Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lexington Art Fair

Last weekend my mom and I went over to the mini art fair up in Lexington. People come from all over the state to sell things they've made. There's everything from jewelry to home decorations, doll dresses, and handmade soaps. Oh, and, if you can' t walk there yourself, there's a tractor shuttle. 

I made my first purchase for my apartment next year. Aren't they just the best little coasters you've ever seen?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sweet and Salty Brownies

There is an agreement in my family that everyone brings a dish during the holidays. Or, in my mom's case, you volunteer your daughter to make something. I was in a rut trying to think of something new to bring to the table (see what I did there?), when I stumbled across these bad boys on a Beautiful Mess. Sweet and salty brownies. A.K.A. everything that's good in the world in a 13x9 pan.

All you need to do is follow the instructions on the brownie mix box (baker's little secret) then add peanut butter chips and crush up some pretzels. For a little extra flair, throw some pretzels on top to make a fun design. 

What a beaut!

Dessert was done within the hour which left me plenty of time to nap before heading over to see these crazies. 

The brownies were a big success. There was not an empty or unhappy tummy last night. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Detroit Day

Since Allie was an unofficial Michigander for a week, I thought it would only be fitting that she got the full Detroit experience. 
Our Deeeeeetroit day started with food, obviously.
Our food of choice: Greek food. Our restaruant: the AH-mazing Pegasus.

 Our meal began the way all great meals should, with flaming cheese (also refered to as Saganaki but let's be honest, whenever you get the chance to talk about eating flaming cheese you have to take it!)

Our driving date, my Dad, opted for the Octopus and chicken kabob. 

We went for the Pastitsio, baked macaroni with spinach, sauteed onions, dill, mint, cheeses, seasoning and topped with Bechamel. I would talk about how good it is but I'm still too busy making yummy noises.

And of course, we finished it off with Baklava. 

By far the best meal I've had in a very long time. After filling our bellies we went out on the town. 

Undoubtably the highlight of our city explorations was the Heidelberg Project. It's an outdoor art environment that was started in the '80s. By far my favorite and, it's probably safe to say, one of the most interesting art projects ever.

  Food- check. 
Art- check. 
Culture- check. 
We had one thing left...sports. 

We suited up Tigers style and were ready for some yelling, cheering, peanut eating, and doing the wave. 

It was a good day to be a Detroit Tiger. 

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