Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to my favorite set of twins!
(After Michael and myself of course)

Hard to believe they're turning two! I still remember vividly driving on 40 up to the mountains when I got a phone call from their mother informing me she was pregnant. Can't wait to see you guys again!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cooking with Megan

So for those of you who think that all I can cook is pasta and chicken (cough*Jessi*cough), I'm here to show you that I've added something else to my list.

Actually, there is nothing to this except gathering the ingredients and putting it together, but the finished product is exquisite and looks pretty too. I had this as an appetizer at a restaurant with a few friends and really enjoyed it, so I did my best to re-create it. Not exactly what we had, but it's still good!

Here's what you need:
-Feta Cheese
-Olive Oil

Here's what you do:
Dice the tomatoes and onions. Add an equal amount of feta cheese to the mix. Mix in a small amount of olive oil. Put this inside the avocado. Dig in and enjoy!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October Loving

Fall is my all time favorite season of the year. Beautiful fall leaves, cooler weather, pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, and the list goes on... I just throughly enjoy the month of October.
One weekend this month, my Aunt and I went on a quick get away to visit our good buddy JH up in Roanoak, VA. We had a blast just hanging out with good ole Johnny Boy and seeing some of the parkway in the Fall while doing a quick "hike".

But another great reason to love October is Halloween. I mean, how many days do adults get to play dress up and it be acceptable? I love seeing all the different costumes people come up with. Some people get really into it and I usually get a good laugh at how far some take it. This year, thanks to my wonderful friend Stacy, I had a great costume idea. Or at least I thought so. See if you can tell what I am... (ps. I'm on the left)
Did you figure it out???
I'm a mail-order bride. It was suppose to be even better because a friend of mine was suppose to dress as a mailman and go with me. However, as what happens most times with men, I was let down and it never happened. Oh well, nice thought. This was my Saturday night costume. On Monday night at work, I dressed up again. This time it was just a simple store bought costume of a cave woman. I had a blast all weekend dressing up.

So, I'll leave you guys with a few fun facts about Halloween. Hope everyone is enjoying fall as much as I am!
  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.