Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Southern Supper

Tonight I hosted a mini get together of the High Rock Supper Club at my house. My dad's best friend Tommy & his wife Heather (my god-parents) attended and my nanny Mallory (who comes every week night) brought her boy friend Brian. Tommy and Heather usually host the High Rock Supper Club (which consists of about 15 non-formal members) so they were grateful that I ordered to cook a good ole southern meal! Meatloaf is one of my favorite dishes that I cook, and it proved to be a crowd favorite. In case you are curious on how to make your own meatloaf like I do, you'll find the recipe below! Good luck!

I am updating this recipe by adding photos to go along with each step!! 

caution: photos show raw hamburger.
oh, & be prepared to get your hands messy!

Mamaw's Meatloaf

1 lb of hamburger (deer hamburger) 
1 egg, beat
tomato paste
tomato sauce
3/4 sleeve of saltin crackers, crushed
tad of oatmeal
1onion (original calls for a whole onion, not a huge fan though so I use 1/2)
1 green bell pepper (original calls for a whole bell pepper, not a huge fan though so I left out)
1 cup oz of shredded cheddar cheese

preheat oven to 350 degrees
combine pound of thawed hamburger, cup of cheese, beat egg, chopped onion, and smashed crackers in a large bowl. then add about a cup of tomato sauce, whole little can of tomato paste, and a dash of oatmeal into the bowl. 

my dad bought an average size can of tomato sauce, versus the smaller ones that i get for this recipe. so i poured that^ much into a small container, then the rest(below) into the large bowl.

"tad" or oatmeal... no specific measurement.

mush mush mush!

form a cup with your hand, and go along the bottom of the pan, making sure no ingredients are left out of the mixture.

then put into greased pan, approx. 9x13. (i use Pam cooking spray) and form into a "loaf" with your hands.

bake for 45minutes at 350 degrees F.

remove form oven and squirt gracious ammount of ketchup across surface. 

place back in oven for 10-15 minutes. let cool atleast 10 minutes before serving.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What's New

My white iPhone 4, that's what's new! I know you're thinking, "Wait, she had a iPhone already..." Yes, you are right. But that poor little fella tumbled in to the toilet at a surprise party for my "god-mother" Heather. Although it was in my defender otterbox, it bit the dust. I was super bummed at the thought of having to buy a new iPhone, and loosing all my data, media, settings, etc. We had an upgrade on the business account, making my new iPhone only $49.99! YAY! But my new found 'high' crashed, fast. After hooking up to my iTunes account, I found my phone holding all my dad's contacts, not mine. Oh no! Oh, yes. So after being a sourpuss, for lack of a better adjective, all day, I came home from the boy friends and started pressing buttons. Then suddenly, my phone "restored" and all my media, contacts, data was back! Wow, I was so thrilled! I am having other family related technical difficulties with the iTunes accounts, so I am just praying certain ones "grow up" so we can sort all this phone mess out, soon!

Also, I got a Beach-Wave perm last Tuesday along with a shorter hair cut! It is super cute and fun! I am hoping to take some new pictures soon, so when it happens I will surely post some here on the blog! 

I am also looking for others to swap books with via Kindle! If you would be interested, please email me! Thanks!! Happy reading♥

Friday, July 27, 2012

High Five For Friday

It's that magical overly celebrated day... FRIDAY!

Thanks for stopping by to check out what I had in store on the blog today! I am linking up with Lauren from frommygreydeskblog.com in her High Five For Friday link up!

the show in birmingham, alabama went great! we reserved our spot for next year! & i got to meet lee and tiff again! woohoo!

i got my beach wave perm and a shorter hair cut tuesday afternoon! i loooove it! it goes from curly, to wavy, straight so easily! best of three worlds! pictures soon!

ashton got a new horse wednesday afternoon! we decided to name her Allora! she is a great addition to ashton's horsey family (Drifter & Mackie) pictured behind.

i started back hard-core dieting. my routine is based off of the south beach diet. no sugar or bread for two weeks. meaning? salads, salads, and more salads. what i would give for a huge bowl of ice cream right now. but i love the feeling that comes with working out- so accomplished!

today, Ashton, her mom Kim, and I are traveling to South Park Mall, in Charlotte, NC! I am super excited to shop til I drop! I am in search of pretty accessories to match with otherwise boring outfits! Wish me luck & if you have any suggestions to wear I could find good jewelry, comment to let me know!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"It's Ok" Thursdays

Today I am taking a break from my usual Thursday link up and trying out a new one! I am linking up with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup in her weekly "It's Ok" Thursdays! Hope you'll join the fun as well!

