Friday, November 16, 2012

Hello Weekend!

It's suppose to rain all weekend, so I'm thinking a Twilight Saga marathon is in order and then go see Breaking Dawn 2, again. I saw it last night and it was amazing. Going to make some soup and that's that. I'm so excited for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving and Tamale night (All next week). The weekend always starts with so much promise, I think the key is not to have a hangover Saturday ;)

Pins and Favorites from around the web...

Best tupperware thing ever! , Sunday Soup recommended from BB one of my favorite blogs!

Pictures from the week...


1. Gold Toe, bzzagent campaign Socks and T's for the hubby 2. Hubby and cousin jumping 3.Me & Hubbyjumping at a wedding holy almost crotch shot 4. Give Thanks!


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

I've pinned a lot of recipes for cheddar garlic biscuits (knock off Red Lobster) and have tried 3 or 4 over the past two years. I took a little from one recipe and a little from another and came up with this winning combo...
4 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted (one stick)
1 1/3 cup Milk
1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed, I used a wooden spoon but you could use your hands.
Spoon onto lined cookie sheet or silpat, bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve warm & enjoy
Yields 16 but you can make more or less depending on the size adjust cooking time as needed.
*If I had dried or fresh parsley I would add about a tablespoon. Also  these aren't as "buttery yellow" as the biscuits from red lobster but I think they taste AWESOME.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Weekend.

Happy 3 day weekend! No big plans here. Our calendar is already filling up for the holiday season, eek! I should finish some projects this weekend. I also need to find a new book to read, any suggestions? I had my first book club meeting yesterday it was awesome, I didn't realize how much I would enjoy it. Have you ever been in a book club?
I am super stoked that pinterest is now offering 3 private boards. I realize that it wouldn't be good if all boards were private that would take away the entire purpose of the repin feature but now you can plan a surprise birthday party for your husband or best friend and they wouldn't know it (not that Joe is on pinterest).
I hope you all have a happy weekend! It seems like a soup kind of weekend, doesn't it?

What is everyone doing? Any fun plans?

Pins and favorites from around the web...
Family Room Makeover
Just oredered some new Tom's
On the hunt for a Holiday cocktail, could this be it?
Love these shirts, should make one.
Breakfast Tostada, yes please!
Cute boy
 1. Flowers from a baby shower by AZ Floral Design 2. Mustache cupcakes by my bff! 3. Me, throwing one back :) 4. Chalkboard Chandelier 5. Ridick 6. Book Club cover art by moi

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Baby Shower Gift

Kristen and I both have sewing machines but rarely use them  well actually I have had mine for 3 years and used it once and technically my mom used it. We attended a baby shower Saturday and thought we should try and sew part of our gift. We both love personalized/handmade gifts.

Kristen found a tutorial on burp cloths, that she thought would make the perfect addition to our baby shower gift. We made a total of eight burp cloths, while at the fabric shop we found two types of fabrics one that had a little stretch and one that didn't, the one that didn't was MUCH easier to sew. The stretchy fabric would bunch as you we were sewing, lesson learned. Maybe after some practice we can use the stretchy fabric.

The Gift:
Laundry basket
8 Burp cloths
Lotion & baby wash
12 Onesies w/month stickers (stickers purchased on etsy)
Small toy for center of bow

*small dog not included in the gift ;)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Have a fabulous weekend.

Yay! It's the weekend, tonight I'm working on my fear of my sewing machine and will be making burp cloths with Kristen. She is so sweet she got me goggles since one of my fears is that the sewing machine needle will hit a pin and it will break off and well you know stab me in the eye lol.  Baby shower tomorrow for a friend and then a pimp and ho party. I really had to dig for a ho outfit, if I was in my 20's this would be easy I probably had a closet full of ho attire j/k, pictures to follow. No big plans for Sunday except trying out a new pulled pork recipe and staining my new monogram (see below).

Pins and favorites from around the web...

Need some yoga in my life...
Party fun
Statement Necklace
Security cameras capture, good. Makes my heart smile.
Craneberry Tartlets, yum!
Christmas decor.

What is everyone doing? Any fun plans?

1. Cute napkins from bunco nite 2. My sock bun 3. Joe and I, again (grand island mansion)
 4. Our monogram, ready for staining!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Tuesday, week starter.

Last week was completely crazy, I didn't post on Friday but here's some pictures from the weekend. We went to a Halloween party on Friday night, poor hubby was sick and only lasted about an hour. Saturday he was still sick, stayed in bed almost all day but was feeling a little better to watch the world series. Sunday we took a nice drive just the two of us, the we watched the SF Giants sweep the Tigers.

1.  Witch and Che Guevara 2. w/the girls 3. the boys 4. View at our friend home in Mountain Ranch (where we drove to) 5. Halloween 2007, Inmates 6. Halloween 2010, French man & French maid (my favorite), I can not find pictures from 2008 or 2009 I am on a mission to locate them!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Butternut Squash Lasagna

I have been following Proud Italian Cook for quite some time, I love her recipe and her photos.  She recently posted Individual Butternut Squash Lasanga w/Infused Bechamel, I love butternut squash and knew it was a must try. My squash was a fatty so instead of doing thre slices of squash stacked I only did two. The taste was fabulous I changed the filling recipe just a bit. I hope you try this recipe it was delish, you won't even miss the pasta!


