Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oh the Vanity

I thought I would do a little interview with.......none other than myself. I know it sounds vain, but who else am I going to interview at work. Enough said, here goes:

Interviewer: Hi Kate, what a lovely purple jacket you have on.

Kate: Oh thanks, you are too nice. My sister picked this out for me. She might as well do all my shopping.- (shoot a wink at Mari)

Interviewer: Well lets get started.

Kate: okay, ask away.

Int: So where have you lived in your almost 24 years of life?

Kate: Well I was born in the good ol' Midwest- Kansas City- land of the rolling his, then my family moved to Utah, I lived in Jackson, WY one summer, and now my spouse and I reside here in Chi town.

Int: Kansas has rolling hills?

Kate: Why yes, at least the the eastern half has hills. It is a wonderful state.

Int: Well you do look like a Midwestern girl.

Kate: What does that mean?

Int: I don't know, moving on. What is some of your favorite foods?

Kate: Everything, I love all food! Specific foods, I would say, bangers and mash, anything with carbs- (bread, pasta), peanut butter, sushi, nutella, chicken coconut kurma, and portobello ravioli. Yum! But I will pretty much eat anything.

Int: What won't you eat?

Kate: Chicken enchilada casserole, Hawaiian haystacks, banana boats, olives, and Smith's Chinese food.

Int: Interesting. So what is your favorite color?

Kate: Blue.

Int: Religion?

Kate: what is my favorite religion? Judaism.

Int: no, what is your religion?

Kate: oh, Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints or Mormon. All I can say is the Church is true!

Int: No Malaysian?

Kate: Nope, that is just my good friend Anne Curry.

Int: Okay, we will wrap this up (I know you readers don't like to read long posts, especially without pictures) Last question- What is your favorite highlighter color?

Kate: hummm, that's a tough one, but I would have to say, yellow, nothing like a good neon yellow highlighter. I could color a whole page with a highlighter just because. It is the perfect color of bright yellow.
Kate: Are we done?
Int: Yep, I will try to think of some better questions next time.

Stay tuned for the next installment, whenever that may happen.

Oh the Holidays

In preparation for the great feast tomorrow, I'm posting a little commercial that, unfortunately, I think is really funny, and could add to your holiday feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies

I know you all have been waiting for this amazing recipe for a very long time. Wait no longer, because here it is. Trust me, these are delicious.

Spicy Pumpkin Cookies (or Kate the Great's Delicious Pumpkin Cookies)

2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheets by the tablespoon full; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven.

optional: chocolate chips, walnuts, etc. Use your imagination.

There you go, for all your extra pumpkin puree from you delicious pumpkin pie, make some cookies!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I had a dream last night that Anne Curry from the Today Show was coming to Thanksgiving this year. Why you might ask, I don't know, but she and her family came, and we had a wonderful time. We talked about her trip to the South Pole, and about working on the Today show. It was very interesting. Then I asked her about her religion:
me: "Are you Christian?"
Anne: "No."
Me: "Okay, what about Buddhist?"
Anne: "No, I'm Malaysian."
Anyway, that was the end of our religion conversation, because after she told me she was Malaysian- as in her religion is called Malaysian, I was confused.

So Anne Curry if you are really coming to Thanksgiving, please RSVP ASAP and tell me what you are bringing.

In addition to the upcoming holiday, (and I'm not sure why this is relevant) we got a new shower curtain and curtains for the family room! Hurray! Oh yeah, this is relevant because the Dana and Maggie are coming and we are having people over, so now our apartment looks more complete.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Spice up your Friday

I know some of you have seen this already, but I think it is pretty funny, and I thought it would be a good way to end this ridiculously long week. Enjoy.
*It kind of reminds me of Music and Lyrics with Hugh Grant and Drew Berrymore.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I'm in a slump

I'm in a slump, I can't bring myself to cook any more. Why is being a good little wife so hard? I look at my grandma Harvey and admire her for cooking every meal every day. I look at my Mom and admire her for cooking dinner every day, and then I look at myself. I made a goal when we moved her to Chi town to cook 3-4 meals a week. This week I've cooked one- Sunday dinner because the parents were in town. The rest of the week has been "Fend For Yourself" days. I guess it doesn't help that Bill gets home at 5 he says "I'm not hungry, they fed us at school." Stupid school, why won't they feed the wife too. I can't blame this slump on Bill, there is just nothing that I really want to cook or that sounds good. The only thing I want to eat morning noon and night is.....BREAD! How I wish there was an all carb diet. Oh Pioneer woman, won't you please come and save me- I need something exciting to cook! So I'm open to suggestions, comment away and I will guarantee a tasty meal when someone comes to visit!

And of course, all my meals look this good- that is when I cook.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Harvey Holiday

Well the Harvey parents came out for the weekend, and I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all. I figured I would post a few pictures since Dad's camera died on day Saturday. So here they are.
Millennium Park
Boat Tour

More boat tour
More Millennium Park
Bill and his twin