Sunday, January 18, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday nights

Are so much fun since 2015 started...Farmer Chris is the new bachelor and last Monday I hosted a plaid Bachelor watch party...Can't wait to watch this season to see if Prince Farming finds love!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thanks Brooke...

For recommending Trisha Yearwood's Fancy Chili, we had it last night and it was delicious, made better by the corn bread recipe below...

Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread
Total Time:
55 min
15 min
15 min
25 min
Yield:8 to 10 servings

1 1/4 cups coarsely ground cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup whole milk
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

This is a great recipe and tastes better, I find, when cooked in a cast iron skillet and served hot tableside. I have also served this recipe for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Whether with jam and butter or fried chicken on the side, there are rarely leftovers!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside to heat while you make the batter.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk in the milk, buttermilk, and eggs. Whisk in almost all of the melted butter, reserving about 1 tablespoon for the skillet later on.

Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of the hot skillet with the remaining butter. Pour the batter into the skillet and place it in the center of the oven. Bake until the center is firm and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and serve.

Recipe courtesy Alex Guarnaschelli

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Family Fun Day

The Dallas Smith family came to visit.  It was so much fun after way too long to visit with them.  We spent Saturday at the Georgia Aquarium making memories...we hope to see them again soon!

No visit to Atlanta is complete without a visit to the Varsity...

New Years Day

was spent with Mom and her two brothers!

New Years Eve

We loved having the Crine family over for New Year's Eve...I had every intention of taking more pictures of us but the 4 little people below kept us busy!

Happy 2015!