Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pork Tenderloin With Whiskey Cream Sauce

this sauce is amaaaazing
I got it out of my new P-Dub cook book that I got for christmas

I made my with pork tenderloin but the recipe said use steaks.

So to make the pork tenderloin I just put it in a baking dish, slabbed some butter on it, sprinkled it with pepper and garlic salt and popped it in the oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes. about half way through I did pour a few tablespoons of beef broth over the tenderloin.

while the tenderloin is baking it's time to make the sauce!

first melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium pan
add some finely chopped onion (about 2 tablespoons) and let them get nice and golden brown
then turn off your burner for a second so you don't catch on fire and add 1/4 cup whiskey
when all the whiskey is almost evaporated turn your burner back up to medium and add 1/4 cup beef broth
sprinkle in some salt and pepper
add 2 more tablespoons of butter
then add 1/4 cup milk

that's how the recipe goes I added a little bit more butter and a little more milk and then about 1 tablespoon of flour but you do your own thing

it smells so goooood

it draws people in :)

once your tenderloin is done spoon the sauce over it

now don't be shy
take a big ol' bite

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All She Wanted For Christmas

was a super cool tutu
Eden's stylin

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lots To Blog And Be Happy About

I feel like I haven't done this in forever! I have been so busy working, taking pictures, and getting ready for christmas that this little thing was put on the back burner. so now I have lots to blog about.
last week I took pictures of Eden's cousins. These kids are seriously gorgeous! and they have the most insane eyes!

see what I mean?

I just love kids feet

anyways.. on to something I love



these little babies are soooo amazingly delicious! I have never met someone who didn't love them

so first you melt two sticks butter
add 1/2 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

bring that to a boil and add 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
reduce heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes

then put a layer of club crackers on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan then pour half of the graham cracker mixture over the crackers repeat that and put another layer of crackers on top of the second half of the mixture

then melt 1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
use to frost bars
enjoy :)

yesterday I also tackled the home made meatball
and surprisingly I would say I succeeded!

take 1 lb ground meat (I used venison because it was all I had but ground chuck would be really good)
1/3 cup crushed club crackers
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg
salt, pepper, garlic salt, and italian seasoning to taste
mix it all together
roll into balls
then roll them around in a pan over medium heat just to brown the outside a little bit (don't worry about getting it completely brown)
put them on a baking sheet and finish them off in the oven at 350 degrees

serve with pasta and sauce or on italian bread with marinara sauce and provolone cheese yummmm

so as I said in the title- I have lots to be happy about
yummy food
an awesome baby-daddy that went out and cut down a christmas tree for me in the cold with his gimpy shoulder
an awesome 8 month old who is my bestest friend
super cool siblings (ugh could I have gotten more lucky? no)
amazingly selfless and loving parents and grandparents
a nice cozy home
not having to work on any of the upcoming holidays :)

probably not in that order seeing as though food was first haha

but that's all for today

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let It Snow....

Because it's Eden's first winter

Because I want to see snowflakes caught in those beautiful long eye lashes

Because I love this little hat

Because Grandma Dorn sent over some of her chicken dumpling soup

Monday, December 7, 2009

Senior Pictures....

These are my senior pictures that are already 2 years old
for Miz Booshay and anyone else that might possibly be interested

oh how I miss that pre-baby-bod :(

not gonna lie.... Lori made me feel like a super model :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Thanksgiving was a week and some odd days ago
I am so thankful for the life I have! honestly I wouldn't want it any other way

I am thankful for a loving family

I am thankful for these two dorks who have become my best friends

I am so so so very thankful for this smile....

I am also thankful for old movies :) and thankful that big poppa has been letting me watch them.
We just watched Paris When It Sizzles this morning
if you don't already know this about me you will now
basically..... Audrey Kathleen Hepburn owns my soul.
The way she looked, the way she talked, the things she did- it's all amazing.
If there is one person I could aspire to be like it would be her.
Classic, Beautiful, Passionate, Giving

Now if you don't mind I am going to go curl up with my man and watch Bing and Fred in Holiday Inn

For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart -A. Hepburn

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Thanksgiving

My old small group from high school got together tonight for a mini thanksgiving.
oh how I love thanksgiving!
stuffing and turkey and mashed potatoes!

Eden was pretty excited too because her best friend Addison was there. I didn't really get very many "good" pictures but I did get some cute ones of the little girlies.

This picture completely explains Eden and Addie's relationship. Eden loves Addison. Addison is annoyed. :)

Eden says "oooh! nice hat!"

"give it to me. best friends share everything!"

that's all for today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Best Roast You'll Ever Eat

Three posts in one day???
man I need a life... but I just had to post this after having a bowl of my famous roast... mmmMMMMmmm

I don't usually like to share my recipes. (because I'm weird like that) buuuut since I really don't think anyone reads this thing I will share this one (especially since if you do read this silly ol' thing you deserve to get something out of it right?) my grandma (aren't grandmothers always the best cooks?) gave me this recipe. I played with it a few times until I got it just the way I wanted it. And wouldn't you know everyone that tries it says it's the best they've ever had.

Alright first thing you need to do is melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat
sprinkle both sides of roast (I like the chuck roast) with salt, pepper, and a little garlic salt
sear both sides of roast in frying pan (this locks in all the juices and keeps it nice and moist) then transfer the roast and all those yummy juices from the bottom of the pan into your crock pot.
next add two cans cream of mushroom soup and about 1 1/2 cans full of water to the crock pot
add some chopped carrots, red potatoes, yellow onion, and celery
cook on low for 8-12 hours the longer you cook it the more tender that roast gets! and the more delicious!

about half way through cooking I like to add some fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms because I put mushrooms in just about everything :)

so there you have it! soooo easy and seriously the best roast you'll ever eat!

Children Children

I love babies, toddlers, and kids
they are so fun and candid

Baby Eden (who is of course the cutest baby ever!)

Addie (Eden's best pal!) pst.. her super cute hat can be found at little dandelion studio (check my links)

Elias Otis

Baby Levi

Mr. Mason

Summer.. oh I took so many pictures of this little beauty it was hard to choose just one. She is honestly one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen

Suddenly My Life Doesn't Seem Such A Waste

Eden Grace Delaney was born on April 9th
She is such a little angel (most days)
She is crawling all over. She says Mamamama. She has two teeth. She pulls herself up on everything. She loves ice cream.

This is my little beetle-juice's first seven months of life (crazy how someone I have known for such a short amount of time has completely stolen all of my heart)

Check out all that hair!!!

My sister in law Jess made this adorable purple hat for Eden. And she just loves it! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009


Eli's 2nd birthday....

even though it was in June I feel the need to share these pictures

It was such a beautiful day and there were so many adorable children. It was Baby Eden's (as her big cousin Eli refers to her) very first outing. I think she enjoyed it almost as much as I did :)

Here is the Root of the Root

Just to catch you up on a few things-

I had a baby
Hannah got engaged
Elias turned two
Dylan and Kellie had a wedding