Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

I love looking at beautiful Christmas trees.  And there are some beautiful ones on Pinterest.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cold November Snow

I am still in a bit of shock but the Memphis area got snow last night.  I think we got a little more than an inch, I haven't heard the news mention how much.  Right now we are still getting a bit of a mix.  Thankfully it isn't causing any issues with the roadways.  I can handle snow like this.  It is beautiful to watch fall and stick to the lawn and trees but not messing up my life by causing driving issues.

It is already beginning to melt a bit.  

Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Single Life

Being single has been making me a little sad seeing all the beautiful wedding stuff on Pinterest.  Some of these stood out to me as a reminder of where I am right now.  Hopefully one day that will change.

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This is so how I feel about things right now.

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This is something I really need to remember.


With the recent Thanksgiving holiday.  It is a reminder of how thankful I am for my friends.  And wish more of them lived closer.  

Sausage Cream Cheese Horns

I couldn't come up with a better name for the recipe.  And there is one out there somewhere like this.  At G's party last week JF put me to task to make something that contained sausage, cream cheese and crescent rolls as one of his co-workers had made them and they were wonderful.  Yes that is all I had to go with and I was to bring them to Thanksgiving.  I looked on the Pillsbury site for something but I didn't see anything.

Sausage Cream Cheese Horns

1 lb sausage
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese
2 cans crescent rolls

Brown the sausage and then drain.  Put the sausage back in the pan and add the cream cheese cut into cubes.

Unroll the crescent rolls.

Add a tablespoon to the wide end of the triangle.

Roll up.

Bake according to the crescent roll directions.

They turned out wonderful.  They got JF's seal of approval.  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday G!!

I am terrible that I didn't write about this sooner.  Last Sunday we celebrated G's first birthday.  I can't believe a year has flown by since this little guy entered our lives.

H and one of his cousins playing outside.

Lighting the candles.  

Going for the second cupcake.  G really studied both and didn't get very messy.

Brothers playing with Pappa.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Golden Egg

Today the Ole Miss Rebels play Mississippi State Bulldogs for the Golden Egg.

The first game was played in 1901 and is the 10th longest uninterrupted rivalry game in the nation.  It wasn't until 1927 the trophy was first awarded.

The Golden Egg has been in Starkville for the last two years.  I would love to see it come home to Oxford this year but doubt that will happen.  State has not won more than two in a row since 1942.

The Rebels lead the series 60-41-6.   Leading the series will have to make us feel better for another year.


all images found on Google

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

I had to thrown in Snoopy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ole Miss/LSU Weekend

I always love when it rolls around to LSU coming to Oxford for the Magnolia Bowl. Yes this year we knew what the outcome would be. I didn't end up with but one picture of me from the weekend and it is not a good one but I am glad our heads were not cut off because the person behind the camera was a tad drunk.

The sign at the Delta Gamma house said it all. Sorry it is small it is from my phone.
10-0 We know Geaux Home.

I saw the Colonel Reb blow up on the way back from the stadium and insisted X and I get a picture with it. He willingly gave in to the idea. Oh and yes we did only stay for the first half and headed back to the tent in the grove.

A random shot looking out of our tent Saturday.  We had a perfect people watching spot.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Out of the mouths of Babes

I was chatting with H after G's birthday party. I was asking what he wanted for his birthday.  He has an interesting list:
**The Cars movie (the new one)
**Mac N' Cheese (can you guess what his favorite food is?)
**A new train

The idea of wanting Mac N' Cheese cracks me up.  I hope he isn't to disappointed with my gift of a Mater pillow and jigsaw puzzles.

Monday Smiles

S and JF's Belgian Malinois Daisy had puppies last week.  The total in the litter is 9, six boys and 3 girls.  They are so tiny and cute.  And no one will not be going the GRITS household.  Belle couldn't handle it and neither could I.  One pup at a time until there is more than one person living in this house.
I went to their house yesterday for G's first birthday and after H was told that no the balloons were not for him the first priority was to show me the babies.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Magnolia Bowl

Today is the Magnolia Bowl.  
In other words it is the Ole Miss vs. LSU game.  

This is from the first Magnolia Bowl played in 2008.  The game was given the name Magnolia Bowl because  the state flower for both states is the Magnolia.  Both student bodies at the time elected to give the game a title. 
This year the only bowl games the Rebels will go to is the Magnolia and Egg bowls.

The trophy that is played for each year.  And unless a miracle happens will be returning to Baton Rouge.

The game is always a blast.  As X comes from a family full of LSU fans and there are always a group headed up from New Orleans.  We so need to start going down to Baton Rouge too.  

video from You Tube and picture from Google

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Childhood Faves


Linking up with Daphne for Semi- Wordless Wednesday.

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I loved my pound puppies.

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I loved Candyland

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I loved my Lite Brite

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I was obsessed with everything Strawberry Shortcake and believe that I owned everything they had out.

I loved Mouse Trap. I bought it for Maddy a couple years ago. I hope she enjoyed it too.

I am also linking up with Michelle for Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random Musings

**Mother nature is screwing with my outfit plans for Saturday. It is supposed to be freezing LSU weekend. This year the temps are predicted in the 70s and lows in 50s.

**I really want to go to one of the Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw shows next year.

**I have been thinking about doing a 2 or 3 day breast cancer walk for a couple years. But don't want to do it alone. And I worry about raising enough money.

**confession I have never read any of the Twilight books or seen the movies. I hope I don't lose any followers over that.

**I am very thankful to besties who rescue me from hours at the dealership today.  I spent almost 5 hours waiting on work to be done before S rescued me for a bit.  And her hubby JF for fixing my toilet that was leaking.  

Monday, November 14, 2011


I know my Rebels are sucking big time this year. But this is supposed to be a better mascot than our beloved Colonel Reb.

To me this is unacceptable to me. I get if fans do it but our mascot. What a way to make people hate you more.

This gent would never do anything but be positive for our Rebels.

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Monday Smiles

Hard to believe we only have 7 Mondays left in 2011.  How has this year already disappeared?

Thankfully for me this week and next are short weeks.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pimento Cheese Soup

I picked up an issue of Delta magazine recently.  They are coming out with a new cookbook and added a few recipes in the September/October issue.  Two recipes really stuck out to me.  I had a hard time deciding which to make first.  So I flipped a coin and Pimento Cheese Soup won the toss.

Pimento Cheese Soup

6 tbsp. butter
1 medium onions, chopped
1 celery stalks, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp. flour
3 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 c. grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 (7 oz) jar diced pimentos, drained
1 tsp. Tabasco 
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

In a dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat and saute onions and celery until tender.

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring.  Blend in the flour, then gradually add the chicken broth, 1 cup at a time.  Gradually add the milk and cream and dry mustard.  Cook for several minutes, stirring until thickened.

Remove from heat and add white beans.  Puree soup mixture with a hand blender until smooth.

Return pot to medium low heat.  Slowly add grated cheese and diced pimentos and stir gently until cheese is completely melted.  

Season with Tabasco, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

The soup turned out great.  I think it would be great by adding diced potatoes for a loaded potato soup. I need to go get some more freezer bags so I can freeze some of the soup for later.  Still trying to figure out what could go with it other than a salad.  Tomorrow night I am going to cook some chicken to through in it.