When I need a break from all the wedding prep
Winter Glam in this place after taking down all the Christmas decorations. It always feels so empty and lackluster after disassembling the holidays so I decided this would get me through until the next excuse I’ll have to theme decorate.
Feb. 6 2014
Copycat Chipotle burrito bowl. Delicious success.
Feb. 4, 2014
I have been on such a hiatus from my regular posts- I just have to share some of what I’ve been working on! I’m so excited to be finishing my wedding invitations this week. I can’t believe I have less than 100 days left til the I-Dos!
a bite of this ‘n at turned 2 today!
Our first Christmas tree in our first place!
This will be the first Christmas we will have together in our own place and I want it to be one we will remember. As I’ve been out to any and all craft stores in the area for wedding projects recently I managed to get some amazing deals on items we’ll use for Christmas and the rest of winter.
Shrimp tacos w avocado, corn, black & white bean salsa
Chili Cook Off at the Zelienople-Harmony Country Fall Festival
I’m really glad I decided to sign-up for the cook off, we had such a good time. I will definitely be entering again and winning a $250 jewelry gift card will help out towards that wedding band. Win-win!
donnajean315 asked: I tried the Alton brown method for wings today. Steam for 10 minutes, pat dry then refrigerate for at least two hours. Bake at 425 for 20 min turn and 20 additional minutes. I just used the seasoning salt. Better than the baking powder method! Enjoyed your company!
That sounds great, I will definitely be checking out more of the recipes from Cook’s Country! We had a great time too, we’ll have to do it more often.
Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Panini Sandwiches
For a picnic in our park (and an excuse to use the mason jar glasses I got for my birthday) I made the sandwiches using whole grain buns, garlic hummus, turkey breast, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese. i packed pasta salad, a green leaf salad, lemonade and my Sunday go-to: Bloody Mary’s.
Pineapple Infused Vodka
This is the easiest way to ‘make’ your own flavored drinks. Once your ingredients are prepped and mixed just wait 2 weeks and it will be ready to taste test. This time I followed the recipe, but next time I use pineapple I’ll use just 1/2 since it soaks up so much of the vodka.
1/2 large chicken breast marinated, grilled, and shredded
2 ripe strawberries sliced
Chow Mein noodles
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
Pepperoncini or banana pepper
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
2 c crushed pretzels
1/3 c melted margarine
2 t salt
Combine and bake in a 9”x13” baking dish at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow to completely cool.
In a separate bowl combine:
1 tub lite cool whip
8 oz. Neufatchatel cheese softened
1/3 c splenda
Layer mixture over pretzel crust and place in freezer.
In a separate bowl prepare:
2 packages strawberry jello as directed with ice cubes.
Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes until nearly soft-set.
Stir in frozen sliced strawberries and ladle carefully over cream layer.
Refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving.
1 c watermelon vodka
1 c triple sec
Splash of lime juice
3 drops red food coloring
Combine ingredients with crushed ice in a blender until smooth.
Place in freezer for 5 minutes or more for desired chill.
Makes 2 servings.
Garnish, serve, enjoy!