this was pretty quick

Tomato Mac Soup

This is one of my mom’s favorite comfort foods and it’s pretty easy and quick to make!

Ingredients:

- Tomato juice

- Macaroni or other small pasta

- Shredded/grated cheese of your choosing

- Butter

- Garlic or garlic powder

- Salt & pepper

- Diced tomatoes and/or chopped onions (optional)

Instructions:

- Cook your macaroni and set it aside.  This is also a good way to put some leftover pasta to use!!

- Heat tomato juice in a saucepan.  If you’re using fresh garlic, cook that in the pan with a little olive oil first.  If you’re putting onions in, it’s also good to cook them a little here, with the garlic.  Otherwise, add tomatoes (if you want them), a little butter, a little salt, some garlic, and lots of pepper to the tomato juice and let it cook on low to medium-low heat for a bit so the flavors blend a little.

- Grate or crumble some cheese while you wait if it’s not pre-shredded.

- When the flavors are blended to your liking, add in your cooked pasta.

- Serve and sprinkle cheese on top!!  Enjoy!!

justanotherpurplebutterfly  asked:

Not a Cat!Virgil question/prompt, I just wanted to share my cat story with you. You see, my cat isn't very cuddly and only comes up to me every once in a while. Sometimes, she climbs on my lap and wants me to pet her, but when I do she starts kneading my legs with her claws out and it HURTS! So I'm just trying to sit as still as possible, because she'll leave if I flinch and I want to pet her so badly!! Dilemma :/ Anyways, ILY and thank you so much for creating this blog! UR FAM, ILY! <3

I have help to offer you!

Kneading, otherwise known as ‘making biscuits,’ is an activity cats do when they’re particularly content. Some believe they’re mimicking the movement they used while nursing, which is meant to stimulate the flow of milk. It’s basically a sign of a VERY happy kitty! 

If you want to be able to let kitty knead, there are 3 ways to ease the pain: 

1) Clip kitty’s claws! This is actually a good thing to do for indoor kitties anyway, because without being outdoors and climbing trees and catching mice, kitty claws don’t have the opportunity to wear themselves down naturally. Too-long, sharp claws are not only painful to you, they can get snagged on clothing and furniture and tear, causing pain to kitty. 

Get a pair of claw clippers, immobilize kitty by wrapping her in a towel or blanket, pull one leg out at a time, and extend the claw manually. Trim the tip, making sure to watch for the quick. If you’ve never clipped the claws before, the quick might go pretty far into the claw, but it’ll slowly retract as clipping becomes a regular practice. If you have a particularly squirmy kitty, having someone help you is a good idea. 

2) Soft Paws! Soft paws are small rubber caps that can be glued to the tip of the kitty’s claws. They are shed naturally with the claw casing, so no need to remove them. It’s a bit more work getting them on, but it will not only protect your skin and furniture, kitty will look fabulously stylish, too! 

3) Protection!! If you do not want to manually deal with the problem of “the claws,” you can always put a thick blanket or a pillow in your lap, so that when kitty starts kneading, you have a few layers of protection between claws and skin. 

The only thing I will say is: whatever you do, please, please do not declaw your kitty. 

Declawing is not simply removing the claw. It’s removing the entire end of the toe. Look at your fingers. See that last knuckle just before the nail? Declawing the cat removes the tip of the toe from that knuckle on. It’s painful, it’s debilitating, it leaves cats defenseless if they are caught outside or in dangerous situations, and it causes a myriad of problems later in life, including crippling arthritis. Basically, if you’re not willing to deal with a few scratches or some scuffed furniture, DO NOT GET A CAT. 

If you have to permanently maim an animal to make it ‘acceptable,’ it’s not the right pet for you. 

( @justanotherpurplebutterfly that last bit was aimed at the general populace, not at you directly )

Reveling in Richonne

#91: The Package Deal (7x15)

So the next time we see Rick and Michonne was in 7x15. Their moments were brief in this episode but when you’re the GOAT even small moments still standout. 👌🏽

(Side note: I know these posts are dedicated to Richonne, but I just have to say that Lennie James is also such a brilliant actor and he completely knocked it out of the park in 7x13. 👏🏽👏🏽 Ok back to our regularly scheduled program 😋)

First, we see Rick and Michonne in the RV. And our Homegirl is driving cuz of course. 😊 I love that even in this quick little clip, and in pretty much all their scenes this episode, we still get to see that Rick and Michonne are pretty much inseparable and legitimately a package deal.

