Weekend Recap

Top of the morning to ya!  I don't know about you, but I had one fabulous weekend. The family all piled into the lakehouse to celebrate our parents' birthdays. The kids cooked all the food, and I have to say-we did a pretty good job. 

It takes close to 3 hours to get from Atlanta to Lake Martin, so I spent Saturday early morning in the car. I've learned  that there are several road trip essentials that should be at an arm length for a quick grab. My essentials: Lara Bar (in case I get hungry...fast food is so gross and I'm the type that likes to get on the road and go without stopping) & lots of good tunes (I use Spotify and also have a few CD's...I know-an actual CD!)
There really isn't anything like a Saturday morning car ride with the sun pouring in! PS, I LOVE this Old Navy Vest. It is perfect for fall weather. I wore this over a big ole long sleeve t shirt with some leggings and Uggs-perfect Road Trip attire, if you ask me.

 I made a FANTASTIC Buffalo Chicken Dip and served it in a breadbowl. This was SUCH a hit. Ladies, if you are challenged in the culinary department like I am, THIS is a recipe that you can handle and it is quite the crowd pleaser.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 cans white meat chicken
2 blocks of cream cheese
3/4 cup Buffalo Sauce
1/2 pack Ranch dip seasoning mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 loaf Italian Bread

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with a hand mixer. Bake in a baking dish on 350 degrees until the dip begins to bubble. While this is baking, hollow out a big hole in the loaf of bread. Cut the top into cubes. Pour the dip into the bowl and bake on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese and buffalo sauce on top. Place bread cubes around the bread bowl and bake until the cubes are slightly toasted.

Serve with Fritos Scoops.

We had lots of relaxing time with all SEVEN dogs. 

PS, FINALLY convinced my Sister In Law to jump on Instagram. Let the addiction begin.

 We also had a nice little mini Downton Abbey marathon followed by a perfect fire-the first of the season.

And then, we truly outdid ourselves by preparing the most INCREDIBLE meal ever! I picked up steaks from The Dekalb Market and they were TO DIE FOR. Also for dinner: green bean bundles, twice baked potatoes and Oyster & Pearl's Kale Salad.

I woke up Sunday morning just in time to catch the sunrise with the steam on the top of the water. Pure heaven.

And as if we hadn't eaten enough at this point, we whipped up a feast for a breakfast: bacon, eggs, fruit danishes, chocolate croissants, sausage balls, pumpkin pound cake and spicy hashbrowns. 

I have a few more photos from the weekend taken from my Dad's new Canon EOS 5D that I'm waiting for him to send. I'll post these later on with, get this, SOME RECIPES!! That camera was so much fun to play with and the quality of the photos is unbelievable. 

Have a fabulous Monday!


  1. Glad y'all enjoyed the weekend and the kale salad! Thanks for the holla back! :) Obviously I'm extremely interested in the pumpkin pound cake. Can't wait for recipes!


  2. This set of photos just makes me want to leave Miami and run to some lakehouse and just sit...decompress...and turn off all wireless electronics.
    You have definitely reminded me that I need a vacation!

    The Fashionable ESQ

    1. I completely agree with you. We all need a little R&R every now and then, even of it's just a little weekend getaway! So glad you stopped by PFS!! :)


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