Sunday night we got out of Church pretty late and decided to get a roasted chicken from Publix. I chose the Mojo chicken, which ended up tasting so good. I paired it with mashed potatoes and gravy and some collared greens. Perfect, simple, and so yummy. If you are not aware of the roasted chickens that most grocery stores offer, they are amazing. The chicken is already made, can feed a lot of people, and you can mostly likely eat of it for the next meal. And that’s exactly what we did. After our meal on Sunday, I peeled every piece of meat off of that chicken and preserved it in the fridge. I decided to make something a little different, BBQ chicken. I was so excited to get to use the slow cooker for the first time too! I put the meat in the slow cooker for about 3.5 hours and let it soak. All I did was add a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, 1 Tsp of Worcestershire Sauce, and (optional) 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar. Since my chicken was already cooked, I let it only cook for 3.5 hours on low. It really came out great. I put the BBQ chicken on buns and paired it with some cheesy steak fries. Not the healthiest meal, but my gosh it was so good! It was definitely a “Husband Pleaser” meal. He even ate off of it again for lunch. There is something about those messy and saucy meals that make them happy. If you have never had one of those chickens from the grocery, then I highly suggest getting one next time. You will really be surprised at how simple dinner will be when you the chicken already cooked. Here are photos. Hope you ate already, because they are sure to make your mouth water.
|Their stash of wines|
|The tree color is just beautiful|
|No matter how dry everything was, it was so beautiful.|
|All of the vines were dried out|
Let’s start from the beginning where this little superstition all began with me, high school. It is the craziest thing to believe in, but there sure is something so special about making a wish at 11:11 as often as you can. I know for me, for awhile, I had one particular wish, that came true on July 16, 2011. And it is funny to think about how much I wanted us to be married on 11-11-11, but it really was unrealistic for us. I think this little superstition is always going to be something I look forward to, not matter what the wish is. For some reason, making a wish at 11:11 is just about as powerful as blowing out your birthday candles each year. For me, when I see 11:11, I think that the stars align and shooting stars dash across the sky. Silly right? But why not believe in it if it makes you happy? Some people will call you crazy and think you are weird and judge what you do, but just remember to always do what you want to do and what makes you happy in life.
This year, believe it or not, I do not have a particular wish in mind. I will have two chances to make it, so maybe the PM wish will be a little better. But, if you haven’t started thinking, you’ve got a few hours.
A few pictures below, describe some of my feelings of 11:11.
This should say “wished” but you get the point. Before July 16th, I wished for him so many times 🙂
This image is from a pinterest idea. How I love love love Pinterest! It’s the cure to boredom and will make anybody feel crafty. I have had the idea for the “Thankful Tree” for quite some time, but have been forgetting to make it. It is such a great idea and how amazing will it be to have so many positive thoughts sitting in your home. Having a constant reminder of things to be thankful for is certain to keep you humble and uplifted. I am going to take the pup on a walk this evening and collect some twigs to make this craft. Look for the new post tonight !
A brief overview of this weekend in case you haven’t heard. LSU WON and beat the tide ! You have no idea how happy my husband and I are with this news. Being huge LSU fans here has been very hard. We got a lot of flack from Bama fans the whole week leading up to this game. We aren’t the kind to talk smack, especially since leading up to the game, each team were pretty equal. But now we have bragging rights for a whole year! We are anticipating LSU to go to the SEC champtionship in December, but we have to finish out strong against a few more oponents before I make our travel arrangements to HOTlanta. This past weekend was such a great weekend for the hubby and I. We had 2 cousins and 3 friends come stay with us for the LSU game. We had a full house indeed and enjoyed every moment of it. It really hit me how old I have gotten and how hard it is to stay out late. Being a post grad is hard to get used to. I think the majority of our group thought we could still hang. While in Tuscaloosa for the game, we met up with my husband’s fraternity brother whom we hadn’t seen since the wedding in July. It was such a great weekend for all, and we were so happy to get to visit with our family and friends. We are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family who traveled so long to see us. Cannot express how thankful we are to have them in our lives. How lucky are we to have had LSU win and have our friends and family visit us? Luckier than I think we know.
Here are some pictures from our weekend, and a video with the LSU game highlights !
|Paul Bryant Stadium… Where LSU Dominated !!|
|I had to…|
|The tailgate we spent time at. The police woul not even let us step on the side walk, that’s how crazy it got.|
|What our neighbors left at our door Sunday morning|
|We’re that good|
In honor of our fun filled Louisiana weekend, todays blog post is going to feature the secret ingredients to the perfect southern bloody mary. Follow directions —> to enjoy!
I think the hubby and I both needed this around 7 o’clock PM after we watched the LSU Tigers dominate Auburn! As I am not that big of a fan of bloody mary’s, I do recognize when they are necessary. This recipe is a family and friend favorite! It is known to cure any hangover or start your morning off right, whether you are going to the Mardi Gras or Tailgating!
This weekend, we got the joy of spending some much needed time in Louisiana with our family and friends. We had the opportunity to sit back in the student section again with our best friends. It was so great to be back in the student section cheering with all of the LSU students! We might as well take advantage of this while we still can because sooner or later we will not be able to do it. We lucked out and got to sit in some good seats thanks to running into my cousin. Here are some pictures from our weekend, below.
|Our Little Tiger, Rayne.|
|The great view we had|
|What a plus! We got to see fireworks too !|