Recipe- A Pasta Sandwhich

Here’s a suuuuper easy recipe that’s creative, easy to make, and Ali Approved. I mean, it’s something that even I can make. And this is the girl that has set the microwave on fire whilst making microwavable popcorn. Multiple times.

Ahem. Well, this a unique twist on what the hell to do with leftover pasta you’re just tired of reheating over and over again that will just never finish. So here’s the recipe. Well, instructions. It’s very flexible, so you can add and remove whatever you like almost. Just enjoy it.

This dish was devised being creative with leftover pasta. Please keep that in mind.

Ingredients-
1. A bit of leftover pasta (already prepared, boiled pasta with keema/minced meat added if preferable, red pasta sauce/sauce of your choice.) (rtp, or even fresh out of the fridge works.)
2. A slice of cheese of your choosing. (Mine, cheddar)
3. Two slices of your choice of bread. (Mine, white. Brown if available.)

(Sort of) Required-
1. Open-minded-ness towards different food combinations.
2. A Sandwich-maker. The kind you’d use to make a plain ol’ grilled cheese sandwich.
OR
2. A stove and a microwave. And preferbility of solid cheese over melted cheese.

Prepare-(Sandwich-maker Edition)

1. Take a slice of bread and place into your sandwich maker.
2. Spread a layer of pasta, as thick or thin as you’d like on to the bread.
3. Place your cheese slice on top of that.
4. Top with the last slice of bread.
5. Manage to slam/smush the lid of the sandwich maker down (this may vary in difficulty depending upon the helpfulness of your sandwich maker and how much pasta you stuffed your sandwich with.)

Prepare-(Stove Edition)
1. Heat one slice of bread on a pan (no oil or water in the pan necessary) both sides.
2. While heating the bread, place your pasta in the microwave and heat until you are happy with it’s temperature. Usually, I’d say popping it in for 30 seconds should do it, if not, put it in for another 10 seconds, and do so repeatedly until you’re fine with its temperature. Check in between. (Duuh.)
3. Heat second slice of bread in the same way.
4. Assemble your sandwich. Bread, pasta, solid cheese, bread. If you REALLY must have melted cheese, just pop the sandwich into the microwave again, but note that the pasta will dry up a bit, and the bread might become soggy (especially if you have used loads of pasta sauce/condiments.)

Result-
You end up with a shell of bread, stuffed full of delish warm pasta, with melted cheese a top it. True love ❤

Wanna stretch this meal out to TWO days?!
Why not make the pasta first for dinner, then have this leftover utilizer for lunch? It’s quick, efficient, and sounds like an ad for some washing soap or some tubaware like thing!

Patsa Prep-
1. Take a packet of pasta such as the macaroni type, and pour it into a a pot that is mostly full of water (tap water, since it gets dumped later on.)
2. Put the pot on the stove, and set to a medium flame. Wait for about four to seven minutes for the pasta to boil and become soft. Stir occasionally to make sure the distribution of heat is equal and so that this foamy stuff doesn’t overflow from the pot (if stirring isn’t keeping it at bay, just blow directly on top of the pot. That always works!)
3. Drain the pasta onto a wired mesh thing, on top of a sink. Be veryyy careful, since you can EASILY get burns from boiling water. And make sure to keep it away from your face, do it steadily, not all at once, and if terrified, get an adult to do it for you.
4. Put the boiled pasta back into the pot. And now add the pasta sauce. Since this is cooking for dummies, and I am completely incapable of making my own, I simply use Ragu’s red pasta sauce. If you have your own that you can make, or get Dobby to make for you, please feel free to use that instead. I didn’t say, but you can also use white pasta sauce. Obviously. You could also technically use Nutella, but let’s just stick with reasonably not technically, now shall we?
5. Stir in the sauce.
6. Heat for a bit, so the sauce also becomes warm.
7. Viola, you’re done!
8. “lol”, no you aren’t. You still gotta clean up. Unless you get Dobby to do that for you. Then you can really be done at step 7.

