#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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{ManDay} Monday… If You Don’t Believe Me Just Watch

Hey Luv-lies,

I want to do this work out!!

… of course, I’ll have to work on my balance…

What are you working on today?
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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Tuesday {Shoes}Day! … Steve Madden

Good Morning Luv-lies

Another very, very cold night!  Stocked up yesterday on all of the essential creature comforts for another day of  ‘being snowed in’.

Not going to spend too much time complaining about the meal that nature has served us.

That’s it.  I’m over it.

The weather, that is.

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I  decided to spend the day nested comfortably in my favorite loveseat, surrounded by as many creatures comforts as could reasonably fit,

watching movies on the cable channel and rifling through magazines.

My movie pick, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.   Couldn’t pass up a movie with the following description –

  “Sex. Money. Power. Drugs.

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Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling “a masterpiece for a new generation.”

* Leonardo DiCaprio delivers “the best performance of his career”** as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills,

where corruption was king and more was never enough. His rise to power earned him the title The Wolf of Wall Street.

Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess that is “an absolute blast from start to finish.” 

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Haven’t Seen it yet?

You’ll be hooked after this two minute trailer…. guaranteed.

It’s Leonardo!

Right!?

Love the trailer?

No way could I pass up this much fun and frolicking!

  I’m snowed in, after all!!!

Loved the movie! –  It didn’t disappoint.

It’s Leonardo! Right!?

Not only that, quite unexpectedly, the movie gave me the idea for today’s Tuesday {Shoes}Day Theme.  You see, according to the premise of the movie, the relationship between  Jordan Belfort and Steve Madden, landed both of these men – eventually – in the slammer!  It took a minute or two to believe that the Steve Madden that was referenced in the movie is Steve Madden – THE shoe mogul!
…. sometimes I’m slow like that …

Without further ado, here are a few pictures of my Steve Madden Favs!

steve madden4Love the leopard print and the red croc bow.  Real  ‘Betsy Johnson’-ish

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This is the Dolled-Up version of the Dr Scholl slide

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I call these ‘The Bad Girl Shoe’.  I think that you know why…

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My two word description for these …. casual sexiness

Luv ’em!!!

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This is my Tuesday {Shoes}Day Picks…

What’s Yours?

Do Tell … {leave in the Comment Box}

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{Man Day} Monday… It’s A Bike. Wait!. … It’s a… Treadmill?

Happy President’s Day, Luv-lies!!!

Are you off today or do you have to drag yourself into work this morning?

How was your Valentine’s Day?  What didcha do?  … dinner? movie? chilled at home with a good _______ (you fill in the blank)…

What didcha get? Chocolates? Flowers? Good book?   Do Tell….

For the last   *^@!- something years, February 14th has been something far better than Valentine’s Day {for me}.

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It’s been the {Very Special} Birthday of  #TheBestDaughterInTheWorld!…. Mine!!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY

Yeaaaaahhh!!!!!

*Throwing Confetti in The Air.  And doing my Happy Dance!!!*

So.  In addition to celebrating, I spent the later part of my weekend relaxing and surfing the ‘net.

One thing I love about surfing is finding something uniquely crazy.

This gadget fits the bill.  Nicely.

Perfect for today’s {Man Day} Monday feature

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If you look closely,  you’ll notice that these two are actually walking!  That’s right! You do not see them pedaling!

This clever little ditty is the mastermind of Holland native- Bruin Bergmeester.

You see, it seems that he spends a good deal of his day sitting.  And when he’s not, he’s home on the treadmill.  As the story goes,

“One day it was lovely outside and Bruin did not fancy spending time on a bicycle, which meant sitting again, so he thought to himself: “Why not bring the treadmill outdoors?”

And this is what he came up with… he calls if the Lopifit.

He describes it as ‘not an electric bike, it’s not a scooter, it’s not a treadmill’

So what is it!  Why it’s all three.  Of Course.

Okay.  Now you know you want to be the first one of your friends have one.  Admit it.

This is too clever for me.  Sign me up.  I want one!

The only question is  ‘Where can I order one of these?’.

Spoiler Alert!

… it’s only a prototype … *bummer*   *big bummer*

I’ll keep my eye on this one.  When it comes to market, you’ll be the first ones to know!

What unique craziness is going on in your life?

Do Tell ….

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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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