Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter's Gift

The holiday weekend was nice and so sweet (and I don't just mean the jelly beans). Boyfriend and I found the area we're looking to buy a house in - it's beautiful. We saw sheep and llamas nearby and a place that sells chocolate covered bacon!! It's about an hour outside of the city, still a lot of farm land around. So serene and peaceful - lots of lakes and forest preserves as well.

I fell in love with the riverwalk and the black ducks with white bills, the gaggle of geese and the noisy flock of seagulls.It'll me a heck of a commute for both of us but we are pretty sure it's worth it. One of the houses we're interested in backs up to a preserve - it has a nice looking back yard and a deck.

The other gift I received was a piece of information - and all I can say is thank you! It was beyond funny and watching it made me so very thankful for the way things have turned out. Not that I wasn't before but this was just icing on the jelly beans!

Monday, March 25, 2013


I'm always looking for easy and quick recipes that I can bring into work or use for gatherings. This looks versatile - think I might try it with some veggie sausage... 

Breakfast Sausage Ring 

1 roll of bulk Jimmy Dean sausage (any flavor)
2 7.5 oz cans of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Brown sausage in frying pan, drain. Open one can of biscuits and flatten each biscuit into larger circle. Place in bottom of greased bundt cake pan, overlapping each biscuit so that it makes a ring around bottom of pan.

Top biscuits with 1 cup of shredded cheese, next place cooked sausage on top of cheese then top sausage with remaining 1 cup cheese. Open second can of biscuit dough and flatten out each biscuit, repeat placing dough around the top of bundt pan so it looks like a ring.

Cook for 25 min or until golden brown. Let sit in pan for 5-10 min before inverting onto a plate. Slice and serve. This makes a gorgeous centerpiece for a breakfast buffet!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Hasn't quite sprung but I am ready and willing. Boyfriend and I went and wandered around the mall, looking at furniture for our imaginary house - we're looking for an area, since I refuse to live in the city. I want to move out - I don't want to hear about or smell my neighbors dinner. I don't want my parking space to be the recipient of 100 tons of snow.

I want a yard and a garage. Boyfriend calls it Picket Fence Syndrome or something to that effect, thankfully he suffers from it as well. Last weekend we drove out to a 'burb to have a look around. Next weekend, we'll be on to the next until we find a couple we like. And then it will be finding the abode. This is a bit daunting but exciting at the same time.

Last night, we went to a dessert bar to celebrate a friends birthday. Wow. That place was amazing. I had some kick ass hard cider and banana bread pudding. Boyfriend had Beer of The Gods and banana ice cream. Soooooooooooo good. So good. OMG SO GOOD!!

I guess this is it. I mean The It. The husband, the house, eventually the kid(s)? It's....scary...and exciting...and...idk. lol. It's not official until I have the ring but still...And weirder still, it all feels so natural. Guess this is what growing up is. Lol.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My boyfriend.. awesome (and not just because of this):