Aaaaand that’s my Innovative Cooking for the Lazy and Incapable!

Be it a college student, or just someone else out there with a curse like me, feel free to try this out, and send me some pictures, or comment as to how YOU liked it.

I’d especially loved it if you’d send me your own version of this recipe by adding and doing your own thing to it. Like I might put more veggies next time. (Didn’t have any this time =( ) Or try doing it with a white sauce and brown bread. Add some lettuce. Make it a legit sandwich. Meh, I don’t know, just sort of brainstorming and babbling~

OH, I’m having a few friends over tomorrow, and I’ve still got some pasta left over…well, I know what I’ll be serving them ^_^

Hope this helped, and hope you try it!

It’s REALLY not as gross as it may sound =P

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman inspiring all

Going to an Anime Convention?!

SO there’s an anime convention sort of happening HERE. Close to here, anyhoo.

And I wanna gooo! My friends have already decided everything by now. We’ve been planning this since Monday, but with all the changes, I didn’t post anything until it was all figured out. Although I’m sure the cosplaying will have some improvizing added on to it…inevitably =P

Ayesha, Mehrnaz, Alya, Shayan, Mateena, maybe Zaid, Shayan, and I are going. Or at least plan to. Half of us have yet to get permission. Yup, I’m a part of that half. Duh.

One thing that annoys me is that Ayesha’s tagging along even though she doesn’t watch anime, and refuses to. She’s only seen a few episodes of Vampire Night -.-” Even her mom doesn’t want to let her go, since she knows she isn’t even into anime.

Now, we were reaaaally stuck on what to cosplay as. We decided to do a group cosplay, so we needed a show with loads of characters..I was being all original, and saying let’s go as the BayBreakers, it’d be easy, and we all have the beyblades from our childhoods =3 But then Mehernaz and I got into a quarrel over being max -__- and I was told I should be Tyson, since I’m just as overconfident xD But then we dropped that in favor of the Bleach Captains! But we couldn’t afford their costumes, not properly at least, and so we had to think of something else. I suggested Isatski clan thing since all we’d need was to paint red clouds on long black coats. It’d be the best and saddest economical cosplay ever. But then it was ruled that I should randomly go as Ash Ketchum (I have no idea how that got thrown in xD ).

But now, we’ve decided on going as the guardians from Ka

tekyo Hitman Reborn! And I hadn’t seen it til they told me we were to cosplay as characters from there. So now, we’re ordering their rings off of Amazon, and we’ll go in their “suit modes”. Since otherwise, on such short notice, we can’t pull together individual costumes. Ugh, I wish we had more time! Then we could’ve cosplayed properly, and we’d be awesomely decked out in anime gear =(

Grr. But this’ll still be cool. I’m some Yamamoto dude, so I shall have the Mist ring? and I’ll be weilding a sword and shit, duh. I’m supposed to wear a black blazer (but I lack any black clothing, so I shall be borrowing one of Zaid’s blazers. He apparently has five black ones -.-“), a blue dress shirt (borrowing Mateena’s since mine has pink flowers on it xD ), and black dress pants. I just realized that my dress pants are too long, but are fine with heels…but if I’m cosplaying as a straight guy, I shouldn’t be wearing heels…I have these other black combat-ish boots that might work, but I’ll have to try it out. But I was supposed to be this other dude, le bandaged boxer, since he was yellow, the SUN. But since I refused to give my sword to anyone else, I decided to switch with Zara.

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I’ll be dressing up as the guy with the Blueish shirt. The cropped black hair- I completely coincidentally typoed that as brack O.o –  I was going to be the one in the front in red, but Alya called dibs when I wasn’t there >.> And, there’s also the bandaged boxer on the right =) But they look so cool here…it’s going to look great when SIX chicks dress up as ’em, and one dude.

Oh yeah, remember Tsuna? No good- Tsuna? Well, that scrawny shortie is being cosplayed by ENRIQUE of all people. The tall, fat dude with a beard is going to pretend to be a five foot four middle schooler. That’s gonna work. Here’s what Tsuna looks like.

