Friday, July 29, 2011


it's a double bottle of cheap cab, 1/2 cup brandy, 1/2 cup triple sec, 1/2 cup oj, 1 lemon, lime, orange, peach, apple, some pitted cherries cut up and then you let it sit in the fridge for a few hours - the longer the better!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Shiner!

A double piggy back ride seemed like it would be SO MUCH FUN and totally a safe! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!



The next morning-

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Me & My Girl!

Today AJ and I went to a neighborhood friends Stella & Dot jewelry party and since we were dressed alike and so cute I just had to get some pics and I am so happy I did - they actually turned out great!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Too Cool for the Pool!

Are these kids too cool for the pool or what?

Love these kids! So lucky to be their mom!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cheesy Potato Soup

2 large idaho potatoes peeled and sliced thin
1 onion diced up
1 cup milk
chicken broth
1 cup shredded cheddar plus more for topping
3 pieces bacon

Fry up your bacon till crispy and remove. Place bacon fat in a pot and cook onions in it till softened. Add sliced potatoes to pot and cover with chicken broth. Boil till potatoes are soft enough to mash up and mash! Add milk, parsley, s&p and cheese. Use hand held food processor in it and process till consistency you like! Put in soup bowls, top with more cheese, bacon & parsley and enjoy! Excellent & easy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Del's Pasta w/ Sausage & Beans

I have lots of parsley & have run out of ideas for it, so I hit up fb and of course my great friend Del came through! This is what we had for dinner last night! It was SO GOOD!

(Wish the pic came clearer!)

1 small onin
2 cloves garlic grated
1 package Italian sausage
1 can cannelini beans
1/2 lb campanelle pasta
chopped parley
1 cup dry white wine
pecorino romano cheese
red pepper flakes to taste

In a sauce pan brown sausage in a little evoo. Add onion and cook till softened and then add garlic & parsley. Turn heat up to high and add wine. Let the wine reduce by half and then add beans and cooked pasta. Serve topped with red pepper flakes and grated pecorino romano! ENJOY! SO GOOD - thanks Del!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday Eats!

Well everyone knows how much I just love hanging around the house every once in a while with my hubby & some good eats & drinks!

This drink my cousin Michele told us about and it's from Cooking Light Magazine! She was just in time since we were just at the store a bought a bunch of delicious GA peaches!

Peach Mojitos-

3 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 1 pound)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
2 cups white rum
4 cups club soda, chilled
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs (optional)

1. Place peaches in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Press peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
2. Combine rind, lime juice, sugar, and mint in a large pitcher; crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon. Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in club soda. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Note: Use a wooden muddler to crush the mint mixture in the pitcher, if available. The procedure releases the mint's essential oils, melding them with the lime juice

SO nice & refreshing!

Well when your drinking you better be eating so I decided to make this recipe that my mother inlaw used to make for us! Only thing is she uses grapes and I used cherries since they were on sale at Whole Foods!

bunch of cut up cherries
1/2 jar pitted kalamata olives
3 TBS olive oil
3 TBS balsamic
fresh thyme

Combine everything into a baking dish and bake at 350 for about a half hour, let cool down a bit and serve on some bread with a soft spreadable cheese - we used herbed alouetta! SOOOO GOOD!

Me & My Hula Girl!

AJ was invited to a friend's Luau swimming birthday party this weekend so we dressed the part, off we went and we had a great time! Don't we look cute?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Our first 4th of July weekend in GA did not disappoint! I am still tired days later from all the fun! On Friday night we ordered in some pizza and watched the Green Hornet - after the movie the neighbors caught word about the jello shots I had in the works and so Alex went to deliver some samples! Saturday we had the Middlebrook/Miller BBQ which was too much fun! Great food (BBQ butt made on the Egg's by Tray), great time with the neighbors, some live music and lots of jello shots! Sunday we just hung around, hit up the pool and library and had some good hangover food for dinner - KFC extra crispy baby! The kids were in bed by 6:30 that night and slept till 8:30 the following morning! Alex and I got to view some great neighborhood fireworks right from our living room windows! Monday we had our Windermere Park (WP BABY) pool party which was tons of fun - there was a Kona Ice truck, a airbrush tattoo artist and more food & friends!

Hope everyone had a great 4th and stopped a minute to think about our troops past & present and give thanks to god that we live in the best country in the world! Happy Birthday America!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Quite the Conversations With My 4 Year Old!

So AJ's become quite the inquisitive 4 year old and our conversations in the car have become quite intense for me. Here are our two most recent conversations and boy do I need help! She's growing up WAY too fast for me!

So our car discussion on the way to camp this morning (6/29) consisted of AJ asking when she was going to "get big boobs" like me and why only girls get them and how she can't forward to picking her up at camp and finding her lounging with some boy in a baby pool...rewind to about a week ago at camp and she's on bean bag chair with another boy watching cat in the hat! OH BOY! Daddy get your gun ready!

AJ's car talk today (6/30) - Mommy, was I in your belly when you had your wedding? Nope. Then she asked how she got in my belly, so I explained to her that after mommies and daddies get married they love each other so much and a baby started to grow and she said, oh you grew me and daddy grew dylan to which I then had to explain that only girls have babies and she said, "oh like boobs!" Then she asked if me and daddy still love each other so much because she really want a baby sister!