Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I used to be afraid to cook scallops, until I recently saw how easy it is. Try this! Buy 8 large scallops for a dinner for two. Rinse and dry the scallops, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a couple of tbsp of oil in skillet on medium-high heat and gently place the scallops in a circle in the hot oil. Don't touch them and don't crowd them (they're sensitive). Cook for two minutes (oh yeah, that's right-they're FAST!) on each side. At the last minute, I poured 3 tbsp of barbecue sauce on mine-we Tennesseans don't mess around, here. For our dinner, I served them alongside jasmine rice and steamed green beans. YUM! The sweet jasmine rice complemented the salty scallops nicely.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Harper had her first trip to the library! Let me just say that she loved it! She is such a book lover anyway, that when she entered the children's section she ran from shelf to shelf pulling books and taking them to a chair to read. We'll have to make that a scheduled visit for rainy days. They have tons of board books, so thank goodness I won't have to buy as many books anymore. Whoo! Go taxes! Okay, that's a little overboard. But, whoo! Go library!
Hey, what's for dinner? Well, make yourself a little pizza with some fresh summer vegetables. For this one I used roasted red peppers, red onion, and garlic with fresh mozzarella, spinach, basil, and tomato sauce. I splurged (okay, not really a splurge when a little bag of basil costs $4) and bought a basil plant for $7 last summer and it lasted me from May through September. Set it in a part sun spot and water it every other day. Anyway, I put basil on grilled cheese (with Havarti, honey, and pepper-oh, my!), homemade pizza, salad, tomato sandwiches, pasta, and anything else I can think of. Go get one now!
Look at that yummy spinach! Hey, have you ever seen a double banana?
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This is Warm Pink by Valspar. I want this all over her walls except the reading nook. It has a hint of salmon in it. LOVE IT!
This is a stencil like what I'll create on the wall-except in a green like
Simply Green by Valspar.
Finally, the sky will go behind the green and up to and on the ceiling. I'm thinking this color:
This is Rain Dance by Valspar. I picked up the samples today and am going to get started hopefully soon.
This is my inspiration room. I'm going to do this with the green but with a blue background up to the ceiling.
Okay, I know this post is random. I'm signing off now. Good night!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Since Brian and I just moved, we've received some thoughtful cards and acts of kindness as housewarming gifts. My favorite gift, probably one of the best in my life, was something we received recently from my friend Lisa. She came over for a play date and brought a housewarming gift.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Harper's into her shades lately. She wears them like a movie star. Brian, on the other hand, needs to work on it.