Saturday, November 14, 2009

I Owe Sarah BIG Time

by Meghann on November 14, 2009

… for spending all afternoon helping me with my Sam-e Good Mood Blogger finalist video.


Filming the finalist video has been on the forefront of my mind ever since I became a Top 20 finalist earlier this week. Not only did I have to think of a fun concept to get people’s attention, but I had to figure out how to make it a reality. Sarah stepped in and made everything possible. She helped me film, edit, and pull everything together. Sarah seriously rocks!!


I spent the majority of the morning and early afternoon prepping for our film session. The huge decadent pancake breakfast kept me feeling full until close to 2:00 when I decided I better eat before Sarah came over.

My fridge is very bare at the moment, but did have enough ingredients to produce a delicious black bean mix.


My mix contained

  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Mushroom
  • Tomato
  • Chili Powder
  • Fresh Oregano
  • S&P


The black bean mix made a great taco filling.



I had three corn tortilla tacos filled with the mix and a bit of plain yogurt.


It was a nice light lunch after such a big, filling breakfast.

Sarah and I worked on filming and editing the 90 second video for 3 or 4 hours. In those hours I learned a whole lot about iMovie and editing. I can’t wait to find an excuse to play with the program again. ๐Ÿ™‚

We were both famished once the video was completed and headed to a local hole in the wall Indian place for dinner.

We started with the standard crackers – or what ever the proper name is – and a trio of dipping sauces.



As soon as we sat down Sarah asked if I was ok with sharing food and I believe my response was something along the lines of “Hell yeah!” She was speaking my language.


We went with the old stand by by of Beingan Bharta


And then ordered an odd dish involving veggies, cashews and almond milk that both of us never tried.


My plate (x2)


With whole wheat naan.


The concept for my finalist video involves a Cooking with Meghann segment where I pull a cake out of the oven at the end. Part of prepping for the video involved baking the camera ready cake.


In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Challenge I worked with a gluten free cake mix I already had on hand versus going out and purchasing a new one.





I did however have to buy a $1.59 tub of icing.



Vote 4 Meghann!


After dinner Sarah and I sampled a piece of the cake as part of our video ‘wrap party.’


The cake was great! Very light, fluffy and moist – Yum! I would never have been able to tell that it was gluten free. ๐Ÿ™‚


I know you guys are dying to see the finished video. Well, here is a special sneak peak. Please let me know what you think! The final video is due tomorrow along with the 250 word essay on why I would be the best blogger for this position. (If you are reading in google reader you may need to go directly to my site to see the video)

Tomorrow morning I have 17 miles on the schedule which I plan to complete all on my own. Eeekkk.. I better get some rest.

Good Night!!

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