#AtoZChallenge 2016, A-Z Challenge, Challenges, Food, GIF, Video

{D}econstruction: #AtoZChallenge 2016

Can I tell you how much of a fan I am of  ‘Chopped‘- one of the many amazing culinary contest shows on the Food Network?  The premise – four contestants  *with better than mediocre culinary skills*  compete against each other by turning ‘mystery  basket ingredients’ into a three course meal.

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 The prize?  Bragging rights and ten thousand dollars! *blink. blink*  

YEP!

I did say ‘ten thousand smackeroos!

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Of course it’s not as simple as cooking whats  in the basket.  Of course not!  That wouldn’t be fun,  right?  RIGHT!  So here’s the twist…..

the ingredients have to be presented in a ‘deconstructed’ form of their original self!  Alright then!  Since I’m new to the notion that really good food involves more than opening a package and popping it into the microwave, the whole idea of deconstruction – relating to food …. and what’s that?!

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the best that I can come up with  *and this after shamelessly watching some uncalculated number of episodes! *  my safe guess is that deconstructed meals have these three ‘Musts‘:

☆ you take foods that are normally combined in the dish

☆ change their forms – use your culinary know-how

and

☆then plate them together in a different way.

‘BOO YOW’

DECONSTRUCTION! !!!!

It’s not just about taking the dish apart, but putting its elements back together.

I know that it’ll be a minute before I can do this little trick!

What food tricks do you have?

Do tell….

Next. The Letter {E}

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What I’m Luvin’ Now … Take A Seat Children

Hey Luv-lies,

It’s ‘HUMP DAY’ !!!

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I’ve been surfing the ‘net looking for a few ideas for an family room project that I’m working on,

when I took an unplanned turn and landed on a few sites that featured some pretty enviable  furniture.

*I love it when my surfing takes me to a place that I had no intentions of visiting. 

I love it even more when that place keeps me smiling … for hours*

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I must have a hidden obsession for chairs because they seem to be on my list of

‘What I’m Luvin’ Now’ quite often.

This time my chair obsession is all about a whimsical place for children to nestle.  Check it out …

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With three brothers, my Grand Daughter is no stranger to rough and tumble play.

But I know that her dainty side would love this plush Princess chair.

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This seat is fit for a king!!

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Who doesn’t love Dr Seuss?  I’ll take one each for My Grand Sons.

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Can you believe that these chairs are made from inner tubes!

Definitely on my D.I.Y. List!!!!

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For the artist in your Little One

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WOW!!

Billed as ‘Coolest Chair’.  I’ll agree with that.

What Do You Think?

Do Tell …

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Work That A** Wednesday! : High Heels Workout

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Okay, raise your hand with me, if you are too through with all of this snow!

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 This weather mayhem has gotten in the way of maintaining any normalcy to my workouts!!

Want to go to the gym, can’t get through the mounds of snow….

Finally able to wade through the snow to make it to the street, the gym closed early  * Forecast calling for several feet of new snow.  Like. Right. Now.*

Arghhhhhh!!!  Spring!  Where are you?!

I’ve exhausted the fitness workouts on my cable channels, so I went trolling on the ‘net to my ‘You-tube’ channel.

Took me a minute, but, I found this cray-zee HIGH HEEL workout!!

As if, tennis shoes aren’t challenging enough!  I’ve done it a couple of times – High Heels and all!

Hell! It can’t be that different from partying at the club… right!

You must try this.  Steel-let-toes and all!

So Luv-lies,
How’d you do? It’s like being in ‘the club’. Minus the cover.

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I don’t know if this is what Walt meant…. 5 Disney Inspired Cocktails

Good Morning Luv-lies

It’s Friiiiiiii – Dayyyyyyy!

It’s cold as witches’ brew out there! … okay.

* I know witches brew is not reallllly cold… that’s just a little something that  we say in my neck of the woods…*

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And the snow…. is coming down.

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Still.

I’ve got a little more than a few errands to run before the I can get out of these elements.

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Then …

I have to figure out which one of these

5 Disney Inspired

liquid delights I’m going to have …

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Like These?
There’s more

Which one stirs up the Disney Hero … or … Villain in you?

Do tell…

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2015 …. Mission Possible

It’s that ball-dropping, confetti throwing, ‘Ole Lang Syne’ singing time of the Year!!!

HAPPY 2015 Luv-Lies!!!

How’d you do with your ‘Yearly Inspirations’ for 2014?

When I go over my list of ‘high inspirations’, I didn’t do so well.

 But that’s one of the reasons that I soooo long forward to a New Year….

 See.  I see it as a fresh set of 365 days to fulfill my ‘Inspirations’!

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So this year I’m going to continue to work on those INSPIRATIONS that I still need to  fulfill with a MISSION to

Forgive Quickly

Love Truly

Keep the heartaches to a minimum

Laugh Uncontrollably

…..  AND …..

Never Regret  ANYTHING That Makes Me Smile

HAVE A WONDER-FILLED NEW YEAR!!!!

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This is the Summer Happy Dance!!!

Morning Luv-lies,

One More  ‘Shout Out’  for The First Day  of Summer

What are you going to  dance about today?

… Do Tell …

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{C}ute … #AtoZChallenge2014

Day #3 of the #AtoZChallenge2014

The Letter C

Hello Luv-lies,

I’m a true to heart dog Luv-vahhhhh

BUT

THIS is just downright Cute …..

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Cute & Cuddly

*I’m ALL Smiles*

Tomorrow … The Letter ‘D’

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