I like tacos and burritos…mostly tacos.

I guess you have to give Dean Lombardi credit for being able to develop players.  I mean I haven’t seen many players out of San Jose who are superstars.  Probably the two strongest ones in the organization that Doug Wilson drafted are Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.  Marleau was drafted by Lombardi but I can’t say that was a good choice considering the long term results.  Doug Wilson is good at getting star players from other teams and keeping them though.  Case in point: Joe Thornton and Dan Boyle.  Thornton even took a pay cut to stay here.  I guess it is debatable as to which skill is more valuable.

Yet another recipe from Epicurious!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Black-Bean-Tacos-with-Corn-Salsa-395098
Black Bean Tacos with Corn Salsa

Barbacoa Tacos — “Three corn tortillas f...

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If horses gallop, do seahorses scallop?

Seriously, the biggest insult is that the Kings will be going to the Stanley Cup Finals in a year where they barley had any business being in the playoffs in the first place.  For the past three years, the Sharks were expected to get far in the playoffs.  I’ll give them some credit: they made it to the Western Conference Finals for the second and third times in three seasons.  And despite this, the Sharks haven’t even been to the Stanley Cup Finals.  We will be the only Californian team who hasn’t been there.  This wouldn’t be so bad if Dean Lombardi just lived up to his reputation and continued to make terrible moves.

So I’ve been finding the recipes on AllRecipes to be getting boring.  So time for a new site: Epicurious!  It seems a little more high end.  This seemed to be confirmed by the recipe I decided to go over:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Scallops-with-Spice-Oil-395435
Scallops with Spice Oil

Chef's Surprise: Sea Scallops

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Cheesecake: Taking indulgence to the next level

Shane Doan.  We should trade away Patrick Marleau and try to acquire Shane Doan.  He is a free agent this year and 6.9 million dollars in cap space freed up by getting rid of Marleau will give us spending flexibility.  That guy actually plays like he cares.  In the playoffs, he’ll be making all the big plays and leading when even the coaching staff isn’t.  I’m starting a campaign right now: Shane Doan to the Sharks…well, we’ll have the cap space up until we acquire Rick Nash.  Man, Doug Wilson better be as shrewd as he makes us think he is.  Nash+Doan.  It will make the Sharks a force to be reckoned with.

So I’ve done a few recipes on dinners.  So I figured I’d look for a desert.  I rarely eat deserts so I had no idea where to start…until I saw this.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chantals-new-york-cheesecake/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=deserts&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe%20Hub
Chantal’s New York Cheesecake

Newyork cheesecake

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Homemade pizza dough: Avoid the Noid.

The sad part of the Kings probably getting to the Stanley Cup Finals is that I don’t really have confidence in the Devils or the Rangers that they can beat LA.  Considering how stacked the Rangers are, they should be the ones dispatching other teams in 4-5 games instead of 6-7.  The Kings are an 8th seeded team, eliminated the #1 seed in their conference in 5 games, the #2 seed in 4 games, and if they win today, the #3 seed in 5 games.  They are ridiculous and Dean Lombardi is ridiculously lucky.  That guy would be looking for a job if it weren’t for the Mike Richards/Jeff Carter trades and Darryl Sutter fixing the Noid– I mean Dustin Penner.  Down with Lombardi, up with Doug Wilson.

So I posted to my Facebook page the other day about how pizza from a restaurant almost never disappointing and frozen pizza almost always disappointing me.  This poses a conundrum as always: how do I eat pizza without spending too much money on restaurant pizza and how eat a disc shaped pile of puke from a frozen cardboard box?  So like all of my life’s issues, I’m resolving it by learning to cook and/or bake.

Pizza 1 bg

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Cheesesteak: You didn’t tell me how good the cheese was!

Man, it looks more and more like the Los Angeles Kings are going to go to the Stanley Cup Finals.  And even worse, they’ll probably win too.  This is infuriating mostly because their General Manager (Dean Lombardi) and their head coach (Darryl Sutter) both were on the Sharks and we fired them.  Neither of those guys are supposed to be winning let alone talented with another team.  Doug Wilson for life ya’ll.

Another thing I’ve been having a lot of lately has been Cheesesteaks.  Making them at home won’t help with my health at all, but at least it should help save me money.

English: Cheesesteak with Provolone Cheese - A...

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Teriyaki! Oh my!

So the word is they’re keeping Todd McLellan and firing his assistants.  Who called it?  Now lets see what player changes Doug Wilson makes.  I’m calling it now.  Torrey Mitchell, Dominic Moore, Jim Vandermeer, and Colin White are gone.  If anyone gets traded, it’s going to be Ryane Clowe or Michal Handzus.

So seeing as how I haven’t been cooking with friends as of late, I’ve been resorting to eating out a lot which has been hard on my wallet and hard on my health.  The thing is, I love restaurant food.  LOVE it.  So here’s an idea: why not cook the same things at home?  I decided to do some research on different recipes and see what turns up.

Lately I’ve had a lot of Sarku (http://www.sarkujapan.com/) lately, so I figured I’d start with Chicken Teriyaki.

Chicken teriyaki

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Dry Chicken: A Conundrum

So the Sharks’ season is over.  I’m not surprised.  As much as I wanted to believe that they could beat the Blues, the whole NHL knew that wasn’t going to happen.  And now there is talk that McLellan might stay except with new assistant coaches.  I told you San Jose.  I’m always right.

So cooking.  It’s been a while.  So I didn’t plan accordingly to get as many meals done as I would have liked this semester so I’m falling back recipes and cooking concepts…and Zemanta.  Bah.

So I’ve been cooking a lot of chicken for myself lately, so lets go over that.

Seeing as how Zemanta doesn’t want to give me any suggestions right now, I’ll just reuse one of my old photos.

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