Tuna

 

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And cuz I saw this, and found it A-MAH-zing- Some Tsuna fanart, that’s just mindblowingly awesome ^_^

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I’m even planning on buying a wig, and chopping that up for the hair. Since I got rid of my layers, I can’t french twist the longer ones out of the way, and hide them under the shorter ones like Mateena is…And Alya’s got her short boy hair, which works for her. And whoever’s going with the white hair’s going to have to get wigs anyways. Contrary to Alya’s economical alternative…

BLONDE ALYA MOMENT TIME-

So I’m supposed to go as a white haired dude first. We’re trying to think of what I could do with my hair in case we don’t find any white wigs. Hairspray? But my hair’d still be too long…Then Alya came in.
“Just put powder in it.”
me- “I’m not putting talcum powder in my hair!!”
“Noo, the normal Johnson and Johnson baby powder-”
me- “That IS talcum powder!”

And then we had to explain to Alya why we were dying laughing. Cuz I said I wouldn’t put talcum powder in my hair, and you basically said, oh, put Johnson and Johnson baby talcum powder in it instead! She just added a brand to the talcum powder to make all the difference.

Alya’s a blond at heart. She just is. There’s so much more to tell. Like the time she went blond at her tution…or the time Amal got one part to her math test wrong….I think I’ll embarrass Amal now, since Alya gets enough of me all the time at school ^_^

Sooo what did Amal do? She got her test back, and on this one hard question, she’s solved everything correctly except one part. And so she looks at it. And she has written the following-

1+1=1

Ladies and gentleman, Amal when her brain is dead. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s brilliant.

Now, I got cram school, so byyyye~

Ze Out!

Drum roll for the Cast…

I GOT THE PAAART~! =D

Yup, Alison the Maid will be acted out by your’s truly =3

Wohoo~!! I can’t believe I got the part ❤

And I got one of the lead roles, too =D Plus, I’ve got loads of lines, and I have the most perfect scene ever.

I get to punch Giles (Abdur Rehman/Curly) who tries to kiss me, while singing. I was totally BORN to play this character! xD

So, anyhoo, here’s the main decided cast-

Ali/me as Alison
Ahsen as Master Adam
Kamil as Master Seraphin
Abdur Rehman as Giles
Faiza as Mile de la Gatandiere
Humzah as Master Jean
Ammar as Leonard
Hashmi as Catherine
Zaid as Master Simon

Haha, Hashmi’s married to Ammar~! It’s hilarious cuz it just couldn’t happen. I mean, we all already know that Ammar’s married to Shayan. They eloped in OII and thought we wouldn’t notice, but they have the same last name now =/ How scandalous, Ammar going lesbo.

YAY!! ❤ I so thrilled about this =D

I can’t wait til rehearsals start now >x< So exciiited ❤ I wanna read the script and memorize my lines now…

Imma go bother Kamil to see if he has a copy =3

Ciao~

*poof*

 

Auditions for the Annual Play

From Yesterday, Thursday, the 16th of January-

Today after school were the Auditions to the annual play my school will be having. Yup, will be. So this is the first one ^_^ Hence the mega excitement =D

So, we had a director called over from Icas, Humzah, and Kamil’s old school where they did their O-levels from. Her name’s Fiza, and she used to be their Literature teacher. Her hair reminds me of Khilji O.o

Now, the auditions were pretty random and all over the place. Like all the things we were told to do. It wasn’t boring like we just had to read out an excerpt from the play itself, or recite a monologue we’d prepared.

First, we were told to walk aimlessly across the auditorium. Then faster, and faster, and faster stiiill till we were nearly running. Then slower, slower, normal pace, then slow motion. Then at normal speed, nod and smile to he who you cross. Then it became, stop and introduce yourself while shaking hands. Some dudes bro hugged or fist bumped, and Ahsen was being all “unique” with his greetings and when I thought he was going for a handshake, he grabbed my hand like you would a lady in the Victorian era, and you a gentleman. And then I could feel him pulling his hand up, with mine too, towards his face- to kiss it?! I don’t know, and I’ll never find out, since the director then changed the exercise to something else, and he dropped my hand. Phew.

