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April 2012

Pack & Go

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!

30 Minute Chicken Gumbo

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! 

Sampan Philadelphia

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?!

Lasagna Soup

Another dinner success in the kitchen!

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It’s Lasagna Soup!

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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.

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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.

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I found this amazing recipe on a farmgirl’s dabbles  – a new blog obsession – go check her out for awesome recipes!

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What is your favorite dish that can also be crafted into a soup?

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Vacation Booked!

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!!

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If you could pack up and go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

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