Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I'm still on the hunt for a formal dress. I think Ross is going to be my saving grace. They have several cute dresses for less than $20 so ill have to make a decision on that soon.
Now I'm about to head off to Old Navy to grab a few of their door busters for Christmas Stocking Stuffers (see...I didn't forget about Christmas)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Yea Yea Yea I know its been like forever since ive updated this thing but Hey...A sista has been busy.
The semester is finally over and im so glad. The break were on right now is so badly needed. My family has been feeling the raft of me being stressed out about my finals and also about needing money for tuition, but as usual "God is Good"and all that has been taken care of.
Grades...ummm Im hoping for all A's but im not sure that, that is going to happen..LOL
Our grades are going to be posted online tomorrow so Im saying a good prayer and keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I somehow came through and worked it out!
The holidays are quickly approaching and although im looking forward to enjoying every day of it I must say that Im also looking forward to my upcoming vacation. My family including my parents will be sailing on Carnivals Splendor out of Fort Lauderdale. YES...19 more adys to go and were sailing the smooth seas.
I cant wait to report back the good /bad/ugly. Actually I already have the ugly but im reserving those comments for post upon my return.
I plan to update my blog daily ( ok let me not lie...every few days) with my planning and preparation for the cruise.
19 days to go and I need to find a 2nd dress for formal night. There are 2 formal nights on the ship. I have 1 dress already that I will be using but I need to find one more. I saw this one dress online that I fell in love with but havent had any success locating it in any stores around here on for purchase online. I want this dress soooo bad. I havent given up looking for it, hopefully I can find it PRIOR to me leaving for my trip.
I also need to find something for my son to wear. He needs a new suit. I plan to make my way over to Burlington this week and hopefully they will have something sharp..that fits him nicely and doesnt need to have a ton of alterations.
My daughter.....ha ha. Thats another story. She has NO CLUE at all that she is going on this trip. She thinks that she is not going and has to stay with cousins while we are away. I cant wait to see her face as we pull up to the cruise port. I will make sure we have the camcorder rolling to capture the loook in her eyes when she finds out we Punk'd her..LOL
Monday, August 18, 2008
Today I started back at school. It was very interesting to say the least.
I felt old enough to be some of the students parent...lol
I'm a little nervous about getting into the habit of studying again, taking notes, hell, just overall paying attention.
My food porn has not decreased, well at least not physically. I just haven't taken the time to add new recipes to the site.
I'll be sure to add a few in the upcoming days.
I may need something to drool over myself if the classes get too tough.
Homemade meals may begin to dwindle down (shhhhhh...don't tell Herb though)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Cool before serving
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Hubby loved it. He loved it so much that he ate another plate of it for breakfast (ummm not sure that I liked it that much) and then took some to work for lunch.
He just mentioned that he wants to take the remainder of it for lunch again tomorrow.
One thing I know...is that the man appreciates a good meal.
Its late tonight and I havent started cooking.
I plan to keep it simple tonight.
Maybe a little baked chicken for him...fish and scallops for me.
We will see.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I make up dishes (some turn out good, some turn out not so good). I like to make things easy on myself. Some recipes may require a lot of work. I normally try to find a way to simplify them.
In any event...I just love to cook.
My hubby will pretty much try anything
Well with that being said, I'm able to put a twist on old favorites and also try new things that I'm sure he will pretend he likes although his face tells the true story.
We frequent a well known restaurant here in Atlanta and Shepherd's Pie is a dish on their menu that Herb order often. I kept thinking to myself...I have to be able to make that at home...and I know it will taste better.
I cant vouch for the taste just yet as he has not made it home to pencil in the score card, however It sure looks good!!
Easy Shepherd's Pie
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Sm Onion Diced
1 Bag of Frozen Peas and Carrots (1 - 1 1/2 cups)
1 Stalk of Celery Diced
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1/4 C Ketchup
1 - 1 1/2 Lbs Lean Ground Beef
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 c Beef Broth
Salt / pepper
Shredded Sharp Cheddar
Ok Here are all of my ingredients. After starting, I decided against the homemade mashed potatoes. I just couldn't bring myself to peel the amount that I would need for this dish, so I went the instant route.
Saute the veggies (chopped onions and celery) in olive oil and butter until just about tender
Then thrown in your carrots, peas, and garlic...continue to cook.
Now add your Ground Beef...cook until only slightly pink
Add your tomato paste, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce ( I used garlic and oregano tomato paste)
Continue to cook until ground beef is done (be sure to season your beef with salt and pepper)
Prepare your mashed potatoes ( I used instant)
You will need 4c of mashed potatoes
Mix in 1/2 Cup Sharp cheddar Cheese
Pour Ground beef mixture into a casserole dish ( Be sure to spray with non stick spray first)
Spoon Mashed potatoes over the beef mixture
Bake uncovered, on top rack in oven for 20 minutes
Top dish, with 1 cup ( or more if you like) sharp cheddar cheese
Return to oven just until all of the cheese has melted
Well I really need to focus on school. The purpose of me quitting my job was so that I could focus on school.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
-Ive started my Blog (I have soooo procrastinated on this one)
-Izz married now!
-I quit my well paying job after 10 years (very scary)
-I'm going back to school
-I'm following steps ordered for me by my heavenly father
This is why Ive decided to name my blog Changes.
There have been so many new and positive changes within my life.
Some things scary, some fun, some questionable.
All in all, life is grand.!
I'm excited to see what happens and comes my way.