last minute lunch date

May 30, 2012

with this little dude
because sissy was at school
and we were bored-
we ended up here
at the iron hen
who wouldn't want to have 
lunch with that face?

mama ate
vegan black bean cakes with 
red bliss dill potato salad 
and a "very good" deviled egg

little dude ate
sausage dog with homemade fries 
and a "very good" deviled egg

live in greensboro and want to eat here? 


May 25, 2012

on days like today
I look at them, smile 
and wonder how I got so lucky
I love them so.

but it only just begun

May 16, 2012

my summer will soon fade with a sizzle in the hot sun
and I'll start up the every day hectic schedule that 
school ever so slightly sneaks upon me. 
I'm not extremely excited about this summer semester
I've got a class that pertains to my major but
with a teacher whom I've heard is just a fill in
and solely uses tutorials to teach- I'm terrified.
this not only is a subject I'm not familiar with in design
but it's with someone who doesn't really know what
they are doing either- but no matter, 
I really am trying to stay positive and open minded.
summer sessions fly by with them only being five weeks long
and are beyond stressful and crazy 
so we will see but enough of that-
this short summer has been so fun and successful
and I can't forget the best part comes in July
when we take our family beach vacation.
I can smell the salty water now.
Adriana is still in school but only has a couple more 
weeks left so for her summer hasn't even started yet.
I have a lot of things planned for the kids 
around the Monday-Thursday class schedule-
I just won't be as free as I am now with time.
here is a part of our summer in instagram
which consists of play dates, good food, ice cream 
adventures, park time and everything in between.


happy summer!
what do you have planned?

recipe box: twenty one

May 15, 2012

country blueberry coffee cake

what you need
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr. Golden Buttermilk Biscuits
(or any refrigerated or homemade biscuit dough)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into small pieces


what to do
Heat oven to 375°F.
 Generously grease 8-inch square glass 
baking dish with shortening.
 In small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon with fork.

In medium bowl, toss blueberries 
and granulated sugar to coat. 

  Separate dough into 10 biscuits; 
cut each into quarters. 

Dip each quarter in melted butter; 
coat with brown sugar mixture. 

Arrange in single layer in baking dish. 

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the oats. 

Spoon blueberries over oats and biscuits. 

Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup oats; 
top with butter pieces. 

  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until coffee 
cake is golden brown and center is done. 

Cool 20 minutes. 
Serve warm.

I made this for mother's day brunch 
and everyone seemed to really enjoy it-
it's easy and pretty quick to do.
you can serve it at a party, coffee date
or just for your family!