Thursday, January 31, 2013

Smoky Chicken Fettuccini

This creamy pasta was a first time dish and a definite do-over!!

Ingredients needed
6 slices of bacon
1/2 c diced onion
1/2 c chopped red pepper
1/2 c grated smoked Provolone
1 c half and half

1 c of frozen peas

1/2 t of black pepper
1/4 t of salt
2 T parsley

2 c of cooked chicken

Fettuccine (or use what is on hand, like I did)

Cook bacon until crisp, then drain grease and set aside. 

Add onion, pepper, and garlic and cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Remove from skillet and set aside.

Meanwhile cook pasta as directed along with the frozen peas.  Drain and put into the skillet.

Add bacon, cheese, chicken, half and half, black pepper and salt; toss well to coat.  Cook over medium heat until sauce is thickened and mixture is hot.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Bon  Appetit! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Game Night

 We had a great time hosting a table game night this week with some of the siblings and Reid. 

We played many games including, I Doubt It, Apples to Apples, Three Statements and Taboo.  We had so much fun, and hope to do this again soon. 

Thank you all for coming over and making it awesome!

Individual chocolate chip cookie desserts. mmmmmm :)

Can you say "Rose among the thorns"? ;)

A short video clip I put together of the evening.  Enjoy! :)

Friday, January 25, 2013


It's hard to believe that it was 12 weeks ago that I married my best friend
and he whisked me off to a bit of Paradise in Fort Meyers, Florida...
Going through these pictures brought back so many wonderful memories-
of hair-blowing convertible drives
of yummy eats
of holding-on-for-dear-life-jet-ski rides
of sunset gazing, sand between my toes feeling, and warm night breezes,
of night swims,
outlet shopping,
nature watching,
and picture snapping days. was absolutely perfect
"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood
 to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Date Night Idea

 Need a fun date night idea that doesn't break the bank?  Try this fun activity that will bring back childhood memories of clue hunts. :)
We started at one of our favorite deal-finder stores, Kohls, and set a limit on the secret "treasure" that we could buy for each other at $10. (you can go lower and still do pretty well if you look long enough :)

I got Nicole some love themed fridge magnets and a piece of fashion jewelry and she bought me a snappy dress shirt.  (of course we kept that a secret till the end of the game)

We had fun thinking up the clues and trying to creatively rhyme the riddles, then we each packaged up our clues and prepared to hide them.

I found these nifty build-your-own printable mini envelopes in Microsoft Word for my clues.

 Nicole made some colorful scrolls for her clues.

I know I felt like this was a bit silly for two adults to do, but trust me, it was a ton of fun and we had a great time laughing and searching the house for our next clue.

It's memories like these that I will remember for the years to come.

Do you have any favorite date night ideas?  We would love to hear them!

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