Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

The entire season is my absolute favorite time of year.  I love the decorations, the lights, the Christmas cheer.  I always decorate our place right after Thanksgiving.  I think Ryan thinks it's a little crazy, but what can I say...I love it!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Tonight for dinner we're having one of our tried & true meals.  This casserole goes great with basically any entree, or can also be served alone.  Tonight Ryan BBQ'd some chicken breasts to go with it (for him).  And I had soy chicken nuggets with mine (haha, I know weird concept, but they are my FAVORITE!).


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter a 1-quart casserole dish
(you can use basically any shaped dish for this).

What you need:
16 oz. frozen broccoli-carrot-cauliflower mix (usually called "California Mix"), thawed & drained
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 1/4 cup of shredded Swiss cheese (save 1/4 for topping)
1/3 cup of sour cream
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
2.8 oz. can of Durkee French-Fried Onions (save some for topping)

Mix all ingredients, pour into casserole dish, and bake for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle on toppings (reserved swiss cheese & Durkee onions) and bake for another 5 minutes.

Allow casserole to rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

Yum!  This recipe can also easily be doubled if you're serving a crowd.  We usually have it as a side dish during Thanksgiving :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Trip to CABO

Ryan and I just got back from spending 4 days in sunny San Jose del Cabo.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  Perfect weather.  Gorgeous Beaches.  Amazing vacation.

We stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.  We got margaritas at check-in :)

We swam in the ocean...

We spent most of the time laying on the beach in the sunshine.

The weather was perfect!

We can't wait to go back.

Price of Gas

Shockingly we went from this:

to this:

WOW.  Wonder what took so long - haha.