March 6, 2012 in Projects
So with St. Patty’s Day right around the corner I thought I better get my booty working on a new wreath so that all of our neighbors and guests knew which holiday is approaching next. We thought through all of the “traditional” wreath making supplies i.e., ribbon, fabric, St. Patty’s themed merchandise to smatter it with, but they all seemed so boring. Read the rest of this entry →
February 20, 2012 in Food, News, Projects
Today is our third favorite February holiday, behind Groundhog’s Day and our anniversary but still beating out Valentine’s Day, yes of course I’m talking about P Day!! Also known as President’s Day. And George Washington’s Birfday. Whateva you call it, we love it, being patriotic Americans and whatnot. So of course the extended Mullinax Clan gets together in St. Joe to celebrate the holiday and we decided the best way to celebrate was to create a bust of George Washington made of sugar! But could such a project really be completed in a limited amount of time without spending a billion dollars? The celebration was to be on Saturday and on Friday morning the Fondant George wasn’t even an idea yet…
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December 14, 2011 in Food
We used to have a wonderful restaurant in Overland Park called One Bite that introduced us to the Okonomi-Yaki, a Japanese savory pancake/omelet dish that we love. One Bite has a few variations, including the Cheese Bomb Yaki that was super tasty! Unfortunately, One Bite is closing it’s doors! They promised to return in 2012 in the form of a new restaurant in Kansas City’s Westport area (One Bite Sama Zama?!?), but in the mean time I decided had to try to recreate a yaki of my very own. This dish was based off of JustHungry‘s Okonomiyaki, Osaka style. When I began, I was planning on following the recipe, but by the time I was done gathering ingredients, I had Americanized it, or rather Mullieized it. I decided that it probably isn’t a traditional Okonomiyaki, so this is my Yoko-Ono-Yaki, because Yoko Ono is sorta Asian like this dish.
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September 28, 2011 in Projects
We tore down the big shed and built a smaller guy under part of our deck. This was one of our Summer 2011 projects!
July 7, 2011 in Food, Music, News
Last week I saw an ad for the 80/35 music festival in Des Moines. The lineup seemed pretty sweet, especially considering the price was only $60 for both days. If I would have bought tickets a few months ago, I could have gotten a ticket for $35 (!), which is a mind blowing deal when you look at comparable festivals. So I went ahead and checked for hotel availability in the area and found a Marriott that was like 3 blocks away from the festival. Cat’s brother agreed to come over and dog-sit, so we bought tickets and were set for our impromptu vacation. Read the rest of this entry →
June 25, 2011 in Dogs, News
We woke up and found our dogs had given each other haircuts!