Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

I have a weakness. It is pumpkin pie. Therefore, you can imagine my excitement and delight, when I drove past my local Sonic and read the sign seen below.

Yes, I was speechless from joy. Sonic describes their new milkshake as "An indulgent 
hand-mixed shake made with real ice cream, real pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon blended with pie crust pieces, finished with whipped topping and more pie crust pieces."

Still speechless.

So, without hesitation, I placed my order. Unfortunately, until the milkshake was almost finished, did I realize that I should have taken a picture. Therefore, if you want to see what it is like, you can click on the video here.

Ok, you have my permission to go get one now. You can thank me later.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

I need a new companion.

How about a Slow Loris?

Is this what love feels like?

Love sure does make you smile.

Friday, August 26, 2011

First Day of School

In honor of my first day of school for the semester, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite photos of my sister and I - The following picture was taken on our first day of First Grade. I don't know what I love more, the glasses, the bangs, the denim or the Trapper Keeper. Unfortunately, the Trapper Keep will not be attending class with me tomorrow...

Pragmatics of Leadership, HERE I COME!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Mayo Wedding

This past weekend, I traveled to Atlanta for the wedding of one of my dear friends from Auburn. Below are some pictures that help to
sumarize the weekend.

Enjoying mimosas and chicken mini's while we wait
at the salon to get our hair done, life does not get any better than this.

And the veil goes on...

On our way to the church! (This is by far my favorite picture from the weekend.)

Jenna and her Mom.

I now pronounce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Mayo - On our way to the reception!

Probably one of the BEST groom's cakes I have ever seen! Jordan Hare Stadium.
(Can you see their engagement picture on the score board? So clever.)

Enjoying the Reception
She did it!

Our ride for the weekend.

The party continued to Front Page News following the Reception.
"I would now like to dedicate this next song to the
girls in blue polyester!" - The Geeks Band

I am so glad my friend Bailey was able to join us for the weekend!

The morning after - JUST MARRIED!
Jenna and Kyle came to eat lunch with us.

Time to say goodbye - I am so glad that we were all able to have lunch together
before it was time for everyone to leave Atlanta.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jenna's Bachelorette Party

Who knew that a Pole Dancing class could be so dangerous?
"inherently dangerous and may cause harm to personal property and/or death."

Now that we have signed our life away, let the fun begin!

Afterwards, our "instructor" gave us all a show - I am still amazed by her talent!

The Bride To Be.

 All of the girls before dinner.

 Looks like someone found a pole at the bar - Time to show 
the crowd what she learned.

A successful night, complete.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I will be the first to admit that I have done a poor job fulfilling my blogging duties (Sorry Fancy). Please accept my sincere apologies. I promise, I will be back soon; therefore, no need to send out the search and rescue team.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Grilled Cheese in Me

For years, I have been a regular and proud consumer of the all american sandwich, The Grilled Cheese. For 9 years of my life, a grilled cheese was included in at least one of my meals each day. Now, I would say that I indulge in anywhere from 2-4 grilled cheese sandwiches each week. Because of this, I was delighted to find a website that is devoted to the best sandwich on the planet.

Caution: One visit to this website will make your
tastbuds anxious for more!

Below is an example of what you can expect to find:

The Bee Sting

Marco Polo

Lettuce & Feta - Nothing Betta

Are you hungry yet?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Everyone Needs Laughter

I recently came across a list of things to do "To keep a healthy level of Insanity." I laughed so hard reading them, and then laughed again as I typed them out to share with all of you. I am now debating which one I should try first. HAPPY DAY BEFORE FRIDAY!

  • At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
  • Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.
  • Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
  • Put decaf in the coffee make for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
  • In the memo field of all of your checks, write “for sexual favors.”
  • Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically  after they answer.
  • Specify that your drive through order is “to go.”
  • Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme.
  • Put mosquito netting around your work area. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.
  • Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Hard Meghan.
  • When the money comes out of the ATM, scream “I won!, I won! 3rd time this week!!!”
  • When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling “run for your lives, they’re loose!”

Monday, August 1, 2011

Truck Patch Marinara

When the Truck Patch is producing endless quantities of tomatoes, one of my favorite things to make is homemade marinara. All you need are 5 simple ingredients: Tomatoes, Garlic, Onion, Basil and Italian Seasoning. Below, you will find a picture tutorial of how to make your very own Truck Patch Marinara.

First - Pick a bucket of tomatoes. (Approximately 12)

This is the birth place of my tomatoes.

Second - Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds, then place face down in a baking dish. Drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle on some of the Italian Seasoning. Put into a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

Third - While the tomatoes are roasting in the oven. Dice up 1 onion (Purple or Yellow - whichever you prefer) and 6 garlic gloves. Add to a stock pot and begin to saute.

Fourth - How do you know when the tomatoes are done? The skin will begin to wrinkle. Pull them out of the oven, and allow to cool before you pull off the skins. 

Fifth  - Add the peeled tomatoes to the pot with the onion and garlic, and using a potato masher, mash up the tomatoes. (Be sure and scoop up the tomatoes, and allow each to drain before adding to the pot.) At this time, I like to sprinkle in more italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.

Helpful Tip - The longer your marinara cooks, the better as the ingredients have the opportunity to "Marry" together. Although, over time, a lot of the liquid can evaporate. Therefore, be sure and save some of the liquid from the roasted tomatoes, just in case you need to add some more liquid to the marinara at a later time.

Sixth - The texture of a marinara is usually a personal preference. Me, I like mine smooth, so I put mine in the blender for about 15 seconds. (Never put hot liquid into a blender, unless you feel like cleaning up a mess.) Once you have your preferred consistency, stir in some fresh chopped basil and serve to those you love.

So, what did I make with my homemade Marinara? A "light" version of Chicken Parmesan.