Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wedding weekend...


My son got married yesterday, She's a sweet girl. It was a great weekend. Above are her shoes, (the color of the bridesmaids dresses), it's the photographer's photo with her bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. I got a picture of her dress before taken out of the dress cover and the close up is the photographer's photo. I want a camera like his when I grow up. :D Her dress was just beautiful.

The night before, after the rehearsal, we all went to a Dinner Theatre. It was the first time I've been to one, that was fun. The next morning my oldest daughter came over to do our hair and make up.

We got to the church, the weather was a little misty, but it wasn't hot, thank goodness. The church was so pretty and the ceremony was beautiful. Then we went to the reception. They had a section set up for all the drinks and some were walking around with trays of little round meat balls and these oh so tasty little fried cheese balls.

After the parents, groomsmen, bridesmaids and then bride and groom were introduced and walked in, the father and main groomsman gave a little speech. Everyone danced and had so much fun. After our food, they had a table set up for candy bags and candy, with little color marshmallows. People of every generation there was getting bags of candy, smiles and glee. LOL

What is it about candy that all of a sudden everyone becomes kids again? :D Clear cellophane bags with flowers and swirls were in a basket, then bowls of different candies you could put in your little bags. That was so different and fun. Dancing thru the whole thing and then the wedding cake, yum. The wedding and reception was awesome, dancing, laughter, family and friends, life is beautiful, live it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lemonade, jars and summer...

I was in a kitchen mood yesterday, made potato salad, lemonade and a pink lemonade cake. So I used the first tomato and onions for turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion sandwiches, had potato salad and cake, with the lemonade for dinner. Sometimes lunch or breakfast foods are the best for dinner and a fun break.

On Pinterest, I saw mason jars with lemonade sitting in a bucket of ice, it looked so good. I didn't put them in ice, but was a fun idea putting them in the jars with the top. My husband loves to drink out of mason jars anyway, my Grandparents always did, so it's fun to see people doing it to this day. It's more expensive making lemonade homemade, but tastes so much better and healthier than storebought.
Well, the lemons are, but it takes alot of sugar.

First I roll the lemons, to get more juice, till softened, doesn't take long. Then I cut in slices and squeeze the juice out into a pitcher, put water , a little over half of that pitcher and over a cup of sugar, we like it sweet so I add more and used seven lemons. Then I put all the lemonslices in the pitcher, stick in the frig, in the evening it's sit long enough. Take the lemons out if you want, some people don't like all the pulp, but it's very healthy. I put mine in the jars after the pitcher was in the frig for about four hours. It made six pint jars and I put a lemon slice in each jar. So he can just pull out a jar for a drink. :D Anyway, I found this cool sight for using jars, some fun ideas...