Friday, February 20, 2015

Five on Friday!

This week in NC we've had several days of snow, so my wish for a silent, quiet city was granted! Mr. B and I always come to a head about winter weather because while I'm sitting home by the fire with a hot toddy he's out working in this nasty weather! It's been a long week for him, but we'll be celebrating the weekend with a trip to his favorite restaurant on Saturday.

Since I was stuck home for most of the week I actually got back into the routine of making dinner for us. I've been slacking a little due to our schedules, but it was nice to get back in the kitchen! I've been making the Orzo Risotto below lately with a couple of changes*, and it's been a great go to recipe that we've added into rotation. 

Creamy Orzo Risotto with Meyer Lemon and Wild Mushrooms
*Instead of using wild mushrooms I get whatever pre-sliced mushrooms are on sale and I add a little bit of spicy sausage to bulk it up. I think this is a great recipe to add whatever you have leftover in your fridge.

As some may know, my mother got shocking news earlier this fall with a diagnosis of colon cancer. With a lot of prayer, and some tears, she was fortunate enough to receive news that her cancer was Stage 1 and only required surgery. On March 7th, my family will be participating in the Colon Cancer Coalition's Get Your Rear in Gear race that connects cancer survivors and helps raise funds to prevent, treat and beat colon cancer in our community. We are team Kickin' Butt. If you're in the area, join our team or if you've been affected by colon cancer donate to the cause!

This lil ol' blog has hit the social media scene thanks to my sister! She's been secretly plotting when she could out me and I think a long snow day put her over the edge!

The new season of The Voice starts next Monday and I can't wait! It's sooo much better than American Idol and I love how positive the judges are. Plus, shortly after that the Shahs of Sunset starts back up. So, if you need me I'll be in front of the TV for the rest of the winter!

If you want in on the fun, join ChristinaAprilDarci, and Natasha  every Friday!

until next time... TGIF!


  1. That risotto looks delicious, and Julia's instagram post led me your way :) Hope y'all stay warm this weekend!

    1. Also, my maid of honor outed my blog to my entire family, and inlaws at our rehearsal dinner 😳

  2. I am excited for the Voice to start!!! Can't wait to see who is on who's team.. Chelsea @