I acted like I had discovered gold when I found the secret to crispy sweet potato fries (corn starch), but our most recent culinary exploration is even better! With the help of Laura over at In Widening Circles, Matt and I made homemade chicken stock the other weekend and it was delicious, economical, and not overloaded with sodium.
Steve and I walked to the Farmers Market on Sunday morning to get fresh veggies and then we set our rotisserie chicken that we had had for a late Monday night dinner to boil for the afternoon. I then used our homemade chicken stock to make a yummy corn chowder. I really like these 3-in-1 type deals: get a rotisserie chicken for a late dinner, use the leftovers to make chicken stock, and then use the chicken stock in a new, hearty soup! I definitely recommend this if you have some extra time!
Check out the recipe we used here.
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Love White Shadow's Holiday Gift Guide
One of my main bucket list endeavors has been my dream to co-own a business with my very creative and talented friends. I swear I have the most intelligent, artsy, ambitious friends around! (Everyone probably thinks that, right?)
Last April a bunch of us decided we had had enough of emailing recipes, outfits, and book recommendations back and forth to each other and that there had to be a better forum to post these tasty morsels! We decided to start a blog and post our ideas for all to see! Cue the birth of Love White Shadow- our blog named after our favorite pizza from a couple of the bloggers home town (Whoop whoop San Pedros in Hudson, WI!)
One of the most fun series that Love White Shadow has created so far has been a holiday gift guide! We decided on various categories and then have found different items that we feel would be fun, creative gifts for the different people on your list.
I wanted to share it in case anyone has a tricky person on their list this year! I hope it can give everyone some good ideas!
See the rest of the holiday gift guide here!
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Our dear friends Nikki + Nate had a BANGIN’ wedding back in September and recently got their videographer’s view of their big day. This is too good not to share. These two should give classes to couples on writing your own vows. I dare you not to cry!
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Everything Caleb Hawley touches turns to gold including this fantastic cover of “Feels Like Home.”
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Getting ready to throw down Turkeytinis at AngelPoints
I hope everyone had a great, conversation and turkey-filled Thanksgiving! Matt and I are currently sitting on our new couch [finally!] recovering from a delicious night.
For the second year in a row, Matt and I celebrated Friends-giving, since both of our families are far away! For Friends-giving, each person brings a couple of different dishes to take the load off of the host and add some of their favorite dishes from home. Matt and I brought appetizers and Matt’s infamous scotcheroos. We made mini-caprese, pumpkin dip, and a pistachio-cranberry goat cheese log. All were really delicious and I recommend them for any holiday occasion/party! In addition to stuffing ourselves, an intense game of RISK went down, with the winner TBD! Our extra naughty puppy also joined us for the celebration.
Friendsgiving was actually Matt’s second Thanksgiving dinner. AngelPoints, the company Matt works for, had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday with loads of leftovers that even I got to enjoy! He also brought scotcheroos to this party, but his main feat was to concoct a turkey-inspired cocktail. I can’t imagine ingesting this beverage, but Matt said that the office really enjoyed it!
Without further ado, I present to you mixologist Matt’s finest beverage:
- turkey stock
- garnished with a turkey olive
Per Matt, mix the first three ingredients together in a martini shaker. Pour & garnish with piece of the turkey wrapped around a pimento.
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I love measuring things on the "Sweet Caroline" scale!
Nikki and Nate did an amazing job supporting me during the marathon! They made a hysterical sign, captured all of my best moments on their paparazzi camera, and took me out for a disgusting burger post-race!
Recently they shared those photos with me and I had to post them! Some of them are pretty hysterical! The picture of me hugging Nikki is one of my favorites.
Best "hug form" goes to Nikki
I still can’t believe that Matt spontaneously ran 10 miles with me or that I even ran 26.2! What a fun day!
I was happy to see that Matt and I were both smiling a lot in their footage! That was the main goal. Finish the race with a smile on my face!
Jokes and jokes and jokes
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Steve McQueen goes to work with Matt at AngelPoints Inc. (check it out!) at least once a week. When he’s there he likes to go on 3 mile runs with the engineering team and rifle through people’s garbage cans. Excellent. The other day, I went to pick Steve up from the office, and found him sporting this little number! What a great mascot!
Second cutest member of AngelPoints
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