Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Supper

I feel like I have been talking about food a lot lately.  Which is probably why I need to lose about three pounds before I put on a bathing suit in front of anyone.  But that is a depressing thought, so let's move on...

I made the best dinner the other night.  I had been wanting to try this recipe since seeing it on Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers, and it did not disappoint when I finally got around to it...

Summer Corn Cakes with Tomato Avocado Salsa
(probably I should copy the recipe here, but it's too late, and I'm too tired...just click on the link...)

We, of course, added some fresh blueberries on the side, because no meal is complete at our house these days without fresh blueberries.  AND, I tried my first blueberry cobbler, using my peach cobbler recipe and just substituting blueberries.  It was really good.  I immediately had to take it up to Brad's packing house to get it out of the house so that I wouldn't eat every last bite, which is why I don't have any pictures of it... I would love to know if anyone has a good recipe that is meant for blueberry cobbler.  It's all in the name of research!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today's iPhone Pics

Today has been a doozy...just one of those fun, nothing-goes-great days.  But, let's just not dwell on that...instead, here are some pictures I snapped with my phone today:

Hunt and I went walking around the Back Field today, so I checked in on the baby maters, and they are growing like little weeds (although I guess that doesn't really sound good, does it?!?!)

I have started making my own, very delicious, almond butter from a recipe I saw on Tasty Kitchen, or at least that's where I thought it was, but now I can't find it to link up.  It's almonds in the food processor until they turn to paste, sea salt, and honey.  That's it.  And did I mention that it's delicious?

I got my hair done today and decided to go blonde for the summer.  And I ended up with this non-color:

I am trying really hard not to be depressed about it, but I hate it.  It isn't blonde, and it isn't brown.  It is somewhere in between, and it is ugly (hence the ugly faces in the pictures...and we won't even talk about the baggage under my eyes...).  I may just wear a bag over my head until I can go back on June 23rd.  

So...that's my day in a (very small, leave out most of the annoying parts) nutshell.  Hope yours was lovely.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Easter...Yes, I Said Easter

I know.  It was a month ago.  But even if it is just for me to remember, I wanted to post about our first Easter in the new house -- and our first time hosting a family holiday -- here on the old blog.  I have already tried to upload these pictures once, and our internet in the boonies wouldn't let me, so I am finally getting around to it now...


We spent Saturday night of Easter weekend with my parents.  I don't know if you'd call it a tradition, but I think we have done it for the past couple of years.  The kids woke up to their Easter baskets in the same place that Hunter, Graham, and I woke up to ours back in the day.

And we had to have some of the obligatory stand there and look like you love each other pictures before church.  Some days those are harder than others.

We got some really cute pictures of all six of the grandchildren after church.  Cute, that is, if you don't care that they aren't all looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.  That would be impossible.

Funny aside -- the kids are all sitting on GranGran's gravestone in our family area of the graveyard.  Some kid came up and told Hunter that it is rude to sit on people's graves...  I don't really think he would care...

While it is hard to act like you love your sisters, it is not hard to act like you love your buddies...

We had a great meal at our house to celebrate after church.  My side of the family all went to my grandmother's house, so it was just Brad's parents and sister and brother-in-law at the house, but that was probably plenty for our first time entertaining the fam.  Sanders and Tyler did our flowers -- yes, really!  Louise brought our main course, Angela brought a salad, and I made Cranberry-Strawberry Salad, macaroni and cheese, and Strawberry Shortcake Cake, which ended up looking like a bleeding heart because I had to use my heart-shaped cake pan (it was the correct depth) and all the strawberries poking out looked like blood...oh well, it was delicious anyway.

After everyone left, I snapped a couple more pictures of my babies to try to get one where they at least looked happy to be together.  Maybe it was the sun in their eyes, but this one will do!!

We had a very blessed Easter (yes, a month ago), and I hope you did too.

Alleluia!  He is Risen!
The Lord is Risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Had Your Coosaw Berries Yet?

Have y'all gotten any of these guys yet?  If not, you need to go directly to your local grocery store and look for them!  The blueberries are extra delicious this year, and I can say that because I didn't have anything to do with growing them -- but I certainly have a refrigerator full of them, and the kids and I are eating them by the handful.

I know they are being sold at Publix (although not yet at the Publix closest to me because we are supplied by the Jacksonville distribution center, and right now Brad is only supplying the Atlanta distribution center -- hopefully they will be in all Publix distribution centers soon), BiLo, Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and some IGAs.  Go get them while you can!!
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