But then we had to walk around, and mime out reactions to what the director was narrating. Like she said you’re walking home, it’s a hot summer day. Or you’re bringing home good news to your parents. Or walking through mud. That sort of stuff.

Now, nearly to the classical auditions, she pairs us off and gives us a set scenario. We then had five minutes, more or less, to improvise dialogue to suit that scenario, and give it details, with stage directions, characters, acting, plot, a conclusion, the works.

I got paired off with Zara, and we were given a Maid and Mrs scenario where the two were complaining about their lives to each other. I was the American maid, Sally, working in a British household, with Zara as Mrs. Something Posh I do not Recall.

So, Mrs. Posh summons me, and commands me to brush her hair. I start combing away, and she starts talking about her cheating husband. I ask how she could possibly know that, and she runs off towards the dresser, and pulls out a lipstick that wasn’t hers. “It’s not even my color!” she exclaimed, to which I have both a shocked and confused expression whispering “THAT’s what she’s concerned about?!” to the audience. She then orders me to polish the dusty ol’ dresser, which I rush to do. She then complains about how he only got her sapphires instead of diamonds on this necklace. After that rant, I’m off to shine the silverware. NOW, she snaps at me, mid-rant, “What are you DOING? I thought I told you to comb my lovely locks!!” now I just have this “you’ve-GOT-to-be-kidding-me” expression, and try to say something, but she cuts me off with a “I can do all of this myself, easily! I don’t NEED you. Out, OUT!” and then she storms out of there. I lose my cool, and Sally the American Maid, burst out with a scream, then rushes off stage as soon as she delivers her final line- “You know what, I’m SO done with Britain! You can’t even find a single cup of decent coffee here!”

After which we had the classical auditions start. We were distributed the script, and were told to read out excerpts. I tried out as Alison, this maid with loads of lines, that gets hit on by Giles. (I didn’t know that until I read my last scene. It’s awesome. Just wait.)

I think I did a pretty good job, and I was satisfied with it. Let’s just see if I got the role or not! All I can do is hope >x<

Plus, before auditions the same day, Kamil- the prez of the Theatre Club- asked to sign me up for backstage. I told him, nah, I’ll be auditioning and acting. He said, “Just in case.” -.- “Gee, thanks for the vote of confidence!”

But I did sign up, after auditions xD I signed up for Set since Alya, and MehrNaz were a part of it.

Ayesha was signed up for Backstage Management.

Eeek, I checked my email- they asked for contact information, and I gave my email- and I didn’t get any new mail…

They should’ve sent me something by then, right?! I mean, it was the end of the day, and and they should’ve made up their minds…

Although I don’t think Miss Fiza was too impressed with me =/

Niiice going, Brian, I’m nervous AFTER the actual auditions -.-”

Err, I hope it goes wellllll >~<

Ze Aluminium Analogy

This is Chemistry Philosophy at its finest. Well, perhaps not finest, but it is it nonetheless.

But first, a bit of a background story. This was my instant thought when Sir Shaheer mentioned Aluminium and its Aluminium Oxide layer to us concerning the physical appearance of Al.

But first, a bit of Chemistry 101. Otherwise the brilliance of this analogy won’t be recognized. First, Aluminium is a metal. Basic knowledge, that is. And as a metal, you expect it to be shiny, which it is. Its a shiny silver metal that has luster. But due to Aluminium’s reactivity, it reacts with oxygen present in the air. The product to this is called Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3, and it forms a grey layer on top of all exposed surfaces of the shiny metal. So now there’s a shiny silver metal, with a coat of grey on top of it, encasing it. So, when aluminium reacts with oxygen, it looses it’s initial luster. Make sense so far? Great. If not, go reread it or google it.

