Friday, February 29, 2008

What's your fav?

My friend Meredith and I were discussing concerts last night. She asked me what the best concert was that I have ever been to. I replied, "Prince!" I went through my list and here are some of my favorites. These are in no special order.

1. New Kids on the Block (Hanging Tough Tour)
2. U2 (Joshua Tree Tour--I was like 5 and went w/my family)
3. George Strait Music Fest
4. Kid Rock (@ the San Antonio Rodeo)
5. Keith Urban

Also, I was supposed to go to George Michael when he was doing the Faith Tour but I got grounded. I was in the fourth grade and my sister was in the seventh grade. I remember it like it was yesterday. My sister got to take her friend, Melissa. I was very upset. My dad took me to McDonald's to console me. Ahh, the good old days when a Happy Meal would cure any problem.

Let me know what everyone else's fav's were. I need to know that I'm not the only one who liked dorky bands like NKOTB!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The sign says it all!

You Decide

I got Bootsie groomed the other day and now Justin keeps telling me she looks like a bushbaby. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another reason to LOVE Chick-Fil-A

I am in love with the Diet Lemonade at Chick-Fil-A. It is now sweetened with Splenda and is so yummy! You have to run out today and get some. I would suggest to buy it by the individual cup and not a whole gallon. I ordered a gallon the other day and found out it costs $8.50 per gallon! I know Splenda is pricey, but give me a break. AND, if you want to make it yourself, use this recipe. I made it last night and it tastes just as good

5 Cups Water
1 Cup Splenda
1 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Stir all together and serve over ice. This recipe makes 6 1/4 C servings. My sister and I discussed this last night. Our husbands looked at us like we were idiots (we were on the phone) when we discussed how much we thought it would make! I guess you can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl. Thanks mom and dad for those 17 years of private education! I promise it was worth it!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What are we to do?

Check out this article. I hope this doesn't ruin anyone's day! I hope everyone had a great weekend!


My sister, Delilah, and my dad now have blogs. I am so pumped! I loved how my sister said back in July, "Why do you have a blog? What are you possibly going to write about?"

Friday, February 15, 2008

I am addicted

Okay, I am fully aware that I have a problem buying shoes! Ever since I saw these shoes in the Neiman Marcus catalog, I had to have them. But, I could not justify paying full price for these. Yes, please mark your calender with that statement. I just said I could not justify buying a pair of shoes! Well, Kentucky has been good to me. I found them today for 75% off. I was so excited. My dad was there and just smiled. He is a huge fan of Chuck Taylor's. He likes the black ones. I called my sister with the good news and she said, "Metallics are very neutral." I hope everyone enjoys them. If you would like to borrow them, please email me with the date and time you would like them. I will see what I can do. I know you all secretly want a pair!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Valentines Day, Y'all

Tonight Justin and I celebrated Valentines Day since I will be in Kentucky and he will be in El Paso for meetings on the 14th. I made Paula Deen's Chicken Parmesan. It was so good! I am going to post the recipe b/c it is so yummy! The only thing I did different came from a suggestion from my friend, Meredith. She uses Japanese bread crumbs instead of Italian bread crumbs. They are very crispy and don't get soggy at all. She also uses 3/4 C crumbs and 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese.


1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced chicken breast, or chicken breasts that have been pounded to about 1/4 inch thick
Paula Deen's House Seasoning (recipe below)*
Plain or Italian bread crumbs - about 1 cup (from container you buy at the grocery store)
3 large eggs
1/2 stick butter
Marinara sauce (Homemade or from a jar)
Sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse and pat the chicken breasts dry. Season each piece with a little of Paula Deen's House seasoning. *Do not use the entire amount - just enough to season the chicken.

Put eggs in a pie plate and beat. Put bread crumbs in a second pie plate. Dip each piece of chicken in the beaten eggs, then dip in the bread crumbs. Place each on a platter while you dip all of the chicken pieces in the eggs and bread crumbs..

Heat the butter in a 12-inch non-stick frying pan over high, medium heat, or low medium-high heat. Saute the chicken pieces, three or 4 at a time (or however many fit in your pan without crowding, for a few minutes on each side (about 2 - 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness). Drain on paper towels. Continue until all pieces have been sauteed.

Lightly spray a pryex casserole with olive (or even canola) oil. Place the chicken pieces in the pyrex, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces. Remove the casserole from the oven and cover each piece with some marinara sauce. Place mozzarella on each piece of chicken and sprinkle Parmesan over the entire dish. Put the Chicken Parmesan back in the oven and bake for 5 - 10 minutes - until the cheese is melted and just starting to brown.

From Paula Deen

1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. (I have halved this recipe so that I don't have so much taking up space in my spice cabinet.)

I hope everyone has an extra special Valentines Day!


New Shoes

While in San Antonio this weekend, I finally broke down and got my first pair of Puma's. I love them. And who would have ever guessed what I am about to say....Justin doesn't like them! I couldn't decide between these and the cheetah print pair. If Von Maur has them, I might just have to get the other pair when I am in Kentucky.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hunting Trip?!?!

I stumbled upon this item today on Ebay while looking for a hunting trip for my man! I suggest you buy yours before they are all gone. My favorite thing about this is that it's made in Louisville, Kentucky. Hollaaaa!!!

Yummy Food and New Friends

I had lunch today at a restaurant in town that has fresh italian food. It's not new to Alpine, but new to me. It was so yummy. I also ate lunch with my new friend, Meredith. We had such a good time getting to know each other. We are a lot alike and are both kind of new to Alpine. Check out her blog. She is super funny.

Monday, February 4, 2008

I love the Mannings!

I am so pumped about last night's win! I love the Manning Brothers!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy Anniversary, TDS Alpine!

Yesterday (2/1/08) was our 1 year anniversary in Alpine. We began hauling trash on February 1, 2007. I can't believe it has been a year already! The time has flown by and everything is going great. Justin and I were talking yesterday about how well the first year has gone. We have grown and everyone in the comunities we serve still likes us. I talked to my father-in-law also and reminded him it was our 1 year anniversary. His response was, "You guys did such a great job and didn't even go bankrupt." I guess you have to know Jimmy to fully understand that comment!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go Giants!!!!