Wednesday Wanderings

What do you think of that for a title?
Anywho, so far today is mostly a good day, a lazy day. I’m here with my bagel and hot chocolate curled up on the couch all nice and snug 🙂  and know it’s going to be a lazy day because my dog didn’t even get out of bed when everyone got up. However I notice my Tuesday post did not post 😦 I am keeping my schedule people! So I will go in a check it and make sure that gets up and working today! I have decided for Tuesday posts as long as I am only doing 2 recipes I will only make one post.

All right so what has happened in a week. I had my friend Emily over and we watched some thriller movies. First we watched Heathers which set in the eighties so the phrases used were really funny. It was a really good movie one I would recommend, The next movie we watched was American Mary, which wasn’t quite what we were expecting from the description but was very very good and we both loved it! Between and during both movies we talked and caught up. Man I love that girl, I’m so excited she is my MoH.

Also during the week my dad visited again, which was very nice. We were going to go biking but when he got down here he had a flat so that didn’t happen. 😦 Then we left and just drove around for a long while which was nice cause we both enjoy that and it gave us lots of time to talk then we came back into town and went to Old Country Buffet for lunch and it was very yummy. After lunch we played some mini golf, another favorite of ours. In the end we tied but man there was some funny shots and misses, and toward the end I got a hole in 1! Whoo! Then after that we went walking in place of the biking. We went to a park down here called Quarry Hill and walked all over and up and down. It was a lot of fun and was a great day for it, a bit chilly but with all the hills it was nice to not be hardcore sweating. After that Dad brought me home and headed back to his place, while I waited for Justin to come get me so we could hang out with his parents and work on the wedding list and go grocery shopping, it was a blast hanging out with them. Always is.

Also this past weekend my parents, Justin, and I went to visit my Grandma up north. On the way we stopped at this sculpture garden which we always have seen and said we should stop. That was very interesting. I have no pictures since I left my phone in the car but I will post some when I get them from my Mom. We all had fun there and then continued our journey north and got to my Grandmas house and chatted. Justin wasn’t feeling well so Mom and Grandma made him lay down while we went out into the garden and picked veggies. Then we played Phase 10, just before dinner Justin got up and played Grandmas hand so she could finish up the food. Then we ate the delicious meal, as Justin said a mini thanksgiving with chicken. Then we finished up our game and headed home. It was a very nice Sunday.

The only other new is I got a new job. A full time job! Yay! More money and hours. And fear not the hours I start will give me sufficient time to blog. During the 5 weeks if training however my blogs will probably be posted in the evenings instead of during the day. Alright that’s it until next week, have a great week everyone!

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The Pug not getting out of bed

Hello! I don’t know what to title my Wednesday’s so yeah. 🙂

So my last about me posts were my proposal and that I graduated. I think I also mentioned that I moved, yay! Now I also have a job, but i don’t get many hours so boo. 😦 I will post a gallery of pictures after this post. WARNING some may contain blood.

Anyway, a lot of other things have happened too! The first weekend that I had moved, Justin and I went out with friends of ours and there kids to a concert in the park. It was so much fun and good music too! It was Apollo Cobra and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. We got there extra early to get right up front. And we did we also had a picnic at the park since we were there so early. We got to meet Thao before the show and get autographs from both her and Apollo Cobra it was awesome!!

Another night after moving I went out with my maid of honor just to get drinks and hang out. It was fun we went to a pub and got dinner and a drink and then to another to listen to a band and another drink then we walked around down by the river here, and guess what happened?! My friend ripped her earring out of her ear when it got caught on her ring. Bloody!! Plus then we spent most of the night in the hospital so that she could get stitches but it was worth it it was a great time. Man I adore that girl. 🙂

Other than that my dad has come to visit a few times and we went to the zoo and the historical center and that was a lot of fun. I like being able to see my dad. Also my Sister and my Grandma and Baby Madi also came to visit. We cooked out when they were here and when MAdi was being fussy Justin soothed her, it was so cute! He will make a great dad some day. 🙂

Other than that, just a lot of arranging here at home and wedding planning. 🙂 Until next week!

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Tasty Tuesday – 9/17 – Cheesy Biscuits

Also found on Pintrest. From the site. Oh Bite It!. These are wonderful too! Also all eaten and then copied by some of them who had some! You can see the biscuit in this picture. Sorry it’s not great, I’ll try for a better one next time!

