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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday: Mike and I went to the UConn football game. They won their first home game and second game of the year [we were there last weekend!]. Plus, we got to tailgate with some great friends, including Kallie of But First, Coffee and her fantastic boyfriend, Michael!
mimosas /// tailgate toss with our "Michaels"
recovered relaxed around the house, ordered Domino's, and started taking out our Christmas decorations. This is at least a week-long ordeal for us, and I can promise this year will be even better than last year.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving yesterday! Today, Mike and I are headed to RI for Christmas tree day - every single year, we go to a farm, pick out our tree, and decorate it on Black Friday instead of spending the day fighting lines at the stores.
Even though I only had to work three days this week, I still love Fridays, so here's what I'm "high-fiving" about:
1. Mike and I decided that we're getting fit! We are doing lap swim twice a week, and it feels so good. Check out my swim team suit from 2006!
2. I know Shadow looks like a big cat, but look at how tiny she is compared to Roxy! They're starting to get along pretty well this week :)
3. I let Mike's goddaughter borrow my phone for all of 10 minutes yesterday.... here are some of the 100+ selfies she took hahaha! The one below is definitely my favorite.
4. Have you seen any of this stuff? I played "La La Oopsy" and made magic looms with the cousins - weird stuff, huh? But then again, looking back on it, the idea of "Cabbage Patch" kids is pretty weird too, huh?
5. Here was our
Black Friday Thanksgiving night shopping adventure. Can you just check out our amazing, newly-designed CVS?!?! I LOVE ME SOME NAIL POLISH!!! Below is all the loot we got for $15!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Here's what I made: Roasted Chicken Butternut Soup with Sage Croutons
I found the recipe for the soup on Martha Stewart's website and created the croutons myself.
Here is the recipe for the soup. I thought it was a pretty good recipe, fairly easy, but kind of a weird consistency soup. Using the potato masher made the squash a bit stringy in the soup, and in addition to that, all the soup smelled like was taco seasoning [but, luckily, it did not taste that way]. It did actually tasted pretty good and both Mike and I enjoyed the flavor!
To make the croutons, I cubed a stale grinder roll, chopped up about 6 fresh sage leaves, and mixed that together with 1 1/2 tablespoons EVOO. In a saucepan on medium, I cooked the bread almost like I would a grilled cheese, turning the cubes occasionally until they were nice and crunchy throughout. Mike LOVED the croutons, and I'd have to say I agreed!
All the ingredients
What I used for the 4 mystery ingredients
Before the oven
cubing and cooking the roll
the finished product!
Thanks for joining us again and I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Adriana @ Dog Hair is an Accessory
Kallie @ But First, Coffee
Wendy [and Greg] @ Connecticut Bloggers
Amanda @ MandaLoves
Amanda and I feasted!
Kallie's awesome CT trivia
Our sponsor of the night was CocoaShak, a local chocolate shop. Even if you're not in the CT area, you can shop their selection online and I highly recommend you do!
Sorry for blinding you, Adriana, but I needed a photo of the best truffles ever!!!
Delaware Memorial Bridge
Mike's cousin, his grandma, and Mike
Lincoln Financial Stadium where the Eagles [and Temple Owls] play!
Eating a Philly cheese steak and drinking beer in 35 degree weather in our AWESOME seats!
We took an adventure to the upper deck...needless to say, the whole field was a bit empty.
UConn WON!!! It was their first win of the year and after the game, they all came by and thanked all of the fans who came to see them.
Now it's your turn:
-What did you do this weekend?
-Do you have a favorite college team? [Even if it might not actually be where you went to school, like me?]