Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy, happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my dear friend Jessica! Jess, thanks for being my friend for 6 years!! And many more... Hope 28 is GREAT!

Rebecca, Jess and me at 80's night during Mistletoe 2009

Monday, February 1, 2010

Red Beans & Rice night

Since this past weekend was SO COLD I decided to warm up the house with 2 big pots of red beans and rice and some great friends. Thanks to everybody from coming over and sharing in the feast!

Thanks to sweet Jess for all of our new scarves!! We were all tickled with them.

Ben, I think Ty has you beat.

I so hate that this picture is fuzzy. He has such a cute face!

Time for my good night KISS! MUAH!

He's going to hate me for that one day... Happy January everybody! Here's an easy recipe to start the year off right!

Yummy Red Beans and Rice:

2 cans light red kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 pack Conechua sausage, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
minced garlic
1 bay leaf
Louisiana hot sauce to taste (it's the only hot sauce that tastes right in this)
salt & pepper

Dump it all in a big pot (do not drain the beans) and let it cook for at least an hour. The longer it cooks/sits, the better it tastes! Serve over rice with toppings of onions, tomatoes, and cheese and with salad and bread. Serves 6. Enjoy!

Hello... hello... Is there anybody out there?

So I know I have been seriously MIA lately but boy, have I been busy! I am taking one from my dear friend Jess and checking to see who reads my crazy, sporadic ramblings. Anybody out there?