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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fifth Quarter




I am not sure if you have heard of the movie that was released last weekend called the Fifth Quarter. I believe it is only really playing in movie theaters in the south. It is a low rent movie that seemed more like a good lifetime movie but it is based off of a true story. I recommend watching the trailer. Any how the story is about a wake forest football player, Jon Abbate, whose brother passed away and how he came back and over came his trials and tribulations. Then it goes on to show wake's winning season etc. It was neat because it was when Jeff played football there so we knew all of the characters in the movies and they used the actual football clips of the games which Jeff was in.

It definitely is a movie we will purchase to keep and show our kids since it recaps all the highlights of that winning season and has a great christian based story line. It just so happened that during the ACC championship game clip they were scanning the crowd showing people cheering after we won and there was myself and my friend cheering in the pouring rain. I about died when we were at the movies on Sunday because there I am soaking wet, hair all frizzy but at least we made the movie! I leaned over to Jeff and said now we definitely can buy it!

It brought back a lot of good memories that we had during the five football seasons Jeff was at wake and sort of made us miss it, we were blessed he was apart of such a great program but thankful we are together now and not doing long distance!

Go Deacs!

Brunch Buffet

Love breakfast food and this buffet!






Mac n Cheese

I am a macaroni and cheese fanatic. We all know it's about as healthy as fried food, so I tried out this weight watchers recipe of mac n cheese. It was not as tasty as the real thing, but it is a pretty good!!



Ingredients
2 spray(s) cooking spray
12 oz uncooked pasta, gemelli or other twisted pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/8 tsp table salt, for pasta cooking water
10 oz broccoli, small florets (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 tsp butter
1/3 cup(s) fresh bread crumbs
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 1/2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup(s) onion(s), diced
1 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp-variety
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to package directions, adding broccoli to water 3 minutes before pasta will be done; drain pasta and broccoli and return to pot.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add bread crumbs and cook, stirring often, until light golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer crumbs to a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and set aside.

In same saucepan (wipe clean if necessary), whisk together milk and flour until blended; add onion. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and whisk in cheddar cheese, mustard, salt, pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Pour over cooked, drained pasta and broccoli; toss to mix and coat.

Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle top evenly with bread crumbs. Bake until bubbly at edges, about 20 to 25 minutes. Divide into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cruise

I am so thrilled to book a cruise for us today. I am in big time need of a vacation. Although we aren't going until July we will have such a great time with 10 to 12 of our friends. Can't wait!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Champions!!

My lady flag football team, Hoosier Mama's, won the championship last night! 25-7. This was my first season playing and I loved it. Can't wait till next year.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time to start planning!

Jeff and I decided we are going to throw our friends Richard and Chelsey a couples shower for their wedding. We have come to a decision on the theme which is beach meets southern. Beach is definitely her as she loves everything about it and he is more the southern country boy. It will be at my parent's house since its bigger than ours and has a big patio.
Yes, I have a few months but with how neurotic I am I have already started finding goodies off line. Here's some of my inspiration...














Monday, March 21, 2011

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Babies!

I sure wish I had someone to throw a baby shower for! I have been seeing so many showers that I just love. My fingers are crossed for a few people in the near future!


Bedding

I am on the search for some good bedding to go along with our new headboard. I just want simple but comfy. Here are some of my choices I'm liking so far, but I'm still on the search. Let me know if you have any good ideas of where I should look!





This past weekend Jeff and I went to go visit some friends in Tampa just to hang and have a good time. We took a little trip over to ikea to see what they had to offer. We bought some curtains for such a steal. 20 bucks for a pair of grommet curtains. They aren't the highest quality, but they will work for our living room for now. I also found two dining room chairs that I loved but have no where to put them so Jeff talked me out of it. It is so cheap for everything in that place its tempting not to buy so much.
Speaking of dining rooms check out these...

Tent Wedding

I saw this wedding and it reminded me immediately of my cousin Melissa. I love the draping and the lounge area! It is a Tara Guerard wedding!













 
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