Made pineapple upside down cake for the boyfriend’s family and friends. Glad it turned out well! :)
Exploring Colorado National Monument with my love :)
Guess what guys……..I’m going to ITALY this summer!!!!! Which is super exciting. Which made me think about my last trip to Italy. This was my brother and I back in 2009, overlooking Florence. Whoa, it’s crazy to think about how overweight we were!! And here we are now. I’m so proud of us :) And we’re going back to Italy together! I can’t wait!!
My grandfather gave this to my grandmother, and after he passed away, she gave it to me. I always assumed it referred to a spiritual quote, but I finally decided to look it up. And I found this lovely poem :)
Lise by Rose Terry Cooke
If I were a cloud in heaven,
I would hang over thee;
If I were a star of even,
I ’d rise and set for thee;
For love, life, light, were given
Thy ministers to be.
If I were a wind’s low laughter,
I’d kiss thy hair;
Or a sunbeam coming after,
Lie on thy forehead fair;
For the world and its wide hereafter
Have nought with thee to compare.
If I were a fountain leaping,
Thy name should be
The burden of my sweet weeping;
If I were a bee,
My honeyed treasures keeping,
’T were all for thee!
There’s never a tided ocean
Without a shore;
Nor a leaf whose downward motion
No dews deplore;
And I dream that my devotion
May move thee to sigh once more.
The spiciest omelet ever…ok maybe not ever…but I didn’t have many fixins to choose from so I went with the “green chile and habanero chicken sausage” and that thing sure does have a lot of kick! Nonetheless, made for a tasty breakfast :)
One of my best friends from college is pregnant and I’m sooooo excited for her! Now I’m searching the internet for cute baby clothes to send her. I have baby fever. And she’s not even due for another 5 months. I guess I’ll have to start planning another trip to Alaska! I thought her wedding would be the first and last time I’d ever go (it was in the middle of winter), but maybe a trip in the summer would be nice :) And then I could meet her little bundle. Yayy babies!
Tea time :)
Arches National Park in Utah :) Gotta love those blue skies and red rocks!
I love love LOVE panera’s new spinach power salad (sans the frizzled onions). Today, however, I had the time and desire to cook so I made a homemade version. Yum!
Had a lovely, but freezing cold, weekend on the farm :)
Finished volunteering at the hospital early today so I decided to make a fancy lunch. Spinach and Swiss stuffed chicken with mushrooms and onions in a white wine and dijon sauce. Quite tasty if I do say so myself :)
Valentine’s Day goodies :)
I’m way too obsessed with my dog haha. But I love him! :)
Not the healthiest of dinner choices, but it was leftover from the super bowl party! And Ina certainly did me right when she came out with these recipes. Devin’s Award-Winning Chili and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. Delicious.