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So, it’s been awhile.
The Mac’s are gearing up for Christmas and I am steadily learning my way around our cute little kitchen.

Today I am going to share with you my successes in the kitchen.

First I have mastered the art of hand made pizza crust!
I use This recipe:  http://www.laurenslatest.com/fail-proof-pizza-dough-and-cheesy-garlic-bread-sticks-just-like-in-restaurants/

I use sugar instead of Honey, I haven’t gotten that brave yet ūüôā
I topped it with pepperoni, mushrooms, spinach and Mozzerella.
Here is the finished product :

I am trying to figure out  how to do a stuffed crust. Any suggestions?
Also, if you try this, make sure not to make the dough to thick, that was my mistake my first time, but the second time I rolled the dough out more.

Next I have my own Chicken Picatta over Cheese tortellini pasta.
This one was kind of an experiment…but a good one!

The Secret to this one is…I didn’t make the Alfredo sauce from scratch, I’ll admit it. but I did add some things to is.

So here is the recipe:
2 chicken Breast Cut butterfly style
2 tbl spoon all purpose flour
1 Tsp Italian seasoning
2 Tsp Parm Cheese
Dash of salt and pepper
1 package of cheese tortellini ( I used whole wheat)

In a Medium/Large sauce pan begin to boil water for the tortellini. (follow instructions on the package :))

While the pasta is cooking add flour, seasoning, cheese, and salt and pepper into a bowl.
Mix with a fork until all are blended together.
Transfer mix to a plate, then dredge the chicken breast through flour mixture.

In a medium frying pan add olive oil over medium heat.
Saute until chicken is fully cooked

For the sauce: I used one jar of target brand Alfredo sauce ( I know, super classy)
Heat in a small sauce pan over medium heat, add a dash of salt, pepper, and parsley and a pinch of Mozzarella Cheese.

Here is the finished product:

It’s Delish!

 

Ok, I have more, but I think two is enough for right now.
So what are some of your favorite recipes? Any suggestions on some I should try?

 

Ashley Mac

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn
That hails a new creation;
Thro’ all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul–
How can I keep from singing?
What tho’ my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Saviour liveth;
What tho’ the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?
I lift my eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smooths,
Since first I learned to love it;
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing;
All things are mine since I am his–
How can I keep from singing?

 

 

Today I visited my first church in Texas. It was so…relaxing, warm, and just good to be in church.
The message was something I needed to hear.
Now, what I took away from this mornings sermon is between myself and my God, just know it was good, and I’ll be going back next week.

**In other news**

I am making Jambalaya for the boys tonight! I’ve never attempted this, but I’ve been doing good in the kitchen so far.
I really need to take some pictures of my concoctions in the kitchen so you can have proof!
So far I have made home made Pizza (From scratch I’ll have you know, with flour and yeast and everything!!)
Mexican chicken Casserole
and Honey Mustard baked chicken

The Mexican Casserole is one of my own recipes, well it’s a take on one I read, the Honey Mustard chicken is a recipe I found on pinterest.
You can find it here :http://www.chow.com/recipes/27741-honey-mustard-baked-chicken
I totally recommend it!
Well that’s all I got for now!

Ashley Mac

Ok, so the day after we arrived in Pensacola from our honey moon, Ryan and I packed absolutely everything we own into my car and a U-haul truck and drove 10 hours to Rosenberg Texas.

If you aren’t familiar with Rosenberg, it is 30 miles South of Houston. It’s the burbs…kind of.
Up the road about 15 miles is Sugarland which, if you are from around the panhandle, is kinda like Destin…but a lot bigger.

Rosenberg is more like a small town outside of the suburbs on your way out to real Texas.
Now my idea of real Texas is Big ‘ol cowboy hats and bolo ties and maybe a tumble weed here or there. That’s not really Rosenberg at all it’s a quiet, nice, small town where people live who work in some of the surrounding cities and towns like Houston or wharton and El campo where Ryan works.

I must confess when we first moved here I was looking everywhere for cowboy hats, boots and bolos, but there aren’t to many around. However, every now and then I do catch a glimpse of a good ‘ol boy in a big truck and I smile to myself.

Today I went around and took some pictures of the town as well as our apartment so ya’ll back at home can get a glimpse of our Texas life!

Downtown Rosenberg

 

 

Our Apartment

  

Ok, here is the inside…there is still some work to be done, but here’s a sneak peak!

 

Ok, I am super proud of this bookshelf!¬†¬†It has our favorite books, some pictures, and Ryan’s collection of old Cameras.

And finally, our Christmas Tree! 

So that’s our life in a nutshell as of right now.
Now, people keep asking me; “How’s Texas?”

Well here’s my answer:

It’s a little different because it’s a new place. It’s nice, then again it’s not too different from living anywhere else in the South, honestly. And it is so nice to finally, after 4 months, have Ryan here by my side!
Now, the one that I CAN’T stand is Texas drivers. I am sorry if you are reading this and you’re from Texas, but these people are maniacs! And I feel like I have a target on my car because it has a Florida License plate! Oh well

If that’s the worst, I’ll take it!

Until Next time!

 

Hey there!

First of all, thank you for stopping by! 
This blog is basically going to follow the adventures,and sometimes misadventures of me, Ashley Mac, as a house wife. On this blog I will share things about our new lives as Texans, my new recipes, and just everything that happens to Ryan and I as newly weds.

I hope it’s interesting to you, if not, then it’ll be interesting to me! ūüôā

Later,

Ashley Mac