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Anonymous said: Could you maybe write something with the smiths and pines families for #26(thanksgiving)

I wasn’t really sure what to write so I opted for illustrating this prompt instead. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

it is late and my hands are empty and my heart is too full. i spill over at the edges just thinking of you.
—  r.i.d

*~Low Spoons Lunch Prep~*

As someone who deals with low spoons, works full time, and is also in graduate schools, I have taken to prepping meals every Sunday. I love to do make ahead salads/pasta salads, but I was craving something warm this week and came up with this after visiting the farmer’s market. I love using Rubbermaid’s Lunchblox for everything I take to work because they’re compact, easy to stack and store together, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. Below are the three recipes I combined for this week’s make ahead meal:

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

I love this recipe from AllRecipes because it’s so. freaking. easy! Here’s what you need:

  • 4-5 skinless chicken thighs (recipe calls for boneless but it really doesn’t make a difference)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves (I used pre-minced from the jar)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Whisk together all other ingredients and then pour over your chicken.
  3. Allow chicken to cook on low for 5-6 hours. The original recipe calls for 6, but I found the chicken to be slightly overcooked when I waited that long. Just use your best judgement.

That’s it! So easy! The next recipe is one I made up based on ingredients I had at home after purchasing some cauliflower at the farmer’s market.

White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated white cheddar cheese (or any other kind of cheese that melts well, or more cheese if you want because, well, cheese)
  • Salt to taste

You’ll need something to blend the cauliflower with. I would recommend an immersion blender - it’s super easy to use and super easy to clean. But you can also use a blender (more clean up) or even a potato masher (more work). How you make it:

  1. Get a pot of water heating. While you wait for it to boil, clean your cauliflower and then chop into large chunks. 
  2. Once the water is boiling, toss in your cauliflower and boil it for 15 minutes. Drain the cauliflower and place back into the pot (or into the blender if that’s what you’re using). 
  3. Add cottage cheese, yogurt, butter, and cheese. Blend everything together. Salt to taste.

This turned out seriously so, so good. I know cottage cheese and yogurt sounds weird, but it makes everything really creamy and the tang of the yogurt with the sharp cheddar is so yummy! The last component is the easiest to prepare of all.

Simple Sautéed Greens

  • Greens of your choice (I used mustard greens and spinach, but collard greens would work great as well)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Wash your greens thoroughly. Place greens on a paper towel and pat dry. 
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a pan. Heat to medium high and toss in greens. 
  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Don’t let the leaves wilt completely!
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

The reason not to let the leaves wilt completely is that, when you reheat everything together, the leaves will cook a little more since they’re os delicate. This will keep them from cooking too much and becoming complete mush.

And that’s it! You’ll have a filling lunch for every day of the week that won’t make you sleepy and is packed full of nutrients. Enjoy, and make sure to submit your make ahead meals to No More Ramen!

SouRin stepping up their game! But Sousuke, you are embarrassing. At least let Rin change before you kiss him, but it’s okay he seems to be liking it an awful lot. TAT Surprisingly, Sousuke was fun to draw with Rin since they just look so good together it should be a crime just arrest each other. OTL

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Amy Pond Appreciation WeekDay 1 →  Favorite Moments and Favorite Quotes

You know when, sometimes you meet someone so beautiful, and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later, they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, and you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad; they’re okay.’ And then you get to know them, and their face sort of becomes them, like their personality is written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.

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Will someone please pass me the fucking asparagus? - Lester Burnham, Interview with America’s Beautiful Vampire

“He loves her. Of course he does, he adores her” - Steven Moffat

“Molly’s just this rock for Sherlock” - Amanda Abbington

“No no I didn’t practice it, i just fucking did it. I had loads of glass in my hair and I just go for the girl” - Benedict Cumberbatch

“You can’t have Sherlock Holmes without Molly Hooper” - Steven Moffat

“Molly started really as a one shot character, really, in the pilot, doing that first scene just to help introduce Sherlock. And it’s just one of those magical things because Lou Brealey was so brilliant in the part. And it was so automatically funny to see Sherlock with her. But she’s as a character, she’s grown the most of anyone in that series. She’s so totally different now and continues to be that. I have to keep reminding myself you haven’t seen the next two. So there’s a lot to come with that. She’s the first person to make Sherlock apologize. And in extremis, while Sherlock was faking emotion when he was talking to John from the rooftop, just to make sure he was so totally upset he wouldn’t notice that the man was actually alive and had a squash ball in his armpit, when he goes to Molly, he’s being genuinely emotional. So she’s a hugely important character and a surprise to us because we never really intended to add any characters to the original canon. But here we have” - Steven Moffat

“Look how pretty Loo looks. She’s gorgeous” - Benedict Cumberbatch

“You didn’t have to come in, Molly” - Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Belgravia, S2.01

“You do count. You’ve always counted and I’ve always trusted you” - Sherlock Holmes, The Reichenbach Fall S2.03

“You look well” - Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Three, S3.02

“The one person he thought didn’t matter at all to me was the one person that mattered the most” - Sherlock Holmes, The Empty Hearse, S3.01

“What do I do?” - Sherlock Holmes, His Last Vow, S3.03

“I’m sorry. Forgive me. Merry Christmas, Molly Hooper” - Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Belgravia, S2.01

“You can see me” - Sherlock Holmes, The Reichenbach Fall, S2.03

“Would you…would you like to solve crimes?” - Sherlock Holmes, The Empty Hearse, S3.01

“For the sake of law and order, I suggest you avoid all future attempts at a relationship, Molly” - Sherlock Holmes, The Reichenbach Fall, S2.03

“You’ve changed your hair. The style, it’s usually parted in the middle. It’s nice. suits you better this way” - Sherlock Holmes, The Blind Banker, S1.02

“You” - Benedict Cumberbatch/Sherlock Holmes

“I will always ship Sherlock and Molly” - The Oxford English Dictionary

“Molly is so important. So fucking important” - Steven Moffat

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