Happy Friday!

Every day is a casual day in the life of a cat or a dog – well at least for ours!  Buddy decided to take a snooze on the BBQ cover that was on the ground.  Remi was just laying out on the driveway just waiting for me to snap her picture!  And Bear – my old sweet dog!  She loves to lay right where we go in to the house and we have to step over her.  I don’t have the heart to make her move.  She is old, she can do what she wants!

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Valentine’s 2013

Happy Valentine’s!!  Hope everyone had a good one, I know I did.  Every year, I love to make something special for Greg and this year I asked him what he wanted for dinner and he said stuffed peppers.  We haven’t had those in a while.  Since he is not so big on chocolate I wanted to make a dessert that he would enjoy so I made mini lemon pies.  I used real lemon juice and lemon zest and even though I thought I added enough sugar to cut down on the pucker power, they were still pretty puckery!  Along with the stuffed peppers, I seasoned some mushrooms, asparagus, yellow squash and purple onion with season salt, fresh cracked pepper, garlic powder and olive oil and baked in the oven.  I am now officially as stuffed as those peppers!!

This was my Valentine gift along with a beautiful card
This was my Valentine gift along with a beautiful card

 

Setting the table
Setting the table

 

 

Gotta have candles!
Gotta have candles!

 

 

Before the food!
Before the food!

 

Our dinner
Our dinner

 

 

Last but not least - dessert!  With homemade whipped cream!
Last but not least – dessert! With homemade whipped cream!

 

 

 

Mardi Gras in Galveston

Greg and I were invited by this couple that hosts three couples to come to their beach house in Galveston and attend Mardi Gras with them.  We went down Friday and stayed until Sunday morning.  We had a blast!  Friday night, we went to “The Strand”.  This is a strip of shops and eating places.  We went to Crowe’s and hung out and then watched some parades and caught some beads.  Beer was consumed as well!  Then Saturday, we went to The Spot (that was our headquarters), which is on the Seawall,  and then watched more parades and caught more beads.  Later we went back to Crowe’s on The Strand to watch even more parades and catch even more beads.  I had so many beads, I had to take them off as they got so heavy!  It was a great weekend!!

Friday night at Crowe's
Friday night at Crowe’s

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This is what I purchased at Crowe’s Friday night.  It blinks!!

At The Spot
At The Spot
The Strand Saturday afternoon
The Strand Saturday afternoon