Sunday, February 19, 2012

Good Cause + Mardi Gras = Awesome Weekend

No Boys Allowed!

This Valentine's Day was all about the ladies... and it was probably for the best that none of our guy friends were there to witness 10 girls scarf down mac n cheese, sweet potato casserole, sweet corn casserole, wild rice, cranberry chicken, baked brie, baked potatoes, watermelon, sushi, cookies, mini apple pies, candy, strawberries, nutella and champagne while watching Step Up. Girl Power!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Things to Pin

I don't know if you know, but Pinterest is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Thus, this post is about getting some fun pictures on my boards. Forgive me for not offering you great stories, sarcastic comments and/or heartfelt self-expression.. but sometimes all you need is a picture to replace the thousands of words you wanted to say...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Non-Traditional Super Bowl Weekend

I have perhaps been avoiding my Sunday blog update because I did not exactly celebrate the Super Bowl as per tradition. I know I know, Super Bowl Sunday is supposed to be filled with loud boys, lots of 'merican beer and food like fries, tots, pulled-pork sandwiches, wings, quesadillas, salsa, guacamole, etc.. Although we did have gauc (buy 1 get 1 avocados at Publix, um yes please), but everything else was a bit more healthy :) The chicken was a fabulous Trader Joe's recipe!

Plus.. I got to use my stiletto-shaped beer bottle opener from Francesca's!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Make a Wish*

This week began with a race to use up all my leftovers before heading to the magical worlds of Universal and Disney in Orlando!

I began with a smaller version of Pioneer Woman's Prime Rib. The super salty slices of meat pared perfectly with Anthony's brussel sprouts sauteed in honey. Salty and sweet, just can't get away from the obsession. With the leftover prime rib, I created a spicy combo of the meat, cream cheese and jalapenos with a side of broccoli and leftover tomatoes from the best bruschetta recipe ever! Lastly, I used strips of the prime rib in loaded tacos using the leftover tortillas from when I made Rachel Ray's Mediterranean Fish Tacos .

Early Friday morning my friends and I left for Orlando and by 3pm we were drinking butter beer and casting spells at Hogwarts. The next 48 hours to follow were a blur of death dropping rides, childhood Disney memories (seeing as that we did 4 Disney parks in 1 day) and of course super tasty treats! Enjoy...