10.17.2012

This and That

Morning, friends!
I hope it is a beautiful day wherever you are, because it sure is here :)



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Yesterday my sister-in-law, Kristi, and nephew, Asher came over for dinner.  They were in town from Austin and I'm so happy we were able to see them.  I made a taco casserole and this yumminess for dessert!


You know when you decide last minute you're in the mood to bake something?  But then you realize you don't have time to go to the store?  I felt so lucky yesterday when I opened my pantry to find all the ingredients I needed to bake this Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake.  I didn't have a fall candle, and I really wanted my house to smell warm and cozy :)  I think this did the trick.  And it was very tasty, too :)

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I started this week off with going to the grocery store (something I have a hard time making myself do sometimes).  SP and I were TERRIBLE last week!  We ate out almost every meal.  What a terrible thing when you aren't even on vacation :(  I was determined to make it a priority this week.  So I did a quick meal plan, and made my trip to the grocery store.

I purchased this board several months back for work, but it ended up not working in the way I wanted it to, so I turned into our weekly meal plan board :)


I took a lot of recipes from my mom this week :) All of these are ones she's made before.  Thanks, mom!

Asian Glazed Drumsticks w/ roasted broccoli and basmati rice w/ ginger

I have really enjoyed being back in the kitchen this week, but I did not miss doing the dishes last week :)

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Our garden is severely overgrown!!!



See all that basil?  I have big plans of making yummy pesto and freezing it in batches.  It's a shame to let it go bad.

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Quick coffee table explanation.  
1. It was SP's parents, they gave it to us.
2. I painted it white.
3. The middle was open to the floor w/ glass on top, but I broke the glass one night after my heavy coffee mug fell on it.
4.  I wanted the new glass to cover the entire table inside, instead of just the inset b/c of the grooves in the table, it was a pain to clean!
5.  I painted that board in the middle.  
6.  I got a new rug.
7.  Do we still like the painted board in the middle??  Seriously...I need your input!  I can't decide what to do!


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When I went to Houston a few weeks ago without SP, my mom got me hooked on streaming Army Wives on Netflix.  I can't stop!  So now, when football is on (and it's a game that I don't care to watch), I say "Sure honey, you can watch that game....no, no need to go watch in the bedroom." (which is what he often has to do b/c my DVR usually takes priority :) )

And then,  I grab my laptop, my headphones, and my sofa and zone out :)



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Lastly, SP is usually always most of the time running out the door!  This morning was no different.  And sometimes all the time he makes his hot tea and leaves it on the counter b/c he forgets!  So I then walk by, and enjoy his cup of tea :)  Maybe he is secretly leaving me this special treat.  I love this guy :)


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