Josh waxing his eyebrows (before they grow together)
Coffee and Cereal
Old Timey Sunday Celebration
A cake walk that I was unable to participate in :(
Part of church staff
Sunday evening was also my family birthday celebration. I opened presents and ate a lot of food!
One of my favorite presents: a cupcake holder
One of the outfits my parents got me.
I got some other good gifts but didn't want to bore you by picturing them all. I will picture some delicious parts of our meal. My mom outdid herself with the help of Paula Deen.
Fried Okra Salad (EXCELLENT!!)
1 1/2 pounds breaded frozen okra
Vegetable oil for frying
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
Fry okra in vegetable oil according to package directions, drain on paper towels.
In a medium bowl, combine okra, tomatoes, bell pepper, green onions, and bacon.
In a small saucepan, combine oil, sugar, and vinegar. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently. until sugar dissolves. Pour gently over okra mixture, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Strawberry Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
1 (18.25 oz) pkg strawberry cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs, divided
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (16oz) box powdered sugar
3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, strawberries
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x13-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, and 1 egg. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
In a separate large bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until combined. Stir in strawberries. Spoon mixture over cake mixture; bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely; cut into squares to serve. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and strawberries.
I know this was a random post but it was a long weekend, with a lot going on, and not a lot of time to write about it. Hope you all had a great weekend too!