And then we see them rowing a boat on their way to Oceanside. I love that it’s the two of them rowing. Teamwork on point. 👌 

🏽They just looked so clearly like the leaders of this group. And all those men in that boat, but Michonne is the one rowing because she’s a boss. 👸 🏾She can push, she can row, she can do it all, y’all. 👏🏽😋

Plus, it makes sense that it would be the two of them rowing, cuz considering how in sync Rick and Michonne are all the time, they would be the best duo to row in tandem without even having to try. Logic. 💁🏾

And then we get this cute moment of Rick helping Michonne up a tree. This small moment is so sweet. Once again it just gives off such husband and wife vibes. 

One of the reasons I love this moment is because think about all the stuff TF was doing to prep for this plan. Like everyone seemed to have a task to do, but I love that Rick made it his personal assignment to not just help Michonne up this tree but to then watch her and make sure she got up safe. 😋

Like she is always a priority no matter what else is going on. And R&M would be the ones to pair off as everyone goes and does their thing because magnets. 😊

I love this too cuz at first they’re just sort of talking about the logistics of what’s about to go down but then Rick asks, “You good?” cuz this isn’t just his work wife no more, y’all. 😂

Like you can tell he’s talking to her as his woman and as a concerned caring husband and I’m here for it. And I love that this also demonstrates yet again that Rick couldn’t turn off his “protect Michonne” mode if he tried. 😋

Then Michonne tells him, “I’m good enough” and I still don’t know if she was just referring to climbing or her shooting skills or what but either way I just remember randomly thinking I don’t even think Rick knows how to see Michonne as just good enough lol. She’s always the best to him. 💯😊

And the scene doesn’t end with Rick walking away once she starts climbing. Like this man is staying until he knows she’s fully secure, the rest of the plan can wait lol. 👌🏽

Basically I just love that they’ve paired off as everyone does these tasks and that his concern and protection of her is fully on display. And just the framing of him looking up at his queen. 😍 It was all super sweet.

I could just tell from this quick scene that after 7x12 their bond and love has grown even more than before and I didn’t even know that was possible.

And then the last Richonne moment we get is when they are talking behind Tara. Now, if you don’t quite recall this moment it’s understandable because it was literally in the background of a scene that was supposed to be focused on Tara and Cyndie. 😂 

But for me, and I’m sure many of you, the minute I saw R&M together that’s all I saw lol.

In my humble opinion, Rick and Michonne talking was the most important thing to happen in that scene and I was like confused as to why these other characters were blocking the real scene? 😂

So yeah it’s just a visual moment since we don’t see what R&M are talking about but it again confirms what I mentioned in the 6x12 post and that’s that Rick and Michonne talk and consult with each other right away.

They haven’t even left Oceanside yet but they’re talking and it’s just another great reminder of what a unit they are. And then Michonne walks off and Rick of course follows the leader. 😋

One of the reasons I cherished 7x12 so much is because I had a feeling it’d be awhile before we got that same type of attention to Richonne. And 7x15 sort of confirmed my suspicions about Richonne having to take a slight backseat. But truly the reason Richonne is so great is that even small moments or background moments can be meaningful and mesmerizing lol. 💯😋

And after this episode, I knew that we always get some type of iconic Richonne scene in the finale so I was looking forward to that. And just as I suspected, the finale gave us some pretty unforgettable Richonne moments. 👌🏽😊

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Tfw you procrastinate so hard that you end up making a bunch of bisexual Wonder Woman icons for no reason other than that.
Please just reblog if you use? :)

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Mchanzo Week- Canon Divergence/AU

In which the hunter falls for the lord of wolves~

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new haircut and an alya pep talk <3

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@thisshouldbegayer and I just began a mermaid AU, and I don’t know where it’s going, but this is how it started.

shit i just want to go to like……. an isolated little town on the coast of like england where the waves crash against the cliffs and send up a spray and it’s always a little rainy and dreary and the green is so green with dew and life and the houses are small and cozy and always smell like baked bread and tea and it’s perpetually foggy outside and i can wear sweaters forever and read a book by the fireplace or out in the garden and it sort of just smells ancient and where everyone just minds their own business and life is good and once in a while i bike to the nearest village with a market and spend the day shopping around and maybe i’ll have a dog who likes to follow me around and we just….. live

Zvezda means “star” in Russian 🌟

anonymous asked:

psst have you seen spiderman: homecoming yet?

yes!! I’ve really enjoyed both superhero movies that have come out this year tbh

anonymous asked:

honestly fam u gotta draw gston and stanley saying bye to lefou and the second lefou is out of earshot they lowkey start to fite.

please don’t take this too seriously, I can assure you they’re gonna be good pals and talk about how wonderful LeFou is