IT'S OK...

to stay in your pj's all day

to drink more coffee than you do water

to consider cleaning 'working out'

to wish you had a white-trash television show of your own

to love sleeping on clean sheets 

to sing at the top of your lungs when your home alone 

to do a happy dance when you get comments on a post 

to convert your workout to indoors when you see how hot it is

to bribe your boy friend with food

to celebrate tomorrow being Friday with a huge shopping trip

to leave overly enthusiastic comments to make me happy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This recipe is one I discovered and new right away that I was going to try it! So last night, I gave it a whirl! The recipe comes from my sponsor Sharee's blog, momFITingitallin! Her family adored it, so I hope mine does too! 

2 - chicken breasts
1 - Can of cream of chicken soup (you can use anytime of cream soup)
1.5 cups - of enchilada sauce
1 cup - green bell peppers
1 cup - red bell peppers
1 cup - cheese - I used shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
1.5 cups - chicken broth

1) Boil the chicken for 4.5 hours in the crock put during the day with chicken broth, lemon juice and Ms. Dash
2) Cut/ shred the chicken up and place back in crock pot then..
3) Put all of the ingredients into the crock pot for about 1 hour 

I thought ummm what can I put the soup over: rice, couscous - - no wait Hint of Lime chips (I believe this made it).

Now to make this healthier - I used 98% fat free cream soup, I used the low fat 2% cheese and for the chips we measured them out per the serving size. 

If the last photo doesn't make my love of this soup obvious, I'll tell you that I LOVED this!! So, so, soooo yummy! Hope you give it a try and it pleases your family!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meet Sharee { momFITtingitallin }

Happy Tuesday to ya! Today's post consists of an introduction to one of my new blogging buddies/ July sponsor! Sharee is a working mom & wife who has the cutest blog EVER! Be sure to stop by, after you do what you came here for, and show her some love! PS: Tell her I sent ya!♥

If you are interested in sponsoring/ guest blogging on my blog.. please visit my button up & sponsor tab at the top of my page. If I do not answer your questions there feel free to email me at dashofsouthern@yahoo.com . If you want to grab my button, feel free to & let me knows that you did so I can grab yours too! 

Hi my name is Sharee' over at momFITtingitallin -
the unspoken truth of life as a 30ish working mom and wife while having tattoos, toddlers and truth. I am 32 years old and to me 30's is all about CONFIRMING who you are, growing and enjoying the person/woman you have become and are continuing to be. I am embracing a new sense of myself, my life and my goals. I have found my true happiness with my hubby going on 7 years of marriage. With true happiness comes the two true miracles of our lives. Our babies are the reason we do what we do everyday. I am not only blessed with a great hubby and children but I have a few amazing friends (you will see there names come up for sure), the best family in the world and a career that I accidentally landed in but I think was waiting for me! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Social #5

Good morning to ya! Today's post is coming to you from Birmingham, Alabama! I am sad to be returning home from this beautiful southern town, but I am ready to see my family, along with my fur-babies! 

Today's "theme" is all things purse related!!

Favorite handbag you've ever owned...

The Coach cross body messenger bag Tyler got for me for my birthday! It looks cute with everything! And it isn't bulky/ a pain to keep on your shoulder!

Dream handbag you lust over...

I have forever wanted to own a Louis Vuitton! Maybe one day...

Daily essentials in your purse or work bag...

Now a days, I never leave home without my wallet! Used to, I never took it anywhere. But it now contains my permit- so now it, along with my iPhone gets totted everywhere!

What's in your purse(with pictures)??

Where my Kindle/ book goes!

Hope y'all enjoyed my replies to this weeks Sunday Social questions! If you've never joined this link up, it's a lot of fun! If you have not link up your Sunday Social post yet, head over to Neely's blog (acompletewasteofmakeup.com) and do so!