Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I can't wait for this to come out! I loved the book, and, of course, Meryl is amazing. And, timed perfectly to come out the day before my 40th birthday! Dinner at L' Etoile, then the movie!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Slow Cooker Pizza
1 1/2 ground beef, browned and drained
8 oz. rigatoni pasta, cooked until al dente, about 8-10 minutes
16 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1- 10.75 oz can condensed cream of tomato soup
2- 14 oz. jars pizza sauce
8 oz. pepperoni, sliced
In the slow cooker, alternate layers of ground beef, noodles, cheese, soup, sauce and pepperoni.
Cook on Low setting for 4 hours.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Ah, the joys of chairing the Scholastic Bookfair at school. Round up people to help, set it up, sell 'em, pack it all up. And start thinking of next fall's. I had a teacher sneak peak today, with these adorable cupcakes as their treat. They were so cute, and I got tons of compliments, but what a pain in the backside. Who knew adding marshmallows could so time consuming? 4 hours decorating these mini cupcakes and I still have about 14 that are not frosted, because I called it quits. It was all worth it, because the teachers liked them. Now, how many books will I end up buying? The more shifts I work, the more great books I find.
Monday, April 20, 2009
In the most recent issue of Garden and Gun magazine, I found my barn. Or, the barn I want to build, if we could have the property in back of us. I think it would be great with cement floors, perfect for basketball and bicycling in the dead of winter. Big parties and a place to escape to. I can see it now, take out the fence separating the properties and create a bigger garden, fruit trees, and a pumpkin patch with a flagstone walkway leading to the barn. Dream on, baby!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Ah, I'm back from vacation. And, boy, did we see a lot! We went to the Louisville Slugger Factory, saw the Capitals of Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, saw A. Lincoln's birthplace, childhood home, adult home, Mary Todd Lincoln's childhood home, his mother's grave, his tomb, Presidential Museum and Library. We toured Mammouth Cave and went to Dinosaur World. We watched Krispy Kreme donuts get made (love the curtain of glaze), saw Daniel Boone's grave, watched a horse race at Keeneland. We toured Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home, Ashland, home of Henry Clay, and Belle Meade Plantation. We are all happy to be home, and let the laundry begin.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Mammouth Cave here we come! B and I took J there when he was tiny, but now is our chance to see it again with both boys. We leave tonight, and will hit Lincoln's Birthplace, Mammouth Cave, Davy Crockett's birthplace, Nashville for Belle Meade Plantation and the Hermitage. Than onto Lexington, I have always wanted to see a horse race, so we will at Keeneland. It will be a fun car trip, but we are always ready to come home. Write to you in a week or so.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I found this picture on http://www.teaorwine.blogspot.com/ and it made me so happy . I love Charleston, and get homesick (even tough that isn't my hometown) when I've been away too long. I come back from every trip there inspired. In the way I dress, decorate and garden. I want to have garden parties, polish my silver and pour some sweet tea. She never fails to captivate me. Thanks Tea or Wine, you made my day! Check out her blog for more pics. And go visit!