Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Dose

Yesterday afternoon I picked up the dog bowls I made for Bayley at this store in VA called All Fired Up. I wasn't sure how they were going to turn out but I ended up LOVING them. The moment I put them in the kitchen I just lit up with joy (and so did Bayley).  Check it out...

It was at that very moment that I wished summer was near.

Since summer can't seem to find it's way to me anytime soon, I have a few goodies that get me through these cold winter months.

 I use this at least once a week!

This always reminds me of my home in Ocean Reef, FL - ahhh SUN!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Recap...

Since moving to VA eight months ago, RBD and I have met some amazing people here and are really starting to call this place home. We love exploring new things about our city and finding new restaurants to try. This weekend some friends of ours organized a group dinner at MEKONG....
Ladies Volcano Bowl
Men's Volcano Bowl

Let's just say, I hope for more group dinners like this one!

While we're on the topic of food, I decided to prepare a home cooked meal Saturday night to practice more on my culinary skills. My goal this year is to make more healthy home cooked meals. I tend to sway towards my chopped salads then a well balanced dinner, so hopefully you will see more of my cooking skills being displayed on my blog. On that note, here's what I whipped up last night:

I took a packet of Onion Soup and Dip mix and added it to..
My hamburger meat..

chopped up some potatoes and added rosemary..

And dinner is served..YUM!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy to live in the South!

Although I miss the Northeast sometimes, my sister HLT sent me this picture today and I must say - NO THANK YOU!