Saturday, June 27, 2009

YUM-O *Ice Cream Maker Margaritas*

*Ice Cream Maker Margaritas*

For 6 QT Ice Cream maker:

3 cups tequilla
1 cup triple sec
2 (12 oz) cans frozen limeade concentrate
1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate
Fill the rest of the freezer canister to fill line with water.
(Use lots of ice and rock salt)

For 4 Qt Ice Cream Maker:
2 cups tequilla
1 cup triple sec
1 limeade
1 lemonade

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Faces

Thursday, June 25, 2009

YUM-O! *Oreo Delight*

*Oreo Delight*

35 OREO Cookies
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1 (8 oz) pkg PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cold milk
1 (12 oz) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
3 1/4 cups cold milk
2 (3.9 oz each) pkgs JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding

Process cookies in food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to medium bowl; mix in butter. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Whisk cream cheese, sugar and 2 Tbsp milk in medium bowl until blended. Stir in 1 1/4 cups COOL WHIP; spread over crust.
Beat pudding mixes and 3 1/4 cups milk with whisk 2 min; pour over cream cheese layer. Let stand 5 min or until thickened; cover with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 4 hours.
(this recipe courtesy of

Thoughtful Thursday

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

YUM-O! *Dilled Chicken Salad*

I used these Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts (put chicken breast on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; then season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest; bake at 350 for about 20 minutes) to make this...

*Dilled Chicken Salad*

1 (8-10 oz) pkg spiral pasta, cooked & drained
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen peas, thawed
add dressing to taste

1 (1 oz) envelope ranch dressing mix
2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp fresh dill, minced (or 1 Tbsp dried dill)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
I substituted red bell peppers instead of onions and left out the frozen peas. I think asparagus would be a good option for the peas. I also made a batch with a package of Lemon Pepper Tuna instead of chicken and it was yummy too.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mr. Miyagi

Finally, President Obama does something impressive...

Friday Faces

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What I'm Reading *The Host*

*The Host*
by Stephenie Meyer

The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
(photo and synopsis from
I was disappointed with this one. Not necessarily bad but, I guess after the Twilight series, I was expecting more...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Trying to escape?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

YUM-O! *Fettucini Alfredo - Mudbug Style*

Saute onions, peppers, celery and garlic in olive oil and butter.
Season with Tony Chachare's to taste...careful though, it can get salty if you add too much.

When veggies are tender, add the mudbug tails (aka crawfish)
and add a little more Tony's if you like.

When tails are heated through, add your favorite alfredo sauce

and toss with noodles.

Cole slurped it up, he must be a cajun at heart...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Faces

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fun @ The Millers

A few weeks ago, we went over to the Miller's for some Friday night fun. The kids had a great time playing in the little pool and feeding the goats.
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