Thursday, August 23, 2012

In the kitchen...

Yesterday I spent the morning in the kitchen whipping up some goodness for our darling friends that just brought their newborn baby home.  I had found a few delicious recipes online that I had been wanting to try and this was the perfect excuse. 

Let's start with what is the most important...dessert. 

Let me introduce you to peanut butter graham cracker balls...chocolately-peanut buttery goodness.  Pure sin.  So easy to do and a definite hit around here...Josh and I did a little bit of quality control in order to make sure these were 'safe' to give away.  Safety first, people.

Peanut butter graham cracker balls from Baby Gizmo
These are rolled in toffee bits... pure AWESOME.
Since I do understand that people eat more than just dessert (umm, why?!?), I did whip up some Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad from Greens and Chocolate.  This is so yummy and easy to do. 
I made a few modifications with mine based on the supplies that I had. 
The original recipe is here.
My changes:
Added 1 red bell pepper
Omitted the cilantro (yuck!)
Substituted mixed field greens and baby spinach instead of ice berg lettuce
Used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise
Used Hidden Valley Ranch's Fiesta Ranch instead of taco seasoning and ranch seasoning
These are two EASY and delicious recipes that I will definitely be making again and can't wait to deliver to our friends today.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Too hot!

It's so hot!  I mean ridiculous. 

When the weather forecast calls for 100+ degrees each day it's hard to be excited about spending any time outside. 

Unfortunately we all get too restless when we spend too much time inside...especially the four dogs!  So, when we do go out it's interesting to see what happens. 

I recently decided I would do a little early morning reading outside on the lounge chairs before it was too hot.  When I got up to go grab some water, it was already 95 by 9am, I returned to find that the crew had made themselves comfy under the beach umbrella...taking in the shade.  All 4 of them. 

Ever the athlete, Cedric, loves the pool.  When the temp spikes you know where to find him.

He uses it to cool down after a hard workout chasing the neighbors dog up and down the fenceline.

It's a hard life around here.

And for the actual humans that live here...
life's not too bad when this is the view you get to take in after a hot afternoon. 

I hope you are staying cool, loves!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday pug fun...

One post in July, really?  Come on, Nat!

Sorry, loves...there was an unexpected treatment after some sick days.  Excuses, excuses, blah!

So here is some Friday pug fun for you.

This is Rosie the Riveter pug.  Not my Rosie, but one that seriously looks just like her. 

Check out these two pugs that I met in Comfort, Texas at Blackbird Antiques...

Molly is on the left and Hudson is on the right.  They work there everyday. 

Their work is seriously exhausting.

Hope these little puggers make your Friday a little more humorous!