Monday, November 30, 2009

Weekly menu

Monday: Cheesy beef potato with peas and carrots

Tuesday: Easy cheesy chicken bake with cresent rolls

Wednesday: Spaghetti with garlic bread

Thursday: Meat loaf with mashed potatoes

Friday: Left overs

Breakfast: pancakes and bacon
Lunch: sandwiches
Dinner: Canyon Creek Christian Academy state championship game...GO COUGARS!

Sunday: not sure yet...

Last Sunday I made this amazing spaghetti with an app I downloaded from Drew's IPhone . It was really good...kind of sweet and I used whole wheat pasta to make it a little better :/

here is the recipe...I will definitely make this one again.

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and ground beef
1 Ib. ground beef
1 onion minced
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup olive oil
2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
1 (46 fl oz) can tomato juice
1 (16 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup burgundy wine
1 1/2 Tbs. dried oragano
1 Tbs. dried basil
2 Tbs. dried parsley
1 Tbs. minced garlic
2 Tbs. Garlic salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Ibs. spaghetti

Cook beef...beef, mushrooms, olive oil, and red wine are simmered all afternoon with tomatoes, garlic, oragano, basil, parsley, and sugar. Serve this sauce with pasta and grated parmesan cheese.

Ready in 3 hrs. 45 min
Serves 16...for Drew and I and left overs I would half the recipe.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cook book give away

My pledge trainer from my Phi Lamb days is giving away a family cook book. In trying to win I have to blog about her post to give me a better chance to win! I love to cook and family recipes are always the best. I hope to win a new cook book from the Links,

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the Christmas season...I know Drew and I have really enjoyed decorating our first home for our first Christmas here. I will post pictures soon of our house all lit up!

Friday, November 27, 2009

We give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1
Drew and I have so much to be thankful for this year. Back in February God blessed us with our first home, which we decorated today for Christmas. In may I graduated with a degree in Education from Texas A&M. And this December Drew and I will be married for 3 years. We are blessed with a sweet puppy named Buttercup and wonderful family and friends. We have a loving God who sent his Son to die for us so that we would have eternal life with him. We live in a wonderful FREE country with AMAZING men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to defend us. There is so much to be thankful for. We are truly, truly blessed.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. ~ A. Lincoln, 1863

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Ok so I am a little bit Twilight obsessed and I saw the movie opening night at midnight. I know I am crazy. Not only did I see the movie at midnight but I also got there early to watch Twilight in the theater at 9 pm. It was nice to see both movies back to back and see how much better new moon is than twilight. For new moon they got a new director and I think that they really worked on the acting and building up the characters. I highly recommend the movie it was awesome and incase you are wondering I switched teams. Team Jacob all the way...he looks so much better than Edward. To me Rob Pattinson (Edward) is not the perfect actor for the job, not that I could say who should be...In the book I was team Edward I loved him in the books, but in the movie so far Jacob is so much better. They really played his character well and developed his and Bella's relationship. While we were there opening night we all dressed up and got some fun pictures before hand. I was Rosalie, Elizabeth was Alice, Natalie was Edward in the sunlight, and my couin Miranda was pregnant Bella.

Liz, Miranda, and Me. Miranda's shirt says
"Edward is the Daddy."

Me and Natalie, you can't really see it,
but she put rinstones all over her face.

Rosalie and Alice (sisters)
P.S. I did just go and see it on Tuesday night with my mom because it was so awesome...who knows when it gets to the dollar theater I may go and see it again :)...totally worth it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Lunch, Hamburgers with my parents
Dinner, Drew's brother's 15th birthday (all his favorite cookin')

Monday: Dinner and a movie with Megan

Tuesday: Dinner and a movie with my mom (New Moon!!)

Wednesday: BBQ chicken pizza

Thursday: LOTS of Thanksgiving dinner

Friday: Thanksgiving leftovers (Turkey Shepherds pie, stuffing, and cranberry salad)

Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Leftovers

Gathering with Friends

It has been a little while since my last post and these pictures that I am about to post are about a month old...but I thought I would post a tribute to some of our great friends.

Back in October we went to a baby shower for our good friends Aaron and Melissa Lovelace. It was a great time of fellowship we got to see a lot of our friends from College Station. It was a good thing the shower was the week it was because 5 days later little Andrew surprised us all early. He wanted to be like his daddy and have the same birthday!

Here we are the whole College Station gang.
From left to right: Chris and Krystal, Me and Drew, Aaron and Melissa,
Michael and Christine, and Jonathan and Anna.
We all were in the Newly Wed Young Married class together at Church!
The cute cute cake

Us with the expecting couple

At the end of October we got together with some more of our friends from church in College Station. It was really nice to get to see them. The Cheshires just moved into their new home near Ft. Worth and so we went to see their new home for their open house party. It was great to see them it has been about a year since we saw them last. Our friends the Davis' were also there and it had been at least a year and a half since we have seen them last. It was so nice to get together with old friends.
From left to right: Joy and Kasey Cheshire, The Gardners, Jim and Sarah Davis

Most recently Drew and I went to a wedding shower for my old roomate. So excited that she is getting married, she is the last one of the 4 of us who lived in the Pintail house to get married! YAY Amanda! It was such a great time to catch up with these girls I miss them so much...We need to get together on a more regular basis (I am ok with having a Monday night dinner :) I can't wait until her wedding in January it is going to be such a blast!
The roomies together again (minus 1)
Amanda (the bride to be), Lindsey, and me

Monday, November 16, 2009

Helpful website

Today I was looking around on the internet looking for some affordable christmas ideas and I came across this site...

I thought I would share it with you because it has a lot of helpful tips on staying organized for the holidays and Christmas season. It also has a lot of ideas for inexpensive home made gifts. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season! Hope this helps :)

Weekly Menu

Monday: Grilled chicken and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Dinner with my family at Joes Crab Shack

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken pizza and salad

Thursday: Pinenut sun dried tomato crusted salmon and broccoli

Friday: Natalie and Zach's 21st birthday party

Sataurday: In Aggieland watching the Ags BTHO the Baylor Bears

Sunday: up in the air...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pumpkin Extravaganza

This is a little dated, but on the Thursday before halloween Drew and I had a pumpkin extravaganza date night. We had such a wonderful time hanging out. It was a night all about the gourd. For dinner I had made butternut squash ravioli it was really tasty. Then we brought our pumkins in and turned on Young Frankenstein (you cannot have a pumpkin date night and not watch a halloween movie). I think this was Drew's first time carving a pumpkin because he had a few questions on what to do...but he quickly got the hang of it. We really had fun carving pumpkins, Drew was creative and I used an outline (I'm a perfectionist). After carving pumpkins we desplayed them on our pourch for all the world to see. We spent the rest of the night watching Young Frankenstein, making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and raosting pumpkin seeds. It was such a fun pumpkin filled night! Lots of pictures :)

Drew getting ready to carve his pumpkin
I'm ready too

Yucky pumpkin guts!

Working hard on my pumpkin

He's carving away

The finished products
On the pourch

Drew went traditional, I went aggie...Saw 'em off Ags!

Drew making yummy cookies
The finished product (The recipe is at the beginning of the blog)
Roasted pumpkin seeds!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekly Menu

For this week...

Monday: Dinner with Megan (hopefully, but still in the air)

Tuesday: My brother's football game

Wednesday: BBQ chicken pizza

Thursday: Hamburger helper with broccoli

Friday: Chicken piccata

Saturday: Breakfast- breakfast tacos, Lunch- sandwiches, Dinner with family or friends

Sunday: Lunch with the family

Have a great week and happy eating :)