Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall is Finally Here!

I've been waiting on this since April when it quickly soared into the upper 80s in the deep south!  This is my favorite time of the year.  The air is so crisp, there's no humidity, and this this is also the time of year that produces great storms, although some can be dangerous and we've had some pretty deadly tornadoes this time of year. 

After I picked the kids up yesterday afternoon, we walked down to the creek where there is a walking path and it's just lovely.  That kind of sounds like I'm a little granny saying "it's just lovely".  The kids love walking down there, but I have to wait until the mosquitos are gone because they like us sweet girls way to much for my liking.  Now that it has cooled off, I'm sure we will be walking down there more often.  Here are some snapshots I took yesterday. 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Enchiladas and Ice Cream Cake

I've just about quit going to Goggle to find recipes.  I just always head on over to Pinterest to find whatever it is that I need rather it be for an office party or a gathering of friends or family.  I thoroughly enjoy making fun, new dishes for everyone to try and as long as they are happy, I'm happy! 

We recently had a tailgate party at the office where we bring our favorite tailgate food and wear our favorite team colors (Roll Tide) and we pretty much graze all day.  It's fantastic. 

I have been wanting to make this ice cream sandwich cake I've seen on Pinterest and this was the perfect time!  I actually bought the stuff and made it when I got to the office so it wouldn't melt on the way.  It was a huge hit and everyone loved it and was even still asking about it on Monday!  Thank you, thank you very much! 
On Sunday, my friend Kristi came over and I've been wanting to make some of those white chicken enchiladas that I've made before that have great reviews from Pinterest lovers!  Of course it was delicious, but I did burn part of the bread....ooppss!!!! 
Got the computer out so I can read the directions, something I'm not really good at.  I mean, I can read, reading isn't the problem.  It's the following directions part I haven't quite mastered.  I start mixing ingredients then I've messed up.   
I bought a rotisserie chicken so the chicken I was using had a great flavor AND Publix had them on sale! 

It really kind of grosses me out to pull all of that chicken off the bone, but somebody's gotta do it!  Then I got to mix monterey jack cheese in the chicken and I could have just eaten it by itself!   
Then I rolled them up in flour tortillas and made the white sauce for it.

This is what it looked like when I got it out of the oven.  It was a little more liquidy than I liked, but once it set for a bit, it firmed up some, but it was still DELICIOUS and Maggie had two helpings which is huge!  She used to be so picky.  Sarah on the other hand had chicken noodle soup for dinner.  Sometimes I just can't fight and argue.  Ya know?  My mom always tells me to pick my battles.

So those are my latest favorite finds on Pinterest.  What are some of your favorite recipes you found on Pinterest that you could make over and over again and never ever ever get tired of?  

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