Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth ... I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw

p.s. thanks everyone for sending me recipes and cooking blogs, I am going to make a list of everything and share them soon!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Help, please!

I have to admit -- I am suffering from a complete lack of creativity these days! (Hence, the absence from blogging!)

One particularly disturbing area that's suffering is in the kitchen! I have no motivation to start cooking meals again, and I can count on my hand the number of times we've eaten frozen pizza this week (it's more than one!)

That's just depressing.

But that's also where you can help. Pretty please with a cherry on top leave a comment and post your favorite new recipe, or old family tried-and-true favorite. It doesn't even have to be easy necessarily, just good.

Barring any seafood dishes, I promise to make each one and will let you know how it goes. And if you know me, you know if it has a ton of lard I probably won't make it. Those are my only ground rules!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am looking forward to getting my groove back soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eat, Drink, and Be Married

Location: Bongo Java Coffeehouse, Nashville
Listening to: "Dave Barnes, What We Want, What We Get"
Feeling: Sore, because I started P90X workouts this week. It's the good kind of sore, but my calves sure do hurt!

Our internet was supposed to be connected this weekend. Alas! We keep running into issues...I blame AT&T! Anyway, sooner or later it will get ironed out. In the meantime, here I am at Bongo Java!

This is just a quick photo recap of the wedding last weekend in Dallas!

The rehearsal dinner was at Viking Culinary School on McKinney Avenue in Dallas. It was SO FUN because before dinner they held a cooking competition. We were broken into 4 teams and each team had to use the following ingredients: poblano pepper, shrimp, feta and rice. Other than that, it was up to us. They had a whole kitchen and pantry at our disposal. It was SO FUN! Luckily, we weren't eating our creations for dinner.

Me, Weslee and Lauren before the competition was underway.

The head chef was explaining ground rules.

We had 40 minutes to make something awesome! We were judged on teamwork, cleanliness, taste and presentation.

Jessi and Justin (bride and groom) and the head chef were the judges.

Ours looked pretty on the plate, but I'm pretty sure it tasted awful. Too many cooks spoil the pot!

Wedding day prep!

Weslee sang during the ceremony, and it was beautiful!

Midland friends!

My friends and their sweet babies, Evie and Shiloh.

The reception was at The Joule Hotel and it was beautiful!

Great night!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Quote of the Day: Dallas Style

I'm in Dallas for the weekend and it's as HOT as Nashville. A real scorcher! My number one goal this weekend is not to melt. Anyway, lots of wedding festivities are underway. It's so good to see friends and family one more time before becoming an official Tennessean. Happy weekend everyone!

"Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts."
- poet Wendell Berry

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dear Blog,

I feel like I've abandoned the blog, but I don't have the internet set up at my apartment yet. Makes updating the blog tricky. Come Monday, this problem should be remedied. In other news, today was Day 2 of my new job, which I am enjoying so far. This weekend, I am heading back to Dallas for the wedding of one of my BEST FRIENDS from childhood. Yippee!

More updates to come!