Friday, December 16, 2011

FOODIE: Bagel Sandwiches

Way back in the day I used to work at a Noah's bagel shop at 4am every morning. I hated that damn job, but I did learn to love bagels and to make a mean bagel sandwich. Not like it's that hard, really. Now I make them at home all the time. My favorites are bagel melts, which are so much cheaper to make at home than purchase at bagel shops.
We buy our bagels in bulk from Winco Foods. (Alice and I love everything bagels, Lucy only likes plain, and Eric prefers sesame seed.) Cut them in half, pop them in the toaster, butter lightly and layer the halves with toppings of your choice. We often make 'breakfast bagels,' which consist of whipping and microwaving an egg in the microwave, putting said egg on toasted and buttered bagel half, top with thin sliced ham and a slice of swiss cheese. Place on a cookie sheet under the broiler and watch closely, warming just until the cheese melts. We also make them for lunch with all kinds of veggies, lunchmeats, and tun, all topped with cheese, of course. Makes for a delicious warm meal on cold winter days, especially when paired with soup.

Friday, December 9, 2011

ARTSY: Trey McIntyre Project 10+1 pt. 3

So, I'm in this show again and I'm thrilled! A benefit for the renowned Trey McIntyre Project, a contemporary dance company based here in Boise, each year TMP invites local artists to create works inspired by dance/the company. Last year I made this. This year I made something inspired by this dance performance they did about two years ago. Here's a sneak peek:
If you're in town, you'd best come to the opening party tonight, TMP Headquarters on Fulton Street, right next to TableRock Brew Pub, 5-9pm. It's free, and sure to be fabulous!

Friday, December 2, 2011

ARTSY: Prison Art

One of my most favorite places in Boise, the Old Idaho State Pen. It's creepy and wonderfully preserved and well worth a visit. Or several. I can never get enough time here. Alice and I got the rare chance to access some of the cells in the 4 House and got these pics of the incredible inmate art.