Monday, June 20, 2011


Here is the list that we have hanging on our fridge...
notice at the top says finish kitchen...
WELL!!! It's finished!!!
SO, SO very proud of Daniel and his accomplishments!
here are pics to oooo and ahhhhh over!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jessicat's weekend with the girls

This is my bestist friend Jessicat...
and she is a bride-to-be!!
So we set aside a beautiful weekend in Orange Beach, AL to celebrate this joyous occasion!

We had a great crew with us
we are the future housewives of Mississippi...
AL for Amber

The theme for the weekend was luau so I will share a few pics

party favors

 Gigi's cupcakes in Merry and Rasberry margarita

Silly bride with her coconut top

and here is another silly photo of the bride with her granny panties...we had a fun poem to go along with her presents

we had such a great time just relaxing and hanging out.....hopefully we can attempt the tradition of going every year with our significant others

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fried mac&cheese enough said

I found once again an amazing recipe that is super easy on


Here is what you will need:

  • Coconut or canola oil, for frying
  • Leftover macaroni & cheese (or other creamy cheese-based pasta),
     chilled in the refrigerator overnight
  • Flour, for dredging
  • salt & black pepper, to taste and Tony's
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Bread crumbs
Heat about 2 inches of oil in a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees. We used our fry daddy, which was the first time that I had used one rather than Daniel using it and I learned an important lesson...DO NOT leave the top on while warming up the oil... I had a major blonde moment!

While the oil heats, use a spoon and your hands to scoop out 1/4 cup sized spoonfuls of the macaroni and cheese. Use your hands to mold into round patties and set on a wax paper-lined plate. Repeat with all the leftover pasta.

Pour about a cup of flour into a shallow pan. (Note that this amount will be determined by how much leftover pasta you will be using). Season with salt and black pepper, AND TONYS. Pour panko into a second shallow pan and the egg into a third.

Take each patty and gently dredge in the flour mixture. Dip in the egg until fully coated. Let the excess drip off before dredging in the panko breadcrumbs making sure to full coat the patty. Set aside and repeat with the remaining patties.

Once your oil has reached 350 degrees, fry the patties 2-3 at a time for about 1-2 minutes each side until they are golden and crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined tray and let drain for a few minutes before serving.

and this is what you get...
a WHOLE lot of yumminess!!