well first off it is finally sunny here in good old washington... after 273 days of temperatures under 74 degres it is well welcomed! we have had more rain this "summer" then i can ever remember, and i sure hope the sun decides to stick around for a while... us washintonians are starting to get a wee bit depressed i think! :) i mean, cloudy, cold weather on the first day of summer is pretty depressing, isn't it?
on another note - i am getting so anxious for our wedding... according to my handy dandy facebook countdown, we have 87 days to go! woo hoo! everything is starting to feel so real, especially when i got my adorable garter in the mail!
happy thursday people.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
mmmm! my pizza experiment was a partial success! it would have been a complete success if it were for a few extraneous factors. 1) i had parchment paper, or better yet, a pizza peel... 2) i had more time... 3) my pizza crust wasn't so thick. lol.
Friday, June 18, 2010
step 1: pizza dough
so this is the dough... its rising right now, but hopefully this project will all turn out - otherwise looks like its store bought crust or papa murphys for din tonight! haha.
so i will post updates on this process later tonight or tomorrow... wish me luck! i'm a homemade pizza n00b!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
saturday was an epitome of girliness for my bestie and i... we were initially supposed to go camping but because of various reasons it fell through. so whats the next best thing to do on a day off? girly stuff of course! ha ha. we had an awesome lunch - yummy wine and drinks - watched movies - did our toenails and my personal favorite - baked! :) it was a fun filled day!
the day made me decide that we need to do themed lunches/dinners from now on also! marissa wanted to make this yummy strawberry spinach salad recipe she has, so that was already on the lunch menu.
then i stumbled across a homemade strawberry wine cooler! what a fun idea! and boy oh boy it was amazing... refreshing and different. i was immediately in love. it was either that or a combination of wine, pedicures and 80's movies? ;)
then i followed everything up with a recipe i was dying to try - coconut cupcakes with a delicious coconut butter cream frosting! mmmmmm! of course, the consistency of the frosting wasn't up to par for me and my frosting skills were a bit off - but that's what happens when two of you finish off 2 bottles of wine. especially when you're about 5'! ha ha.
anyhow, hope you've enjoyed the food/drink/dessert pictures. of course, i could post recipes, but i'm not sure anyone ever reads this. sigh. if you want recipes let me know! more then happy to share.