Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Quiz About Me!!!!

Wow - 2 posts in a row - hope to keep it up.  Today I am joining Acting Balanced for another bloghop!  This is Monday Quiz About Me and is hosted by Acting Balanced and Touristic.

Here goes nothing:

1. Wednesday, July 24th is Drive Thru day - do you have any drive thrus that you have a hard time passing?
Dunkin Doughnuts is a tough one - I could always go for an iced caramerl latte!
2. Other than signing your name, when was the last time you physically wrote something?
Today at work, I still have to write in a notepad during meetings and to take messages-not fun!

3. What was the first movie you saw in a movie theater? the latest one?
Wow - first movie I ever saw?  I have no idea!  I can't remember.  But, I do remember the latest movie we saw - Dispicable Me 2 - very cute movie.
4. Have you ever visited Disney?
Yes - several times and already trying to figure out when to go back!!!

My 5th question for you......

5. What is your favorite summer time activity?

Now its your turn!!! Come on and join in on the fun:)


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2013 Cookbook Challenge - Book #2 - Recipe #1

I finally made time to test out a new recipe and on this day I tested not just 1 but 2 recipes out of this book which I've quickly grown to love:

At first, I was skeptical but I bought it anyway because a few recipes caught my eye.  Only problem was finding the time to actually choose something from the book and making sure I had all the ingredients, but I'm happy to say I finally did!!!  My choice you ask?  Well, I decided to make Mojo Criollo Slow-Braised Pork with Sofrito Rice with Green Chiles.


I marinated overnight...


Here is the rice cooking up......


prepped the rest of the ingredients for the rice....


Here is the finished product!!


Both the pork & rice were delicious!!!

and this little appliance has become my fave :)


So, has anyone else done a cookbook challenge - or just tried a new recipe?  How was it? Hit or Miss?

I'm glad that so far, all 3 recipes I've tried so far have been awesome!!  You can read about my first new recipe here.

Happy Cooking!!!

*This post contains an affiliate link, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not paid or given anything for this post-I bought all products mentioned.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Something New - Monday Quiz about Me

Well....I'm trying something new today to add variety here.  This will be fun, just as all other blog hops are!!

Acting Balanced


1. July is National Ice Cream month - are you celebrating? NO - but now I am-I love chocolate & vanilla icecream!!

2. What is your favorite rainy day activity?  staying in my pj's reading, surfing the web & watching tv

3. What is the one book from High School that you remember reading most? Why?  Waverly Place - its the first book that actually grabbed my attention and I enjoyed reading it.

4. Have you ever visited Charleston, SC? No - would like to someday.

Check out Acting Balanced and Touristic!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More Fun in June!!

June continued to be as chaotic as May but it was fun and memorable!  PC baseball was over and the final weeks of classes have begun.  It was time to return the Frosh Baseball jersey - wish he could've kept it!

The first weekend of June included an exhausting day of dance pictures!!  It was hot and the studio is small, tons of new moms but at the end of the day, I love seeing my princess all dressed up and in front of the camera!







We took another weekend where there were no commitments and spent the day with my sister-in-law and nieces.  We picked them up and took a ride to New Hope, PA.  This was fun-we walked around the village, checked out many stores from antique stores to a wiccan shop-Fun!












And finally I have another trip to share with you, and that was our trip to Seaside Heights. This was our first time here since hurricane Sandy and wow - it really hits you when you are there in person.  The devastation was terrible to watch on tv, but to see it in person months later was just awful.  A lot has been repaired, but there still is much to do!




















 Seaside still brings joy to us all even though there is a lot missing - hope they get everything back up soon!  We drove through the town and saw many homes that were destroyed - I was so shocked with what I saw that I didn't even take any pictures.

Well, June is over, classes are finished, my son failed 2 classes and has to attend summer school :/ so yea - we keep going, living day to day and even though we suffer set backs, we keep going and enjoy all the good things we do have!!!

It's July already - our 4th was uneventful this year but it looks like our July is about to pick up speed!  Hope you all had a great 4th of July!!!

Wordless Wednesday Challenge - Favorite Disney Sidekicks

I'm a huge Disney fan and LOVE all of the characters, but if I had to choose my fave sidekicks it would be Goofy & Minnie!! ...