|Somebody get the sharpie and fill the rest of her nose in !|
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tonight, we had little time to prepare for dinner, so we made something quick, but still so tasty! We used to eat hamburgers with fries, but corn is such a healthier choice. I steam it in the steamer, and add butter and Tony Chachere's to make it spicy. The buns are french bread buns, and the top of the buns were glazed in butter to make it tastier. My favorite part of making hamburgers is toasting the buns and melting shredded cheese on top of the burger while still on the grill. I think it is the little things that keep traditional hamburger meals still so great tasting.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This has got to be one of my favorite meals I have prepared. It was so simple too. Here are the ingredients!
2 Chicken Breasts
10 oz of Chopped Spinach (packaged kind)
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese blocks cut in thin strips
All you do is stuff the chicken with spinach and mozzarella cheese ! I drizzled some Italian seasoning on top and then put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. The sides I chose are cheese filled Tortellini with tomato sauce on top & a ceaser salad !
|A very stuffed chicken !|
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Funny, the past few months I have been so lazy with my hair that I have been just throwing it up into a high bun hoping it looked okay. I stumbled across this cute photo of a girl with a similar hairstyle that I have been doing. It really made me feel tickled to see how adorable the look is. I will have to modify mine a bit to get the look. And secondly, I don't what it is but I wore my high waisted pants with a belt, similar to hers as well. Mine were navy. I always get excited when I see that I am following fashion trends when I don't even try or plan to. Now... If I could just find those sunglasses she has, then I think the outfit would be complete.
This next photo, I absolutely adore. For a second, I just wish it were Spring again so i could wear something like this. I often feel my fashion sense changing more than ever now than I have when I was in my teens. It seems as if I am changing my style to a more mature look and I don't even realize it. Which is not a bad thing, I just find myself dressing older than I am at times. Sometimes I forget that I am still so youthful, and that I need to take advantage of wearing "younger things" while I can.
While looking at new fall fashions I came across an amazing website, that I am now in love with. It's called Asos ! I could sit on this website all day and just adore their clothing, accessories, and shoes! I hope to have introduced the website to some who hadn't heard of it yet!
So there are my random thoughts of the day!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Can't help to dream every now and then. And today, it was all about dreaming about living on the east coast one day. My dream would be to live on Nantucket island. But, I don't think I could live there when winter came. For a long time, I have always wanted to live on James Island, an island off of Charleston in SC. Plus, one of my dearest friends Chelsea would only be a short drive away. A lady I used to work with told me the most descriptive stories of James Island, and how she would wake up in the morning and walk out to the pier and watch the dolphins at sunrise. After that, I was so intrigued by the island. So, in my day dreaming I found some really pretty pictures & imagined my dream home. Maybe one day my dreams will come true, but for now I just have fun thinking about it.
|This would be where we would eat breakfast on a Sunday morning, have wine nights with friends, & reunions with our family.|
|Oh these paddles, such a cute idea! I would have to do that somewhere.|
|I would want to sport the nautical theme and wear these clothes|
|This is where I would ride my bicycle and go sit by the ocean and read, write, & photograph the beautiful ocean. And for the leisure ride, I will bring Rayne along with me to ride in the basket .|
|These cute seafood pillows would look so cute on outdoor patio furniture|
|We Love our family & friends, so this would be a dream to have a guest hideaway like this!|
|Beautiful nautical patterns. Would make cute curtains!|
|And, where the dream of living on the East coast all began. One day back in 2006, when I read a magazine in Barnes & Noble about Nantucket Island.|
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Beef tacos are my husband and I's favorite dinner to cook. We are obsessed with Mexican food and honestly eat it too much! But I want to share my secret taco recipe with y'all! It is so quick and does not require much time or preparation, yet it is so good! This is the perfect meal if you are in a hurry or have lots to do at night and need a quick yummy dinner. Don't ask me how healthy or unhealthy it is.. because this meal is based on the taste test only!
Ingredients are so simple!
1 package of 93/7 lean ground ground meat (spend the extra dollar on the better quality)
1 package of McCormick taco seasoning
1 package of Knorr taco rice
1 bag of steam-able corn
Tony Chachere's seasoning to add onto corn
- Open rice bag and boil water until it comes to a boil, then add rice
- Place ground meat in a pan and cook on medium heat. Slow cooking is better for texture
- Rice will cook for about 10 minutes, do not open lid on pot. Rice cooks by steam.
- After meat is browned, simmer the heat, and add 3/4 cup of water then drizzle taco seasoning.
- Mix in seasoning evenly and then cover pan with aluminum foil or pot lid and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Then prepare taco shells or tortillas. Soak paper towels in water and add them inbetween each tortilla to soften them. Place in microwave for about 30-45 seconds.
- Place corn in microwave for 4-5mins
- Add cilantro to ground meat to add a little something extra.
|Begin to cook meat and rice|
|Rice is ready after 10 minutes|
|Easy container to use to warm tortillas|
|This little cutie was a big distraction while cooking ;)|
|My favorite seasoning ingredient is Tony Chachere's, it's amazing on anything! It's great on corn|
|Final product! It is so incredibly yummy!|