Sunday, October 16, 2011


Here is the recipe for the egg-in-the-holes I made for our anniversary breakfast.

What You Need

sliced bread (such as white, whole wheat, sourdough)
large eggs
black pepper

How You Make Them

1. Begin with a piece of bread. With a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, cut a hole in the center of the bread.

2. Heat 2-3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-low heat, then place the bread in the skillet and allow it to soak up the butter.

3. After 1 minute, crack a large egg in the hole. Hence the name "egg-in-the-hole."

4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for another munute. Throw another tablespoon of butter into the pan.

5. With a spatula, flip to the other side. Move the bread around in the skillet a bit, allowing it to soak in the butter.

6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook on the second side until the egg is desired doneness.

This recipe came straight from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 Year Anniversary

Last Tuesday (10/4/11), we celebrated our 3 year anniversary! It is seriously amazing how fast these last 3 years have flown by.

That morning, I fixed us some breakfast. I tried Pioneer Woman's egg-in-the-holes for the first time {recipe, coming soon}, and John T. loved them! We had those, cinnamon rolls & bacon. It was yummy!

After breakfast, we got ready & headed to Turkey Creek for some shopping & to see Courageous {a must see}.

After the movies, we went to dinner at Altruda's. This was a first for both of us, and we really liked it. They have delicious salad & garlic bread.

After dinner, we ended our date night at Menchie's. We have developed a strong love for frozen yogurt this year! :o) 

10/4/11 also marks the day that we have been together for 9 years & 7 months! I am so blessed & thankful to be married to John T. I love him more & more every single day!

I thought it would be fun to add a few pictures from our wedding day. It was such a perfect day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Allardt Pumpkin Festival

The first weekend of October, my mom, dad & I drove to Allardt, TN, for the Pumkin Festival. This was my second year to go, but this was mom & dad's first.

The tiny city of Allardt gets flooded with crowds during this weekend. I heard some people say they thought it was going to cave in because of all the people! It was super cold, too!

The park, which is pretty much in the center of town, fills up with tons of craft & food vendors. They had everything from hairbows to funnel cakes to twisted potatoes to pumpkins rolls...lots of pumpkin rolls! My college roommate grew up in Allardt, and I was so glad to see her!

Buying John T. a pumpkin & raisin loaf

We walked around the park & then headed to the volunteer fire dept. for BBQ. While we ate, we watched the costume contest for the kiddos. The winners were a bro+sis who were dressed as a confederate soldier & southern belle. They were adorable! {should have got a picture}

After we ate, we walked to the car show, which my dad loved. On the way, I bought a mini pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting, and it was so good! We also checked out the huge pumpkins, watermelons, etc. that people brought to enter in the contests. These were amazing!

It made for a great start to October! Hopefully next year, John T. will be off & will be able to go with us!