Aluminium’s soft, the lab type, and you can slice it with a knife. If you do, you expose the inner shiny metal. The positive (speaking in terms of how the luster represents hope, naivety, pureness. Positive is not in terms of ions here… =P )aluminium, when exposed to the the world, to reality, to the cruelness and harshness of the world, is over powered by it, and soon, very very soon, it looses that luster, and loses that hope. It becomes grey eventually, and inevitably, just as the aluminium on the original outside was. It became just as grey and dull and non-porous as the aluminium (that reacted to form the outer aluminium oxide layer) before it.

*Pssshhheewwww~*
The sound of your mind being blown right now.

Dat Philosophy.

Thank you, and good night~

-Maud
“And then to hear a dead man chatter| Is enough to drive one mad.”

#Now&ForeverALiteratureStudent

 

 

 

 

Scavenging for Pizza & A Reunion with Sullie

Today was a pretty awesome day at school. Loads happened. And stuff from the past three days shall be thrown in since I didn’t have the time otherwise to talk about it tall in detail. So here’s one long post about what happened today, and the other few days.

So today, our entire group of people- Zaid, Mehr Naz, Amal, Ayesha, Fahad, Zara, Ammar, Hashmi, even Ameen, and I (plus other people that I do not recall at the moment…)  pooled our money together, and when that wasn’t enough, asked for donations from other classmates, to order a pizza at our school. It was utterly brilliant, how we had at least twenty people come together, with around a dollar or two each, to get the pizza. And when we finally had enough money, we had a full fledged debate to figure out where we’d order from. Then came the War of the Toppings. Finally, we decided and ordered around ten something. Sad thing was, they wouldn’t deliver til eleven, which was when their delivery guy would come in =( So we waited and waited and waiiiited til then…so obviously when the food actually got here, everyone was desperate for a slice, and DIVED for the box. It was hilarious. Finally, those who were there and paid, got a slice each, a pretty decent sized slice (and that’s saying something since I eat a LOT so I generally complain about portions.). Those that were in class at the time/busy not getting pizza sadly did not get any =P Oh well, you snooze you lose? But then, the vulture free loaders of our branch all gathered around us eating our pizza in the corner. It was ominous and hilarious at the same time. We had to say “Swiper no swipping!” to keep them at bay.

At that point. after grabbing my slice, I ran for Physics since I was late. I made it, and plopped down next to Adil, in the third row, which was the first technically since no one else was sitting ahead of us. I was like the only one scarfing down pizza, while our Sir, Chowha, droned on about DC Circuits. It was kinda funny…I turned around once, and had the entire Hijabbis Clan staring enviously at mah food xD Anything and everything is distracting in physics.

Then there was also how Suleman, the villian I hunted down, or Sullie/Sana, visited from Britain~! Reunited with his girlfriend, Mahnoor the Blah~! Woo! It was really funny, since I was actually the first one to see him enter school. Of course, he got a typical Ze Hello, a punch to the shoulder and a shouted greeting- “Yo, Sana!”. He was kinda shocked/startled by that, but was cool after that. Then, he went inside, cuz he had to talk to Alamdar (he needed permission to enter the school xD ). So I go over to Ammar, who was actually hanging out at the canteen side, and tell him Sullie’s here. Damn, that boy galloped like a gazelle, over the bench, and off towards his (first) true love. (Ammar will always be the gay guy to me =/ ) Apparently, Sullie brohugged Ayesha, and Mahnoor was just glaring her down xD

Then when Qamar and he were walking together, alone, Sherdil the Stud (Yuh-huh =/ He so is, right? -.- He acts like it, though.) teasingly elbows Mahnoor, winking, and all. She just huffed and walked past, cuz he was ruining her date~

Haha, it’s actually really hilarious about how the two are still together. After all, most people don’t make long-distance work. And then there’s Amal’s reaction to that too…

And speaking of relationships and Amal…

And then there’s my matchedness thing too…GWUAH~! Dx

Ugh, it’s like 2 am, and I’m EXHAUSTED.

SO…TOMORROW~!

Gosh, I’m so lazy =/ xD =P =S

Peace~

Ze Out!