Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A little grill time

This past weekend, we made a huge change to our backyard - added on to the patio! I have some pictures but haven't taken a final "look how amazing" picture so I don't feel like I want to post any yet. So, maybe tomorrow? Anyways, we spent yesterday evening enjoying the fresh air on our fancy new patio with some delicious food from the grill. Then some friendly faces came over and we lit a fire in the fire pit. We reminisced about how little Cam was when she was a puppy, discussed the intricacies of gun control and environmentalism, drank maybe more JD than we should have for a Tuesday night, and enjoyed pandora's Indie Rock station. And to think I just wanted to watch television!

Worcestershire Lime Chicken, Roasted Parmesan Veggies


I butterflied two chicken breasts and had them sit for about an hour in some worcestershire sauce and juice from one lime. Veggies got some butter spray (I don't care what you say about that!), kosher salt, and parmesan cheese. You don't even know what parm does to roasted veggies until you've tried it. It's really the best thing ever. 

And here's Kitty, being curious! Yes, her name is Kitty. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Its spring-a-ding

I think I shall look back on the year of 2012 as the year that the weather teased us. Some days it's 80 and some days it's 40. Weather, please make up your mind! I would really like to open my pool! I believe we are nearing the end of this trickery, however, and that it will be warm very soon. My pale skin and flowers will surely love it.

Last year was the first time I ever planted bulbs and they came up in full force this year! My mother-in-law made me fear for the little bulbs, telling me that squirrels would probably dig them up and eat them. But the squirrels were not enticed in the least and all the blooms are looking amazing!




Here's our doggy Cam, being regal as ever. Another reason why I like warm weather - Cam feels super lazy and never wants to do anything other than lay in the sun. I prefer her this way.


I made a fun drink! I think it's pretty pinterest worthy - vodka, cranberry ginger ale, peach snapps, frozen kiwi, and a pomegranate sugar rim! I'm so fancy right now!