Wednesday, January 27, 2010

fishstick pizza

One Totino's 3 Cheese Party Pizza
1/3 box Walmart Great Value Fish Sticks, 24.7 oz
Smiley face's worth of Huy Fong's Sriracha Hot Sauce -
(Hot sauce with angry red rooster on label)
0ne box Sunshine brand Chees-its Crackers (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Remove Totino's 3 Cheese Party Pizza from cardboard box and heat-shrink plastic bag. Sprinkle escaped cheese slivers and anything else left in shrink wrapping back on top of pizza. Arrange Walmart Great Value Fish Sticks atop pizza in a spoke design emanating from the center of pizza.

Bake pizza in oven for 12 minutes, then impatiently crank oven all the way to broil mode. Remove pizza when popping noises are heard. (Pizza should be slightly blackened on peaks and bottom, slightly cool to the touch under center fish sticks.)

Place on large plate and cut into 4 pieces. (Cut with fish stick grain, not against.)

Draw smiley face on pizza with hot sauce.

With one shaky motion, pour Chees-its over pizza, and off one side. You should have an equal amount of soggy, (top of pizza), and dry, (off to the side of pizza), Chees-its.

Eat pizza.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

chunky monkey jewelry time

There is a long period mid-November, to mid-January where all resources go into filling orders and replacing stock. After this period of production, it is difficult getting my 'sea legs' back in regards to designing new items. The first few attempts usually find themselves in the scrap metal heap as I struggle to remember what I actually do for a living.

The first new item will probably be a heavily textured ring in larger, men's sizes. It has been some time since I specifically designed anything for men - this is also a bit cumbersome - a bit clunky. Uncomfortable is better than scrap heap.

An unfinished mindworm is making funny noises over my left shoulder, but I am not yet up to the task. A couple of successes this side of sane complexity, and I will tackle that monster.