Monday, April 4, 2011

Trying to Make a Condo a Home

I had the best weekend! I got a full weekend in Charlotte with Ace and I can’t tell you when the last time we had that much time together was. It was awesome! Also I got to cook in my kitchen, which for some reason is way more fun than cooking in any other kitchen. I stocked Ace’s freezer with Tex Mex Taco Soup and tried a couple new recipes as well. It was nice just to hang out and be a normal couple.

As I said, I got to try some new recipes I had found. First a crab and corn chowder. It was just alright so I won’t bother you with the recipe. I can’t put my finger on the reason why I wasn’t thrilled with it but it just wasn’t my favorite. However I made some Cheddar Bay Biscuits and they were super simple to make and ridiculously good. You can dress them up to match whatever you have for dinner with Italian, Mexican, or seafood seasonings. This recipe made 8 biscuits but you can always double it or half it depending on what you need.

2 cups baking mix 3 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded 2/3 cups water 1/2 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2) In a mixing bowl, combine the baking mix, cheese, and water. Mix until dough is firm. Using a small scoop, place dough on the prepared pan. 3) Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. 4) Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, onion powder and parsley. Brush over baked biscuits immediately upon removing from oven.

In an attempt to stay away from the crazy amount of chocolate that is in the stores at the moment I picked up a bag of jellybeans. I figured I could pop a few for a sugar fix and I’d be good. WRONG! I am now obsessed with Starburst Tropical flavored jellybeans. I ate more than a few this afternoon. Oh well. I found this really cute pillow at Marshalls and I love it. The colors go perfectly with our bedspread and the saying kind of makes me smile. And to fuel my very random obsession with cocktail napkins I found these. Now I just need to find a reason to buy them. Anyone up for a British themed girl’s night?


  1. Love the post and glad you had a great weekend with Ace! :)

    PS. I might have to make these biscuits tonight! yummm

  2. "normal couple" eh? just kidding! :) love you guys! miss you lots and glad to hear that yall got some time together.


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