Friday, December 9, 2016

Onward to Christmas!


This is the ham that we had for Thanksgiving, and for the second year in a row we used The Pioneer Woman's recipe.  We also decided that if you add pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, it makes it look fancier.  Wink! Wink!


Since we are newly weds, we did have both families and 3 dogs, and several friends together under one roof. It's wasn't all bad, everyone left happy and with full bellies. 


This ornament was a gift from my mother on mine and Steph's first Christmas together.  If was from Cher's Signs by Design. We have ordered several things from here over the last several years, and couldn't be happier with them. 

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Merry Christmas!!, and we will talk soon...


Saturday, November 26, 2016

How we made Sun Tea!


This might be a little late in the season for this, so you might want to wait for warmer weather.  This is how we made our peach tea similar to that of Sonic. 



You will need about 3 peaches cut into slices.  You could really use any type of fruit you want...we chose peaches. 



Create you own simple syrup with equal parts sugar and water, drop in the slices, and bring to a boil. 


Once everything in nice and bubbly, dump everything in your tea jug.  


Fill your tea jug to the top with water, and drop in 4 tea bags.  Take it out back, and just set it in the sun and wait.  The best time to do this is in the morning so that the tea has all day to sit in the sun and marinate. -  (For a more adult version you can add 1 cup vodka) 



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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Now that we are moved!




Now that we are all moved in with MOST everything unpacked, hung on the walls, and rooms painted...we tried these.

I found the recipe online, so we decided to put our own twist on them. 

2 oz Vodka
3 oz Ginger beer
3 oz Limeade, our you can use just lime juice
Ice

Of course it does help to use the moscow mule mugs!




In this one we tried Cherry flavored vodka

        2 oz  Cherry Vodka
3 oz Ginger beer
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice 
3 oz Limeade, our you can use just lime juice
Drop in 2 cherries and lime wedge
Ice

In either case you can double the recipe, but please drink RESPONSIBLY!!




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Out for awhile...




Most of you that know us on a more personal level know that we are moving.  Just like most newly wed couples we have bought our first house.  So we will be away for a while, but we will have plenty to share once we return. 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Food shoot!


This was my first attempt to photograph some sort of food. Of course like most people I have taken Instagram pictures of my food, but somehow it isn't same. The picture below was some chicken tacos that we made awhile back, and not bad either. This was taken with my phone in what I would call a food tent. I will post a review later after I have had more chances to use it. 

Photo by Travis 

This one was also taken with my phone, but I used just natural light coming from the kitchen window.  I seem to find that the natural light route is the best way to go when photographing food.  
OH! and I used these to make tea with - something I might share later. 


Photo by Travis 

I'm going to continue on this food journey to see where it can takes me, and if you want you are free to tag along. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

My new Food!


This is what I decide to throw on the grill this last weekend. 



I took just 3 normal sized pork chops, a little salt and pepper on both sides, and put them in a bowl.  



The seasoning below is what I am most partial too, so that is what I used. I hit all sides with the powered seasoning, then I mixed a few tablespoons of the spicy brown mustard and some Sprite, until they were all swimming. Put them in the fridge, and let them marinate about 6 hours or so. 




I took the chops out at about 4 hours, and injected some Jack Daniels in all three and put them back in the fridge for the next two hours.  


After the chops were done, I mixed about 1 cup of BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's) 1 cup of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard (I do love the Spicy brown mustard). Lastly I brought that to a boil until it was nice and caramelized and poured it over the chops! And done!


It was super easy and super simple.  Next time I will share a drink recipe that my wife found. 

Bogle Park


As much as I have told myself that I would like to get away from taking pictures of everyday people, I broke down last weekend.  However it was a nice change of pace, but there are still other options in the photography field that I would like to pursue. 

It was extremely hot in the park on Saturday, but these two pulled it together so nicely. Even though people might not be my final stop in the photography world, they are still full of inspiration...especially the younger ones. 

Picture by Travis