I came into my room to finish packing my suitcase for our trip tomorrow morning and found this:
I think Jackson wants to be a little stow-away in my bag!
Sadly, where we are headed, he can’t join us.
We will miss little Jackson, but while we are gone, I know he will have lots of fun with his grandparents in New Jersey!
I will attempt to post once we get to our final destination – I can’t wait to share our trip with you!
Catch ya on the flip side!
Another day, another amazing meal.
I made my first gumbo, using a rotisserie chicken for the first time and it turned out amazing.
The stars of this gumbo included a rotisserie chicken, spicy smoked sausage and okra which created a tasty cajun stew.
I found this amazing recipe by Martha Stewart from reading Iowa Girl Eats Friday Favorites.
30 minutes on the stove and dinner is served!
With a side of cornbread, the meal is complete.
The chicken, sausage, okra and all the spices came together beautifully.The meal was a hit, I will definitely be enjoying this again soon!
Have you ever made gumbo? Please share your recipe!
This weekend Charles & I hit up a new (to us) restaurant in Philadelphia.
Sampan is located on one of my favorite streets (to dine on) in Center City – 13th Street!
It boasts modern Asian Street flavors with a flare!
I started the evening off with a Honey Whiskey Jar.
Perfect start to a lovely evening outside enjoying the weather.
Charles and I started off the meal with the Korean BBQ Beef Satay.
It was seasoned with Kim Chee & ginger – tasted incredible.
Next up was the main course – We split the Crispy Szechuan Chicken.
It was a massive portion, we were so happy we shared, it was also out of this world.
Because I have a major love affair with Brussels sprouts, I had to test out the ones on the menu.
Our side of sprouts were seasoned with fish sauce, puffed rice & chili. They were awesome!
I ended my meal just as I began, with a cocktail!
This time I enjoyed the Sampantini – Hendrick’s Gin, Aloe Vera & Cucumber.
It was the perfect ending to an amazing dinner. Can’t wait to come back!
Where is your favorite Asian Fusion restaurant?!
Another dinner success in the kitchen!
It’s Lasagna Soup!
I love this dish because it tastes exactly like lasagna, but it’s so much lighter with less pasta & cheese. It’s a win all around.
I prepared it with hot sausage, which Charles enjoyed – I found it gave the soup a little kick. It was so tasty, I can’t event tell you how good it was – you have to give it a try if you are looking for a new soup in your life.
I found this amazing recipe on a farmgirl’s dabbles – a new blog obsession – go check her out for awesome recipes!
What is your favorite dish that can also be crafted into a soup?
I hope your weekend was as fun filled as mine! I spent Friday night rocking’ my new plaid shirt from J.Crew.
Paired with my new Crocs. I am sort of in love with both of these thing.
Charles and I spent Friday night at our new favorite watering hole.
An ice cold beer on a warm Spring day pretty much hits the spot.
Saturday we had plans to make a big breakfast but we were out of a main ingredient so we hit up one of our favorite spots for breakfast – the Trolley Car Cafe, and we brought Jackson along with us!
Saturday was gorgeous in Philly, but I didn’t get to play outside in the sun. Charles spent the day working on our taxes and I spent the day stalking the internet for the best vacation deal possible.
It took all day long, with tons of travel sites searched but before dinner I booked us a fabulous vacation!
We leave in 12 days!!
If you could pack up and go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?