Date Night with my Love!
Movie, gourmet goat cheese pizza, Menchie’s frozen yogurt and an awesome night run in the neighborhood.
We got up really early this morning to go to the Sunrise Easter Service that was held at the University Stadium.
Lincoln Brewster was there, and more than 20, 000 people gathered for worship!! The gospel was presented and so many went forward to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord. Wow, what an unforgettable moment that was! It was amazing to see the sun come up behind the mountains. A new day. New beginning. New life.
Today, and every day I am truly thankful for the life I found in Him.
Happy Easter friends. May you have a meaningful day of celebration with your loved ones.
"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
TS is so funny! He wrote a personalized little note to the “Mr. UPS” guy. I love him!!!!
I don’t mind laundry days. But it’s this part of it that I’m not a fan of:
Matching game. Not my favorite.
PB choc. chip LARABAR
Almond butter (I love it for breakfast, on bananas or in protein smoothies).
La Croix coconut sparkling water. Yumm!
Strawberry Shortcake flavored coffee.
Cuties! My favorite to-go snack.
Pistachios. A staple in this house.
Goat cheese. Love, love, love it on almost on anything!
Last night we had our wonderful neighbors over for dinner. We decided to make this recipe, because it’s quick and it only calls for a few ingredients. We ended up adding some curry to it too, and wow, it turned out sooo good!!
So here’s the recipe.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti *
1 pound spaghetti
1 shredded chicken, shredded (bones and skin discarded)
1 (18 ounce) Three Cheese Sauce Recipe Starter
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper (optional: curry powder)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a large (about 9×13") baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cook pasta until slightly under al dente, about 3 minutes less than what the box calls for. Drain and add pasta to a large bowl. To the bowl, add the shredded chicken, peas and the Three Cheese sauce. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir to combine. Pour pasta mixture into baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly on top. Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve with sour cream. Enjoy!
*Recipe found here
So how do you use up all the produce from your fridge before it all goes bad if you work during the week and are almost never home?
It’s simple! Roast your veggies in the oven! It’s easy, quick and hassle-free!
Just wash the veggies, cut them up, drizzle them with olive oil (I use an olive oil spray) and throw some spices on for extra flavor (like salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil, rosemary, etc.)
And that’s pretty much it! Don’t you love it?
Ever since I discovered how easy this is, we’ve been roasting veggies almost every day!
Here is a very useful chart that I’ve been using. I found it on the internet on the Good Housekeeping website.
Millet and lentil soup. With a small side salad and multigrain toasts. Sooo good!
So what is millet? (“köles” in Hungarian)
Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just "for the birds."
Creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice, millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year.
Millet is tiny in size and round in shape and can be white, gray, yellow or red. The most widely available form of millet found in stores is the hulled variety, although traditional couscous made from cracked millet can also be found.
Millet is a great source of some very important nutrients, including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. (Source)
Here are some awesome recipes that involve millet (from Allrecipes).
Whew. We had a really busy, but fun-filled weekend! Saturday we were invited to the 16th Annual Einstein Society Gala that was held in . It is largest fundraising event for the National Nuclear Museum.
Admiral Kirkland Donald was the recipient of the 2013 National Award of Nuclear Science and History, which is presented annually by National Atomic Museum Foundation to a prominent person that has had an impact on nuclear issues.
I love it when he dresses up.
We had lots of good food and great company.
Live entertainment was provided by AnnaMaria Cardinalli, a multi-talented musician (Owen and I even did some ballroom dancing)
There was a really big Silent Auction too.
Some of the displayed items were very useful, like this 2013 Fiat 500. Yes please!
And others, well, not so much:
But either way, all the donated money went for a good cause.
The next day we were invited back for for a fancy breakfast
And we got to dress up again, hehe.
After breakfast we got a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Nuclear Museum by the director. It was amazing!
Peekaboo! We like taking photos of each other, hehe.
Then last night, even though we were tired, we decided to go to a Saint Patrick’s Day Party. Glad we went because we had a blast and we even made some new friends
But now it’s time for a new week. New experiences. New memories.
Time to get to the gym, then to work!
Hope you have a good one.
So, last night we were invited to some friends’ house for dinner and Movie Nite. We had lots of healthy choices to pick from (yaaay!), including this amazing dessert:
Of course I had to google the recipe right away after we got home. You know me!
