Aug 26, 2012

Rajin Cajun

On Friday night we had a few friends over for a Cajun themed dinner.  To start off we made Cajun Lemonade!
Here are the ingredients...equal parts Pimm's, Lemonade and vodka (we added a little more lemonade). Add a few dashes of hot sauce and top it off with a splash of lime seltzer and lemon wedge!
We had Cajun Crawfish Dip...sooo good!
We made Cajun Chicken Diane....a remake from a restaurant in Charlotte called Cajun Queen.  We used this recipe....we just added rice and two types of Andouille Sausage.
We also had two great veggie cajun flavored sides...
...and Bananas Fosters for dessert!  I love a good theme and this one was a huge hit!!!

Aug 20, 2012

Baby Shwedo!

Last Saturday I helped throw a shower for my dear friend, Emily.  I have met some of the best girl friends since moving to Charlotte and was so excited to help celebrate Baby Shwedo!  Our theme was Elephants and lots of PINK!

We had "Wishes for Baby" where you filled out your wishes for baby Shwedo...some were sweet and serious and some just funny!
Baby Shwedo is very loved already!

Our guest signed Emily's favorite childhood book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Our take-away was a bag full of circus peanuts!
Now we all are anxiously awaiting Lil Shwedo's arrival in late October...can't wait!!

After a great girls day and being surrounded by pink, we all went bowling for Chip's fun!!  If you haven't been to the newly remodeled Park Lanes in Charlotte you should!
What a fun weekend!  Now back to the real world...and Monday:(

Aug 15, 2012

Fig time again!

We are loving our fig tree again this year...well both of them!

Last year I made lots of fun recipes and decided to try some new ones this year.  Our favorite so far was  an appetizer with our two favorites...cheese and pork:)
I just washed the figs, cut an "X" in the top...
Stuff it with some goat cheese...
Wrap it with bacon (you can secure it with a toothpick if you would like)...
Bake at 350 for 30-45 min.  These were amazing!!  Fruit stuffed with cheese and wrapped in salty can you go wrong?