Gotta love my attempts at creative titles…
Hello, bloggies! How was your holiday? Are you enjoying the Winter Olympics so far? I absolutely love when the games are on. Something about Bob Costas screams comfort for me…
I’m glad you all took something away from Julie’s guest post. It was definitely an eye opener. I still remember being shaken up when I heard about Meghann’s sister Kelly’s accident last year. As I’m sure Meghann, Kelly and Julie will tell you over and over again — please wear a helmet. I can’t stress that enough, either!
We have a winner in the ICBINB! Giveaway! More on that at the end of the post…can you wait that long or will you scroll to the end? 😉
I wanted to share a few tidbits from my trip home this past weekend. As you can probably bet, Papa Bender was at it again with his delicious meals. The highlight…fajitas, of course!
You may or may not already know that this is my all-time favorite meal. My dad puts so much time and effort into them and they always come out perfect.
The flour tortillas are warmed briefly on the stove. They’re soft, but hold their own.
I always manage to stuff my tortilla to the gills — steak, chicken and shrimp all make an appearance, topped with all the veggies available — and add a dollop medium salsa for good measure. Somehow, I’m able to close it and wolf it all down — it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it 😉
A delicious dinner, indeed. But the best part about making a lot of food is the breakfast leftovers! The next morning, P. Bender made a batch of scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese, which we topped with the leftover meats and salsa and enjoyed in a corn tortilla this time around.
Last but not least, we have an Olympic-sized lunch.
The star of this show was the homemade Chicken & Bean soup.
But the homemade turkey burgers were amazing as well. Stuffed with chopped peppers!
For dessert we had a sample of what was ultimately decided will be our WEDDING CAKE!! The catering company is called Cathy’s Rum Cake and seriously, you must check out their site. Their secret is a rum extract that is absolutely PHENOMENAL. This was the strawberry-banana, with real fruit inside. Bobby had two huge slices and couldn’t get enough!
If you’d like, visit this page and tell us what flavor you think looks good. I’m having trouble choosing but know I definitely want the strawberry-banana as one of the layers
Finally, just because I think he’s adorable…
Somebody has a whipped cream mustache 😉 My brother is growing so old! He officially towers over me at 6′ tall and his voice has grown 10x deeper since I last saw him! Oh to be 16 again…
And that’s all she wrote! I hope you enjoyed my little weekend recap. As I mentioned in my last post, I can’t wait to share my engagement pictures with you. Hopefully later this week!
THE WINNER IS…
Now the moment of truth — the winner of the giveaway!
There were 213 comments and link backs in all. I used Random.org to generate the lucky number.
I tweeted this! username @josseatsfresh
Yeah, girl! Congrats on being the “chosen” one from the number generator! Please send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure your ICBINB! prize pack is shipped to you soon
I was thrilled by how much everyone enjoyed that giveaway.
Tomorrow is Tuesday, February 16. EIGHT MONTHS UNTIL THE WEDDING! 😯 Just in case there’s anyone out there who still hasn’t heard, it would be wonderful if you could vote for me and Bobby in the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest. Thanks in advance for your support!
Question: What’s your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch?
I can’t decide what my favorite is, but I love watching Apolo Anton Ohno!