Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm on vacation..

Ok, so I've sort of been on vacation for a month now, BUT our last day is Sunday. So I'm taking a vacation from blogging this week. Hence the radio silence. See you all back on Monday, when I'm back to reality. EEEKS!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

For Mikey and my loves, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie.

I don't know Jennifer Perillo. I've never met her or spoken to her. I've never shaken her hand or eaten a meal with her. It doesn't matter. When I heard that her loving husband, Mikey, suddenly died the other day, I was rocked. Their story is much like my own. They met at 17 (we met at 18). They have two little girls. Ditto. To lose a loved one is heartbreaking. To lose the one you love most of all, at such a young age, is a tragedy. Her words jumped out at me from my screen and broke my heart. "He is gone and my heart is shattered in a million pieces."

Jennifer blogged and asked that in order to honor Mikey's life, and those of the ones we hold closest to our hearts, to make a Peanut Butter Pie today. So I did. I don't have a springform pan at the cabin. I have no food processor or kitchen aid. But I have my girls, and my love of 16 years. So I made this, very messy, very sloppy, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. For Mikey.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie {easy peasy and made with love}
1 prepared Oreo Pie Crust
1/2 gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream
1.5 cups of Peanut Butter
Chocolate Sauce
Peanut Butter Chips
Chocolate Chips

Soften vanilla ice cream. Using a hand mixer, mix in peanut butter to softened ice cream. Pour into shell. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, sprinkle with chips. Freeze. Share with loved ones.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

flashback..{last summer in iphotos}

Sweet on the streets of NYC

B on the streets of NYC

Piano! FAO

Manhattans {that's a lot of cherry syrup}

Bounce Castle

18lbs of brisket



Weekend in Crystal Springs




Emergency Room

Nick's Lake

Compost Cookies

tee hee

The Hubs. (aka Rob Thomas. love those stick-on earrings)


Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Meal Planning

It's MONDAY??! How in the world does that happen so quickly every week? We're up at the cabin for two more weeks. Lucky girls! I've been dreaming of Spicy Honey Chicken thighs this past week, they are just so flippin' good. And I'm psyched to try my hand at making mayo! And as much as I want this summer to go on and on, I'm looking forward to Beef Stews and Chili. So much so that I think a Chicken Chili this week sounds awesome. As always on Monday mornings, I'm hungry!

Monday: Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs 
and Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Tuesday: Carne Asada

Friday: Chicken Chili

Happy Monday. Cook something good!