Monday, September 1, 2014

Motivation Monday

It is a new month and new goals to hit.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spiced Pecans

I was looking for something to snack on besides chips during the Ole Miss game Thursday night.  And found this pecan recipe from Southern Living.

Spiced Pecans

1 1/2 c. apple juice
1 1/2 c. pecan halves
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp ground red pepper.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.  Pour 1 1/2 cups apple juice eover 1 1/2 cups pecan halves in a small bowl.  Let stand 15 minutes; drain.  Stir together sugar, apple pie spice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; add pecans, tossing to coat.  Spread in a single layer in a lightly greased, aluminum foil lined 15x10 inch pan.  Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted stirring once.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; separate pecans with a fork.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


It's game day!!  It took way to long for football season to get here.

I can't wait to see this site.

But that will have to wait a couple weeks.  Tonight I will be curled up on the couch with a glass of whiskey watching my Rebels play Boise State in the Georgia Dome.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No cook Peach Ice Cream

I was wondering the Farmer's Market Saturday morning and the peaches really caught my attention.  So I bought some and came home to find a recipe to put them to use.  I found this no cook ice cream recipe from Southern Living.

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
1 1/4 c milk
4 peeled peaches 
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. peach nectar

Process the peaches, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Stir into milk mixture along with 3/4 c. peach nectar.  
Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions.

I couldn't find any peach nectar so I substituted in some peach schnapps.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Graceland Too

In Holly Springs there is a place called Greaceland Too.  It was run by a man, Paul Macleod, who was obsessed with all things Elvis.  Paul died in July at the age of 70.   Paul kept anything he found with Elvis on it and opened his home up to tours 24 hours a day.  It was a favorite destination for Ole Miss students in the middle of the night.  S went so many times she earned her lifetime membership card and didn't have to pay to tour anymore.  Two weeks ago they opened the home up to tours during a memorial weekend so we all went down which was only my second visit.  

Here is a little taste of what you might see when Paul was still alive.

Paul always took a group picture of his visitors and the first time I went he was able to find one of S's last ones. 

The boys were full of energy.

While we waited the boys played with my camera.

The record room.  

The boys watching a video of Paul giving a tour.  H declared that he didn't like the show.

I am not sure which of the boys took this picture of S and I.

Another tradition was to take a picture in a leather jacket.

I didn't realize until we were inside for the tour that there was no air conditioning.  So putting on the jacket made me sweat even more.

** video from Youtube

Motivation Monday

I would love this shirt.