Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recipes from Last Sunday

  The soup I made last Sunday was from Hungry Girl's show called Hungry Chick Chunky Soup.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


   I'm very thankful that I live in Atlanta since my flight was delayed from 7:50pm to 8:15pm to 9:45pm to 11:22pm to 1:30am to cancelled at who knows what time. I was able to get a full refund on my flight and get home around 10:30pm.  Wrigley was certainly glad to see me and I am very happy that Cheryl was nice enough to stay up until I got home to pick him up from her house. Three trees were knocked down by lightning on my way home so I had to take an alternate route, but I made it!! I'm really upset that I'm missing seeing family, but glad that I only had to wait at the airport from 6 until 9:30 last night and missed most of the terrible weather while I was there. Oh, the adventures of flying! (I checked this morning and saw that my flight indeed was cancelled-yikes!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunday's Dinner

     Just a few pictures to whet your appetite!! Recipes coming soon!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

  Happy Father's day to my amazing dad!! I love you so much!!! Words can't express how much you mean to me. I'm glad I'll always be your little girl and sidekick!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Slacking Off

 I have not been a good blogger, again! This seems to be quite the norm for me now. Life has just been too busy for me!! Two weekends ago, one of my cousins graduated from high school and made me feel really old! My parents came over from Mississippi and stayed with us for the weekend. Mom brought Tucker with them, so he and Wrigley had a great time together again. My cousin and her family came up from Florida and it was wonderful to see them for the first time in a few years. My aunt also came down from Chicago and my aunt hosted a delicious graduation lunch honoring my cousin and I got to see many of my extended family whom I've not seen in years. Unfortunately, Pat's soccer team was in their final tournament that weekend, so he wasn't able to partake in too much of the earlier day's festivities but he was able to help us cook dinner on Saturday night. He cooked some fantastic okra to go along with our hamburgers and vegetables. Mmm, so good!
Cousins from Florida

Me with my parents

They did it!

The Graduate!

Tucker and Wrigley

  I made some cookies for the graduate with lots of help from Mom and Dad. Dad helped decorate a few of the cookies while Mom did the rest of the decorating. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of them, but I'm going to paste the recipe for y'all here. My friend Jenny made these cookies with her Mom for her wedding favors and she was sweet enough to send the recipe over to me. 

I used the Simple Cookie Glaze from King Arthur Flour recipes and added a drop of almond extract to the glaze for a little flavor (thanks to your suggestion, Jenny!!):


  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk
  • Food coloring (optional)


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the milk until smooth.
2. Add food coloring, if desired.
3. Spread one cookie with glaze, using a table knife or offset spatula. If it doesn't smooth out after 1 minute, dribble in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until the glaze reaches the right consistency.

I think we ended up adding more confectioners' sugar to make it a little thicker, but you kind of have to just play with it until it gets to a good consistency.
Below is the recipe for the cookies from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion cookbook.


Once we got home late on Saturday night, the boys needed to run a little while as they had been cooped up for several hours. We threw the indoor Chuckit! for them and they absolutely loved it! We finally had to just put the toy away because the crazy nuts both would have kept going. Normally, Wrigley will get tired of fetching and will play keep away with the ball, but since Tucker was there, he tried to keep away from him if he got the ball, but he wouldn't stop fetching. In the pictures below, Tucker is wearing the black harness.

  I would recommend the indoor Chuckit! especially for the too hot or too cold days, but I have to watch Wrigley since he likes to be the destructor and can easily rip the ball up since it is very soft. However, I would much rather have Patrick throwing this soft ball around the house than a regular tennis ball. I found it in my Petsmart early this spring, yet I haven't seen it there again. Has anybody else tried it?