Thursday, April 26, 2012

No, I'm Not Kidding

This is what is happening at my house right now...

and no, I'm not kidding.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lil' Has Hers

Today Lil' told me she wants to have the following jobs when she gets older:
- a banker
- a babysitter
- and work at College of Charleston.

I asked her how she would get it all done and still be a Mommy too??? She told me that's what sisters were for and she would just have her kids stay with their aunt. I asked her who she thought her sister was and she had one word for me - Cluby! I'm so glad that if I can't give her a sister that my brother and sisterinlaw can. Sistership is so important - I'm glad Lil' has hers...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It Looks Good on You Girl

Daddy let me scoot outta here for a bit this past weekend. Whew! I was in much need. It's been quite a little circus at my part-time gig lately so gettin outta town for a spell was just what I needed. 

Some friends and I popped down to this little slice of heaven in Key Largo. We went to celebrate - cause somebody had a birthday...

and we all know how I feel about a birthday!

Friends just so you know... Key Largo is lovely this time of year.

It has a warm gentle breeze that smells of coconuts and salty delicious water that begs you to just come on in. And when you add this to a champagne mojito with fresh crushed mint from a little sweetheart named Everton...well... it's just genious.

Whatever number you're puttin' on it - it looks good on you girl. Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

I spent a large part of today wondering what you would have said about turning 90. This made me chuckle a bunch. Those kind of out loud chuckles that surprise you and make you wonder if that was you or someone else.

After supper, I needed to go to the water cause that's where I feel the closest to you. I grabbed a 
Ma Rose on my way out and laid it in the ocean cause I'm sure you were fishin' today. The water was perfectly flat and the fish were biting. I watched the rose float out of the harbor and out toward the sea and then I looked up and saw this...

and this...

and I smiled all over again. 

Shrimp, Bacon & Corn

Tried a new recipe last week and hit a homerun. As are most of the things I make it was super easy and whadduyaknow includes bacon!

Shrimp with Bacon & Corn

8 slices bacon
1 1b of shrimp
3 ears fresh corn
1 chopped tomato
1 chopped green pepper
1 diced onion
Blackening Seasoning
Canola Oil
Salt & Pepper
1/2 - 1 cup Heavy Cream
Fresh chives - chopped

Rinse shrimp - pat dry. Salt and Pepper them. Saute in canola oil until golden and firm. Remove from pan. Use scissors and cut up bacon into little bite size pieces of bacon heaven. Cook bacon until crisp. Add tomatoes, pepper and onion. Cook until vegetables are soft. Take kernels off of corn cobs and mix corn, cream and blackening seasoning in separate bowl. Then add to pan with bacon and vegetables. Reduce heat and add more cream and blackening seasoning if needed. Top with chives.

Add shrimp back in at the very end but when you plate it - try and get the little buggers to sit on top of the sauce. 

I knew the kids wouldn't eat the sauce with the shrimp so I sauted theirs in a little butter and garlic. Besides, it was more for Daddy and I. I served it with a salad and called it a day. Deeeelish.