Archive for November, 2008

Cold String Beans (Side Dish)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I usually serve cold string beans with some kind of meat (steak, burgers, crab legs, salmon, etc.).  This is a really easy dish to make that takes less than 10 minutes to complete.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

This past Saturday, the Transiberian Orchestra played live at UCF.  I’ve heard their Wizards in Winter song before and therefore figured I would check this concert out.  Being a UCF student, I was able to buy tickets before they were available to the public.  My friend Frank and I were able to get seats in the lower floor near the back corner for $45 a piece.  The concert was held in the UCF Arena (the newly built one by the new psychology building, behind the education building).  Later in the evening, we were able to get our seats upgraded for free.  This was by far one of the best performances I have seen in my life! :tup: :clap:

We got on campus at about 7:45pm (concert starting at 8pm).  We parked across from the Gym and hiked it to the arena.  This wound up being nice as we were able to simply drive out of UCF after the concert, fighting minimal traffic…


Shrimp Chicken Pasta

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Shrimp Chicken Pasta – this is a rather involved dish to make but will easily top what you’ll find at the Olive Garden.  This Shrimp Chicken Pasta recipe is basically fettuccine with shrimp, chicken, clams and a lemon/garlic sauce.  This dish is considerably easier to make when you have a helping hand, otherwise doing it by yourself will easily take over half an hour.  Making the dish with your significant other and sharing it over a bottle of wine makes quite the romantic occasion :cheers: :


Frank’s Birthday BBQ

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Saturday, October 18, Sam (Frank’s girlfriend), my sister, Amanda and I threw Frank a surprise birthday party/BBQ at my house  :rock: .  We had a pretty good turn out of people and some delicious food.

We got Frank a triple fudge chocolate cake from Albertsons.  At first I had my doubts about the cake, worrying that it would be too rich, but it actually turned out to be quite tasty. Phil (holding the red cup) is so photogenic! From left to right, we have Frank, Sam, Phil, Nasim, and Amanda: