Trite Nomenclature

I am not a clever woman.

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“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.”

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

Get that rest, folks! Science says so.

(via jtotheizzoe)


*whispers* If you’ve got some panko or general breadcrumbs on hand, it makes it even better. Especially if it’s Thomas Jefferson style.

Explain Thomas Jefferson style to me.

It’s kinda like a pasta casserole, but not layered. You make your noodles al dente, mix in what you want like vegetables or meat slices with your cheese and noodles, then you bake it in a pan (@400, imo) with a crumb/spice topping long enough to brown the top. It cranks up the comfort of stovetop pasta, imo.

I actually vastly prefer bacon in the oven. Usually comes out with the right amount of crispy.
We both prefer ours a bit chewy so I think it helps me to keep an eyeball on it
And I still say there’s something different about the flavor and I swear to pandas I’m not the only one imagining it. It’s not bad, just… WEIRD. Like Knakk drunk on girly drinks weird.

So Bacon in the oven is a 5/10, wouldn’t recommend unless there’s a LOT of baconing to be done. I only did an entire package because of… well, an unfortunate unforeseen circumstance involving the planned chicken. Anyway, it just doesn’t taste right? It’s not bad per se, but it’s not as good as on the stovetop and both Shrike and I noticed it. It’ll do as filler for ranch cheddar pasta with avocado, tho.

ETA: There is one other instance where bacon does well in the oven, and that is when it is wrapped around chicken and there is cream cheese, pepper and smoked paprika between the two.

Trying to bake bacon tonight instead of frying it in the pan as nature and man intended. We’ll see how it goes and if I can wrangle the cookie sheets in a way that will easily let me save the fat, or if this method is as unholy and strange as it feels.*