Friday, July 25, 2014

Marionberry Cobbler

Berry picking. I hated it as a kid. I adored the book "Blueberries for Sal" but obviously it wasn't enough to change my bad attitude when my mom would drag me out of the cool, air conditioned house and onto our neighborhood street where blackberries grew amuck! All I wanted to do was play with my barbies in my room. Those who know me in real-life know that Barbies WERE my life. I could play make believe all day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oriental Chicken Salad

*This recipe has been rephotographed and updated from the archives*

I remember many wonderful things from my wedding day 8 1/2 years ago: saying," I Do" to my best friend and love of my life, celebrating with my friends and family, and this salad! I can't say I remember to much about the rest of the food though. I know we had a couple of those gigantic subs and other salads. But this salad, I remember. Maybe I remember eating it because it's my husband's favorite...?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{Copycat} Mcdonald's Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

At the end of June, our family joined a million other members of our family in Sekiu, Washington to celebrate my husband's grandfather (warmly known as Grampy) to celebrate his 90th birthday and 50 years of ministry! It was a 7 hour drive but felt longer because we have little ones in the car. There are only so many places to eat on the road for you can stop at for a few minutes so you aren't losing driving time. Those places are known as fast food joints.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday's Tidings!

1. If you make one thing this summer, make this! I am not even joking. These steak and potato kabobs are probably the best thing Josh and I have made all summer so far. And we've made some pretty tasty things. We just made this. No sides or anything else. Josh was worried that it wouldn't be filling enough, but we found it plenty filling and plenty tasty! Josh and I already decided though that we are not going to take pics and make our own post about it. Deborah, pretty recently just made these on her site and her photos are gorgeous and she did a great job with everything. So if you want to make these, follow the link to her site. You won't be sorry.

2. So, 24 is over. How did you all feel about the finale? I liked it. Josh was a bit more meh about it. I really hope they bring it back though.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Menu 7/21-7/27

I feel like this last week was so long and drug on, but here we are and it is Monday morning and it is a new week. I'm still having sneezing allergy attacks. Usually they don't linger on this long, but there must be something in the air that is still causing the fits of sneezes. Anyone else dealing with allergies still?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Pie with a Pretzel Crust

In China, it's customary or tradition to bring candy over to someone's house for the little kids if you are visiting. When my dad and step-mom visited us back in June, that's exactly what they did. They brought a 2 pound bag of fun size Butterfingers and Butterfinger Crisps into my home. I've been eating my way through the bag trying to use them up ever since.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

No-Churn Apricot and Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Have we talked about mosquitos yet? I saw this funny little blurb on Facebook yesterday and laughter so hard. This is exactly how I feel right now. I don't think I ever showed all of you my foot the day after the 4th of July, but I had like 9 mosquito bites on it. Last night, we were playing spike ball and roasting s'mores with family and you guessed it, I discovered more mosquito bites while I was settling into bed. Between my sneezing fits and bug bites, it's not hard to see why I'm not much of a summer person.

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