Pot pour E

Man, the finalists for Best Diarist over at the 2008 Weblogs are boring (including this one here). I checked out some of the blogs today (not yours). Snoozefest. Even D**ce. This was probably the third time I’ve ever clicked over to her site (yes I can remember because I’ve been expecting to be blown away each time and each time…eh) and it’s no different than me talking about my daughter smearing lipstick all over herself…so what gives? On any of the ones I glanced at, where are the high speed chases and mountain climbing and first kisses and embarrassing bodily functions that make diaries exciting things to read? All I got were pictures. Fascinating.

I do have a question to ask though. Would y’all buy anything that said Not So SAHM on it?


Don’t answer that. Would you buy a calendar with my freaky cats on it? What if they were wearing garish wigs? (Don’t answer that either.) Is there real income potential in being a blog star? Because if so I can start coming up with the merchandise and with the diary worthy material. Hardy har har.

Like this for instance:


This is what my daughter does with my makeup when I accidentally leave the door open to our bathroom. She takes lipstick and smears it all over her face. She gets her application tips from her big sister I swear:


Or how about this:

Better Than S3x Créme Brûlée
Original recipe from Big Oven

8 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar

Mix those until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is a pale yellow. Slowly add:

2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

Something about straining and skimming off bubbles here, but I didn’t really pay attention to that step. I’m a simple cook y’know.

Pour into cool (as in neato, not chilled) créme brûlée ramekins and placethose in a water bath. Place into 300 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes. The sides will be set, the middles won’t. Once cooled remove from bath and chill for what seems like forever but really is about two hours. Sprinkle sugar over and flame torch until caramelized (or carmelized).

And I didn’t get a single picture of my masterpieces. They did look something like this though:


Only better, of course. And so easy. And totally worth going out and buying the ramekins ($1 each at Pier 1) and the hand-held chef’s blow torch (so much cheaper at Bed, Bath & Beyond than at Williams-Sonoma).

So, there you have it: my ode to the totally boring and random diaretic (sic) blog posts that are in the runs (haha) with me as Best Diarist. I’m sure they’re all really, really good and exciting and entertaining the rest of the year when not under scrutiny.

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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

10 thoughts on “Pot pour E

  1. i love the pic of your daughters with stuff all over them and then sitting on the potty with all the books around her. classic…

    they haven’t decided the awards yet? seems like a long time running for this.

  2. I checked out the others too–got a BIG kick out of the chick who does loong videos about how mad she is that she is not winning and she is not even getting as many votes as hits on her blog!!

    As far as the merchandising…let’s stick to discrete self-promotion shall we?–ever see a shirt like that on anyone other than the person selling it? Pioneer Woman may be an exception–but that just proves the rule..unless you are pioneer woman keep yourself in the dark about how few would sell LOL I would SOOO be in line for some cute ribbon jeans for a new baby niece though–HINT HINT HINT

    spose I should go vote agaian now-for my fav notso of course!

  3. I recognize the townhouse, but I don’t believe it was ever that messy. You must have picked everything up and tossed it under the stairs whenever you heard a knock on the door. Ashlyn and Alex can start a makeup line, and provide tips on application because he does mascara really well.

  4. Your girls crack me up! Love those pictures…. they’ll be really good for bribery in the future. 😉

    I’ve been voting for you daily. I haven’t even looked at the other blogs in the category with you (well, except for Dooce, but that doesn’t count really). And actually, I’ve only looked at two of the other blogs that are in the category with me. I’m next to last and gonna be darn proud to finish there, too! 🙂

  5. I so cannot help myself. First off, are those man-boobs on the shirt model? (I am convinced it’s not your husband, so I hope I’m not in trouble here!) I would buy a calendar with your cats, or any one of those cute ‘sharpie drawings all over the little girl pictures’ on them. Thats life, and its cute!

    Your blog is fun! Dont change a thing!

  6. Went to vote again and saw that the polls were closed. You did a good job! (And yes, those look like man-boobs) You all are too busy pimping your blogs to worry about content, I think…

  7. Hellelujah!

    EXACTLY what I was thinking.

    I’ve wasted many hours that I will never get back (most of them on dooce) looking for a good read via the blog awards and it was starting to feel like I had entered another universe. WTF is it with that site? I just don’t get it. Nor do I get those that do???

    it’s my first visit to your blog, i’m only on page one and i’m commenting – and I never comment. Was just SO impressed that we speak the same language – thankyou!!

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