Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tracy's Big Day

It seemed to sneak up on me so quickly! It felt like we had so much time and before we knew it the Shower was right around the corner. We did a brunch and had everyone write a little note on the mat of a picture of Mike & Tracy, it all turned out beautifully.

Create Your Own

And the Bachelorette! Oh my goodness good times :). Of course we started with pre-drinks and I think all should have been cut off by the time we got to dinner. We went to Cafe Molise and it was delicious and the service was phenomenal. Then we headed to SkyBar and danced the night away. It's always a good night when it ends in Mexican food, lost keys, lost purse and chatting randomly on a coach in a hotel lobby (unfortunetly not all of us got to experience all of those things).

Create Your Own

Finally, the wedding day! Everything went so smoothly it was almost scary. Tracy looked so beautiful and she was so calm, I loved it! Everything turned out perfect. I am so happy for them both.

Create Your Own

Cheers to
Mike & Tracy Mamales

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

I wanted to have a big Cinco De Mayo party this year but there was no way I was going to be able to squeeze it in with Tracy's wedding and all! So I have a Dos De Mayo get together :)
Fabulous food with fabulous friends as always!!

Meg & Austin even made it straight from their road trip

It looks like Morgan is on her second beer!

Tamara & Kyra

Mmmm, Tequila shots!

Can't remember what happened here but it was a fun picture to stumble upon!

Thai Dinner party

The Thai/Vietnamese was at our house and turned out much better than I expected. I was so nervous to do something Thai or Vietnamese! I made Thai Red Chicken Curry & Fried Tofu with Garlic & Black Pepper (recipes follow) & Mai Tai's of course. They both turned out fabulously! Rachel made Chicken skewers with peanut sauce, Heidi made a noodle salad & Tara brought melon Popsicle it was ALL delicious!

Again, Thank you Tamara for putting this all together!

Thai Red Chicken Curry


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1 cup sliced halved zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 onion, quartered then halved
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces; cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Mix in the curry paste, zucchini, bell pepper, carrot and onion. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in the coconut milk, then pour into the skillet. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 1 minutes. Right before serving, stir in the cilantro.

Vegetarian Fried Tofu with Garlic and Black Pepper (Dofu Gratium Prik Thai)


  • 3 cloves garlic, smash gently with the side of a knife or cleaver to peel
  • 2-3 shallots, peeled
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tblsp Thai soy sauce (Dragonfly brand) or Golden Mt. Seasoning sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tblsp canola oil
  • 8 oz firm tofu, cut in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 4 triangles(8 altogether)
  • Garnish: Cucumber slices, coriander leaves, tomatoes


  1. In a mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder (used only for spices, etc) pound or grind together garlic, shallots, and peppercorns to make a paste.
  2. Remove to a small bowl. Add soy sauce and sugar and stir.
  3. Lay the tofu on a flat dish, cover with the mixture and allow to marinate 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet or wok, over medium heat, until hot, but do not allow to burn. Fry the tofu until golden brown. Turn on each side to brown evenly (including the cut edges). Drain and place on a serving dish. Garnish if desired.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

50's Diner Dinner Party

We had such a good time at the 50's diner dinner party last Friday at the Coles'. I made a pineapple cake, Tamara made onion rings (which were delicious), Val made a fabulous salad and Rachel made meat loaf AND a chicken pot pie and green beans with ham. The chicken pot pie was to die for and I am proud of myself for trying the meat loaf (1st time EVER in my life) and I will admit it was pretty good. But that doesn't mean I want to eat it again :), no offense Rachel, it's a mental thing. And there is something with those drinks at the coles', they always hit me as I'm leaving!

I'm also glad I got to love little Reagan, she is so darling. Her and Brady will be so cute together :)

Next time it's my turn, anyone have any good Thai recipes????

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hula Hoopin' Megan

Ok, so I thought I only had a short one of Megan but then we found this one while she was here today. She isn't happy I'm putting it up but it is too good not to share! :)

Love you Meg!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

High School Musical Dance -Wii

After the recipe exchange some of us girls decided it was time to break out the High School Musical Dance on the Wii. I kick ass... :)

Amy & Tracy

Stacy & Tracy

Megan & Me

Stacy & Tashina

I know we all look hot!

Wii Fit

We love this game! The best is to watch everyone Hula hoop, I think Tom was the best (and it's not because he beat mine and Bryan's high score!)

You tell us, which one do you think is the best? Or maybe you had to be there...