Friday, August 30, 2013

The Perfect Sandwich For Football/Labor Day Weekend

In this house we have no Labor Day plans because it is the first LSU game Saturday night and the world will stop turning for several hours.
We (Brian and Christopher) have decided on cooking a Jambalaya on Saturday which I have to say I am pretty pumped up about.
Speaking about food, I wanted to share THE BEST SANDWICH EVER recipe.

Summer Seafood Roll

1 lb peeled/deveined shrimp
2 ribs of celery, finely chopped
1/4 c Italian parsley, finely chopped
juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp + 1/3 c evoo
3 tbl + 2 tsp herb garlic butter divided
1/2 tsp kosher salt divided
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp truffle oil
4 Bakery hot dog buns
Preheat large saute pan on medium high heat. Place 2 tsp evoo and 1 tbl herb butter in pan, then add shrimp and cook 2-3 min or until shrimp are opaque.
I wish you could smell this
Transfer shrimp and juices to medium bowl and chill for 4-5 minutes.

Spread 2 tsp of herbed butter inside each bun and toast buns in the same saute pan until golden.

Whisk together lemon juice, 1/3 c evoo, truffle oil, 1/4 tsp salt, and pepper.

Stir into shrimp the celery, parsley and remaining 1/4 tsp of salt. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Fill buns and watch people go crazy.

Have a great weekend and I promise this recipe will make you a rock star.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Finally A Flea Market Recap

Better late than never...I just can't get my act together this week so here goes...

This is not weird at all!  

The needlepoint art definitely came home with me and now resides in my back staircase.
This back staircase is on the to do list

To do list:

1. remove carpet
2. paint banister 
3. funk up the risers

I have been dying over the look of wallpaper, fabric or interesting tile applied to risers.

This staircase is really only used by us to transport various beverages up to the man cave so I feel like this is a missed opportunity to have some fun with this space.

Now, to decide on which way to go.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm Back And Need A Vacation

This summer has been banana's!

Moving daughter home from college.

30 year high school reunion.

My best friend since the beginning of time.

Pop up shop prep and sale.

Ya Ya Mother having one heart procedure after the other.

Look how furious she is at me! If she had a computer, I would be in serious trouble right now!

Moving daughter back to school into new apartment that is nicer than we ever had!

So I am ready for some fun...which means Flea Market this weekend!!!!!

I hit some thrift shops this week to prove I am not getting rusty and this is what I found:

This is part of a dinette set. The table was horrible but the lines of the chairs were really good, they just need new fabric on the seats and they would be good to go. They have kind of, if you squint, the feel of a wishbone chair so these paired with a Saarinen table or knock off version such as the Docksta from IKEA and you have a great set.

Now I come across these a lot but I think with some sanding and a coat of white lacquer paint and these would look super cool. GW wanted $14.95 each and there was a pair.

This is a great side table and would be amazing if you painted the wood black and kept the brass on the legs.

Love this rattan chair with magazine compartment! It would look great painted or left natural. Pop a cushion in it and that would instantly be my go to place to read.

This runner is so beautiful but pricey. The colors, the size, the pattern...perfect.

These mirrored cubes were so interesting to me. For proper end tables/night stands they would need a base to elevate them but again...this is a piece with possibilities.

And finally this. I paid a whole $2.99 and love it.

It joined this cluster of Asian art and stranger art in my bedroom:

So I am back and ready for Flea Market weekend...the garage is empty now:)