Saturday, November 27, 2010


hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving.  here's my kindergartener attempt at photoshop.  figured i'd better post a photo of my fall centerpiece before it gets replaced. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

southern charm at it's best.

last night the margaret mitchell house literary center hosted fannie flagg who was signing her latest book i still dream about you. i'm nearly finished with the book and it's delightful. fannie talked about her life and the inspirations behind fried green tomatoes and i still dream about you.  she's had a very interesting career as a writer, actress (tv and broadway), and as a former pageant contestant (important to the latest book).  she was funny and charming, and. . .
she agreed to hold my sock!

Monday, November 22, 2010

ryan and jason lets do lunch.

as if. well the change up with ryan reynolds and jason bateman, is back in atlanta doing more filming-today they have taken over the georgian terrace last week it was the pond at piedmont park.  i think i'll have to check out this film to see if i can tell what was or wasn't filmed in atlanta-i thought jennifer anniston was in this movie, but she's in the wanderlust that's also being filmed in atlanta and clarksville. although she has been spotted at local restaurants in midtown, so who really knows. i still stay it was ryan reynolds who walked across the street in front of my car-i find this all strangely fascinating.

Friday, November 19, 2010

the next phase.

pj's officially in at ga southern. he's thrilled, and i'm happy for him. now the fun begins with getting forms and information submitted on time. getting his "stuff" ready for his freshman year. another great thing about ga southern is that it's really close to savannah-road trip girls!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

sincerest thanks.

to our veterans.  at work on wednesday we did a breakfast to honor the veterans in our office. i was surprised as i compiled the list how many officers had served in the military prior to entering law enforcement. please take a moment today to remember those who have served our country. my dad and brother served in the navy and another brother serve in the marines. my father in law and his father served in the army. on my mom's side-my uncle and grandfather, and i'm sure many "greats" served in the british forces.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


i dont' mind it as long as i have something to knit! enjoyed some knitting time at starbucks after work before picking sara up for dinner. great food and company and a great way to start the week.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

what's cooking?

as usual i spend about 3 hours in the kitchen cooking on saturdays-i do this so that dinners during the week are a bit easier. this weekend i put together stuffed bell peppers, veggie lasagna for sunday dinner (leftover ratatouille makes great veggie lasagna), and italian sausage to go with the lasagna so that the boys would be willing to eat it. saturday dinner included sauteed loin chops (enought leftovers for another meal-yea) with a mushroom sauce, spaghetti squash, and asparagus. cooking the squash was a first for me. i added a tad of butter, fresh basil and parmesan cheese. i'd like to try this at a restaurant to get an idea of what it's supposed to taste like.
for dessert we had crepes-these really are super easy-step 1 included throwing all the ingredients in a blender-giving it a whirl and refrigerating for 2 hours. i use the recipe in the art of french cooking. now julia child doesn't write that you throw everything in and give it a whirl-but i bet she said it a few times on her show! anyway, i have a ladle that provides the perfect amount of batter (2 ladles)- so the key is to make sure you have a non-stick pan, add melted butter, and let it get real hot, then add the batter (not too much)-swirl it around the pan
once the edges start to get a bit brown and "crispy" looking, remove from heat, flip the crepe, i use an off set spatula and my fingers.
let it cook a bit longer, then onto a plate. these are great cause you can make them ahead and stuff them with whatever you want.
i fill mine with marscarpone cheese, and i made 2 toppings-reduced blackberries with just a bit of honey, and simmered apples with a bit of honey, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. roll up and enjoy