Friday, August 26, 2011

The Beginning of a New Era....Sister Swap

While on vacation last month in Oregon, my Sister-in-law and I were talking about exchanging more recipes with each other. We thought what better way to do that then on our blog, and include the other sister-in-laws. So I present to you the Sister Swap, where once a month we will post our favorite recipes for the theme that we picked, then link you all to there blogs, so you can share in all of our fun. Enjoy!

This month we chose to do a BBQ theme, since Summer is coming to an end what better way to go out with a bang than Barbecuing.

Brian and I got a new BBQ for him for Fathers Day this last June, and it has certainly not disappointed our barbecuing needs for the Summer. Our two favorites things were Grilled pineapple. Oh My this was so good! Just imagine warm gooey brown sugar grilled into fresh juicy pineapple. Did I get your attention? Hopefully.

You can make this side with anything that you are grilling, or you can just eat it plain since it is so good! We loved having it with seasoned grilled salmon, and grilled zucchini, and it did not disappoint. Try it I know you will love it.

Now onto the recipes......

Grilled Pineapple

1 whole fresh pineapple(no canned pineapple)
3 Tbl. brown sugar or more depending on size of pineapple
1 tsp. cinnamon

1.Cut top of pineapple off
2.Cut outside of pineapple off until you have one beautiful looking fresh yellow pineapple
3.Cut pineapple into about 1 inch discs; how many discs you have will depend on how big your pineapple is
4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl
5. Lay pineapple onto baking sheet and sprinkle both sides of pineapple liberally with sugar mixture
6. Let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes for pineapple to start getting juicy, and sugar starts absorbing into the pineapple
7. Grill pineapple about 3-4 minutes on each side or until you have nice grill marks on pineapple

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Embrace A New Year

A new year is here again. Ahhh...I always love a fresh new start. It just makes me want to have a dance party in honor of new goals I want to set for myself this year. Happy New Year!

Some goals in no particular order........

1. A healthy life style, not just "I want to lose weight this year" but to fully embrace a healthy mind, body and spirit.

2. To be more organized. Enough is enough already with the unlivable spaces.

3. To be a better friend, sister, daughter, and wife.

4. To have a personal relationship with my Savior.

5. To start my family...we have our toes in the door of that party room right now, we will keep you updated.

6. To not think badly about other people and gossiping, refer to #3. Sometimes it's tough, but it needs to be done.

7. And one maybe two slightly selfish goals.... a new Honda Pilot, and a trip to Europe.

Friday, December 17, 2010

For Your Entertainment

We recently took some new family pictures and all I can say is I'm in love I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows it! My friend Laurel did them and she did a phenomenal job, I highly recommend her! So with out much further ado her are some of our favorites and yes Wattson is wearing a bow tie. It was only fitting...Enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let's Get This Started Huh!

So here I am again, with requests from a few people, I thought it might be time to get this party started again! The last time I posted the sun was just starting to warm my soul and summer was in full swing, now almost 6 months later Jack Frost has schemed his wintry wrath down on me. On the upside Father Christmas is about to make his appearance and I have been a very good girl this year, 2 pairs of fabulous boots good, in my book that is practically perfect in every way good.

A few good things these last few months....
Brian did find a job back in July! Horray! Yipee! Gadzoooks! He works with a company called VMT Technologies. They have designed a new transmission, and Brian has helped to design their last prototypes before manufacturing. So that means we are still in Springville and we are very happy with staying here. The Lord knows our plan better than we do, and we trust what he has to say, so here we are, and happy!

Wattson is one, I can't believe we have almost had him a year already. I can still remember that little fatty at 7 weeks old. Now he is full grown, and likes to get into the pantry while we are gone and open up food packages like he is a human.

We went and saw Harry Potter and I almost peed my pants with excitement! It is that good!

Thanksgiving is on Thursday and we will be spending it with these lovelies, who I have missed desperately, on the Oregon Coast in a quaint beach house.

Get ready I am back and in full swing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Little Entrepreneur

I finally did it! I have a booth at the Provo Farmers Market! I am so excited to be starting my own little business. I went a couple of weeks ago, had my own little booth in the park and had the time of my life selling all my little goodies to the public. Some highlights of the day.........

All my goodies ready to sell

Having a canopy was a must if you want to "fit in" with everyone
But I think my most favorite part was being next to the Fiesta booth. All day long I got to look at Pinatas. I hope I'm next to them everytime!

I had so much fun being there and am so excited to be there all summer. Come on down every Saturday from 9-2 and check out the Farmers Market in Provo at Pioneer Park, and if you feel like it stop on by and say hi.

P.S. I won't be there this Saturday but I will be there the rest of the summer. Can't wait to see you.

P.P.S. I hope to have my design blog up soon for everyone to see everything. I will let you know when it is all done. Tootalou!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's Been A While

SO as you can see it's been awhile and no it is not because we moved. Rats! No go on the job just yet, still working on that part of our life, but we are getting through it. I can just say being an adult is really hard, not having as much money is really cramping my style, I really love my husband and am glad he is my best friend and are going through this together, but most importantly I have found the Lord really loves each and everyone of us. He won't make us go through anything alone, we just have to ask for help and VIOLA! he keeps his promise even though we may feel unworthy, and seems to help get us through one more day not wanting to run away from eveyone and everything. But we are still alive, we are excited for what the future holds for us, even though we have no idea what is going to happen, but we know it is going to be just what we ordered. I really hope it's somewhere like this!