Sunday, January 13, 2013

An Announcement.

I've started a new blog. Don't worry loyal readers, I'll still be updating this. You can find the new blog here:
http://www.fromthelocker.blogspot.com/
It's a sci-fi, fantasy and (sometimes) horror blog where I'll post news, reviews and previews about those three genres as well as video game reviews.

Check it out and let me know what you think of it in the comments section.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My New Year's cheeseball or my first foodie post

First of all, I hope everyone enjoyed their New Years. Also Happy Belated New Years. Actually I'm writing this on the second, but you won't see it until the fifty.

Anyhow. This is my first foodie post, or at least my first post about a recipe. Today I will be posting about cheese balls.

Usually these are found in you deli area and are normall covered in almond slices and taste like powdered cheese or salt.

This is the recipe I use.

You will need:

4 ounces of shredded cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp)
1 ounce of  a fruity Wine or your favorite sparkling juice, I used St. Julian's Sparkling Raspberry Spumante. (optional)
4 ounces of cream cheese (Philadelphia of course)
2 tablespoons of french onion dip.
4 walnuts (optional)

To start mix the cream cheese and the french onion until the cream cheese is soft. I did this by hand but if you use a mixer it should take all of thirty seconds.
Combine the sparkling liquid/wine into the mixture. These will add a hint of sweet to the cheese ball. The mixture should be slightly runny, but it's fine. Add the shredded cheese and mix until the cheese is incorporated into the mix.

Form into a ball and garnish with walnunts. This is what mine looked like:

Yes, I know, it's shot from an iPhone. I didn't have my digital camera handy.

Before you garnish it you should let it stand for roughly an hour so it will thicken up.

Let me know in the comments if you tried it and how it turned out.

Happy Trails

~Justin.





Friday, January 4, 2013

Personal Goals 2013.


My personal goals for 2013 are as follows:

Lose twenty pounds.
Cook Coq Au Vin according to the recipe on Adam Robert's (Aka the Amateur Gourmet) Blog.
(Note, These two goals are not mutually exclusive)
Become a published author.
Spend more time with my family.




This is a first in a series of three about my goals for 2013.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Goals 2013

My 2013 goals for this blog are as follows:

Write at least two posts a week.
More content driven posts (ie posts about writing  or photography or an opinion piece.)
100 views a month.





This is a first in a series of three about my goals for 2013.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Writing Goals 2013.

My writing goals for 2013 are as follows:
Finish Editing my First Project
Finish and Edit my Second Project
QLH (Query Letter Hell) Both of them.
Find agent representation for both hopefully.
Write at least two blog posts a week.







This is a first in a series of three about my goals for 2013.
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