Monthly Archives: May 2012

Weekend Photos…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. CONGRATULATIONS ARIEL!

2 & 3. Live Music w/ Dad and Dave @ Mean Eyed Cat

4. Bloody Beer

5. Dad  vs. Dave

6. Casino El Camino w/ Bonnie too (more on this place soon)

7. Cashew caramel sauce over vanilla ice cream (recipe coming soon)

8. Pool time on Memorial Day

I’m super exhausted from this wonderful Memorial weekend! It was so much fun it plum (yes, plum) wore me out….

How was your weekend?

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Pardon me…..

 

…..while I step away for the next few days to celebrate my nieces high school graduation with my family! (and enjoy Memorial Day too) We are so proud of you Miss Ariel!        CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2012!!

xoxo

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Weekend photos….

This was a nice, relaxing weekend!

Started out with a lunch date with Dave to Home Slice

( I recommend the garlic and Italian sausage pizza with a side salad)

Saturday Dave brought memories of Barbados to our home with fresh squeezed OJ and Grapefruit Juice SOOO Fresh and YUM!

& a Bougainvillea, these pretty plants were all over Barbados and the petals strewn about our honeymoon suite!

Met up with Bonnie at Barton Springs Pool

for a quick dip in the cold spring water

Self Photo-Op, Time for a Tan

Oh and this deliciousness was for brunch, thanks for Dave! Brisket, egg & cheese tacos…mmmmm

We ended our weekend with a shoe & dinner date, nothing too fancy just DSW & Freebirds….I’ll take a fun pic of the shoes we scored and post ’em later! How was your weekend? Did you get some sun and good eats?

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S’mores Tarts, need I say more

Pinterest is all the rage for creativity…..I love a quick and easy recipe that’s a spin of an old fave. Here’s my first Pinterest recipe trial & it’s a good one! The recipe originated from here and I altered it just a tad, see below

So Simple & So Good!

Ingredients:

1 c finely crushed graham crackers

1/4 c powdered sugar

6 T melted butter

4 bars (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy divided

(I used a bag of ghirardelli dark chocolate chips instead, a partial bag :))

12 large marshmallows

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place graham crackers into a large resealable plastic bag. Finely crush into crumbs. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and butter in a small bowl.

Place 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture in each cup of a mini muffin pan. Press crumbs to form shallow cups. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling. Meanwhile, break two of the candy bars into rectangles (or open the bag of choc. chips). Remove pan from oven; place one rectangle into each cup (or 5-7 choc. chips).

Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using shears dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly softened. Remove pans from oven to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from pan. Cool completely.

Break remaining candy bars (or pour in a handful of choc. chips) and place in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 40 to 60 minutes or until set. Makes 24 cups.

Note: Store the cups in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Freezing is not recommended.

For a richer chocolate flavor, substitute dark chocolate candy bars (or choc. chips) for the milk chocolate.

Each cup has 100 calories and 6 g fat.

This recipe was hit and I really want to make it again! Next time instead of dipping the tarts into chocolate, I’m going to purchase a mini-torch and brulee the tops of the marshmallows a bit to give them a “roasted on a fire” affect…can’t wait!!!

 

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Blog Brag…..my oldest niece is graduating!

I can’t believe how fast time goes by….it’s a little scary when you think about it, especially since it seems like I just graduated high school 😉   I have to brag on my oldest niece Ariel (named after the original Footloose Ariel, not the mermaid)

On May 25th she will walk across the stage and receive her high school diploma…..I’m so proud of her and I can’t wait to see what her future holds. She’s a beautiful and intelligent gal and I love her dearly, Congratulations Ariel!!! xoxo

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Weekend Photos…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Seafood Gumbo, Dave is anticipating our trip to NOLA next month….YUM!

2. Fresh fried okra, we’re in love with the fried okra @ Monument Cafe so we replicated

3. S’mores tarts—my first Pinterest recipe trial, turned out soooo GOOD 🙂  I will share it soon!

4. A mother’s day surprise for Gwen, a little Stella & Dot

5. Instagram self-portrait, riding in Dave’s truck

6. Chicken parmesan with homemade tomato sauce, from Dave to his momma

7. Fresh flowers and a charming watering can!

We had a great time on Mother’s Day with Gwen, eating, chatting and of course a little shopping!

What’d you do for yo’ momma?

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Just want to wish my mother-in-law Gwen a Happy Mother’s Day!  I’m so thankful to have you in my life 🙂

If you’re reading this blog and you are a mother, Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

xoxo Misty

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