Thursday, August 26, 2010

Easy, Delicious Dinner!

Yesterday Johnathan and I did our weekly venture over to Brunswick to (1) give donations to Goodwill, and (2) do our grocery shopping at Publix! I just love that grocery store - I haven't been able to switch to Winn Dixie or Harris Teeter, which would be convenient since they are on the island, but I know Publix so well from being in Atlanta. 

After an hour in the store and dropping $147 on groceries (yikes!), we made our way back to St. Simons around 7:30. Johnathan had already made plans to get together with some of the guys for a cookout, so since I was making dinner solo and it was getting late, I wanted something quick and easy! We purchased some fresh salmon from the seafood counter, so I decided that was a good main course. I preheated the oven to 350 degrees, placed the salmon in a small pyrex, and added soy sauce, maple syrup, and topped it was a few sprinkles of brown sugar. Bake for about 15-17 minutes, depending on how rare or done you like for your taste. Be sure to pour any of the remaining sauce from the pan on top of the salmon - its delicious! 

While the salmon was cooking, I prepared my side items. I knew I wanted a starch and a vegetable, so I checked our fridge and saw we had some left over cous cous from a previous meal. It was pretty plain last time I cooked it, so I decided to spruce it up a bit. I diced up about 1/4 of a shallot and threw the shallot in a pan with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Once the shallot had cooked down, I threw in my vegetable - some frozen broccoli (you could use green beans, zucchini, squash, etc.) and let that cook together for about 5 minutes, covered. Then I threw in the pre-cooked cous cous so all of the flavors from the shallot could infuse together and heat up.

Here is the finished product! I should have taken an after picture of my plate which was totally clean! 

Great Product

I have to share with all of you this great product I have found! I think you all know my obsession with under eye products - I am constantly trying to find something that will help with puffiness and dark circles. Well - I have found the product! It's called GinZing by Origins. It works so well! It immediately tightens and brightens under your eyes. And the best part is ... it is only $29.95! I would highly recommend trying this!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hilarious YouTube Video

Okay, I know we normally don't post stuff like this on our blogs, but you all have to see this hilarious video on YouTube if you haven't already seen it! Watch the first video that shows the original newscast, then the second video shows the song music video that was made from the original.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finally made it to the Beach!

So I can't believe that the wedding was over a month ago and I have been living on the island for a couple of weeks now. Time really flies by! The saddest part is that ever since I have been living here, I haven't been to the beach one time! I have been back and forth to Atlanta so many times, working on the house, and beginning my new job, I just haven't had time. So last night I planned a little outing for me and Johnathan - a picnic to the beach!

After work I stopped by Southern Soul Barbeque (it was just featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on Food Network) and picked up some barbeque, macaroni and cheese and black eyed peas. I made my way home and whipped up some brownies for dessert. Once all of the food was ready, I packed it all in my picnic basket (yes, I have a picnic basket!), packed the cooler, and put the beach chairs in my car.

Here's a picture of my GPS - look how close we get to park to the beach!

We are so fortunate to have this just a few minutes away from our house - I am so lucky to live here!
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