Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday's Food

Friday's food is brought to you by none other than Paula Deen!!! My mother-in-law introduced me to these sweet chicken bacon wraps a couple weeks ago. I tried my hand at them tonight, and they were DELICIOUS!

Here is what you will need:
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
  • 1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • toothpicks
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with a piece of bacon and pierce with a toothpick. Mix the chili powder and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Coat chicken/bacon pieces with the mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Let cool and ENJOY!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Date Night with "The Boss"

Last night Barrett and I went to see Bruce Springsteen in concert. I have to be honest, I only know the chorus of 2 Bruce Springsteen songs, but I will not pass up a good concert and a date night with my honey! ;)

Here is a picture of us before the concert started.

(Not the most flattering picture, but if you know Barrett, getting a picture is like pulling teeth!)

I have to say that although I didn't know many of the songs played, it was a great concert. The band played for 3 hours straight and put on a great show! Thanks for a fun night babe!

Girl's Trip - Gatlinburg, TN

Last weekend me, Barrett's mom (Deb), Barrett's sister (Paula), and Aubrey went on a little girl's weekend get-a-way. We left on Thursday night and came back on Sunday. Here is a glimpse of our trip!

On Friday we drove to Asheville, North Carolina to the Biltmore Estate. For those who don't know, the Biltmore is the largest private residential home in the United States. It was built by the Vanderbilt family in 1895. The home sits on more than 8,000 acres, has 255 rooms, and is over 2.4 million cubic feet of home. To say the least it is INCREDIBLE!!! To read more about the Biltmore Home go here. Asheville is usually a 1.5 hour drive from Gatlinburg, but a land slide shut the interstate down, so we had to go an alternate way that took a little over 2 hours. This is what Aubrey and I did on the way to the Biltmore...

This is what you see when you are walking up to the property...

I could not get over just how large and spectacular this home was. Oh, and I forgot to mention it belonged to a family of 3!!!!

This is a picture of me standing on one of the many balcony/overlooks. Beautiful view!

They do not allow photography while you are inside the home, so if you want to see more of the Biltmore go to the website above!

After touring the home, we headed to small little cafe/bistro on the property to get an ice cream cone before starting the drive home. This is what that area of the property looked like:

I snapped this picture of Aubrey and made it into a sketch! So cute!

On the drive home traffic was backed up going down the mountains, and we could not figure out why. Finally, we realized everyone was stopping to take a picture of this little guy off the road.

(sorry it's blurry!)

On Saturday we headed to the outlet mall to Christmas shop. Here is a picture of me and Aubrey getting ready to get our shop on!

At the outlet mall there were tons and tons of people. We had not expected the large crowds, so our shopping adventure ended prematurely without a lot of bags! We spent Saturday night watching the Tide roll over Mississippi State! ROLL TIDE

Sunday, we stopped at a few shops we had missed Saturday before we started the long haul home.

It was a fun weekend with the girls!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Game 11 - End of Season

Friday was our first playoff game at Camden. The sign for the game was AWESOME and was my personal favorite for the year. Way to go cheerleaders! Here is it:
It says, "If the Panthers didn't have a chance we wouldn't be here!" The hidden message (yellow letters) spell out FAITH!

I also got a picture of Barrett on top of the press box at the game. He is the second from the right.

The game did not have a good ending for the Panthers. We lost the game 35-7. I always hate the last game of the season. Our seniors were very emotional and some of the coaches were too. I was proud of Barrett, he has completed his second year of coaching. I am disappointed in myself...while I was posting this blog I realized I didn't get a picture of me and Barrett from the season :( Maybe next year...

Until the 2010 football season....