Memorial Day Weekend

I don’t know if it was the beautiful weather or just that the weekend was spent with wonderful friends and family, but this weekend was one of the best I have had in quite some time. Saturday, Kent and I took advantage of the sun and laid out by the pool for a few hours. Saturday night, Kent took me shopping, we went to eat one of our favorite meals (Bang Bang shrimp) from Bonefish Grill and later went to see The Great Gatsby, which I highly recommend seeing if you haven’t already. Sunday, Kent and I went on a joy ride in his dad’s Jaguar convertible (which was so much fun), then celebrated his sister, Maggie’s, graduation from high school. Today, we spent the entire day at Smith Lake with friends and family cooking, eating and enjoying the perfect weather! I cold not have asked for a better weekend! Happy Memorial Day everyone! ImageImageImageImageImage


Peggy’s Spaghetti

My favorite meal that grandmother, Peggy, made was her famous spaghetti. When my grandmother passed away, everyone in my family got a copy of her recipe and we have all tried to emulate it as best we can. I think she left one thing out of her recipe though- her magic touch. And, sadly, that doesn’t come in a can.

I am normally not one to go for the meat option. I tend to always pick the all carb or vegetable dish at a restaurant. However, I think what makes this spaghetti so different from a spaghetti you would get a restaurant is that it has a meat based sauce. Even if you’re not a meat lover, you should give this simple spaghetti recipe a try! ImageImageImageImage

2-3 lbs ground beef

1 large onion (diced)

2 cans of tomatoes

2 small cans of tomato sauce

1/4 tsp red cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp curry powder

garlic powder


Brown meat in a 4 quart sauce pan and drain. Add in diced onion, salt, tomatoes, curry powder and cayenne pepper. Cover with garlic powder until white. Boil for 2 hours.