Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a laid back Memorial Day weekend, and I soaked up every minute of the little miniature break. We started working on painting our kitchen, continued to unpack boxes, and just hung out with each other. Weekends when we are both off work are hard to come by, so even though Fletch didn't have Memorial Day off we enjoyed Saturday and Sunday together. I decided to make a fun meal and dessert for Memorial Day, especially since I didn't have to work-I had plenty of time. And nothing says summer to me like fruit pizza! This time I wanted to try making little individual fruit pizzas instead of one big one. I just used Pillsbury's sugar cookie dough and then tried Darby's recipe for the icing...delicious! We had a great weekend and I'm thrilled about a 4 day work week...and I will be seeing my family in just 4 days! I can't wait!

Monday, May 23, 2011

First New Recipe in our New House!

I had hoped to do a room by room tour on the blog, but I'm realizing it might be a while before the rooms are ready for their blog appearance! SB and Tom were over on Saturday night and their tour went like this "This is what we want to do in this room..." So I'll spare you from a super wordy picture-less tour! We do have lots of ideas that we are excited about, but the whole "unexpected expense" part of home-ownership hit us in full force as we moved in...So we are going to take it one room at a time. Hopefully before too long our ideas will come to fruition. With the kitchen unpacked I was getting antsy to try some new recipes! My sister had recommended this recipe last summer, but I had forgotten about it until recently. It is a Pioneer Woman recipe.

First you heat 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet. Then add minced garlic. When oil & butter are hot add the shrimp and cook 3 minutes on each side.

While the shrimp heated I cut the zucchini, grape tomatoes, and sliced the kernels off the corn.

Side note...I heart fresh corn. When the shrimp is finished set it aside on a plate.

Add another Tbsp. Butter and Oil and add zucchini to the skillet. Cook for one minute, tossing. Scoot zucchini to edge of the pan and add the corn.

Cook for one minute then add grape tomatoes, salt and pepper, and then toss.

Add shrimp back in and cook for an additional 30 seconds. PW suggested letting it sit a little while before eating, which we did. It was a delicious easy summer dinner!

Summer Stir Fry
2 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic
Shrimp, peeled & deveined (we did 3/4 pound but add more if serving more people)
2 whole zucchini, sliced
2 ears corn, kernels removed
1/2 grape tomatoes, halved
Salt and Pepper to taste

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Lots has happened since I last posted. First of all, my sister had her Baby! I am so excited to have a nephew and he came just in time for Mother's Day! I can't wait to see my sweet sister as a mother! I don't have a picture to post, but he has the sweetest little button nose and I can't wait to meet him!

This weekend I went to Nashville for a party (Kentucky Derby Themed) for these two...
It was a great weekend of celebrating Tom and Sarah and getting to spend some much overdue time with my sweet friends.

Tomorrow is MOVING DAY. I can't believe it, it has definitely snuck up on me! I feel like we have continually been packing and taking loads over to the new house, but we still have so much left to do! Last night to sleep in our little townhouse!