The shelf is pretty fun – just don’t let a kick knock over your snack!! This tasty little plate was filled with treats that Matt brought me while I was reading this afternoon – cheddar, berries, pretzels and a few frosted mini wheats
It’s fun having Karen here – company always makes a house feel like a home. We had cocktail hour on the porch and by cocktail hour I mean I watched them sip buttery chardonnay and the baby and I played footsie
These gorgeous flowers were brought over by our neighbors last night!
Dinner was Karen’s famous French Beef recipe. She made a huge batch and took 1/3 of the casserole (in another dish) to a friend who is having surgery and we enjoyed a large casserole for dinner.
It’s a baked cheesy dish that Karen proclaims is “not fancy at all” and goes back to her childhood in Aiken, South Carolina. She has promised to post the recipe in the comments in the next few days – although she says it’s “not really something she’d put on a healthy eating blog” The mix is beef, pasta, sour cream, tomato sauce and lots of cheese, all baked together.
Simple side salad!
After dinner, Matt and I walked downtown (got in about 30 minutes total of walking today!) and met Lauren for gelato!
I got the vanilla (the one I raved about on Friday!) mixed with Salted Caramel. I think vanilla really only stands alone because the Salted Caramel stole the show! Dare I say it’s 98% as good as Jeni’s!?
I know it sounds kind of dumb to say this, but I get SOOOOO excited to get in bed and read each night! I don’t know if it’s because I’m worn out more than usual carrying this little baby around or it’s just a summer thing, but I’ve been bouncing around books and just can’t get enough words right now. Reading is probably a good thing to do now while I still have the time!