Monday, September 28, 2009

Love it.

Garth surprised me with one of my favorite meals of all time: beef stroganoff. Look at those yummy veggies about to get sauteed and turn a delish golden brown:Mmmm that is heaven in a pan:
Holy yum, that was the best start to a weekend EVER. After dinner, Garth and I went for a long walk to the video store and rented "The Office" Season 5. Love it.
Saturday we spent most of the day watching football. Sure, I was disappointed my Spartans lost, but I was cheered up when I read this article where State's QB said this:
"I have faith. Football's not my foundation. It's not my identity. My faith is in Jesus Christ and he's not changing anytime soon. I'll keep trusting in him and in his plan and move on from here. I'm thankful football is not my identity; football's not what defines me. If it was, this would be a lot harder to take. I have faith in Jesus Christ and he's my rock and he's got me, he's holding me and I'll be OK as long as here's there."
Preach it, Cousins! Love it.
Saturday night we met up with fun friends to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. We ate at this yummy brewery downtown Royal Oak and then walked around afterwards.
Sunday we went to church with the family. Then Garth and I went to pick-up a cake for my mom's birthday at this local bakery. I was so excited to give it to her because it was a replica of a Starbucks cup. And if you know my mom, you know she loves Starbucks. But when the chef put the cake on the table I was in shock. Garth didn't even know what the cake was! It was so horribly done and leaning over! I was very disappointed it didn't look pretty, but it did taste amazing, so it was worth it.
Love it.

40 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

It's so encouraging to hear public figures speaking out for Christ, isn't it?

That stinks about the cake ... did you take a picture of it? Maybe you could submit it to cake wrecks.

Lil' Woman said...

Yumm that food is delish!
You can send me some if you want to share..lol :)

Justine said...

I LOVE Beef Stroganoff!! :) It's my favoriteeee!!

katie + bret said...

Oh BOO about the cake! But thank goodness it was still yummy :) That's really all that matters right?... I bet your mom still loved it!

What a sweet hubby to make you your favorite meal and I agree. What a wonderful shout-out to JC and his plan. It's great to see people in position of leadership and who can influence kids & adults alike making statements that show their faith. Thanks for sharing!

Anne Carr said...

Awesome statement by the QB!

Sounds like you had a great weekend, and your man made dinner? That's even better! :)

Did you get a picture of the cake? I'd like to see how they tried to do it...even if it didn't turn out great.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love stroganoff too. Sounds like a great weekend.

Jen Caputo said...

Oooh, Happy Birthday Aunt Diane!
Glad you enjoyed Royal Oak Brewery, out friends live just down the street so we walk over there whenever we're in town. They are mug club members so you can find them there almost every night :)

THE Stephanie said...

YUM! My weekend was filled with yummy food and great friends, too! Can't beat it, right?

Meg said...

Beef stroganoff is one of Andrew's favorite meals too. ;) Looks incredibly yummy!! I love weekends filled with great food.

I'd love to see a picture of your mom's cake if you have one. You've got me curious now. :)

SnoWhite said...

Yummy food.

I was bummed about the Spartan loss too -- I missed that quote in the paper; thanks for sharing it! What an awesome testimony.

MissJody said...

Really? A starbucks cup? How cool is that!!
Do you have a pic?
Can you post it?
Sounds like a great-relaxing weekend :)

New England Girl said...

Aw, that's horrible about the cake! Bummer that it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, but I'm glad it still tasted yummy! :) And that meal that Garth cooked looks fantastic!! Yum... I wish I could find me a boy that knows how to cook. :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I would have been so upset about the cake!

That stroganoff looks amazing! You should post the directions!

Justin and Jenn said...

I totally want the recipe for that!! it looks great! I only know how to make the Hamburger Helper kind!

Heather said...

Tell Garth he can come over about 7 tonight and D and I will be ready for our beef stroganoff dinner, we will make some bread to go with it :-) LOL

That looks yummy!!

Happy Daily said...

Starting off the weekend with a great dinner is the way to go!

I hope you are having a good day!

The Pink Chick said...

I love the quote! I wish more athletes were like that! The Spartans have a new fan!

Lauren said...

How refreshing to hear a college athlete express his Christian beliefs!

Too bad the cake looked bad--but I guess taste is the more important part? right? ;o)

Liana said...

sounds like a fun weekend! and that food looks delish!!

AmyT said...

awll that was so sweet!! And that was a great way to kick off your weekend...sounds like you guys had a good one!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

YUM! I love beef stroganoff. I use a Paula Deen recipe that is to die for!

Ashley said...

I love beef stroganoff!! That looks delicious!!

Llama said...

ohhh recipe pllleaasseee!?! it looks delish! sounds like you had a great weekend...sorry the cake didn't look so great..but as long as it tasted good! :)

mommywonderland said...

Holy YUM is right! You must share that recipe!!! Pretty please!

Taryn said...

Yum- I miss my mother's Beef Stroganoff. Sigh.

Glad you had the best weekend ever!
(Did you get a picture of the leaning cake? Sorry that part didn't go so well . . . )

Michelle said...

Great looking dinner. I would love the recipe, always looking for new things to cook.

Love the State article. Husband went to MSU, will pass along.

Jane said...

That loooks soooo good! YUM!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

You are making me so hungry!! Sound like you and Garth had a great weekend!

Jules said...

That was so sweet of Garth to cook you that delicious dinner! It also sound like you had a fun weekend.

Katie said...

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Jenny.Lee said...

What an awesome statement of faith. Very well-said!

Lily G. said...

yum, a guy that can cook is so amazing!

Happiness Is... said...

What a great comment by the QB for MSU - great perspective.

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Not a huge fan of the beef stroganoff, but that looks really good!

Brittany Ann said...

That's my hubs fav meal, too!

In this wonderful life... said...

Sounds like a great weekend! That stroganoff looks SO SO yummy!

The Hnou Mrs. said...

That stroganoff looks SOOOO good. It doesn't help that the new hubby and I just got back from working out for the 1st time since the wedding and I just want to shove food into my face!!

Saskia said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Beef Stroganoff is the first meal Mr B prepared for me over 5 years ago now... I think it had a big hand in winning me over :)

Saskia x

a H.I.T. said...

I love beef stroganoff! I have this awesome recipe from the 50s that is so delicious!

Amanda said...

Will you share the yummy beef stroganoff recipe?! Spread the love!