Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mary Margaret all dressed up!

Haloween night all of Adam's family came over for a cook out. Adam loves to cook on his Green Egg every chance he gets. Our niece, Mary Margaret, was dressed up like a pumpkin. However, her main costume was a bee... Isn't she cute!!

Uncle Adam, MM & Aunt Bethany

MM...Bee Happy!

Machen's Mom's Shrimp Creole

Last night as Matt, Olivia, Adam and I watched the election we dined on Shrimp Creole. It was really good and seemed to be pretty easy to make. If you get a chance to make it let me know how it turns out! Enjoy!!

Shrimp Creole

1 1/2 pds. unpeeled, med fresh shrimp
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbs. vegetable oil
1 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
1 teas. Creole seasoning
1/4 teas. ground red pepper
Hot cooked rice

Peel shrimp & set aside.
Sauté onion & next 3 ingredients in oil in skillet until tender. Add bay leaves.
Stir in tomatoes & next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally; 20 minutes.
Add Shrimp; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove & discard bay leaves; serve over rice.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dedicated Hog Fan!

I passed this car on the way home from work on Friday... He really loves the Razorbacks!!

Bubba's Birthday Party

Bubba is a Pirate
Karrie and Joseph's baby boy is turning 15 yrs. old this year... so, of course, we had to celebrate. Karrie had a costume party to commemorate the milestone. Everyone came in their very best outfits. Millie is mine and Adam's baby. She went as a ladybug! All the costumes were great! Rigley (Emily A.'s pup) won most creative, Pucci won cutest and I forgot who won the scariest. We all had so much fun! I can only imagine what it will be like when we all have children!
Millie with Mom and Dad

Getting to know each other!
Millie is a Ladybug!