New Decorations!

Our new canvas!Sean has been wanting to decorate our house for a while and I kept telling him that I wasn’t ready yet. I didn’t want to just get things until I knew more of what I was wanting in the house.

Weellllll we finally agreed upon one thing that we wanted to do! A 2 foot by 3 foot canvas over our bed! (Please ignore the unmade bed and the non matching lamps!)

We love it and we got it for a reasonable price! Next up are those lamps and a few other things. Slowly but surely we will get our house decorated!

 

March 25th and Yes it is snowing!

We woke up to snow this morning and I was supposed to have a two hour delay and about 30 minutes into my drive school was cancelled for the day. I turned around and came home! As of 11 a.m. the snow is still falling heavily! Here is to a day at home with a fire (yes I opened the flue), craft time and show music! Gonna be a great day!

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I am soooo ready for spring!

Recipes from the past two weeks

Lately I have been planning meals two weeks out and doing all of the grocery shopping all at one time. So theatrically I only go to the grocery.  I was waiting to post about some of the food until we actually tried all of the recipes to see how they turned out!

{Side note: I forgot to take pictures of all of this food so it may look like a lot more words then normal!}

The first recipe that I made was General Tso’s Chicken. I was leery about making this since I have made other Chinese dishes and they haven’t turned out to be fantastic. This did not disappoint though, it turned out awesome! It wasn’t too hard to make and we both really enjoyed this dish! I found the recipe here.

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Next up for us for Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. It was a Friday in Lent meal if you couldn’t tell. I wanted something easy to do before our Murder Mystery Party and this was perfect. It just made a lot! I wasn’t expecting it to make so much but we took it for lunches!
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One recipe that I was very excited to try was the Chicken Gyros. As a kid, when we would go to Harvest Homecoming I remember getting Gyros there. That was about the only time I ever had them so I was really excited when I found a recipe that I could use chicken with instead of trying to cook lamb. These turned out really good and Sean even seemed to enjoy them. One thing I didn’t do was make the sauce earlier enough. You are supposed to let the Yogurt get less watery by putting it through cheesecloth. I didn’t have time for that and we thought it turned out pretty good! I made honey dijon slaw, which I don’t have a recipe for because I just threw ingredients together. It turned out alright!
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The last meal that I fixed was one tonight. I had seen this done multiple times on Pinterest and thought that it would be interesting to try. The mister absolutely LOVES Lasagna. So I knew this would hit a homerun when he tasted it. Instead of making normal Lasagna, you roll it all up in one noodle. I didn’t really use a recipe for this I just made the ingredients and then covered the noodles with the ricotta and meat and rolled it up. I also found a copycat recipe for The Old Spaghetti Factory’s Creamy Pesto Salad Dressing. So we had salad as well. Homemade croutons and homemade dressing! Yummy salad!
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Over the next couple of weeks it will be recipes from the newest Raechel Ray Magazine! Should be some good food!

Murder Mystery Dinner

Sean and I finally decided that we were ready to host our first dinner party at our house. We had wanted to wait a little while after we were married to finally have a group of people to the house!

So in grand fashion we decided that we were going to have a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. This took a lot more planning then what I thought it was going to take but it all turned out great! We started planning at the beginning of 2013 by finding what mystery we wanted to actually use. This was a much tougher then what you think it would. We finally found this company and a mystery that we liked!

French. Midnight. Cafe. Great food. Wine.  Friends. All necessary parts to make this dinner go off without a hitch. We ended up asking some of our friends early so that they were able to plan and be here!

So here is a peak into our house during the night we hosted the Murder Mystery Dinner in the French Cafe!
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Even though we were having a four course meal I still decided that we needed to have some cheese and crackers. I don’t think it would be a real French party without some cheese!
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The details there were in place throughout the house. The table we set up in the dining room, the coasters we made out of wine corks, the flowers, the wine bottles that we burnt the bottoms off of, the menus, and the place cards.
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The food! Which I might say turned out fantastic! We started off the night with Spinach, Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato dip with crackers. The soup course was homemade French Onion Soup with homemade croutons and cheese. The main course was Chicken with a Lemon Basil Cream Sauce relished with a lemon, buttered scallops, and broccoli.  Dessert was French Silk Pie. The French Silk Pie recipe is one that was given to my family when I was younger by our neighbor. He made the recipe so that it was my pie, my brother’s whip cream and through out the recipe my brother was to always lick the spatula or the beaters.
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Oh and did I mention that everyone had to wear costumes. The costumes that people had to wear weren’t extreme but some were pretty funny. Unfortunately we didn’t take individual pictures of everyone that came. But you can at least see Sean and I’s costumes.

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Sean was the restaurant owner, Gustav, and I was Madame LaBelle,  the ballerina if you couldn’t tell! Like I said the night turned out to be a lot of fun! Here are a few more pictures from the night….and I am not telling who did it!

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Yes I even finished the cooking in my tutu!

 

Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches

The mister has a problem. He doesn’t like eating breakfast but then is starving mid morning and eats his entire lunch. Since he is back in school he  will work out in the morning and then go to class, then pick up something on his way to work, which is costing us big time. I was looking online to see if I could find something that I could make and freeze when I realized that breakfast sandwiches would be a great thing to start with. So last week I started to make breakfast sandwiches that I hoped he would eat rather then buying something every morning. Eggs, cheddar cheese, English muffins, and sausage patties and a half hour later and eight sandwiches frozen and ready to eat.


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The sandwiches turned out great and he really does eat them in the mornings. I ate one the other morning and it was a great kickstart to the day!

Frozen and heated up in the microwave for 1 minute is super easy!