Thursday, July 28, 2011

Savannah Restaurant Reveiw: The Green Truck Pub

After going to see Harry Potter for my birthday we decided to go out to eat. Statesboro has no venues with wonderful food + amazing beer + being local to the area. So we decided to head to Savannah for a few hours. We had an idea of where we wanted to go but on the way down I remembered some friends telling us about the Green Truck.
After calling up my SIL for directions (we don't own smart phones) we found it without much trouble and were sat in about 20 minutes.

They have mason jar lighting around the bar area and all wooden booths.

We started out with a beer from Wild Heaven in Athens GA. It was the first time I have tried one of Eric Johnsons beers and it was quite tasty.

The burgers were fabulous! I had the Rustico burger with goat cheese, balsamic caramized onions, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Nahans burger was the Hot Rod Deluxe which was their classic burger topped with bacon, onions, and mushrooms. The fries were just as good as the burgers and their homemade ketchup was so good I wanted to buy it in bulk and bring it home with me.

Our second beer was a Victory Golden Monkey. It's another tasty beer that went great with our burger and fries.

It was so nice to get out of the boro for a few hours and enjoy great food, beer and time together. I really wish Statesboro had more to offer so we didn't have to drive 45 minutes. We can't wait to go back and try some more of their beer selection as well as their
award winning burgers!
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Monday, July 25, 2011

4th Of July Dress

I know this is about a month late but I had to post about my July 4th outfit. I found this amazing fabric at a antique store in Iowa and it was just enough for this pattern. I used an old pattern of my moms from the 60's. The pattern is McCall's number 9700.

This dress was really easy to make and the best thing is that I didn't have to alter the pattern to fit me. I will definitely be makimg more of these!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Little Bit Of A Party

Last Sunday was my 25th birthday. My sweet husband and a few close friends planned a little party for me on Thursday night. It was a ton of fun and I even made a special dress for the occation. Here are a few pictures from the celebration.

I had seen in a magazine months ago a cheese, wine and olive party. Three of my most favorite things! Nathan, of course, remembered and made it the theme.

Brandy made the most amazing dessert! Baked merigues floating in lemony custard with raspberries. Lemon just happens to be one of my favorites!

My dress is made from a 1970's maxidress pattern. I was really wanting to make a 1930's dress but could find the pattern I wanted. A couple weeks before I read that the 1970's long maxidress style was adapted from dress styles of the 30's. After reading that I can really see the similarities. Anyway, I remembered an old pattern of my mothers and pulled it out and it looked like it could work. One day I want to make a shorter version without the sleeves.

I had asked Brandy & Charlotte to take a picture of Nathan and I...somehow it turned into a mini photo shoot.

Thanks for making my birthday so wonderful!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Not Suitable For Chubby Girls

My SIL has this adorable pattern from the 1960's. As we were looking at it last week we notice in parentheses "not suitable for chubby girls" under the pattern description. I'm not sure anyone could get away with printing that now.

Fantastic Figs

This past week we were house-sitting for friends of ours and they just happen to have 2 fig trees.
Nathan loves figs and so we took advantage of the all the ripe fruit. I made a batch of jam using the same recipe I used last year and we made grilled fig pizza one night.

I used this recipe for the fig pizza but I made a few adjustments of my own. The goat cheese, figs, roasted garlic and balsamic went very well together. I unfortunately didn't have any arugula which would have been divine on top after it came off the grill. I used my usual pizza dough recipe as well.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Baby Shower

Last Wednesday I helped host a baby shower for my old roommate Katie. She and her husband are expecting their first little girl in August. It was a lot of fun and everything turned out really well.

I saw these doily garlands at a bakery in Savannah. They're super easy to make.

My elephant cookies turned out really well.

Brandy and I with Katie.

She's the prettiest pregnant woman ever!