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Storey’s Birthday at Monterey’s Mexican!

I hate getting behind on the blog, but I guess that’s life! So this past weekend we celebrated one of my best friend’s birthday’s! Storey (or as I have grown to know her since 6th grade – “Kristin”), turned 31! We went out to a local Mexican restaurant called Monterey’s and it was PACKED! I called ahead, but I guess Friday’s are just that kind of night for them so we had to wait a VERY LONG TIME!

But in the end it was worth it as it was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed margaritas and an assortment of other drinks, great cheese dip and guacamole dip and awesome dinners! Desi and Tristan came out, so that was nice and we also got to meet a couple of Storey’s friends… Rob and Saffron. It was a nice mix, and everyone definitely enjoyed the good food, drinks and conversation!

Check out some of the fun!

Afterwards we continued the fun at Ron and Saffron’s with Storey, Paul and myself. We had a good time drinking chatting and stealing some great ideas for building cool patio furniture out of pavestone palettes! When we get to working on that project I will definitely be posting about that!

Anyway, Happy Birthday Storey (Kristin), we hope you enjoyed it and look forward to many more years of fun!

Essie Tart Deco – Translated from pshiiit.com

Love this look, but the blog is in FRENCH! Here’s the translation!

Yesterday, on facebook I was asked a crucial question. If Pshiiit had to choose 5 or 6 colors Essie maximum, which would it be? Tart Deco is instinctively that came in first. You know my love for non-delicate pink, which I willingly abandoned for all that is blue / green / blue-green … Well Tart Deco is one of those pink-coral-orange that makes me love this color range. It is like no other color for me, it has the nuance that fits perfectly to my skin (at least when the latter is slightly tanned. The I grant you, it is rather mortis ^ ^), it punchy is just right, and admit it, it is likely archi ^ ^.

So I wanted to highlight the following issue to remind you how nice it is to the finish (a little late) of beautiful days. I wanted to make an accent on the forefinger nail by placing the tape striping. I was planning to spend a white layer and then remove it, and finally I found ca pretty as is, so I left. After laying the Tart Deco (two layers) I spent a layer of Top Coat Velvet from Chanel, and I aaaaaaaaime rendering Tart Deco matte! Moreover, talking about Chanel, I saw the visual June, and I think he has a small air Tart Deco. Here is the result picture :)

This color is hard enough to take a picture, at least I have not managed to set the camera to his chopper TRUE color, in reality it is more flashy and a little more orange. Finally with my eyes! ^ ^

Have a great week, and tomorrow for the second competition that will make you scream! ^ ^

FYI, the Tart Deco is still on sale for € 5 at M & B ^ ^.

I’m definitely going to have to try this soon!

Sexy Time Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Ok ladies and gentlemen, this past weekend we had decided to take on a simple, yet sometimes quite difficult dish. I don’t know how many times I’ve had Fettucine Alfredo that just seems to miss the mark, and there’s no way you can ever buy a pre-made jar of Alfredo and get the kind of feeling or response you can with a home-made sauce!

We decided to do this dish since we were having our friend Elaine over and that is her go-to meal, I don’t know how often she eats it, but it’s one of like three different type meals she likes. Of four, I think it may be her favorite! I want to give you some quoted reviews before I get into the recipe as I want you to be able to grasp the awesomeness of this recipe!!!
 

“I’m totally getting goose bumps right now! This is so amazing!” ~ Elaine (the Fettucine Alfredo connoisseur)

 

“I was sitting next to Elaine and can vouch for the fact that she literally had goose bumps all over her arms due to this awesome Fettucine Alfredo!” ~ Paul (who sat next to Elaine)

 

“When a guy is in the doghouse, if he makes this, there is no way his woman can turn him down!” ~ Desi (speaking from experience!)

 

Sexy Time Chicken Fettucine Alfredo
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 Large Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Fettucine Pasta
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (32 oz container)
  • Cream Cheese (approx 2 oz from an 8 oz box)
  • Finely Shredded Parmesan Blend Cheese – 5 oz Bag (includes Parmesan, fontina, Asiago, and Romano cheese)
  • Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese – 5 oz Bag (Half for sauce, half for sprinkling on finished dish)
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter (two sticks)
  • White pepper (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp of Salt (or to taste)
  • Fresh Parsley (1/2 finely chopped in sauce) and the rest as garnish

For the Chicken:
Brine the chicken in a 4 hour salt and garlic powder brine. We placed the chicken breasts in a Pyrex dish filled with water mixture which included approximately 4 tbsp of Garlic Powder and 3 tbsp of Salt.

The chicken was cooked on a charcoal grill, searing both sides for about 3-5 minutes depending on size of chicken breast. Once seared, they were moved away from the flame for indirect cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes. (FYI – our grill was only at about 250 degrees, the cook time will vary, but you don’t want to cook it too long or the chicken will dry out and get tough!)

Also, the chicken should be on the grill when you start the water for the pasta.

For the Sauce:
Start by dicing up the garlic and simmer with the butter. Once that gets to a frothy boil, add in whipping cream gradually (it is not necessary to add it all at once). Spice the sauce up with your salt, and peppers stirring regularly with a whisk. Whisking the sauce will increase the thickness! Begin to add in the Parmesan Blend and the cream cheese. Let it simmer while you put your pasta into the boiling water (with olive oil). Continue to simmer the sauce while you are working on the chicken and the pasta, stirring regularly as you don’t want the sauce to burn! Now add in the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. It’s almost ready… now taste and add more garlic (fresh or powder) and salt as needed.

To Serve… Place noodles on a dish, spoon on the alfredo sauce, and place sliced chicken on top. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and chopped parsley and voilà! You are now ready to get your Sexy Time Fettucine Alfredo on!!!

We hope you will enjoy this and it’s effects! It’s absolutely amazing! It’s not an every night thing as I have no idea how fattening it is, but it is an awesome treat or a way out of the dog house, as this will definitely get you SEXY TIME! ;)

(FYI this recipe is named Sexy Time Chicken Fettucine Alfredo after our “unnamed dinner companions” decided they had to excuse themselves from the dinner table to have SEX after eating this amazing meal!!!)

Elaine’s 30th Birthday at 37 Main!

Last Friday we went out to 37 Main for Elaine’s 30th birthday! It was a blast, we started out evening with drinks with Desi and Tristan at their place, and then headed over to 37 Main in downtown Buford!

Everyone had dinner and drinks as we impatiently awaited the performance of the 80’s cover band ‘The Breakfast Club‘ to come on. Once they were on, the party really got started and they were awesome!

Check out some pics of our fun evening!

Later on the party moved to the basement for dancing!

Unfortunately Paul and I had a wedding to photograph in Clayton, GA the next day, so we cut out early, but from what I hear the party was nowhere near over! I think Elaine, John, Desi, Tristan and the rest of the gang all stayed out until 6AM!

Elaine, I hope you had an awesome 30th! It seems like you guys really blew it out!

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