Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And suddenly it's been years.

Last night it was absolutely beautiful outside. The wind was just incredible. The kind that lifts spirits and raises questions and hopes, puts out small fires and spreads the big ones like wildfire. It just felt amazing. It was my sister's birthday, but after cake and presents and even once the birthday girl crashed, a select group stayed out on the back porch. I drank chardonnay as the storm came in and enjoyed good friends.

You know when you still view something as new, or rather just not old, and then you have that moment where you realize it's not anymore? We were having a conversation about the first time we all met each other and I made some reference to a year ago or so and my friend Clay laughed and said, "I've known you for years. Way before that." And I said no but then gradually added year by year to my count until it neared a whole hand and I wondered where the time has gone. Life is so sneaky sometimes.


Monday, April 18, 2011

What's today again?

Sometimes I think it's nice to have a day that feels separate from everything else going on in life. Anything bothering you, making you worry or stress, just goes away for a little while. And yesterday was just that. I'm looking at a couple of weeks most likely filled with lack of sleep and group nervous and emotional breakdowns. Finals are insane. So Sunday was just some great timing because I think I needed it before I climb into the roller coaster car.

I rode with my sister, Rachael, out to my dad's house who's out of town right now and we told we'd take care of some things. It's a bit of a drive, so we did some major car dancing on the way out there. It's one of our favorite activities I'd say. She mowed the lawn and I laid on the dock at the pond and thought up new ideas that, although require more time than I currently have, were refreshing to come up with and got me excited about the possibilities.

Tank and Zoe. So pitiful. Don't let them fool you.

It was just one of those days where you have to keep asking, "Wait. What's today, again?" And then you try to remember what you should probably be remembering but then realize that right now, you really just don't care.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Key Lime Love.

Ya'll. This weather.
Now, I need the cool wind to stick around. But like. These days in the 60's? SPOT ON. I'm loving it. So beautiful. It's absolutely horrible timing that gas prices are out the freakin window because all it really makes me want to do is roll the windows down and drive for hours and hours on the back roads, blasting music, car dancing, and actin a fool. Example A.
So one of these glorious days, my sister and I decided we should aim ourselves on over to the grocery store and grab some ingredients to bake a pie. Now, I am not a Key Lime Pie fan. If there are other options, I usually go for something else. But SERIOUSLY? This pie was slammin. I had to share. I mean, people who love Key Lime Pie love it. AND people who are usually 'meh' about it were all about some. It's a win all the way across the board. And it's just so refreshing. Bring it to a summer cook out. You will impress all your friends.

1 9 inch prepared graham cracker crust
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well and pour into prepared crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles appear at the surface of the pie. Don't let it brown!
  4. Chill pie in the fridge before serving. Decorate with some pretty lime slices and whipped cream if you would like.
I told you it was easy. And fast! Here's mine... lookin all professional and shiz.

Have you discovered any favorite summer time recipes? I love cooking during this season.
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