Saturday, March 13, 2010

north carolina sweet potato quesadillas

hey peeps! you gotta try my latest recipe: sweet potato quesadillas.

they were so delicious! hearty, fast, filling and easy! for best results, you have to use north carolina sweet potatoes...

2 medium north carolina sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
4 medium whole wheat tortillas
2 cup canned black beans
1 and 1/2 tsp turmeric
1 and 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 ounces of jalapeno monterey jack cheese, sliced
2 green onions, chopped on a bias
non-stick cooking spray

boil water. add cubed sweet potatoes and cook until tender (for about 10 minutes, depending on how small the cubes are). drain sweet potatoes and then mash coarsely. mix in turmeric, cumin, chili powder, and salt. heat black beans for about 1 and 1/2 min in microwave. layer sweet potato mash, beans, green onion, and cheese over half of each tortilla. fold tortillas over into half moons.

heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat. once hot, spray with non-stick cooking spray. grill quesadillas, turning once, so that each side is golden brown. slice each in half on a cutting board.

yield: 4 main courses or 8 appetizers

serving suggestions: goes great with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or simply on its own

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Horrendous Situation

Every year, the Academy Awards honor the members of the filmmaking community that passed away over the course of the year. This year's memoriam reminded viewers of some of the most prominent deaths over the year including Patrick Swayze, David Carradine and Michael Jackson -- but there were more than a few curious absences as well.

We've remembered five of the motion picture professionals that died in 2009 but were absent from the Oscar's memoriam segment.

Bea Arthur: Best known as Dorothy Zbornak on "Golden Girls" and Maude Findlay on "All in the Family" and "Maude," Bea Arthur passed away in 2009 at the age of 86. She was two weeks away from her 87th birthday. Arthur's body of film work includes "Mame," "Lovers and Other Strangers" and a bit role in "History of the World, Part I."

For shame...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sunday, April 26, 2009

another goodbye

rest in peace, bea.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Golden Throat

Bell Peppa came to town and by town I mean Korea Town.

Not surprisingly the singing was amazing and 4 hours felt like 5 minutes. And in 5 minutes you can be 5 times as in2 these gals:

This song was brought to you by John Freida, maker of Frizz Ease.

Sometimes captions really are unnecessary.

Look out NYC, I hear Bell Peppa is BACK tomorrow for One Night Only.

2009 Started With A Ball

Well folks, it's been awhile. Let's catch up on the important events of 2009.

Obama got inaugurated but more importantly Yo Mama had a ball. Attendees came from far and wide. Some from so far they had to take a break from their travels at The Plantation. With Tara being the gold standard and thus a 10, I would give this plantation a 4 1/2.

The ball was fancy and came equipped with a beautiful photo backdrop. Since you've already seen the "real" shot on the 2002 Class Blog here's an outtake.

Not unlike the inauguration itself, the ball had world class performances.

Mr. Sabow was not able to attend but he would've liked the littlest guest, Baby Adam.

I was also crowned Miss America but in lieu of a crown got this snazzy ribbon.