Thanksgiving break…what a great trip home. Watched my Tigers win, spent time with my lovely ladies, had the best damn turkey, and chased a little rugrat around. My goddaughter, Elle, is so hard to photograph these days. She is on the move at all times, just like her mama. Her new thing is looking for treasures under furniture. I cherish our short moments together.
Christmas time is here! (at The Driskill)
Good to be home. #geauxtigers
This year I am thankful for a support system like no other. I would not work without you.
A job I truly enjoy and the amazing people I get to work with across the state of Texas.
Louisiana. You will always be my home and I love coming back to you.
Rain. It’s nice to see flowing water in our creeks.
LSU Football. Interesting year boys.
The turkey, and cornbread dressing, and spinach madeline, and the sweet potatoes, and apple pie I get to eat today. Best holiday meal ever.
Friends who truly love music and are up for a show wherever, whenever.
My home. It may only be 700 sq. ft., but it is my place of comfort, filled with so may things that I find beautiful.
Austin. You have revived me these past two years.
What are you thankful for?
It has been pretty chilly in the ATX this past week and nothing warms the body and soul like a big pot of my Grandma Joyce’s Chicken Spaghetti. Headed to Louisiana today for more home cooked goodness and lots of love from my favorite people. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or mixed bone-in pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tbsp. flour
1 can tomato paste
1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes
2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
Chicken broth, to thin if needed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown chicken. In a large pot, saute seasoning until translucent. Make a light roux made with the flour and oil in a separate pot. Add roux and tomato paste to the seasoning. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Add tomato sauce and whole tomatoes. Cook for 30 minutes. Add chicken. Add broth if sauce needs to be thinned. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 hours.
Christmas crafting going down tonight. Decided to make my own wrapping paper this year. Just ink, stamps, and postal wrapping paper. Easy peasy.
Now this is a bit ridiculous.
My mom is the greatest. Love when she comes to town.