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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Griswold Vacay part UNO

I blog to remember.
To remember that at 10am 6 ladies of my family and Walker loaded up in the Excursion and headed to Seagrove Beach.
It's currently 8pm EST and we are sitting in a minivan-taxi awaiting the wrecker to pick up the excursion which seemingly has a broken alternator. We haven't had dinner. Haven't seen the beach and I'm not sure that any of us even showered this morning. As I write this Walker is playing a tambourine that the taxi driver gave him...naturally all taxi drivers keep a tambourine on-hand...right?
So who knows what the future holds for our beach trip...I just LAUGH to keep from going crazy!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If you like Okra...

And Corn, tomato, garlic, sausage, onion and bell pepper - then you're sure to love this recipe!
This is a delicious recipe that I found in the Southern Living July 2010 Magazine
The part that took the longest was shucking and cleaning the corn. I also substituted and used butterball turkey sausage - it's still got a lot of flavor without all the fat.

So here goes:
1 Butterball Turkey sausage diced (package comes with 2)
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (i used vidalia)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves minced (i used jar minced)
3 cups fresh corn kernels (6 ears of corn will yield 3 cups of corn)
1 cup fresh sliced okra
1 cup peeled, seeded and diced tomato
salt and pepper to taste

here's how i divided out the fresh ingredients:
1 saute sausage on medium-high or until slightly browned
2 add onion, bell pepper and garlic - saute 5 minutes or until tender
3 add okra, corn and tomato - continue to cook and stir often (for about 10 minutes)
4 season with salt and pepper and serve

i loved it served warm (ate it right outta the pan) - you can also serve it as a cold side if you like!
if available, be sure that you have extra help in the kitchen - it makes cooking most joyful!

Friday, July 9, 2010

We're here...and there...

hi - it's me - Michele - I used to blog here at this blog...now I just stalk my favorite blogs from my phone and delay posting what's going around here!
we don't have internet at the house yet - so I'm using that excuse as to why I haven't been blogging! We are settling in nicely in GA. We really love the church and Aaron is loving his job there. He actually gets to teach both church services this Sunday which is very exciting! We have already made new friends and connected with friends that we have missed the last few years. It's nice to be closer to family - they actually visit us more now!
We got an opportunity to go to SC for a few days with Aaron's dad. I have some great pics on my camera (that's dead at the house) but this one I thought was pretty cute
this little dude will be ONE next month - he's still such a baby to me - and I am almost in denial that his birthday is just around the corner. He's still nursing, napping 2 times a day and sleeping from about 8-8. he's talking a lot looks like he'll be walking soon - but I'm NOT pushing it!! He's got 6 teeth. The top 4 are so spaced out it's hilarious...I might need to go ahead and start a braces fund! He's a handful - he'll show you his nose, toes, lips and teeth. he's talking a little and pointing a lot. He eats everything - and eats all the time! Wonder where he gets that from??
My mom is starting a new business which is very exciting. I'm helping her (along with her sisters/my aunts) to get it off the ground. I'll have more details later - I think it's really cool - and hopefully every woman in the world will too:)