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Rinse squash and then peel.
Slice squash into 1/4 inch slices, sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until tender (oven temp and times may vary), take out of oven.

Bechamel Sauce

5 Tbsp. Butter
5Tbsp. Flour
4 cups reduced fat milk
5 sage leaves
1/2 c shredded parmesan
On medium heat melt butter and whisk in flour. Keep whisking until flour has turned a slightly darker shade about 2 minutes, whisk in milk, sage leaves and parmesan cheese keep whisking , reduce temp to low. Sauce will thicken.


1/2 cup ricotta
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 to 1 and 1/2 cups chopped baby spinach
Salt & Pepper
Mix together and set aside.

Put Together

Ladle some bechamel on the bottom of the pan then place a layer of squash, then filling, then bechamel and repeat. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is bubbling, serve immediatly and enjoy!

Hair #3

Third attempt at french braiding my own hair, I was so intimidated for so long. I'm getting better, Fridays attempt was terrible. But today is much improved!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Weekend!

It's always a happy time once the weekend come rolling through, last week feels like fall weekend was a lie we have had 90 degree weather, ready for some rain. We have no plans other than to work on our home. I want to find some candle sticks to spray paint black to go on my dining room table and possibly make a runner. I'll be working on my Halloween costume and catching up on a obscene amount of laundry, mimosas will be on hand.
Any plans for the weekend, event, projects???
Pins and favorites from around the web...
Painting candlesticks
Lobster dog
Pink Party Punch
This song has been making me super Happy, Eli Young Band
Want these boots
Wedding hair and dresses, WOW
Must make and eat this, Butternut Lasagna.
1. Hubby and I at my cousins wedding 2. Us with my mom and brother (insert  3. Historic Grand Island Mansion 4. Cheese tray the bestie and I threw together 5. Homemade patty melt with grilled onions on sour dough, BOMB
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Easy Chili

1.5 lbs ground turkey, browned
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cans pinquitos (small bean)
1 can whole pinto beans
1 small can Enchilada sauce
1 jar Fire roasted salsa

1 can refried pinto beans
1 can Corn, drained

Place all 6 ingredients in a large pot (brown meat first) bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes. Add corn and refried pintos beans, the refried beans will thicken the chili. Simmer another 10 minutes and serve.

Top with your favorite toppings, I topped mine with shredded cheddar/jack & sour cream.

This chili is a combination of my other chili recipes, I love the addition of refired beans to thicken it up.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Feels like fall weekend

Feels like fall to me, enjoying a lovely steamed latte and spending 4 hours at work before the weekend. Tonight we are going to a friend's 31st birthday party, aps and pulled pork will be served, I love appetizers, seriously. I'll be making my bleu cheese coleslaw to accompany the pulled pork.
Tomorrow we have my cousins wedding, can't wait to hang out with my mom and brother, hopefully we can get a family picture of the 4 of us. Sunday we have a landscaper coming to check out our back yard, it is one part of our house that needs A LOT of  help. I also want to squeeze in a movie (pitch perfect) with bestie.
Pins and favorites from around the web...

What are you doing this weekend? Any fun fall plans?  
1. Hubby rolling dough for our weekly pizza night. 2. Our awesome BBQ chicken pizza 3. Lil Lozano (Olivia) our friends baby she is so sweet. 4. Happy Fall
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Bleu Cheese Coleslaw

A friend I use to work with when we lived in Sonoma made this coleslaw. It is so good even if you are not a fan of coleslaw you'll like this version. I'm not sure if I have the recipe quite the way she made it but it is still delicious. I made a small batch since it is just the two of us, soggy coleslaw is not good. Taylor this recipe to how many people you are serving.

Servings: 2-3

2.5 cups of cabbage or shredded coleslaw mix (veggie section)
1/2 green apple, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons bleu cheese dressing (I use Bob's but you can use your favorite)
Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, chill for 30 minutes then serve with your favorite BBQ recipe.


Pulled BBQ Chicken:
3 frozen chicken breast
1/2 bottle of BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
6 hours on high in your crock pot
Do you like coleslaw? What is your favorite "slaw" recipe?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Fall Weekend

After a terrible heat wave, the weather is finally starting to act fall-ish. We had a fantastic busy week last Friday Ally & Nate's wedding, Saturday/Sunday quick trip to Fresno (SDSU lost), Monday night pizzas with boys, Taco Tuesday on the Delta (100 degrees at 7pm, no thank you), Wednesday dinner with Dos, Yesterday dinner at our house for my mother in laws birthday. Tomorrow we are going to the SF Giants game WOO HOO! I don't know what will happen if the yankess and the giants are in the series, it will be a torn house. Check out my etsy shop I will be adding new items soon!

Pins and favorites from around the web...

I want this at my house
CUTE pumpkins!
Shots, anyone?
Be on me now!
So true
Matte top coat

Have a happy weekend! Any plans?

1. Clovis sign 2. Myself, hubby, hubby bff, and brother in law 3. Hubby and hubby bff on the boat 4.My first etsy order right before it was shipped
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