The Milk's Gone Off

Crustless Buttermilk Pie

My parents came into town for Thanksgiving. It was my mom’s first time in Virginia, so it was really great being able to show her around. We had a nice traditional Thanksgiving lunch at home. I made most everything (which ended up being a lot of food) but my mom did contribute a buttermilk pie.…

A Very Boozy Christmas

This weekend we bottled our boozy holiday gifts. For a week I’ve been soaking a shopping bag-full (yest, that’s a unit of measurement) in 2 liters of vodka. Today we removed the peppers and strained it through some cheesecloth back into the vodka bottles. It didn’t quite fill the bottles back up. For starters, the…

Momma’s Chicken Pie

My mom makes a mean chicken pie. And this is (mostly) her recipe. It makes my husband so happy every time I make it. It’s probably his favorite thing I make. Whenever he hears that I’m making chicken pie he gets so excited. It takes an hour to make, plus prep work, and then you…

2017 Holiday Plans

It’s that time of year again. Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving is going to be pretty busy for us. My birthday is on Monday, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, Black Friday is on (shock) Friday, and the Iron Bowl is on Saturday. Oh, and my…

Greek Chicken & Pasta Bake

I wanted to make pasta, but it needed to be a little bit healthier since we’re watching what we eat. MyFitnessPal, which is the app I use to track my calories, posted a recipe for a Greek Mac & Cheese and it looked pretty good. However, I needed to use ingredients I already had on…

31 Lbs and 3 Observations

I had a goal of 31 pounds down by my 31st birthday… And I crushed it! This is the Post-It note that’s been attached to the side of my monitor from the beginning, and I can finally take it off. It’s funny how something so simple can be so motivating. Those little stars told me,…

The Things We Lost To The Fat

If you’ve ever had a significant amount of weight to lose, there comes a point where you finally realize all the things that you’ve “lost” to the fat. Here are my top six things I’ve come to realize were sacrifices to the hamburger gods. Energy I’ve had ADHD my whole life. It’s not just about…

Virginia State Fair 2017

Tonight we went to the state fair and it was amazing! It’s so much bigger than even the National Peanut Festival back home in Alabama, and I didn’t think that was possible. We walked 4.7 miles in total from the time we left our car to the time we got back to it. Whew! Good…