Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

This is going to be a good year. I just know it. Why? 12 is my favorite number, so obviously, there are great things in store. And, No. I don't believe in Mayan predictions. Unless they are waging on baseball games, I'm good thanks.

 New Year eats.

Mmmm yes. Ham, cheesy potatoes and grilled romaine.

New years resolutions include working on personal health and fitness, with this guy.

He believes eating protein + fiber = perfect health.

I believe U + Me = Us I know my calculus

Thanks, snackface, for the blast from the past.

Anyways, I love that man, so I try to make him happy. Plus my mom loves me, and gives me large portions of meat prior to making her Exodus to Florida.

Just make cheesy potatoes. Seriously. Because, ham needs cheesy potatoes. And. your boyfriend will eat them even if he has sworn up and down the new year is only protein and fiber. If he doth protest, remind him how much protein cheese has...mmmhmmm. biochem major.

Simmer shallots, garlic, S&P. with 2 cups of cream for 4 min or so. Watch it. This is not the time to utilize your ADD skillz

Pour your fortified cream on your Cheesy potatoes (layered potato, white cheddar and parmesan). Recipe courtesy of the Neely's. Plus, the addition of nutmeg. My Mom has taught me nutmeg belongs in all creamy concoctions, and she is correct.

Ham is pretty easy. Unwrap, add some water, tent and bake for 20-24 min per pound. Your apartment will smell like you are a housewife...boom...just like that.

This is an amazing dinner. Prep and pop it in the oven. Then you have time to clean the kitchen...

And convince you manly man to hang up pictures!

yes and yes. Josh suggested staggering. I was apprehensive. But, like usual. he was right.

Also add grilled romaine, because its easy and crazy delicious. Put romaine halves in the foreman with EVOO spray and balsamic..till they are done. Then add grated Parmesan. Then inhale. Thanks Dad for this addition to my veggie repertoire. Love it.

Other recent events have included..Puzzle dates

boards and flowers from my man.

Christmas, new years, etc.

I will blog about my european vacation, soon. I'm pretty sure, I sort of promise.

Happy 2012!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yea! You are back to blogging! Woo hoo! :) That mean looks delicious - and has me craving grilled romaine now. Looks like 2012 is off to a great start. And I love your kitchen, by the way!

B and B said...

Yum! I can smell the baked ham and those potatoes all the way down here in Florida! I will be grilling some romaine for dinner here tonight!!!

And, I am glad you finally hung your pictures!

Miss you! Glad to see qwerkyqook back, incidentally.

I have been neglecting my blog as well....

Marlys said...

Those potatoes look so good and I love the Neely's! I think 2012 will be a great year, too! The picture of you and Josh is so cute! You are a handsome couple!