Silly, goofy, crazy….quirky, if you will. I know they’re overused, cliché descriptors, but hey, that’s me.
I started the original Quirky Jessi site several years ago and then eventually realized there was so much cooking-related stuff I wanted to post, that I needed a whole cooking site.
Playing with food makes me giggle and yes, yes, I realize that many mothers out there spend years teaching their kids to stop it. But why? It’s fun! And if you’re not having fun, then really, what’s the point?
As for stuff about me (‘cause oh right, this is an “about me” page, oops), I don’t know what people would want to know. I’m a youngin’, but the bunny ears make me look younger than I really am. I have my Bachelor’s in Journalism, with a few unrelated minors, including the safe one in business as a backup for when I became a starving writer/artist.
Oh right, that’s where I am now, hehe. Maybe I should check out a real job sometime? Instead, I spend much of my time goofing off in the kitchen and online….usually both actually, considering I keep my laptop on the kitchen table. Yes, I’m serious. Mostly.
What else would you want to know? I’m from the U.S….mostly the midwest….Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, etc. I’m currently in Vancouver, Canada, so you’ll see both my love of the city….and how much I like to make fun of some of their strange eating habits.
Then again, I have my fair share of them, too.
Other names you might see on the site? The camera hounds or as I call them here “my girls,” in order of age they’ll be by end of 2011, are L (12), N (10), B (9).
Then there’s my little sister, 15, who I got permission to show her picture from, so now there’ll be no more black bars across her face.
And occasionally you’ll see me talk about my mom as inspiration or the creator of all those awesome birthday cakes.
Can I be done now? I really don’t like talking about myself. I want to talk about the food. Wanna come play?
Settlers of Catan – Buffet style serving with style
For me, though, I just fell in love with those bowls, no matter how long the food is intended to be left out! I started imagining all the different food combinations I could put together into a buffet style spread for parties.
Or heck, when there were 6 of us in the house and the kids brought over friends, that was the food equivalent of a party every other day, ha! So it could’ve been fun to have Hawaiian haystack toppings or taco night spreads in dishes like these. Ooo, or for pizza nights where I’d let everybody build their own topping combinations. I’d definitely want the small ones for something like that, though (like shown in the one with jam/butter/cheese). And a sundae bar with all the fixins! And…. ok, you get the idea. My thoughts on them are endless.
The best part is, they’re super cheap. Instead of spending 12 bucks a pop on real dishes, they used weight boats that you’d find in a lab…..$16.95 for 100 of them! Yes, a hundred of them, so for an arrangement like the Catan board, you could have 5 different spreads (19 hexes per board) and just toss them out after each time without breaking the bank. That sure beats washing them, too.
Click over to KO to see the breakdown of the sizes used/recommended (the medium one actually holds 2 full cups of goodies, so beware!).
They’re going to be flimsy, but I think stacking them side-by-side might give them a bit more stability. So long as you’re careful, I don’t think it’d be a big deal anyway. What’s the worse that can happen? A few grapes spill out on the table? Or some salsa gets a little messy? Oh noes….it’s the end of the world!