Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ode to Mama

Its hard not to pay homage to the person that not only helped create you, but the person that also loves you the most. My mom is the best nurturer, the best advisor, and the best friend.
Beauty through the generations... mom and grandma

the loving woman... mom and brother

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Beer Tasting

Last night my friends and I kicked back at BEERFEST! 2011 aka the beer tasting hosted by Malik and me. It was good people, good food, and good beer... an overall GREAT night. Above are some of the beers we tasted.

One of my brighter ideas was to make homemade corn dogs for everyone to snack on. I'm looking homely in this picture but they were a big hit!

Here is the recipe from if you want to try them out

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
2 (16 ounce) packages beef frankfurters
16 wooden skewers
1.In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
2.Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.
3.Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Some of the tasters

the co-host

Four-eye club

The Grand Finale was a taste of Allagash Black!

So here are my top 3 Beers of the night:
1. Colette farmhouse ale
2. Dogfish Head IPA
3. Port City Dark Ale

Check out the Try Five on the side bar for some other great beers I drank

**RIP to my phone that fell in the toilet at the end of the night... you died too young!**

Monday, May 2, 2011

Something for the Beer Drankas

Hi Hi World!

My friend Malik and I have been wanting to throw a bash just for the Beer Heads for some time... and now its finally going down this Wednesday! You are cordially invited to BEERFEST 2011! Come with beer in hand and ready to drank!.... Be sure to check out the suggestions below to insure a wide variety of good brews...

Good places to shop:
Whole Foods
D'vines Colombia Heights
Yes! Organic
Harris Teeter
Windows Cafe

Breweries to look for:
Great Lakes
Flying Dog

Michelob Brewery
Anheiser- Busch

I hope to see everyone at Malik's (1807 N Capitol St. NE) this Wednesday @ 7pm
Bring a friend and bring some beer

Post Final High

Soooo... classes are finally OVER! In the wake of being unofficially done with college I have been on a serious post stress high. Below are a few pictures from my last day of classes and my last day at my job.

Curly hair friends

Getting the yard ready for Commencement

Happy Hour Ready

the classiest parting gift ever LOL

One final picture with my favorite co-worker.... pictures from some post-finals parties coming soon.