Monday, February 20, 2012

Food and Fun

Let me start off by saying that I can't believe it is almost the end of February!  Agh!  Thankfully, it has been a very mild winter here.  Most days have been in the high 50's and we've been loving it.  We got our first "big" snow of the winter yesterday though!  We have about 4 inches of snow, but today is very sunny and highs in the 50's so it will all sadly melt today.  By the end of the week the weather is supposed to be in the 70's!  Woohoo!  This has been such a wild winter, but not complaints here. :)

What have I been up to?  After our lovely visit with sweet baby Grace, we have been staying busy.  The hubs went to Boston in early February for a bachelor party.  I stayed home and hung out with my parents and watched "The Help."  Loved it!  I liked the movie much better than the book which rarely happens!  I also got lots of snuggle time with these guys:

 A few weeks ago I made this.

Amazing.  You need to try it!

Daniel and I are not big Valentine's Day people.  We always get each other cards and a tiny little gift and then cook dinner together.  My Mom had just been in Seattle for work meetings, so she so kindly had fresh Seattle salmon shipped back.  She very graciously shared the salmon with us!  It was sooooooooo good!

I sprinkled a little sea salt and pepper on the salmon then put it in the oven on 450 for a few minutes.

It was perfect. Seattle is the place where I learned to love salmon many years ago.  Before visiting Seattle I stuck my nose up at the thought of salmon, until I tasted that fresh, melt in your mouth salmon and I was hooked.  I also stir fried some broccoli in soy sauce and we had Bhutanese red rice on the side, oh and I can't forget about the wine.  Was a wonderful dinner in the comfort of our own home.

For our Valentine's dessert we had cupcakes.  These were to die for!  We love cupcakes!

This past Friday night I made this Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger chicken.  I had won the Saucy Mama sauce and wanted to make something with it.  I also had a craving for chicken, so this was the perfect dish.  I was a little worried as to how it would taste...but it was soooo good.  The hubs and I both felt as if we were in a Thai restaurant eating this.  We had leftovers last night and they were to die for.  So good!  The main thing I loved about this recipe was that it only had 5 kind of dish.  If you don't have this sauce on hand, you can make some type of Asian sauce in place of it.  I'm sure it would work just as well.

Yesterday I got back from a wonderful weekend with my Mom and my matron of honor and her Mom.  We went down to Chapel Hill for a mother/daughter weekend to see the Clemson/UNC basketball game.  Sadly, Clemson lost, but I still have a place in my heart for UNC bball, so it was still a lot of fun.

We had a great time at the game and then had an amazing dinner at Acme Food and Beverage.  It was SUCH a fun weekend!

I have the day off today for President's day and I am loving it.  I just made the hubs and I waffles and now I'm enjoying lounging around in my pj's.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. Sou ds like you a lovely February so far!

  2. I loooove that picture of Zeus and Zoey! :) You look like you had an amazing week! Can't wait to read about your birthday week! Hope you have a great week!

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