Aug 17, 2010

I'm such a Grown-up Now

I think this last year of my twenties is really maturing me.  After all, I have been acting like an octogenarian- bed at eight, watching Matlock re-runs on the Hallmark channel, and drinking decaf coffee.

I felt very grownup last night, as I invited my parents to join Hubs and I for dinner last minute, as I finished up a meeting after six, and headed home to put on my sweats.  However, I was ready.

Stuffed shells from freezer (leftover from those made Sunday night for a friend)- check

Mache, olive oil and balsamic- check

French bread (purchased for said friend but forgotten) Transformed into the Pioneer Woman's olive, cheese bread, modified to what i had on hand.

olives, goat cheese, and cracker (my favorite foods, so totally in my erstwhile empty fridge)


Just call me Ina, because my dinner party was ready to roll!
Then Mama stayed and help me hang pictures.  By this I mean that I lolled on the couch, and gave directions and mental support, while she bustled about measuring things.  I did aid with mental math. . .

Here's a preview. . .

Obviously still half dressed, but getting closer. . .
Let me know if y'all want the Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells recipe- it's relatively healthy and always a hit!

18 comments:

  1. shells recipe-UMM..YES, please :)

    making the scalloped chicken for a friend today...your place looks great already!

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  2. Your house looks great! Yes on the recipe! I am trying to add to my freezer meals for my crunch time at work. Hooray for impromptu entertaining. You are impressive!

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  3. Yum - your dinner sounds delicious! And your home is really coming along - you're in better shape than we are. Still haven't hung anything on the walls. Hoping to get around to that soon.

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  4. Squee! Look at how super cute your house is! Can't wait to see more pictures! It looks great!

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  5. Dang, you guys are getting there! I *so* wish I could invite my parents over for an impromptu meal, sniff sniff. But on the bright side, I'm closer to them than ever (even if it's still a 5-hour drive), so I won't mope!

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  6. I would like the recipe!! :)

    Your house is looking great - hehe - that's how my mom helps too (does it all for me while I let her be my mama!!!)

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  7. Would love the recipe. I hope this means you are also on the mend.

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  8. Yes please on the recipe :) It looked fabulous!

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  9. Yum! Everything looks delicious! Yes, please post the shells recipe. And I'm totally going to add cheese, olives and crackers to my garlic bread. That's genius!

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  10. Hey girl! PLEASE post the recipe! It looked yummy. The house is looking great already! Keep it up!

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  11. I would love the shells recipe, please! I enjoy Matlock episodes too, which my husband thinks makes me and old lady. At least I'm an old lady with taste! ;-)
    And isn't it funny how parents are better at hanging things on the walls than we are...;-)I still get my daddy to hang things for me, he does it just right!

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  12. Recipe please! That looks delish!

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  13. Matlock! Bhaha!
    That food does look so very very good.

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  14. What a yummy meal! Please post the recipe...would love to try it. And I love the preview of your new digs. Can't wait to see more!

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  15. I'm actually eyeing your dining room table. I love it and I am in the market for one. Where did you find it if you dont mind me asking? You house looks fab so far!

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  16. i would love the stuffed shells recipe, please!
    and your house looks really great! congrats!

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  17. Your house looks amazing!

    And I am jealous of how amazing that whipped up dinner looks!

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  18. That dinner looks amazing - recipe please!

    Your place looks lovely!

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