Thursday, October 27, 2011
The OU/TX game sneak-in was successful for the second straight year and we got to see OU put a pounding on Texas which is always fun. But more importantly we carried out the 2nd Annual Fried Food Tour (check out our tour last year).
So without further ado, let us begin our tour.
First stop on the fried food train, deep fried biscuits and gravy. Take your basic biscuit, fill the inside with gravy and then flash fry it. Not bad but not great either.
Fried biscuits and gravy
Rolling right along we hit up the item that won the Texas State Fair contest for best tasting 2011, Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack. Buffalo chicken, rolled in a jalapeno flapjack, fried and served with syrup. The chicken and waffles approach. Salty, sweet and delicious. Our 2nd favorite item of the evening.
Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack
After the sweet and salty from the flapjack we were on the hunt for something a little spicy, enter Fried Salsa. Chase was really excited about this one but it ended up being pretty disappointing.
Time to stop for an ice cold beer and a chat with Big Tex.
Then on to more fried goodness. After the salsa dissapointment we needed something we knew would be good so we hit up the best tasting from 2010, Fried Frito Chili Pie. We had this last year and it was our favorite. It was just as yummy this year. Was our #1 favorite thing again this year.
Fried Frito Chili Pie
And what's a state fair without a corn dog?
After all this, we were stuffed but we HAD to try some dessert (plus we still had a bunch of coupons left). We hit up the Fried Autumn Pie- a pumpkin pie gingerbread concoction that was to die for! And Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake which Chase had to force down because we were so full.
Fried Autumn Pie & Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Whew! That was a lot of food and we were feeling the affects. Chase was highly considering sticking his finger down his throat on the walk back to the car so he could puke it all up (he chickened out and didn't do it). Another successful Fried Food Tour.
Until next year when we do it all over again -- and introduce Molly to the magic of the fair!
Friday, October 21, 2011
But there are other ways to celebrate. Pizza, dessert, presents and family.
It was a delightfully low key birthday celebration. Until next year...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In lieu of a guestbook at our wedding we had Wedding Wishes. We didn't really see the value of a book full of signatures of everybody who attended, so we wanted to do something different. Instead, as part of our wedding brand, we had blank wish cards printed up and invited guests to jot down any messages of advice, good luck, congratulatory remarks etc. It went over well, with the exception of not posting someone at the table to make sure everyone participated. But what we did get was great.
We cherish the lovely, hilarious and a little bit inappropriate messages we got from our friends and family. Much more fun to read through these than to analyze people's handwriting in a guest book. We dig the pile out every now and then to read through but we wanted a more permanent way to display some of our favorites in our home. Something we could showcase. Our solution, frame a few.
We took the sign that we had on the table next to the cards, picked out 7 cards that we really like and had them custom framed. What we ended up with is a very personal and special piece of art. We are proudly displaying it in our living room. It looks fantastic and its fun to stop by and read a message every now and then.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We got to catch up with friends we don't get to see very often and they were all nice enough to hook us up with some things we really needed. Thanks guys!
It was a such a fun afternoon and Molly is so fortunate to have such awesome people in her life that already love her and care about her.
Now for some pictures...
Our gracious hosts [from left: Jessica, me, Brittany and Pam]
Parents to be
Some of the essentials
Molly's first designer outfit, Missoni
Photo from our maternity pics that our generous friend Kathleen [of jeremyandkathleen] took and gifted us