Saturday, July 30, 2011

A taste of summer~Key Lime Pie

Relax & Surf Sunday
I bought a cookbook while in WDW in February that is full of some wonderful dishes served at the park & resort restaurants. I tried one of the recipes today and it was d-e-l-i-s-h!!! The recipe is for Key Lime Pie , served at Olivia's at the Old Key West Resort. We've never been to the OKW, so we haven't dined at Olivia's as of yet. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to eat there on one of our future trips. The resort looks awesome and the food sounds wonderful. I've heard great things about the Key Lime Pie, but in the meantime, I did the next best thing and copied it here at home.
Key Lime Pie
5 egg yolks
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup lime juice
1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust (I made my own)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Gently whisk egg yolks together in a bowl; do not let foam. Stirring constantly, slowly blend in condensed milk and lime juice.
3. Pour the mixture into prepared crust and bake for 12-15 minutes or until set.
4. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Chill.
5. Serve chilled; cut into wedges. Serve with whipped cream.
Yield: 8 servings





(I had taken a bite before getting a picture)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Destination Disney - The Letter "E"

Eeyore
Exit to Epcot resorts via International GatewayEarl of Sandwich @ Downtown DisneyEgg Rolls at Yak & YetiElephant @ Animal KingdomExpedition EverestMain Street Electrical ParadeHaving fun outside ESPN @ the Boardwalk

5Q Friday July 29

1. Vow renewal ceremonies-yay or nay? NO WAY!!! This is coming from someone that didn't want a big, fussy wedding 28 years ago. My small, simple wedding was just perfect....one ceremony was a plenty for me!! :O)
2. What sound/s annoy you the most? my alarm clock, or someone blowing their nose {especially in a restaurant} are my top 2.
3. If you had to pick, would you have only all boys, or only all girls for kids? BOYS ROCK!!!! :O)
4. Do you believe in alternative medicine? I'm not really sure how I feel about alternative medicine, as I've never personally had to use it. But, I can't say that if the doctors had tried everything they could to help me and nothing worked, that I wouldn't consider giving alternative medicine a try.
5. Would you take a family members children and raise them if they needed it? Absolutely!!! :O)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hoo Are You???? Q's

1. Have you ever attended a professional sports game? Peter and Nathan have gone to many Orioles games, most recently in May. Peter has gone to numerous Nascar races and I went to my very first in February in Daytona. But our most favorite sporting event yet was seeing our CHICAGO BEARS play the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC last October. It was awesome!!! I am now officially a football fan!!!2. Have you ever been to a concert and if so which one was your
ultimate favorite performance?
I've only been to 2 concerts, both were DAUGHTRY. Great concerts!!!
3. Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disney World?
We just took our 4th trip to DISNEY WORLD!!!!! We are in the process of planning our Jan 2012 trip, can't wait to go back!!!! 4. What is your favorite theme park? I just {love}
Magic Kingdom!!! 5. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? You guessed it.......Disney World!!! My very favorite place in the world!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Destination Disney - The Letter "D"

DumboDaisyDooney & Bourke {Disney Style}Dopey & Nathan 2008Divine {AK-2011}Drums {Peter @AK-2011}Donald & Nathan {Mexico WS -2008}DOLE WHIP.....YUM!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Destination Disney - The Letter "C"

C is for........CASTLE
Caribbean Beach Resort - 2010
Chip & Dale
Crab legs at Cape May Cafe'
Caramel from Germany in Epcot
Club Cool at Epcot
Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
Dinner at Coral Reef in EpcotCoronado Springs Resort - 2008

Look what I found....

Last fall, after Halloween, I ditched our pumpkins in the backyard. Normally, I put them out with the trash, but for some reason I kept them. I put them out back behind the picket fence and forgot all about them. Since Nathan does most of our yardwork, I hadn't noticed what was now growing back there. Imagine my surprise when I found this ...... My question is.....isn't it too early for pumpkins? Or will it take a couple of months for them to appear? Can you tell I've never grown my own pumpkins before? I am sooooo excited to see how many I actually get. I'll keep you posted!