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May 9, 2011

Wedding Weekend

Happy Monday! I’m still in New Jersey…my trip has extended a little longer than planned due to some sickness issues but I’m feeling A LOT better today.

I arrived Friday afternoon at Penn Station in NYC where my boyfriend picked me up aka help me with my ridiculous amount of luggage for 2 days 🙂 We headed to express because I clearly didn’t bring anything to wear to the rehearsal dinner was being ridiculous and thought I needed another dress.

I ended up with this… I almost didn’t wear it and chose something I brought. Typical. In the end I was rushing to get ready so I ended up telling my boyfriend to choose and threw this one on. I never got a full length picture of the dress on me!

But you guys get the picture…

The rehearsal dinner was at an Italian restaurant in Morristown, NJ called Provesi. They brought out hot and cold antipasto appetizers to start

Followed by a small bowl of penne w/ marinara

and for my main dish I ordered Chicken Marsala which I loved..

Dessert was tiramisu but somehow I missed out on it. Whomp.

Saturday morning we woke up early to grab some breakfast and run last-minute errands. The wedding started at 3 but it was about an hour away and my boyfriend was the best man so he had to be there WAY earlier.

The bride looked SO beautiful. They both looked so calm and relaxed which was nice to see because I could tell they were feeling some last minute stress the night before.

They had their reception at a place called Waterside in Edgewater, NJ. Talk about the perfect view…

The room had a romantic feel and was absolutely gorgeous.

I was also proposed to that night…

by a 5 year old. So cute.

Every detail on the cake was amazing! I somehow missed out on this dessert too. WHO AM I!!?!?!?!

My boyfriend rocked his best man speech…

Proud girlfriend right here 🙂

I loved my rent the runway dress. I will definitely order again!

Someone was sleepy…

We left around 12:30. It was definitely a long but fun day.

Sunday Morning we got up early and headed straight to the one and only Carlo’s Bakery. The line is SO long but since my boyfriend is a Hoboken resident we get to skip it 🙂

We picked up some crumb cakes for mothers day…and a snack or two for ourselves. First one being a lobster tail.

The second being a cupcake…But not just ANY cupcake. A PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE.

To.die.for. and I almost died when I took the first bite out of it and my boyfriend accidentally knocked it out of my hand while riding the public bus onto the floor. I was almost in tears because I could feel my blood sugar crashing and I needed to eat something and now that perfect something was on the floor of an overcrowded dirty bus. Oh well… I got over it pretty quickly and ate the half that didn’t fall on the floor.

We headed to brunch with Adams family at a cute restaurant in Hoboken called Elysian Cafe. I ordered the Cinnamon Amaretto French Toast.

Unfortunately I ended up getting really sick at the restaurant, sweating, shaky and started losing my vision so I had to leave and wasn’t able to eat it. I was so embarrassed but there was nothing else I could do. My boyfriend and his parents brought it home for me and I did split it with him later and it was really good! I now know to never wait so long to eat again. Not pretty!

Since I wasn’t feeling well my boyfriend suggested he make dinner… Was I hearing this correctly? Or was I so ill I was imagining things? Nope..I heard him correctly. He used a recipe from Holly’s recipe page which was a Buffalo Macaroni & Cheese.

He only made one minor change. But it was a perfect comfort meal for a girl who wasn’t feeling so hot.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

slightly adapted from Holly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of chicken breasts, chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups broccoli, frozen
  • 1 box of velveeta macaroni and cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup mexican four cheese, shredded
Directions
  • Spray your skillet with Olive Oil non stick cooking spray and on another burner start boiling your water for Macaroni and cheese.
  • Add chicken to skillet and cook fully for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup buffalo sauce and 2 cups of broccoli to chicken and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Drain your macaroni once fully cooked and add cheese sauce. Mix well
  • Combine chicken mixture with Mac & Cheese.
  • Pour into a casserole baking dish and top with breadcrumbs and then cheese.
  • Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Serve warm
SO SO good. I love Macaroni and Cheese and I adore buffalo sauce so this really was the perfect combination for me.
I should add that he also did the dishes… He’s slowly learning 😉
He should be home any minute now so I should get up and pretend I did something today. See you guys tomorrow!

