Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dresses

One of my cousins is getting married in November.  He is a Bama alum and didn't look at the schedule when the date was picked because they are getting married on the day Bama plays LSU.  Thankfully we play a small school team that probably won't be on TV.  He will be in a world of trouble if the ceremony is scheduled during game time.
I am trying to figure out something to wear to the wedding and have decided to buy something new instead of pushing myself to be able to shop in my own closet (yes I probably should be pushing).  I have decided to finally give Modcloth a try.  Has anyone ordered from them?

A few I like but can't decide on.




This one comes in black too and would make a great little black dress.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Soccer Season

I got a text from S Saturday morning letting me know G-man had his first soccer game.


G-man and his pal N being told something by the coach. Probably to watch the ball and play the game. They were more interested in goofing off together.  


They both play when they get separated. The coaches forgot that at first Saturday morning.  
I am not gonna lie they are so cute at this age playing. They get confused as to which is their goal and the fact only the goalie touches the ball.  



The big brothers chilling with snow comes.  H said he was thirsty so we went for a drink and he saw the snow cone machine. 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Mini Vacation

Last week I met up with my grandmother, parents and brother in New Orleans for a couple of days.  Out main goal was to see the World War II museum. 


We stayed at The Blake Hotel.  It was perfect for what we needed in walking distance and for catching the streetcar.  Right after we arrived someone came along and posted this no parking sign due to filming.  The guy in the background is my little brother.  

I realized when I got home I only took two pictures.  I was to busy reading the map to get around and enjoying what I was seeing.  At least that is what I am saying so I don't feel like I was being lazy by not pulling out my camera or phone. 



I got one picture at the museum (there are signs that say not to take them).  This is a 1942 Harley Davidson.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Motivation Monday

This one seemed fitting after all the driving I did last week for a trip to New Orleans.



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Football Love

I come from a family full of football fans.  The rest of my family either cheers for Alabama or Auburn.   I decided to not piss anyone off and go my own way.

This picture has shown up a couple times in my feed on Pinterest and it makes me smile every time.




Because it makes me think of one of my grandmothers.  Nanny is a Bama alum and at age 86 she still cheers hard every Saturday for them.  She keeps a printout from the Tuscaloosa News with the players names and numbers.  She thankfully does not have the personality of Maxine.  I hope I live as long and am still able to cheer for my team and still understand the ever changing NCAA rules.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chipotle Chicken Meatball Tacos

I was looking for something that would be fun to eat during the Ole Miss game Thursday night.  But I was so exhausted from work I didn't make them until Sunday night.  They were great for dinner and would be great for a tailgate too.  



2 think slices white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
1 large egg
1 white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 pound ground chicken
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
1 (14 oz) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 bay leaves
Hard taco shells and assorted toppings, for serving.

Combine the bread and egg in a large bowl; add 1 tbsp water and mash with a potato masher or fork to make a paste.  Add half each of the onion and garlic, then add the cilantro, chicken, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper; mix with hands until just combined.  Brush a large baking sheet with 1 tbsp. olive oil.  
Meanwhile, position a rack in the upper third of the oven and p reheat to 475º.  Combine the remaining onion and garlic, the jalapeño, chipotle, tomatoes, thyme and cinnamon in a blender; pulse until smooth.  Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Pour in the tomato puree, then add the bay leaves and cook until the sauce thickens, about 6 minutes.  Stir in 1 1 /2 cups water, scraping up the browned bits front he bottom of the pot.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 or more minutes; season with salt.
Bake the meatballs until they just start to brown, about 8 minutes.  Transfer to the sauce and gently simmer, spooning the safe over the meatballs, until cooked through, about 7 minutes.  (Add a few tablespoons of water if the sauce gets to thick.)  Remove the bay leaves.  Cut the meatballs in half and serve in taco shells with assorted toppings.



These turned out great!  I used wheat bread though.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Goals

It was a struggle but I managed to hit my goals for the month of August.  I didn't do so well with my eating though.  I really need to get that back into control.  I can tell a big difference when I am eating better and not eating out which I did a lot of in the last week and half of the month.  


September Goals

**  Hit the gym 3 times a week.

**  Three morning workouts a week.

**  Eat some fruit each day.

**  One thing a week for myself.



What are y'alls goals for the month.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Motivation Monday


It is a new month and new goals to hit.