Wednesday, December 31, 2008

fish tacos


I'd never deep fried anything before so I'm proud of these. I had a craving for them earlier in the day and tackled them this evening. Success. I combined a few recipes I found on Tastespotting. We use this site a lot for food inspiration and it's worth checking out. If you're not up to making them yourself, hit up Taqueria Del Sol in Atlanta for a mean fish taco and the best fried chicken taco I've had the pleasure of tasting. Props to the Green's for introducing us to Taqueria Del Sol. It's now a favorite of ours.

The next post will not be food related...well...not completely food related - I promise.
Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the best skittle... the purple Skittle.
Or maybe the red Skittle. Tough call.

Monday, December 29, 2008

recipe sunday no. 2 | beer cheese soup

Okay dish number two:Beer Cheese Soup. Can you tell we're soup people? Overall this was good, but I think we decided that we'd prefer it without all the accessories (carrots, potatoes, etc.) with a smoother consistency. Also, I'm not sure all the beer was cooked out because I was tipsy afterward. Ha. Just kidding, but really, it was pretty potent and probably could have cooked longer. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

recipe sunday no. 1 | onion soup gratinee

I have to admit that, although I really love cooking, I've done little of it since we got married. Not getting home until 6:30 or 7 most nights means that, if I do cook, we don't eat until 8:30, and by the time we're done cleaning up, it's 10pm and that's just exhausting to do every night. We'll get into a good routine, but for now, we're going to start with Recipe Sundays.

Here's the first dish: Onion Soup Gratinee. It was a hit for our taste buds and budget. I used gruyere instead of provolone, & swapped out 2 of the yellow onions for a red and some scallions. I also added some red wine to the mix.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

a year ago today...

...Sara and I got engaged - unexpectedly.

I had been trying to plan a way to propose to Sara in January but hadn't quite figured it out. And then this happened:

The video is kind of embarrassing to watch but it's pretty cool too. Sara super surprised me. Last night she said to me, "a year ago, I was keeping a secret"{smiles all around}. She gathered everyone together and raised money to get me a brand new drum set. She did this at a time when I really needed it, as I was contemplating putting my sticks down for good. Everyone came together and showed me support and love. For that, I am truly thankful. For Sara, I am truly thankful {tear}.

Happy birthday Sara. I love you.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

happy birthday pete

Today we celebrated Pete's 25th birthday. Good times were had. Here's us enjoying some of Pete's hilarious jokes. What a kidder!
And here's Pete helping Sara decorate the tree. These siblings are always helping each other out!
Happy birthday Pete!