Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fiesta for Friends

I love any night spent with Cassie and Jeremy -- but it was extra fun being able to host!  I have to admit I had been looking forward to this since the moment we penciled it in the books.

I love any excuse to bring out fun drinks and treats.  I hope I can convince these two to come back SOON!
DIY tip:  A wooden cutting board painted with chalkboard paint is one of my favorite ways to display appetizers and sweets.  I used this tray to take cookies to a Super Bowl get together, seen here.
Salsa recipe here.
A lemon-lime punch is one of my favorite summer sips.
Love a reason to make use of the bar!!  The "15 months until honeymoon" is my hint of sarcasm...I'm being grumpy because we aren't yet sure when we'll be able to honeymoon.  I know, I know, it's not the end of the world...but I can put a little pressure on the groom, right?  The way things have been going, I'm going to need vino on drip after this wedding, Ramona Singer-style.  #RHNY
Jeremy* watching a little Chris Crocker, extra sass.
Hey Kat?  I have an idea.  You can put down the camera so we can eat in peace. - Cassie of Always a Blogsmaid

Note:  Miss Cassie is having a shoe sale on her blog today -- y'all check it out!

Mexican Lasagna

2 tb extra virgin olive oil
Ground Turkey
2 tb chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 red onion (chopped)
1 15oz. can black beans (drained)
1 can rotel
1 can corn
Spinach flour tortillas (cut in half)
3-4 cups of cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Preheat oven to 425.  Warm olive oil in skillet and cook ground turkey, seasoning with chili powder, cumin and red onion.  Brown the meat and add rotel, drained black beans and corn.  Heat the mixture for a couple of minutes and season with salt (to taste).

Coat shallow baking dish with cooking spray and build lasagne in the order of meat/beans, tortillas, cheese and repeat.

Bake lasagna for 12-15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly.

**Next time I'll be using chicken instead of ground turkey...Cassie agrees with this note.**

Key lime pie ice cream with cool whip and graham cracker crumbs.

**Jeremy requested it be noted that he's gay, as if it wasn't already obvious by this post here or here.


  1. Jeremy is GAY???? I had NO IDEA!!!! Ha! Here is an official “Welcome to the Family” Jeremy! You are the gay son I never had. :) I loved it when Jeremy told me he had been “recognized” from your blog - he is so funny and photogenic. Glad you all had a nice evening.


  2. Ok, I've been a CBL stalker for a few days now (thanks, ML!), but that last comment regarding Jeremy's sexual orientation made me laugh. Like, hysterically. Like, had to close my office door I was laughing so hard.

    Love, love, love your blog. From one Mississippi girl to another, keep up the good work!

    1. HA!! Thank you Erin for appreciating my humor!! Jeremy should really have his own blog because he. is. hysterical. Level 10 hysterical. Thank you for the blog love and I am so glad to have you checking out CBL!!! XO

  3. I am very glad you three had a great evening. The pictures are GREAT! I hope to see you soon.....:)

    1. I love you Jonathan -- next time will you please come with!?

  4. Yum! Looks like an awesome dinner! Do you mind sharing the name and/or brand of the key lime pie ice cream? I love key lime pie and now that it's June in Atlanta that sounds delish!! (oh and the fact that I'm 6mos pregnant :). Thanks and I love your blog!

  5. omg, everything is amazing!! I really like that cutting board/chalkboard paint idea!! :)

  6. OMG--you must tell me where you got that tall, skinny black chalkboard?! I am in love!

    1. Hey Rachel!! My craft mom actually made it -- all you need is a long piece of wood and some chalkboard paint -- easy easy!!


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