Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday was...

stew kind of day...

1. Brown economy pack of ribs (because they were on sale) on all sides in breakfast's bacon fat

2. Deglaze pan with garlic, onions, and red wine

3. Transfer to giant pot because the crock pot is too small & stir in veggies

4. Chop whole head of garlic and sprinkle over bread & toast

5. Move in art supplies & cat

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Green & Yellow

So the Packer's won.
I don't really care.
I like cheese.
Lots of cheese is made in Wisconsin.
The Packers are from Wisconsin.
That is as much of a positive connection as I need.
I'm more concerned about the fact that I ate approximately 7,000,000 calories. I complained about this last weekend and you probably thought I was exaggerating. Maybe I was then. I am not now. I woke up at midnight. Ready to vomit. Seriously. From being so full. Not pleasant. A certain Chili Cookoff took place. There was plenty of trash talking. I learned some things and called a truce.

Our chili

some of the spread sans chili

vegetarian chili-very good regardless of the fact that its an oxymoron

grape jelly meatballs

cupcakes I successfully favor of cheddar ale fondue (not pictured) even though I love store bought cupcakes.
I'll be in the gym for the next 1,000 hours.
Or at least I should be.
St. Maarten.
St. Maarten.
St. Maarten.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I have a problem...

I might have to start going to meetings...
My food porn addiction is rubbing off on CTA.

Snow day 'kitchen sink' soup

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

Super Bowl Sunday Chili

See you soon on Intervention.
Start writing your letters- I'll start you off:
'Your addiction has effected me negatively in the following ways:...'

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...this is it.

Thanks to the fine folks at Green Wedding Shoes, I found this gem of a wedding! Seriously. So many elements I love. This may be- dare I say it- my favorite wedding. It was photographed by the very talented Kelty of Steep Street. I pretty much stole all the pictures- because they are all too perfect. She also did engagment photos for Khali and Potsch- that you can find here.

Married in front of their new 'family tree'

Scraps of fabric tie the whole audience together and matching bridesmaids' shoes- not dresses- but I love the peacock palette

Mustaches & Handmade Spats

Airplane Flight Inspired Seating Chart

Vintage Suitcase & Coloring Pages of the Bride & Groom

Sausage Menu & Gorgey Fabric

Terrarium Centerpieces

Funky ribbon garland, natural wood pedestals, & Michael Goundry

Jam Favors!

My favorite pom-poms!

I also loveee the company that the bride and groom have Honey B. Too cute and funky.
Update! I found more photos of the wedding- check out the stop motions jump shots about 1/2 way down!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weekend. Briefly. Warning: Food Porn Ahead.

A very crazy, very kind woman decided I would have brunch on Sunday. At my house. For me. We went big.
And went home!

CTA's potatoes

Thick Cut Bacon

Action Shot

Strata, Fritatta, & Scones

Homemade Garlic Bread

Drumming...all everyone...

Brunch lasted all day and doubled in size..

Ribs in the crock pot for 10 hours...
So if you were wondering if it was a success, I'd say yes.
Big Time.