my panties on Ryan Gosling’s abs.

Fast and the Furious – They steal stuff, they race bad guys, they win, the end. Gives you time to get the deets on who’s sleeping with who in Teeny, TX and you still get to watch Paul Walker’s fine ass shift gears.

Lawless – Rough, rowdy, and against the law. Just the way I like it.

The Proposal – A little romantic comedy never hurt when Ryan Reynolds goes buck naked in it.

Limitless – Very sexy movie if you like Bradley Cooper, and I know you do.

Surfer, Dude – It’s a stupid movie and I hate to hear Matthew McConaughey’s voice, but his hot bod is in nothing but swim trunks throughout the entire movie. Mute it like I do if you must.

Boogie Nights – You know when you see your high school crush again and all the feelings rush back? That’s Marky Mark to every girl that remembers the glorious Calvin Klein ads.

Friends with Benefits – It was a toss up between this and the very similar No Strings Attached, but Mila Kunis wins and Justin Timberlake went from sexy to irresistable since Suit and Tie hit the airwaves.

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So, until the Shades of Grey movies come out, this is what we’ve got to work with.

Well, what do you think? Are there any you could add that have the right amount of sexy, rough, and silly?

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Link-Up Results!

*My original post:
I ordered some clothes from Aeropostale last week. I got them in and tried them on and decided I have to lose at least 5 lbs to fit into them comfortably. So I tossed back a bottle of wine and cried myself to sleep. I woke up the next morning and I saw this link-up….
Join the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse blogger link-up! Learn more at 
I’m new here. I’ve never participated in a link-up before, but I am now. This link-up is for a diet. We’re doing a 10 day cleanse to kick start losing pounds before summer. Join, if you dare, and then link up with Raven!

I lost 5.5 lbs y’all!!

I followed the shit out the diet, shake, and herbal instructions. They were a little confusing, so I went over them in detail and entered what to take/drink as reminders in my phone. Some mornings, my phone would beep and it the reminder would say “drink shake”. Other mornings, it would say “take herbal supplement”. It kept me in check and made it much easier to follow.
I forgot that I wasn’t supposed to eat starches and I ate potatoes twice. I also forgot all about my diet and had a beer on Day 9. So I had a couple of slips ups, but I followed the suggested diet closer than anything I have followed my entire life. Aside from a few boy crushes. 😉
So are you ready for the before and after?
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You can see a difference in my thighs, knees, and waist. I can also see a difference in my bra line on my back and my upper arms, but you can’t tell from the photos.
I liked this cleanse because it only took 10 days. I can do anything for 10 days.
The 10 Day Cleanse kicks off the 24 Day Challenge, so now I only have 14 days of dieting left to do to complete the 24 Day Challenge.  I spoke to a friend of mine that sells Advocare and she hooked me up with the materials I need to do the diet part of the 24 day Challenge. Now I’m just trying to eat clean until my vitamins come in. Bring it on!!

Intro to Wino 102

Have you tried to venture out from the wines you’re used to? If not, you should and this Types of Wine poster will help you do so. Just find your favorite type of wine. Then find your style. Then find a new taste you’d like to try.

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Original Source: How to Choose Wine

Still undecided? In that case, a How to Choose Wine poster may help. Start with who is drinking it. Then follow the flow chart.

Original Source: How to Choose Wine

You can buy a Types of Wine poster here.

You can buy a How to Choose Wine poster here.

Or you can save $5 by buying both here.

You can also zoom in to each poster by clicking on the links above.

Cheers!

Maryland Crab Cakes

*My friend, Shan, told me this after I posted this recipe on Facebook (Thanks, Shan!):

A little known fact that you may find interesting. My neighbor is a crabber and catches his crabs from the San Bernard River, Brazos River and the surrounding bays [in Texas]. At the end of the day he catches  between 1000 and 2000 pounds of crab which a refrigerated truck delivers to the Intercontinental Airport [in Houston] and they are flown to Maryland. People from all over the world can order a fresh Maryland Blue crab but only a few people know they come from Brazoria County.

My mouth waters for crabcakes anytime I’m anticipating a visit from my father-in-law from Maryland. The last time he was in town, he did not disappoint. Here is his secret recipe:

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2 lb. lump crab meat (backfin)

2 eggs

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 T. Old Bay

2-4 T. mayonnaise

2 T. mustard

12-15 crackers

Oil for frying

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Heat about one inch deep amount of oil in a skillet to frying temperature. Pat the crab meat dry with paper towels. Mix eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add half of the crab meat, half of the egg mixture, half of the mayonnaise, and half of the mustard. Mix and add additional Old Bay to taste.

This is my father-in-law (below). We call him Pop. Ducky calls him Pop Pop.

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 Add the remaining crab meat, egg mixture, mayonnaise, and mustard. Mix well and add additional Old Bay to taste.

Use a rolling pin to finely crush crackers.

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Add crackers to crab mixture and mix with your hands. Make palm-sized cakes.

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Fry them babies up until golden brown.

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I like to sprinkle mine with extra Old Bay before they cool.

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Printable recipe:

Maryland Crab Cakes

Baconlube: It’s Real!

You’re welcome, bishes!

For the same price it would cost to buy a slab of bacon, fry it, and pour the grease on your junk! It now comes ready to use and burn free. (I’m really only assuming it’s burn free.)

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Click the picture to get lubed.

Margaritaville Mixed Drink Machine

If you’re coming to my house to party, you can expect lots of mixed drinks and lots of shots. The men can drink their Bud Light and whiskey, but I like the girls to have a good time, so I cater to my girlfriends. Bunch of sexy slushes, they are. 😉

I found this amazing contraption and it looks perfect for us slushes out there!

Mixed Drink Machine! pachomp.com

It seems to be a time saver, too! I can add the liquor and three mixers in the containers and let my guests pick their own concoction.

It’s prepared to mix rum, vodka, or tequila. Here are the rum drinks:

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The tequila drinks:

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My favorite, the vodka drinks:

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You can even pick normal or strong!!! Knowing my girlfriends, my mixer would stay on strong.

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There is also a button that will roll the dice and pick a random drink for you.

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Click on any of the pictures above to buy one for me and my girlfriends.

Also, I’m not getting paid for telling you about this product. I just want  you to buy me one.