Mr. and Mrs. LTSL

It's just me...

After all of my ranting, raving, photo-taking, complaining, laughing, crying, tummy-butterflying & counting down on Facebook, twitter and Instagram

I’M MARRIED!!

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*cartwheels – cartwheels – fireworks – fireworks- sparkles – annnnd dance*

Yes, it feels that stinking good!!

The most magical day of our lives was shared with family and close friends. It was the fastest, most topsy-turvy, scream and laugh at the top of your lungs emotional roller coaster for both Mr. LTSL and I… and now, I can officially call him Mr. LTSL. It was a bitter-sweet ending of a 7-year chapter of our lives but the most welcomed once upon forever.   After partying the night away until our feet hurt, swimming in endless drinks, stuffing our faces with amazing food, and sparklering with our nears and dears, Mr. LTSL and I whisked away to paradise on our honeymoon …..

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And now we’re back.

Back to reality, routine & being our own little Twosome-familia. Which can only mean a bunch of happy-sparkly-good things.

It means:

  • I’m BACK TO BLOGGING… I’ve missed you good-looking kids!!
  • I’m back in the kitchen – a brand spanking new kitchen …. With countertops you’ve never seen … and a balcony that I can get natural light from ( WINNING LIFE!!)
  • I’ve got tons of new kitchen gadgets and tools and trays to make fine and dandy things for you.
  • I can mail things to my home-famila to eat instead of keeping them in my home ( mwhahaha – super sneaky, but ohhh so good)
  • This is real life … not just a weekend home … but my everyday, come home before the sun sets, warm cookies fresh from the oven, getting comfy on the couch home!!
  • I get to experiment with new dinner ideas for two – learning to cook small quantities is an art … I’m not an artist … aka if you’re ever in my hood … stop on by neighbor-rino and feel free to highjack my refrigerator or cookie jar(s) !!
  • And of course I saved the best for last WE HAVE A DISHWASHERwooo hoooooooo!! 

Soo… I made dinner for us, just the two of us as our little two-some familia for the first time last night – nothing crazy, nothing fancy, but La-deee-daaahhh … guess who offered to do the dishes??

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You mean, I get to cook, and get craycray in the kitchen – and you’ll do the dishes?!? HOLY JIMMY-JAMMIES I love this man!!

I can’t wait – be sweet ladies and gents

Xo

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Lunch's Up, Savour the day with something Savoury, Slap me with a salad, The Main McCoy Meal, What's for dinner?

It’s Monday, and it seems like your socks need to be rocked.

 Drop your glasses, shake your asses

Face screwed up like you having hot flashes

Which one, pick one, this one, classic

 … *gasp* bad words

Also, that song will now be in my head all day … I’ll be strolling down the street , yelling Eve at the top of my lungs.

 That’s some classy stuff right thhhuuurr.

I annoy myself … on the constant. True story. 

I like it when my food looks pretty, I feel like it’s half the battle.

Especially these days, I’m trying to eat healthy and I know that healthy doesn’t have to taste or look like cardboard but sometimes it can get boring. A woman can only drink so many smoothies, and eat so many kale / spinach salads.

 I’m on a new sweet-salty-savory combo kick these days. And pretty – when life fails, get pretty.

 And then I made this pish-posh meal. It looks fancy pants, but is a breeze – that’s the good stuff. Wow your tummy and guest by making it seem like you got all Haute and bothered, when actually you’ve been sipping margaritas with your feet in the pool all day.

 I actually had no intention of writing about this recipe, therefore I have little to no pictures, but then I tasted it.

And it would be wrong ( and probably a little greedy) if I didn’t sprinkle some sum-sum-summaaa time in your life.

Annoyed. I know. Sorry.

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Grilled Pineapple:

Ingredients:

1 Large Pineapple

 Directions:

Slice the pineapple into 1inch rounds – set aside, as you will grill these at the very end.

 

 Sweet Onion Bourbon Jam:

Ingredients:

5 Large onions

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Bourbon Rum

1 Tsp. Sea salt

 Directions:

Finely slice each of the onions – no need to be neat, they will melt down either way.

Over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil.

Add onions to pan and brown for 25 minutes.

Add 1 tbsp. of bourbon, cover and reduce heat to low.

Allow to cook for 40 minutes, mixing occasionally.

 The onions will caramelize and begin to melt down. Add sea salt.

Remove from the heat and set aside for your burger

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Turkey Rye Burger:

Ingredients:

1 Lb Ground Turkey

1 large egg

4 Cloves of Garlic – minced

¼ cup fresh parsley – chopped

1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt

½ Tbsp Ground pepper

½ Tbsp chilli flakes

2 slices of day old rye bread broken into small pieces ( you should end up with about a cup and a half of pieces)

 

Directions:

Mix together all of your ingredients, forming 4 large-thick patties.

Grill your burgers to your liking.

Before turning off the grill, add your pineapples to the BBQ for 2 minutes on each side ( just long enough, to get those delicious char marks)

 

Cranberry Compote:

Ingredients:

4 cups Fresh Cranberries

¼ Tbsp Cinnamon

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 oc

Wash and dry your cranberries. Scatter onto a baking tray.

Roast for 40 minutes, turning half way through to avoid sticking.

 Remove from the heat, place in large bowl and add cinnamon. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth.

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 Layer all of your components and chow down!!