Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cocktails Anyone?

So this is the latest and greatest noisy project. Josh is building a bar to go in the garage....classy! No, just kidding, I think it is pretty cool. He is going to build cabinets behind the bar to store glasses and other things. If you look at the pictures of the bar, he has an empty space in the front. A mini- fridge thing is supposed to go there. I am anxious to see how it all turns out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oooh La La

Josh is a member of our local Chamber of Commerce. We went to a Chamber event and I won this in the silent auction! It got a little competitive, but in the end, I won!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ravioli with Arugula, Tomatoes and Pancetta

This is delicious and takes little time and effort, not much chopping involved. You can add some onion and garlic if you would like, I did and it was great! Also, if you are not a big fan of arugula, just use spinach. So here ya go, enjoy....

1 pound cheese ravioli
6 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
3 cups arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, divided
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the ravioli and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until tender. Drain.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add the pancetta and cook stirring frequently, until crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Add the tomatoes, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook for 2 minutes until tender. Add the arugula and 1/4 cup basil and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds. Stir in the butter and melt. Add the ravioli and cooked pancetta and toss until coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the ravioli to a large serving bowl. Garnish with the remaining basil and serve.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wilderness Weekend

This weekend was one of my bffs' bach weekend. We rented a cabin in the North Carolina mountains. And ya'll, we were in the middle of the woods! It was so much fun. We grilled out, built a fire in the fire pit, had some cocktails, went antiquing in town, watched movies, opened gifts, got scared by the random noises in the woods and survived a 4 hour power outage. We had a blast, the husbands were so impressed with us because we used the grill and kept the fire going all on our own. I hope we do this again!!
We are acting funny in the first picture because the smoke from the fire was kind of out of control, it was pretty bad we had to keep moving around!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dang It!!!

I got into a fender bender this morning on the way to work! MmmHmmm. I hit a guy in a white 'Stang, he in turn hit the lady in front of him. No one was hurt, and there was not really any damage to any of the cars. But, it is not a good feeling to be the one to cause all that ruckus. So I got a ticket and was an hour late to work. Geez, what a morning! I really do not enjoy my commute to work sometimes. It is nice to have some time to listen to music, drink coffee and wake up. But sometimes that drive kicks my butt! Oh well, I just need to be very careful, I guess. So now that I am a bad ass and got in a wreck, I don't want to hear any more granny driver jokes, k?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where is My Diploma?

I can not find my college diploma anywhere. You would think that after 6 years and one summer school class, just to get my 4 year undergrad degree, I would not be so careless with it! But after the game this weekend, I really don't want it! JK!! I do want it, I want to hang it up in my house somewhere, so I hope I find it. I wonder if they will give me a new one....

Josh gave me a gift card to a spa for my Bday, so that was nice!! I think I will take advantage of that very soon. I am kind of eating my words about him not being good with gifts! He is showing big signs of improvement already ;)