Tuesday, September 27, 2011
As many of you know, I LOVE a good party! Oh do I love a great party: great people, a little booze, good food, and old school music…can’t go wrong! I am currently planning two corporate events for October and November, along with birthday celebrations for B and E for October; but I am also planning one final party in December for myself. That’s right I am planning my own birthday party!
Full disclosure, I have never had a birthday party. I have had some memorable birthdays mind you but an all out party…nope. This party will be one of my weekly gifts to myself…cause y’all know I celebrate all month!
I’m thinking a game night party: card tables set up in the formal living, a spades table, dominoes, karaoke, Wii/PS3 games, Scrabble, etc. A buffet spread of gumbo, various seasoned chicken wings, fresh fruits and vegetables, cupcakes, good wine and liquor, old school music, roaring fire and a gang of people I like and love…..GREAT TIMES right!? I mean the house will be Christmas dressed, everyone will be in the holiday spirit and my people are truly fun to be around…TRULY. You can’t help but have an awesome time when we are in the building.
The ONLY reason this would not happen is if that darn bathroom remodel is not complete…still waiting on the insurance company and the adjusters to get it together. However, I’m going to plan anyway; guest list, I have a great idea for invitations, etc. I can’t even tell y’all how excited I am!
*Party over here*
Cheffed Up by Tarsha! at 4:04 AM
Friday, September 23, 2011
|With some warm maple syrup!!!! Child please! These were so good.|
|Patti Patti! Haven't tried this yet.|
|Find this stat! I can't even describe how awesomely scrumptious this tea tastes.|
|I actually received this free with a meal deal. Will plank some salmon directly|
|These cheese slices are really good with a sweet bread or even a croissant to offset the spice from the horseradish.|
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A lot like Christmas…
OK. Not really. I mean we are still in summer wear around this piece.
However, in the midst of everything I have going on I am thinking about Christmas: the color scheme I want to use, gift wrapping, gifts to purchase, mantle display, Oh I get to buy NEW trees this year!!!!
Um, don’t judge me OK? No Seriously….Stop it! LOLOL
I LOVE Christmas. Every year I have to talk myself out of putting my trees up
This year I will have two big trees and fewer smaller ones on display. The main tree in the formal living I want it to look more traditional, similar to this:
The one in the family room more whimsical, like this:
I also know my kid is going to want her usual one in her room but she hasn’t decided on colors.
I also want to make some of these:
About my mantle though? I have no idea what I want to do. I just know it will have to "coordinate"
I’m not going to even ask have y’all been thinking about Christmas because, save for one or two other people, no one has this Christmas decorating sickness but me. *smh*
All pictures from various www.Pinterest.com Boards...I'm addicted. If you want an invite leave a comment!
Cheffed Up by Tarsha! at 1:12 AM
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
So I already have an orange salmon recipe and it is delicious. However, since I am on this cook new stuff kick and I Stan for Cuis.ine At Ho.me, I tried this one.
Orange Glazed Salmon
Adapted from Cuisine at Home
What You Need:
- 2 Tbs Cajun spice
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (6oz. each)
- 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs orange marmalade Juice of one lime
What To Do:
- Combine Cajun spice and sugar in a small bowl
- Rub the spice mixture over all surfaces of fillets
- Saute fillets in oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat for 3-4 min per side. Carefully remove salmon to a plate
- Place marmalade and lime in the skillet until melted. Swirl to prevent burning
- Carefully place salmon back into the pan and spoon glaze all over fish.
- The salmon is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork.
Cheffed Up by Tarsha! at 4:33 AM