QUESTIONS: What is your favorite comfort meal? Mac and Cheese for me! What is your favorite part about a wedding? I like to look at the groom when the bride is walking down the aisle 😉

April 29, 2011

WiNNiNG

OK, so I’m a little late on the Charlie Sheen title…but it applied to my post so I’m running with it 🙂 TWO of my favorite bloggers Alyssa (she has an amazing name) and Holly (she got engaged in Baltimore, where I live) awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. The only requirement is that I tell you 7 random things about myself…This shouldn’t be hard. I love talking about me 🙂

But first I wanted to fill everyone in on the lie from yesterdays post. Only a few of you got this right…My own mother and boyfriend both failed! If you guessed Number 5 “My favorite dessert is creme brulee and I wish I owned a torch to make it” – You are correct. I am a peanut butter and chocolate girl allllll the way but Ice Cream is my number one dessert pick. I have a bottomless pit when it comes to eating fro yo, soft serve or ice cream. Most of you picked Number 3. “I used to think bones could fall out of my feet and would come home daily to tell my mom another one did.” – Unfortunately, this is true. I. am. weird.

Now back to my 7 random things…

1.) When I grow up (ha), I want a husband (duh), 2 or 3 children, a Maltese named Daisy, a huge boutique like walk-in closet filled with shoes and accessories, an island in my kitchen, an Alyssa room where I can just scrapbook, blog and watch Disney movies alone, and a garage so I never have to scrape snow off my car ever again. Oh, and a really big backyard. I don’t ask for much.

2.) I’m lactose intolerant – but I cannot and will not give up dairy to save my life.


3. You know how everyone takes those really fun jumping pictures? Well this tan girl can’t jump. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.

I'm in the yellow dress

4.) I do a little bit of this every. single. day.

5. I’m a diehard redskins fan – Even though they always disappoint me by the end of the year I still have high hopes!

6. I was sleeping in the same bed with my best friend the night her water broke. Is that TMI? Let’s just say that was a hectic night! But worth it 🙂

Sweet Baby Paxton

7.  Last but not least – I made one of my best friends wedding cakes (with the help of my best best friend). It was funfetti flavored. Everyone loved it. D.U.H.

So now I get to tag 7 people… Cara, Jenny, Maris, Jess, Nichole, Gina and Kate and of course anyone else who wants to participate 🙂

Now that I’ve told you random things about myself it’s onto two of my favorite meals this week for Favorite Friday!

I’ve been enjoying this Protein Shake after workouts and it’s SO SO amazing.

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
Directions
  • Blend together
I bet you can guess how long it took me to finish that? Yep, 2.6 seconds.

The next meal is a breakfast – I’ve never even had quinoa…Let alone thought of eating it for breakfast. But I’ve eaten this 3 times this week – and it is realllllly tasty.

Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbs slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • drizzle of agave
Directions
  • Bring all ingredients (except agave) to a boil in a saucepan until all of the liquid has been soaked up.
  • Drizzle agave nectar on top and add more cinnamon if desired
I never thought I would eat the same breakfast 3 days in a row… But, it’s happened. I might even eat it again tomorrow. If you’ve never tried quinoa but have been thinking about it – try it this way! No joke, deliciousness.
Before I sign off for the night – Did everyone watch the Royal Wedding??
I honestly had no desire to until I woke up this morning at 5:40 with no alarm set so I turned  the TV on and watched for 2 straight hours. So much for not being interested huh? I really thought everything about it was great…The dress, the carriages, their love and how prim and proper everyone was over there. It was a true fairy tale! If you missed it I’m sure there are recaps on every single channel.
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! I hope to make some fun recipes this weekend because I have a lot of free time on my hands.

Questions: Tell me a random fact about yourself. What is the best meal you’ve had this week? What did you think of the royal wedding? (i had to ask!)