Monday, November 30, 2009
All of the baking
The smell of REAL Christmas trees
Winter Candy Apple by Bath and Body Works holiday collection
YUmm... hot coco
My parents are putting in a real fireplace and I'm pumped about going home on Christmas
The way the air smells when it snows
What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Our tree topper
It's so tiny!
I love this! My grandma gave it to me and I just think it's adorable.
Our front door, I might make a Christmas wreath later on but for now we will use this little guy.
Once we put up our big tree I will be able to decide where I want everything else to go. Once the house it fully completed I'll give you a tour of all the Christmas decor.
Did anyone get out and shop on Black Friday? I didn't! B and I got out a little while Friday night but didn't find anything. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Green Bean Bundles:
2 cans of green beans
10 strips bacon cut in half
Garlic salt to taste
4 tbsp. butter, melted
3 tbsp. packed, light brown sugar
Gather 6-10 green beans in a bundle. Wrap 1/2 piece of bacon around bundle. Insert a toothpick to secure bacon and green beans. Put bundles on 9X13 baking dish. Sprinkle bundles with garlic salt. Pour melted butter over bundles. Sprinkle brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until bacon is done.
Instead of using a tooth pick you can tie a knot in the bacon to secure the green beans. I think it looks better like this.
Mini Macaroni Pies:
1 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 35 crackers)
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (10 ounces)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni (8 ounces uncooked), drained and kept hot
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan.
In a bowl, combine the crackers, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, and the melted butter. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups and press firmly in the bottom and up the sides of the cups.
In a large bowl, mix the macaroni with ½ cup of the cheddar cheese. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sour cream, cold butter pieces, and salt. Stir the milk mixture into the macaroni.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the macaroni mixture into each cracker crust and top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and slightly crispy. Allow the pies to cool slightly before unmolding and serving warm.
I will doubling this recipe because we will have more than 8 people celebrating Thanksgiving with us. I think the kids will love these! This is a Paula Deen recipe!
1 lb. hot sausage
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
2 c. Bisquick (biscuit mix)
Combine all ingredients, I like to use my hands. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
I would love to hear some of your holiday favorites!
Happy Cooking ya'll!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
1. I only have a 2 day work/class week
2. Going home to stay with my parents on Wednesday afternoon through Thanksgiving
3. While we are home we will be picking up our Christmas tree that Alexa is letting us borrow. Which means we will up it up this weekend when we get back home. CAN'T WAIT
4. I'm bringing home a few new recipes in celebration of Thanksgiving and I can't wait to try them. I'll post them later this afternoon
5. We are expecting snow flurries on Thursday
6. B and I will have several days this week to just be together and relax!!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday B has to work out of town so I'm going to get a pedi and have lunch with some of my girl friends...Can't wait!
Sunday I will be attempting a few new recipes I will be bring to my parents house for Thanksgiving. If they work out I will post them next week for you to enjoy too. I hope you all have an amazing weekend!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have been looking for a cake topper all week. I didn't realize how expensive they are! I really wanted the monogrammed letters. I wanted to do a Y in the middle, which is our last name and then 2 little Bs on the side for our first names. Who knew you could spend almost $100 on a wedding cake topper... that's insane! So lucky me, I decided to look on eBay where I won a 4inch Y for 2 dollars! 2 dollars can you believe that? They didn't charge any shipping either and it came 2 days later. I'm so excited.... It's just what I wanted
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This isn't my dress but the bow it similar. I think it's adorable.
How many dresses did you try on before you found "the one?"
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Mr. Love and I won't register until closer to the actual wedding date but I don't think it would hurt to start looking for things that we want! My bedding, dishes, and bath collection are the most important things. I want them to be perfect since I will have them so for long. I have found a few bedding collections I really like. I don't know why but I'm drawn to neutral colors. Since we will probably move a few times before we actually get to the house we will stay at, it's probably a good thing.