Saturday, May 22, 2010

When life gives you lemons...

I LOVE lemons! When spring and summer come around, I really really love using lemons in my cooking, because it tastes so fresh! Here are a few favorite lemon recipes:

Lemon Parmesan Dressing

1/2 c. olive oil
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. of lemon zest
1 tsp. sugar

Whisk it all together!! This is one of my favorite salad dressings ever, and it is so easy! It's wonderful over arugula or romaine lettuce.

I also like taking this exact same dressing recipe and adding fresh basil to it. Then, pour it over pasta, and it's great hot or cold!

One of our other favorite dinners is Barefoot Contessa's chicken piccata, from this book.

I love this cookbook, and I would highly recommend any of her books! But, you can find the chicken piccata recipe here.

The other day, my sweet friend Lindy made Barefoot Contessa's lemon curd tart and it was AMAZING! You can find that recipe here.

Of course, my favorite thing to do with lemons is to make...


Monday, May 17, 2010

The Last Few Months...

Just thought I would post a few favorite pictures from the past several months!


Went to see Beyonce concert with Benay!

Went to Disneyworld with Mason- about to go to dinner at the Contemporary.

Met lots of characters...

Loved Animal Kingdom- the Everest ride was my favorite!


I have no pictures of August, but I started taking grad school classes here...


Hired to teach third graders here...LOVE IT!


Went to the U2 concert!

Went to see John Legend for my birthday present from Mason!!

Sadly, I have no pictures of ACU homecoming, which was great as always!!


Nearly had a breakdown in November from first year teaching-grad school combo! Had a great Thanksgiving in Abilene with my parents!


Enjoyed seeing ICE at the Gaylord

Celebrated our one year anniversary! Also, experienced the passing of Mason's precious grandfather. Writing about his impact on us is a post of it's own!


Well, we didn't actually get our new dog, Sadie, until February, but it snowed in January! It was such a cold winter!


Went to the NBA All-Stars game!

Loved going to Abilene for Sing Song!

Sadly, I haven't taken any pictures past Sing Song, except for pictures of my kids at school. Unfortunately, I can't post any of those! Anyhow, it's been a wonderful year! It hasn't always been easy, but we've had some wonderful times. We are so blessed with great friends, family and memories!