Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Recipes

I'm sure JD and I use the recipe page on this blog more than anyone else. Since we frequently repeat our meals, it has been very nice to have them all organized in one place.

Recently we've been wanting to re-make recipes and find ourselves either digging through Pinterest or my favorites until I can remember where I saw the recipe. So, in attempt to keep-our-favorite-recipes-in-one-place, here are a few new ones...

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

This was delicious, I mean to. die. for. The chicken had a crunchy outside and the creamy basil sauce was to amazing too. Recipe here.

Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

sorry no picture for this one. But good. Recipe here.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Quick and easy and great for a cold winter night. We used almond milk to make it a bit lighter instead of the half-and-half.

Steak Fajitas
This was JD's creation and it was "one of the best meals we've had in a long time." I think he said that at least five times while eating dinner that night.

Ingredients for Marinade
1 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup sherry
1 cup soy sauce
couple shakes of garlic powder
-Mix all together

Ingredients for Fajitas
steak for marinading (we bought steak cubes) about 1-1/2 pounds
green peper
sour cream (optional)

1. Mix marinade 
2. Place steak and marinade in crock pot and simmer on low for 5 hours
3. 15 minutes before eating, chop and saute onion and pepper in a tablespoon of oil olive. Spoon in a couple of spoonfuls of the marinade into vegetable mixture.
4. Serve and Enjoy!!

We love these sites...if you need ideas check them out. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

it's been awhile

I've been a bad blogger and went on a short hiatus, but it was nice to enjoy the holidays and rest and relax. It's been too long to catch up, so I'll just share what we've been up to lately. 

JD surprised me with an iPhone for Christmas and I finally feel in the loop. I love Instagram and the fact that I can look up a recipe while in the grocery store...just did that yesterday. I'm still getting to know all the apps. What's your favorite? 

So let's catch up via Instagram. If you already follow me, there's not much new here.

and a bit of commentary to further explain...we went antiquing last weekend at an awesome in  spot in Fredrick that I discovered online. It get's me very excited to someday own a home and to fill it with furniture that's just our style. I got a few things that I will hopefully share in another post.

We are still going strong with our Fright night dates. One picture is from a coffee date at Barnes and Noble and the other one is out at dinner.

I made a delicious peanut butter pie that we devoured in just about 3 days, and I'm still juicing. I took a bit of a break over the holidays, but I'm glad to be back in the routine. Mini Migraine update: still getting them weekly and January has not gone very well (not to mention I had to fight my insurance company to continue paying for my medicine), but overall they have become more mild. I think I'm also just adjusting to life as a chronic migraine patient.

I've also been dabbling with my creative side. I made some mini-cards and pillows. It's hard to tell from the picture but these cards are about 2.5 inches long. My next grad class starts this week so I wanted to have some fun before my weekends become filled with grad work again.

Hoping to be back with another post soon. Maybe even tomorrow.

p.s On another note, please pray for JD. He got the stomach flu last night and is sick. sick sick.

p.s.s Are you on instragram? If so, follow me @ mmdouglas1