Memorial Day Brunch

May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

I spent Memorial Day morning on Saratoga lake and enjoyed a delicious brunch with family and friends!

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The Weekend

May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Buffalo Pork Sausage With Caramelized Onions

May 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

Tonight’s dinner was a summer-themed one!  It hit almost 90 degrees here today, so a cook-out was most definitely in order.  We grilled up some buffalo pork sausages along with caramelized onions – which were also cooked on the grill in the cast iron skillet!

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Mmm onions!

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Alongside, I enjoyed roasted cauliflower and vegetarian baked beans.

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Buffalo pork sausage and caramelized onion close-up!

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I forgot how much I love caramelized onions!

In other news, I’ve been eyeing the Nook Color by Barnes and Noble and I think I’m going to get it!  I love that I can read on it, access the internet, and not break the bank all at the same time.  Many of the reading assignments for my classes are posted online as PDF’s and the Nook would make getting my reading done more convenient!

Is anybody else out there thinking about getting a Nook or have heard good things about it? 

Grilled Shrimp

May 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

After a trip to the grocery store this morning, my mom and I decided the shrimp at the fish counter looked really good.  The weather was pretty chilly and cloudy outside so we grilled the shrimp inside on the grill pan instead!

We placed our shrimpies on skewers after marinating them in olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.

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All done!

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I also enjoyed steamed green beans and roasted red potatoes on the side.

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The shrimp were very good!  Restaurant-quality good. Winking smile

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Off to continue reading The Art of Losing by Rebecca Connell – so far, so good!

Night!

Bachelorette Party Fun

May 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Yesterday was Lucy and Carey’s bachelorette party! Yes, two lovely brides-to-be. Smile

We kicked off the celebration by having a late lunch at Maestro’s in Saratoga.  This was the first time dining at their new location and trying out their newly updated menu!  I split a crab cake and a grilled vegetable sandwich with brie and cheddar with my friend Erin.  After lunch, we headed down Broadway to a nail salon to get manicures before the big night out!

Bachelorette #1 (She is getting married next weekend!)

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Bachelorette #2 (3 weeks until their wedding!)

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Erin getting her nails done.

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After getting our nails done and getting dressed, we headed out to the Harem Nights themed bachelorette party thrown by Lucy’s best friend and Carey’s sister.  They did an amazing job decorating!!  They hired a henna tattoo artist, a belly dancer (we got to learn a few moves too!), and even had a tarot card reader.  It was so much fun!

The room all decorated.

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The bar.

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Snacks!

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Henna tattoos.

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Belly dancing!

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The bachelorettes and the fabulous party planners.

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It was such a fun night!  Thank you to Sophie and Kirby for planning an amazing party and congratulations to the bachelorettes!

Troy Graduated!

May 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Life has been so busy this past week/weekend!  Troy graduated and I attended a fabulous bachelorette party (more on that later).

I spent most of last week in New Jersey for Troy’s graduation.  The actual graduation dinner and ceremony took place this past Thursday.  The dinner was held at Meadow Wood Manor and started off with a cocktail hour and appetizers, followed by a buffet dinner.  After dinner, the founder of the school spoke about the graduating class and then each student was called up to receive their certificate.  Before heading to the ceremony, everyone got ready at the hotel Troy’s mom and brother were staying at.  Here are a few pictures from that night!

The graduate getting ready.

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Group shot!

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Troy and I.

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Troy and his mom.

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It was a wonderful ceremony.  Congratulations Troy, you did it! 🙂

A Little Bit Of Everything

May 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Good evening friends!

I had a busy day today, even though the weather sucked.  In addition to getting packing and laundry done, I caught up with two of my favorite people for a little while. Smile

We’ve accumulated a lot of leftovers over the past couple days, so tonight was the night to eat a little bit of everything!  My plate consisted of pulled pork, beans and greens (last time I swear!), baked beans with roasted red peppers, and leftover rosemary roasted potatoes from last night.

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I am so excited because tomorrow I am headed to New Jersey to see Troy!  He is graduating this week and I couldn’t be more proud of him. Open-mouthed smile  He is also moving out of his apartment by the end of this week so I’m heading out early to help him pack up and take home any overflow of stuff!

***Also, just a reminder, Tina’s blogger bake sale is taking bids until midnight tonight and she will be announcing the winner’s in the morning.  Get your bids in now, it’s for a good cause!

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