Mascarpone Honey Dip
FOR THE SKEWERS:
- 4 cups fresh fruit (like Grapes, Strawberries, Blackberries, Melon, Blueberries, Mango, Pineapple), cut into bite size pieces
- optional: cheese (cut into bite size pieces)
- 12 pieces wooden skewers
FOR THE DIP:
- 1 cup Mascarpone Cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup (fruit or vanilla flavored) Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- cinnamon, to taste
Long time no see, huh? Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! March 15th is also a national holiday in Hungary. It stands for democracy and freedom and it commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, which grew into a war for independence from the Habsburg rule. Every Hungarian usually wears a cockade on this day.
This is a cockade (kokarda):
Holly, this one is for you! Thanks for being such a faithful friend to my bloggie. hehe
Well, life has been pretty busy around here. Two jobs for me (that I absolutely LOVE if I may add) and a pretty active social life, hehe. So yeah, not much time in between.
But I really wanted to share a few little Pinterest craft ideas that I’ve been loving lately. Yes, every single one of them is on my to-do list for the near future. We’ll see if they’ll actually happen though.
Aren’t you glad that spring is here? Love is in the air, Tadadam, Tadadam.
The temperature was in the 70’s (Fahrenheit! I guess I should specify that for my European friends) yesterday. This will be our very first Spring in New Mexico. Exciting. I am SO in love with Albuquerque already!
Oh, and it’s almost Easter time too! I find that the older I get, the crazier I am about Easter and all the Hungarian Easter traditions. Or maybe just family traditions in general. I want to write a post sometime about the Hungarian Easter traditions I grew up with. I thought it might be fun for my American friends to read. Any special Easter traditions in your family?
And some cute food ideas:
Let me know if you decide to make any of these ideas.
See ya later!
The wedding was awesome.
Extremely thankful that I got to witness it.
Thank you for your hospitality Hotstuff! I miss you guys already!
Stop #2: OHIO!!!!!
I usually REALLY dislike airport food, but not today!
From this cool place:
Pina Colada Smoothie
An amazing salad
I LOVE this song! The words are so true.
A new look at Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepherd —– That’s Relationship!
I have all that I need —– That’s Provision!
He lets me rest in green meadows —–That’s Comfort!
He leads me beside peaceful streams —–That’s Refreshment!
He renews my strength —–That’s Restoration!
He guides me along right paths —–That’s Direction!
Bringing honor to his name —– That’s Meaning!
Even when I walk through the darkest valley —– That’s Testing!
I will not be afraid —– That’s Protection!
For you are close beside me —– That’s Faithfulness!
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me —– That’s Training!
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies —– That’s Security!
You honor me by anointing my head with oil —– That’s Sanctification!
My cup overflows with blessings —– That’s Abundance!
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life —– That’s Hope!
and I will live in the house of the Lord —– That’s Promise!
Forever —– That’s Eternity!
Really early start for the day today. Lots going on over here!
Grocery shopping, laundry, errands, cleaning…DONE.
Cooked, ready-to-go freezer meals for the next two weeks…DONE.
Love notes to my husband hidden around the house…DONE, DONE and DONE.
And now, to the airport I go.
First stop: Indiana, to visit a very dear friend. Can’t wait to catch up with her!
I’ve never had to cook a completely vegetarian meal before for a dinner party.
I have to admit, I was a little intimidated.
But it turned out great and it was a huge hit. Whew!
Course 1: Tabouleh salad (recipe coming soon!)
Course 2: Veggie “Meatloaf” with marinara sauce; Oven roasted red potatoes with rosemary and garlic; Steamed corn
Course 3: Pineapple mango sundae with whipped cream, lime zest, ginger and fresh mint
Busy day today.
We washed and waxed both cars this morning and pumped up the tires. Whew! Our arms are really sore. Good thing we only have two cars!
Then a quickie lunch. I found some Annie’s (Back To Nature Crazy Bugs) Mac&Cheese for really cheap the other day. I’m glad we gave it a try.
According to the box it’s made with real cheese and it contains no artificial preservatives. Plus it’s pretty yummy too. It’s a great alternative when you don’t have much time.
And then doing some of that.
And then this.
Look at that! Somehow the biscuits keep magically multiplying on TS’s plate!!
yes. A good day.
I love married life!