the effing jam

real food, from a real perspective.

runnersandheels:

theeffingjam said: Every time I ask for cucumber at the Subway by my house, the lady puts jalapenos on my sandwich.

Ugh, that’s the worst!!

I often wonder what I would get if I asked for jalapenos, but I’m too afraid to ask!

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runnersandheels:

As someone who straight bombed my first two years of college… it does get better!
I actually finished university a couple of years ago. This was me coming to…

I can totally relate to your frustration!  I simply wasn’t prepared for college or college life and I started screwing everything up as soon as I got there. I also worked a lot, and partied a lot, and know it was through no fault but my own (though I later learned I have ADHD, which I’m sure played some part). 

5 years out of school, I was working for a company I absolutely loved, but I got dead-ended in a position I was clearly over-qualified for due to my math grades from my freshman year and they didn’t want to promote me because of my transcript. Because of some stupid math grade I got when I was freakin 17 years old, they decided I had no analytic skills. 

I’m in marketing, so I don’t really know much (ok, nothing) about the science field. Thankfully, there were a lot of others out there that didn’t give a crap about my grades, and though it pained my heart, I eventually left that company.

At some point, experience (regardless of what it is) should trump grades. And hopefully you’ll find the person out there that can see that and give you a chance. Best of luck to you!

That moment that I completely nerded out at work because Peanut Butter & Co. liked something on my tumblr page.

That moment that I completely nerded out at work because Peanut Butter & Co. liked something on my tumblr page.

I picked these up a while ago… but thanks to eclipsenikkie, I was brave enough to try them with my salad tonight.
I dig it. 

I picked these up a while ago… but thanks to eclipsenikkie, I was brave enough to try them with my salad tonight.

I dig it. 

I love my family and their non-conformist Thanksgiving ways.
-Ham -Cauliflower au gratin -Roasted potatoes -Brussels Sprouts with onions & bacon -Mac n cheese -and the only traditional thing on the plate, a biscuit. :)

I love my family and their non-conformist Thanksgiving ways.

-Ham
-Cauliflower au gratin
-Roasted potatoes
-Brussels Sprouts with onions & bacon
-Mac n cheese
-and the only traditional thing on the plate, a biscuit. :)

RECIPE: Pina Colada Shrimp & Rice

When I first began to expand my cooking repertoire - many years ago - this was one of the first recipes I made. I remember inviting a couple of friends over to try my hand at a legit 3 course meal and made this as the entree of the meal. I thought it was amazing (and the friends will attest it’s delicious too), and made it many times over for many friends and family.

Maybe it’s not quite so amazing as I once made it out to be, but I still think it’s great for a quick shrimp recipe. I make it from time to time when I want something that’s a “step up” without all the steps to make it.

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Love when my body craves better things,and not junky things. Though it could just be a residual effect from the ridiculous amount of tacos I ate on Saturday night….
Lightly seasoned shredded chicken and wild rice

Love when my body craves better things,and not junky things. Though it could just be a residual effect from the ridiculous amount of tacos I ate on Saturday night….

Lightly seasoned shredded chicken and wild rice

gildedprep:

I don’t know if you know this, but Ben & Jerry’s new flavor is kind of a big deal. 

And you’ll be able to find it in a glass case of emotion at your local grocery!

gildedprep:

I don’t know if you know this, but Ben & Jerry’s new flavor is kind of a big deal. 

And you’ll be able to find it in a glass case of emotion at your local grocery!

(Source: sigmainthetardis)

The one good thing about cake fails is that they still end up tasting pretty good. Apparently making a poke cake is harder than just poking holes in the cake… but white cake with infused grape jello is pretty tasty!

The one good thing about cake fails is that they still end up tasting pretty good. Apparently making a poke cake is harder than just poking holes in the cake… but white cake with infused grape jello is pretty tasty!