~ houses for sale
~ Spanish phrase for "cream of tartar"
~ recipe for some chocolatey goodness
~ ideas for my English class
~ how to fix a little problem with my Mac (the headphones broke off in the jack)
~ aerial view of one of the houses for sale
~ what to do when skin comes in contact with a harsh chemical
~ when will The Closer start its new season?
That's what I can remember. I'm sure there were other things too. I hop on to google whatever info I need throughout the day. Sometimes when I can't find what I need, I e-mail someone who might know (for all things technical I e-mail my #1 I.T. guy, the son :D).
There are a lot of houses for sale. Not so many in our price range, in the area we like. Yesterday we did drive by one that has possibilities, but it's hard to tell until we can get in to see the house. The aerial view shows the home sits pretty far back on the lot. Which is a drawback in our opinion. We tend to utilize behind-the-house space more than in-front-of-the-house space. But the property is in a location we like, it has the requisite two bedrooms and even has covered space for a car that could easily be enclosed for a shop area. Definitely worth a look-see so now we're waiting to hear back from the realtor as to when we can go look at it.
Cream of tartar can either be cremor tártaro or crema de tártar. Not sure which is used here but I'll find out!
The reason I need cream of tartar is because I want to make Chocolate Meringue Cookies. I've been making a LOT of homemade chocolate pudding lately (it's one of my favorite comfort foods when I'm sick) and since it calls for only the egg yolks (three, to be exact), I have a stash of egg whites in my fridge to use up. What better way than meringue cookies?! And how fortunate that the chocolate meringue cookie recipe calls for three egg whites. That means I have enough for four or five batches.
I'm pretty sure my English class will enjoy the cookies!
Everything we're doing in class I pulled off the internet. I had no idea I'd end up teaching English so I didn't come prepared...no books, no materials of any kind, no preparation. This is truly one of those by-the-seat-of-your-pants endeavors!
Still not sure what to do about the broken off headphone jack. But we're working on possibilities.
Didn't think to look up how to deal with harsh chemicals right away, but the treatment (soaking in water mixed with baking soda) still helped half an hour later. The white splotches on Ivan's hands mostly went away after the soaking.
The Closer returns July 12. Yay! I just adore Brenda Leigh Johnson, don't you?
Since it's possible you might end up with an excess of egg whites at some point in your life, I wanted to share the chocolate meringue cookie recipe with you. They are scrumpdillyicious!
CHOCOLATE MERINGUE COOKIES
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup white sugar
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300° F (150° C).
Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla.
Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
Slowly add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, and mixture becomes glossy.
Fold in cocoa and chocolate chips.
Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls on to a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Now I'm off to find cremor tártaro or crema de tártar so I can make some of that chocolatey goodness myself.