Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tony & Catherine 1.23.09

Another friend off in the marriage wagon. Tony & Catherine were married in the Bountiful temple on friday and then had their reception at the wingpointe church. Here are some pictures from the very coolness reception!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I have a new favorite song.

Well, not favorite, but I love it, and want to play it in orchestra. It sounds like the most finger knotting(kind of like tongue tied but for your fingers) song and sounds so challenging but awesome! The song is from one of my favorite shows, "The Great Race". Hilarious show that I can never get sick of watching. Henry Mancini is the composer. Also another favorite composer. He wrote "Moon river" for breakfast at Tiffany's as well as the pink panther theme song. Musical genius. It's a goofy fun song and you may think I'm crazy for liking it. Just imagine being a violist/violinist playing this song. Or even the Clarinet, super skills required for that part! Houndbite wouldn't let me embed the song, so you'll have to click HERE to listen.

Here is the clip from the movie with the song in the backround, but you can't hear it as well. I highly recommend getting this movie the library!.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

A fellow female blogger who's blog I can't get enough of, is having this amazing giveaway this week. Her blog is April Showers . All her layouts, buttons, graphics, etc., were done by her and her alone. She amazes me! In her giveaway she's got free blog layouts, free mark makeup, or a custom illustration of you. All you have to do is post about it, leave a comment, and add her custom button to your blog. Why wouldn't you? She's also a contributor to Modern Molly Mormon, another site I'm addicted to. I want to WIN!!!!!! So hop on over and see what's brewing!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Craig & Megan 1.17.09

My two good friends Craig and Megan were married last saturday. I've know Craig pretty much my whole life seeing how he lived up the street from me (And Tony) up until Saturday. It was fun seeing them together and I'm happy for them both. It's so fun when two of your friends gets married. no need to have to get used to the new spouse!

Outside the room they had tons of pictures of the couple from birth up to their engagement. I loved the pearls strung around everything.

Josh welcoming everyone in to the reception. I remember when he was born!!!

Cute westen photos. I've always wanted that done!

I loved all the chinese lanterns. Very cute. the ceiling was awesome!

Pretty Megan

RAchel loved the Ceiling and had me take numerous photos. Might as well show them!

I always love when the chairs are covered. Gets rid of the My-reception-is-in-a-gym feel.

Craig & Megan

And of course the cake. It's what I'm always drawn to. Maybe I'll go in the cake business one day.


They killed their car. I would HATE it if i had to drive away in something like that! All in the tradition I suppose.

I don't know how they were going to actually get IN the car when they left.

Well, another two friends onto the marriage bandwagon. Someday it'll be me, but for now, I get to live the fun crazy single life. Oh, I've got Another reception this weekend as well as a bridal shower for Jocelyn who's getting married Feb. 12. Marriage. It's a popular thing these days.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Corn Salsa!!!!

Another cup o' goodness from Christmas Baking Day at our house. I misplaced the recipe, so I'll have to do it by memory. Good thing I took a picure of all the ingredients!

1 Green Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1/2 large white onion
1 large tomato
1 jalepeno
1 small bag frozen white corn- thawed
Lemon Juice
Italian Dressing
Garlic Salt
Minced garlic
1 can black beans rinsed

Cook corn on low heat on the stove until just cooked. Put in fridge to chill

I used the green of the jalepeno AND all the seeds. I love the hotness though, so if you're not one for spicy, skip the seeds

Chop all the veggies to "salsa size" whatever you prefer really.

about 1 Tbsp of minced garlic, 1tsp garlic salt, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 c. to 1/2 c. Italian dressing. Just keep testing for flavor as you go alopng and add more of anything you want more punch with!

Here's the finished product, mostly going off of Michelle's recipe. Gorgeous no? It was fantastic, but my family loves HEAT!

Enter in the Rebecca version of the salsa! Chili Powder, Crushed Red Peppers, Tabasco. Add as much as you want, tasting as you go along so as not to over flame the hotness. Side note- the Italian dressing is very liquidy (so a word) and kept draining to the bottom of the bowl with all the spices. I stuck in a Tablespoon on Tomato paste and it worked perfect for making the sauce stick to the veggies.

Now THAT looks like salsa! It was delish! A must-try recipe.

Originally from Shell B's recipe I stole during our baking day. This turned out so good, it was gone in about an hour. I even Doubled the recipe and it wasn't enough. This one's a keeper! Thanks Michelle!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Christmas Toffee

These are from December from our female cooking day, but who cares right? The first item of goodness was toffee. Oddly enough the woman who gave my mom this recipe from our ward, died tis weekend. Kind of a coincidence I'm posting it now.

Anyway, Here's the recipe
2 Tbsp Margerine
2 Tbsp Butter
2 C. Sugar
2 Tbsp Water
2 tsp. vanilla

Here's the lovely Michelle cooking away. She was always the one to make the toffee.

Cook all ingredients but vanilla until the mixture becomes "brown paper bag" brown on medium high heat. Off heat, add vanilla.

Miles loved all the attention of two Aunts, Mom and Grandma. He has TEETH!

Pour into buttered pan (that has sides or you're in for a mess)

After a minute or so of setting, plave chunks of milk chocolate on toffee. It's hot enough it will melt from the heat of the toffee.

Take a break while chocolate melts and play with cute nephew bug.

Spread melting chocolate evenly over whole pan

Make fun designs in chocolate!

Miles wanted to test the toffee to make sure it turned out right.
So did Toby.

Sprinkle with chopped almond or walnuts

Now try not to eat the whole pan in one sitting!