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Ingredients:

1 Container of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits

3/4 of a pound of Mozzarella..Or your fave cheese!

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 tsp. Oregano/Italian Seasoning

Dash of salt

How To:

Pop open those Biscuits and slightly flatten each one out, preparing them for their cheese

Cube up the Mozzarella into approx. 2″ chunks.

Load each biscuit with 2-3 cheese chunks and seal them up very well!

Place them seam-side down onto a baking pan.

Brush them with some Olive Oil

Sprinkle with Parm & Seasoning

Bake them at 350 degrees for approx. 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden and firm.  Expect some of that cheese to escape due to the extreme heat of the oven

Just let them cool and it will be all good.

Makes: 8

Tasty Tuesday – 9/17 – Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I made this a long time ago and I made it once since then and both times it was gone! Everyone loved it. I found the recipe on pintrest and it is from Pinch of Yum, the link is at the bottom. I personally do not use refried beans in my recipe (not a fan). Here is a picture of my casserole!

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Ingredients
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
19 ounces (about 2 ½ cups) enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (I used Mozzarella because I had it on hand)
6-8 small flour tortillas
1 can refried beans (I like Amy’s Organic Refried Black Beans – so yummy!)
Instructions
1. Cook and shred the chicken. I do this by boiling a large pot of water and
cooking the chicken breasts in the water for about 30 minutes until cooked
through. Then I shred the chicken with 2 forks. You can do this ahead of time.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a few spoonfuls of enchilada sauce in
the bottom of a glass square baking dish (mine was 9×9) to prevent sticking.
Place 2 tortillas in the bottom of the dish, overlapping to cover the entire
surface. Layer the beans, chicken, cheese, sauce, and tortillas; repeat once to
make a total of 2 layers. For me this was about 1/3 cup refried beans, 1 cup of
the chicken, ½ cup cheese, and about 3/4 cup enchilada sauce in each layer.
3. Cover the top with the remaining enchilada sauce and 1 cup cheese. Cover the baking dish with well-oiled
aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes or until
cheese is starting to brown and sauce is bubbling.
4. Allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving (otherwise it will be a soupy mess – delicious, but
not ideal). Top with sliced green onions or cilantro.
Notes
To get each layer completely covered with tortillas, I cut 2 additional tortillas into fourths and used them to cover the
corners. This is not necessary but it helps when you layer your ingredients.
Recipe by Pinch of Yum at http://pinchofyum.com/chicken-enchilada-casserole

Schdule

So my life has now settled in comfortably, and I have formulated a schedule. I will be blogging 2-3 three times a week. I will to Tuesday and that will be my food day and I will post at least one recipe and maybe something more, it will be Tasty Tuesday. I will post Wednesday and that will just be about my life and whats going on.  And then when I have something to post Friday will be wedding stuff either about mine or in general. 🙂 It will be awesome. And in Fact I have two recipes for you today so head over to food 🙂

Proposal!

That’s right! I got engaged. To an awesome, amazing, wonderful man whom I love very very much! It was all very romantic.
There is even a video! Proposal Video

and pictures of the proposal and ring 🙂

 

I am such a lucky woman! It was so romantic. It was at the dance for his aunt’s laid back 4th wedding reception, and he played the song God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts and proposed! I was so shocked. The ring is beautiful and I couldn’t be more happy!

Lots of Stuff

So my blogging has been severely lacking lately and for that I apologize. I know I keep saying that too but I’d like to think this time my absence was for a good reason, many things have been happening. Many exciting things. First of all I have moved! Yay new places. I now live with Justin, which is wonderful after 2 years of only every seeing each other on weekends and an odd week here or there. Although i will say during the day I wonder what our neighbor does because there is always a lot of banging and stuff. Our pug seems to enjoy it for the most part. Sometimes, like yesterday she seems a little lonely now that there aren’t other dogs here, and i’m sure not being kenneled all day (since I don’t have a job i’m home all day). Mostly though she just hangs out with me and sleeps. She is such a good dog.

The other big thing is that I finished college! Whoo! I’m all adult now and out in the real world. Ya know it’s not all that great. When I was in school I felt I had a purpose a see-able goal. Now it’s like okay, now what? And I have no idea now what. Most degrees in my field require a masters or higher but I can’t afford the schooling.., at least not right now but I am looking forward to it and maybe if I get a job then I can. We shall see though.

I have other BIG news but I think I will give that a blog all it’s own cause its special 🙂