Saturday, June 18, 2011

Family time...

Despite a busy, busy summer we were able to spend some quality time with Steve's mom and sister when they came to visit!! It was great seeing them and two of our nephews! We hate being so far away from them so we value every second we get!
Here's a glimpse of our fun-filled few days...

Travis got a mask at the disney store and wore it ALL day! It was so cute!
Chillin at our apartment!
A fun night on the carousel...

Silly faces!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It worked...

So my apple upside down cake was a hit! :) With a little help from my hubby in peeling the apples it turned out great! Definitely a keeper!
And my attempt for new things tonight....pork chops (haven't quit mastered those yet...we both agreed they'd be better on the grill but they were ok.)
I added a green veggie and these potato wedges.
They were very YUMMY and easy! Of course I got the recipe from my favorite's basically what I did....

2 potatoes cut into about 7-8 wedges each
1/4 tablespoon of salt
1/8 tablespoon of pepper (both of which I just guess)
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/2 tablespoon of garlic salt

I mixed the butter, salt, pepper, and cheese together then placed the wedges in the mix.
I then put them on a cooking sheet (with foil) and sprinkled garlic salt on top.
I cooked them for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees and then for 20 more minutes at 350.
And there you have it...a yummy yummy side dish! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Trying new things...

Ok, so we've been married almost a year now and I still find myself cooking the same things on about a 2-week basis. Its easy when I know the recipe by heart and the ingredients are almost always on my grocery list! We have about 12 meals that I rotate but no excuse now that its summer. So I pulled out probably one of my FAVORITE wedding gifts...
and decided to try some new things...
Tonight I'm sticking with a main dish that we like...Chicken Roll Ups (we haven't had it in a while and its quick, easy and YUMMY!)

But for desert I'm going to cook Apple Upside Down cake and of course add some ice cream for the hubby! :)
Lets hope it turns out to look this good! :)

Tomorrow night I found a great recipe for potato wedges in my favorite if I could just think of a main course thats different...we always do BBQ chicken but I might turn it into Steve's favorite Rocky Top Chicken from LongHorn or maybe Pork chops...haven't tried that...we'll see!

Just a side can tell its officially summer when I actually have time to blog...about food none the less...I had forgotten what free time felt like! Its awesome!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just a preview...

...of two of my cutest nephews that will be hanging out with Aunt Ashley and Uncle Steve this week!

We haven't seen them since Christmas...Jakey was barely crawling when we saw him last time and now he's walking.
I will admit that I tried to take him home with us last time we were in Ohio....he is SUCH a good baby!
I'm sure we will have many stories of cuteness after our trips to the zoo and chuck-e-cheese! :) We're so excited they are coming to visit!