Friday, November 28, 2014

beufort, sc

a few pictures from our time in beufort last weekend. missing the beautiful giant trees and historic buildings. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

thanksgiving staples

every year for thanksgiving, you can bet that we will have pineapple casserole and chocolate delight. for as long as i can remember, my mom has been making these two recipes and they are everyone's favorite. food can carry a lot of nostalgia, and i have a lot of fond memories eating chocolate delight together as a family over the holidays. you can find these two recipes below :)

pineapple casserole

serves 8

  • 2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 tbsp. pineapple juice (from crushed pineapple can)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
preheat oven to 350 F. prepare a 8x8 inch casserole dish. combine the pineapple and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. in a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the ritz crackers. let sit on the stove top until browned. in a separate bowl, combine the flour, pineapple juice, and sugar. add to the pineapple mixture. stir half of the ritz cracker mixture into the pineapple mixture. add to the casserole dish and top with the remaining ritz crackers. bake for 30 minutes. remove, and serve warm.

chocolate delight

serves 12

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 containers cool whip
  • 2-4 oz. packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
preheat oven to 350 F. mix flour, chopped pecans, and butter together. press into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and cool whip. spread mixture on cooled crust and set aside. prepare instant pudding with milk. spread pudding on top of cream cheese mixture. top with cool whip and garnish with cocoa powder or chopped pecans.

what are your thanksgiving staples!? hope you have a great thanksgiving holiday tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

wear || fall colors

coat h&m, sweater forever 21, shoes shoemint, jeans paige, purse target, hat ruche, sunglasses sole society

it was cold and rainy over the weekend when we ventured into beufort for the day. that wasn't going to keep us down though. we dressed warm and headed out to explore. then we decided to go see a movie and stay indoors. so maybe it did get us down a little ;). we had both been wanting to see the hunger games, though, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. but not until we walked along the water and took in the scenery for a bit. wishing we could go on little getaways every weekend!

Monday, November 24, 2014

a birthday getaway

this year, scofield and i spent my birthday on fripp island. we had sweet friends open up their beach house to us for the weekend, and we were so grateful! both of us have desparately needed a break, so it couldn't have come at a better time (also, it was my birthday, so that worked out too). the house was beautiful and cozy, and the view was to die for. we were right across the street from the ocean and there were bike paths and beautiful houses everywhere. fripp island is also a wildlife preserve, so we saw cranes and deer which was fun. we joked and said they were 'reindeer' since it is almost christmas and all ;).

on saturday we literally did nothing, and it was sooo nice! we slept in, cooked brunch, watched movie after movie, and then went on a golf cart ride and walked on the beach. on sunday we headed into town and explored beufort. i couldn't have felt more celebrated and loved. i am so thankful for my husband, and so thankful for generous friends who bless us so.
hope you had a great weekend! happy thanksgiving week! 
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