Monday, January 27, 2014

Poor Yellow Man

Oscar's favorite squeaky toy is now blind in one eye, just like Oscar! Sorry if that is mean to say, but hey, it's my dog and it's kind of the cold hard truth.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Small World" Jealousy

I received a phone call from my dad this morning and this is how it went:
 Dad -  "Hey, listen to this! Can you tell where we are?"
 Complete Silence

 Me - "I can't hear anything"

 Dad - "Here let me try again, listen close"
 Complete silence

  Me - "Dad, I can't hear anything, but my guess is that you're on It's a Small World."
  Dad - "Bingo! Got to go!"

  * call ended!*
My parents are currently on vacation at Walt Disney World. They've been there before and this is actually their fourth time visiting the "Happiest Place on Earth"; but the first trip without any kids or even grandkids. It's also their first real vacation just the two of them since they've been married; so I'm calling it their 'belated honeymoon'. 

My mom was real skeptical about going just the two of them, cause she didn't know what two adults could do at a place dedicated to children. I explained to her that their are a lot of things Aaron and I did (as we were just there this past spring), that we couldn't have done if we did have little ones with us.  We could eat on our own schedule, didn't have to worry about nap times, stay out as late as we want, and the list goes on and on.  I think through her skepticism, she is looking forward to get away from the farm and most of all RELAXING!

And since my father just had to remind me that I'm stuck here in Iowa, during a snow storm no less, and not is warm, sunny Florida like them; I am going to relieve Aaron and I's ride on 'Happiest Cruise that Set Sail'.   Here are some of snaps from us on my favorite ride at WDW and Magic Kingdom:

A panoramic view of the ride

About to enter

I give a thumbs up for riding "It's a Small World"; Aaron not so much ;)

 ~Kellie Anne

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Home Alone

Aaron got a promotion at this his job and do is going to be spending this next upcoming week gone for training.  So you know what that means.... BACHELORETTE PAD IS BACK!!!

Now don't get me wrong,  I love living with  my fiancĂ©. We have really become closer as a couple because we are living together, but I miss having this house all to myself. With him not here, I don't have to cook supper and I get to have the bed all to myself (which is awesome!).

So till Thursday night, it's just me and the pooch.  Yay us!! :)

Hope you guys are having a more exciting Saturday night than me, as I'm going to catch up on my shows!

~Kellie Anne

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Buffalo Chex Mix

It's one of my favorite times of the year...Chex Mix time!  It's the perfect snack to take to a family gathering, share with friends & coworkers, or supper for one when you don't feel like cooking.  And there are so many different styles (thanks to Pinterest of course!) and I can't wait to some day try them all!
As you may have noticed from previous post, Aaron and I have love for Frank's Hot Wing Sauce.  We put it on pizza, mix it in our mac 'n cheese, and just about anything you can imagine.  And now we can add to the list... Chex Mix!

Here is what you'll need:
7 cups of any Chex cereal
(I used 3.5 cups each of rice and corn)
3 cups Cheez-Its - Pepper-Jack flavored
3 cups pretzel 

1 stick of melted butter
4 tablespoons hot wing sauce
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing Mix
The really simple steps:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees

In large bowl: mix cereals, crackers and pretzels 

In a small bowl: mix the melted butter with the hot sauce and dry ranch mix.

Pour over cereal mixture and coat evenly.  Spread mixture onto a large baking sheet. 

Bake for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes. 

Remove pan from oven to a wire rack till cool. 

Store in an airtight container or EAT IT ALL!!

HOLY AWESOMENESS!! If you love the spicy, flavor fullness of hot wing sauce than this is the perfect snack for you.  Not only do you have the sauce giving you a bunch of flavor, but the added spice from the pepper-jack crackers are a GREAT touch!  The pretzels saltiness is a great contrast too. 

Aaron gave this a try and instantly loved it and when I took it to work to share with colleagues, they too enjoy the unique spin on the traditional Chex Mix.  This does make quite a bit of Chex Mix, so make sure you have an event to take it to or you'll be eating A LOT of Chex Mix (which really isn't really all that bad).

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
~Kellie Anne

Yes, I'm still here...

...and I'm so sorry for the tardiness but I can explain (sorta)!

My life has been crazy busy these last few months and I just haven't been able to get a chance to blog any.  I feel awful for the maybe 5 people that follow my blog, (if there is more of you out there, please comment and I will give you shoutouts) but I promise to blog more to make up for it.  Between the holidays, work and trying to plan our wedding, blogging has kind of been put on the back burner. 

But don't worry, I have plenty of posts to share! I've been cooking up a storm and taking pictures to share my latest triumphs in the kitchen (with a few failures; those are always fun!).  I got a fancy new camera for Christmas so I'll be post the artsy shots I take with that. 

Please stick around! I hope to do a better job than I have been doing in the past!

~Kellie Anne