Monday, October 24, 2011

The most wonderful time..of the year

FALL.. I adore this time of year.. Pumpkin bread, apple Streusal muffins, Halloween and Thanksgiving..and if you live below the Mason/Dixon line, finally a break in the temperature. I love wearing sweaters, wraps, cardigans...I love to cuddle with my girly's..I love to make them hot chocolate with a big fluffy marshmallow!

My middle girly went to pick apples with her BFF and brought our family back all of these apples she picked herself..and a jar of apple butter for her mama, my personal fave.

I am pooped..I catered an Engagement party for (100) maybe, maybe! 40 showed, kind of sad! They loved the food..and when the pics come in I will post. I hope y'all are enjoying this most wonderful time of the year..

Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend in review..

First of all, I would like to personally thank GOD for such a glorious weekend, it was very well appreciated in this household!

First of all, the baby girly went to Raleigh,NC with my husbands sister for a visit with her cousins..the Auntie spoils my little poopsie..Pumpkin Patch, bowling, bubble forest, "camp out' at church... she was exhausted..

Middle Girly went to the SC State Fair Friday with her BFF"S and Saturday participated in our cities USMC Mud Run..Loved it and spent the weekend with her BFF!

Oldest Girly earned some cash by helping me cater this weekend(Friday) and Saturday we watched our beloved GAMECOCKS squeek out a win over the Bulldogs from Mississippi ST.!

So sad, Marcus Lattimore will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL!. We wish him a full and fast recovery but realize there is NO I in TEAM!! Unless you were on Auburn's team last year,,jk!

I made Oatmeal Craisin Cookies with white chocolate chips..for SIL, for taking the baby and some for our older neighbors..and of course, for the family

I made chicken enchiladas for a friend who had a baby girl last Monday and Chicken and Rice Casserole with a side of green beans for dinner..I am NOT a fan of casseroles but the girly's loved it..score..trifecta when they all enjoy what I make..the baby is so picky lately.

Funny story..speaking of the baby and her sweet tooth. Her Raleigh cousin has Crohn's disease, so they are on a very strict Organic, Gluten free sodas either, but we don't have those either, anyway, first thing when she gets home is hug me and says PUHLEESE get me some candy and gum..I am have withdraws!! LOL!! Daddy O bought her a snickers..

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Official...

I am a licensed South Carolina Driver!!! Whew! So at 47, I let my SCDL expire..and was required to take the Vision(tricky)passed, Knowledge(who knew we had so many ROAD SIGNS) and Driving(parallel parking) parts of the test. I am happy to report I PASSED all THREE!! Oh and I got my rental car..a Jeep and I love it!! No Hubby I don't want a new car, I will NEVER have a car payment again after my Suburban(winnebago) is paid off!

Today I am catering dinner at our Club's Member/Guest Tennis Tournament..a Chili Bar

Texas Chili..with BEEF, Ground beef 10 different peppers, tomatoes,Kidney Beans, onions..

Fresh Shredded Cheddar(not bagged..ewww)

Red Onion//Green Onion

Sour Cream

Frito Scoops/Tostito Scoops/Saltines

Mixed Organic Green Salad with feta, peppers, pecans, craisins,green onions,tomato

Fudge Brownies

I am officially getting over my man Stephen Garcia being dismissed from my beloved USC Gamecock Football team...sigh.. and yes I love a rebel, but he really was a nice KID!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This is how I feel...

overwhelmed.. I am so overwhelmed with,real job, children, catering, rear ended car, getting car fixed and oh, guess what..I have to take the vision, written and road skills test to renew my license...I am so scared..please pray for me, I am about to die..remember Parallel Parking??YIKES

Sunday, October 9, 2011

imagine my surprise...

so I am at work Friday, qualifying hopeful clients for homeownership..and taking a loan application of a gal that is qualified, when an email popped up...reminding us to enjoy our long weekend because we are going to be closed for COLUMBUS DAY!! Yippee, I love a surprise!

I will be home waiting for the adjuster to come to my house to give me an estimate on my rear ended Suburban!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Trust me..

this is easy peasy and delish!!
Spray crockpot with PAM
add 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, stab with a knife a little..salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic
add 1 block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese..smush around on chicken
add 1 can of each..Rinsed and Drained Black Beans and Corn
season again..say with ADOBE seasoning..or more chili powder
add 1 can of Rotel Tomatoes
cook on low 6-8 hours
if you are home stir every 3 hrs. if not your ok!
take off lid and shred with 2 forks
serve over yellow rice YUM or roll up in a tortilla!
perfect for family of 5 with NO leftovers!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A conversation with an 8 year old..

Me: " Wouldn't it be fun to live in NEW YORK CITY?"
8yr. old girly: "NAAAA, you would get raped too much!"
Me: " well then, Forest Acres it is."

sidebar: I guess we need to stop watching Law and Order SVU Marathons together. she also knows what a SHANK is and where Rikers Prison is also..oopsie!