I am sorry I have not posted in FOREVER. Sometimes, life gets away from us. Recently I had some difficult decisions to help make that involved the health and care of a very close family member to me. Decisions that HAD to be made but that no one ever wants to make. That was so all consuming. Not only of my time, but of my energy and emotions. Many years ago, I learned that these things come up, and the best thing I could do was work thru them and “find my happy” along the way. So here are the HAPPY things that occurred in the storm of the past few weeks.
Punk and Bear started school!!! Wow 2nd and 4th grade!! How did that happen?
Happy #2- I became an AllRecipes All Star! I get to try out new recipes and review new products that are provided to me! I am so awesome I even get to use a disclaimer… So.. here is my first review for you all!! Disclaimer included!
Disclaimer- I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on Legalized Frostitution. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Cathy. This blog was written in support of Al Fresco and their Chicken Sausages.
I made stuffed mushrooms the other night. I had never really worked with cleaning out big mushrooms before. All I had ever done was chop up little white mushrooms. So I went with the recipe Stuffed Portabellas on Allrecipes.com. I checked the fabulous Youtube to find out how to clean those slimy suckers. Not the easiest thing ever, but not difficult. I was happy to find out that all you needed was a spoon. I was grossed out to find that the underside of a portabella, those funny line things, those are called GILLS… Gross! I wish I had taken photos of the process, but I didn’t. I was distracted with the emotional stuff. But it was WICKED easy and not hard to clean up. And they were super tasty. I loved the sausages from Al Fresco. There was not an over powering taste from the seasoning inside the sausage. One thing I generally hate about sausages of any sort is that they can have a strong taste of Fennel. I did not get this from the Al Fresco sausages. So, that being said here is a final photo of dinner… fresh out of the oven. It was SUPER good. Even Goalie who is not a fan of the texture of mushrooms loved it. The only suggestion he had (and I agreed) was to dry them better before starting the recipe. Photo time!
Happy #3. This one has been my saving grace, the bright light (other than Punk and Bear). I’m getting married!!!! Goalie proposed a while ago while we were in Costa Rica. It was amazing. Now after 2 years, I am actively planning the wedding. I am making calls and getting going! Even just 10 min of this can make me smile. I know, odd. It was a goal of ours to truly enjoy our engagement and planning process. I am looking forward to some of the DIY. Maybe I’ll even share some of it with you!!
Ok.. I showed you my happy… What is yours?