Sunday, December 11, 2011

6 Months!

I was so excited for this post as of last week. I filled out all of my paperwork. Went to the drug store to take my (horrible) picture. Found my birth certificate. Made an appointment. Went to my appointment. Stood in line and BAM I filled in one box incorrectly. This one box meant that I had to go back online and re fill out all of the information. Make a new appointment. Go back to the post office. Wait in line. Not have it checked off of my list again... 

Oh well. It happens and I plan on going Monday. Not the end of the world. (ah...!) 

Let's look at the rest of my list: 

  • Complete the order of the invitations - Done except I have to send them the names and mailing addresses because they will address them. This is on my Monday todo list as well. 
  • Work on a few DIY projects- This is on going. I did get a few items crossed off. 
  • Passport... See above :( 
  • Create a list of what still needs to be done- The list seems to be larger than what I would have imagined. 
  • Update my spreadsheet- I have asked Momma Green Bean to help with this. 
  • Engagement pictures- We are going today! A friend of mine is taking them more as a practice engagement and Christmas card shoot. The Groupon we bought this summer has not been successful. I kept trying to contact the company and it would take them weeks to return my emails. I will try again after the first of the year. 
This month we are taking a trip up to North Carolina and will be able to accomplish a lot off of the overall wedding todo list.  
  • Vist the venue. Take more pictures. Check out their rentals. Logistics. 
  • Meet with the rental company. Figure out what we need to rent.
  • Visit the tea room for the ladies lunch following the rehearsal. 
  • Visit the rehearsal dinner restaurant and figure out menu. 
I am looking forward to this trip to fill in the gaps of unknowns. There are items I know I want to have that I am hoping we can rent instead of hauling up there. Also this will help determine what type of tables, linens,  dinnerware, ect. that I now get to decide. 

At countdown month 5 it will be time to hanker down and focus solely on the wedding and wedding festivities. I am really excited. 

I am slightly nervous for our photo shoot today. I know I am not comfortable in front of the camera and I can't imagine Geoff is looking forward to this.... I keep telling myself that this is practice and if we get a few good pictures I will be happy. 

Wish us luck! 

I will be back with a kitchen update this week! 

.live creatively well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Curry Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Onions

How is it December yet? I am so excited that it is here but wow. What. A. Year.

I have been on a sweet potato kick recently. My cheat food for the past few years has been sweet potato fries. I LOVE the little salty, sweet, fried in oil guys. I fairly order them for a few obvious and not so obvious reasons: lots of salt and oil but have you thought about the oil they are fried in? The same oil that fries chicken fingers, fish sticks, and who knows what else... maybe a twinkie or two. Also there is a good chance that oil has been around for a while....

Anyways back to be positive. I make various versions of sweet potato fries at home. This past week it was cold (for Florida) and was craving curry powder to warm me up because I refuse to turn the heat on. Sorry Geoff, grab your snuggie (or build me a fire place! ah. yes I went there).

I will admit these roasted sweet potatoes may not look like anything special but they are good. Trust me. Better than 6 month old fish fry oil seasoned SP fries.

Curry Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into inch pieces
2 small yellow onions or half of a large one, chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder
EVVO spray
Salt if desired

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Spray baking pan with olive oil. Spread sweet potatoes and onions across the pan and spray with additional olive oil. Sprinkle the curry powder over the vegetables and season with salt if desired.

Roast until brown making sure to stir every ten minutes to prevent burning or sticking.

This is simple and can be made with whatever desired seasonings you prefer. After all of this sweet potato talk I plan on making sweet potato fries tomorrow night. I am thinking maple syrup and cinnamon.

So 6petals house crashed my casa right before Thanksgiving and just posted this cute post yesterday: peek-inside-at-ms-pink-strings-home  Love her and love her shop/blog.

.live creatively well.