Prom, Puberty, and Potatoes


Oh blog world! How I missed you so! Life has been busy and blessed.

REEWIIND ::blooppeopirppelakjpao::

It was BUNCO night with my Ladies and I made out like a Food Bandit!
My lovely friend Sue brought me some Vanilla Sugar. Oh, the things I can do with this! Vanilla cupcakes, Vanilla scones, Vanilla Ice Cream, Vanilla butter, Vanilla cream, Vanilla shrimp....ok that's enough Bubba.

I'm a Vanilla FREAK! If I go for Ice Cream, 9 out of 10 times I will choose just plain ol' Vanilla. Never let's me down.

I also got some Amish Friendship Bread. I'm boggled in my brain because I've never heard of such a thing. There are so many directions that my ADD is preventing me from paying attention. I hope I don't screw this up!

The Amish....what will they think of next? 

One of my teacherly duties this year was to chaperon Prom.
Dollin' myself up? Bringing my Husband for a hot date? Free dessert and Music? Sure, why not.

Before the prom festivities, the other chaperons and I went out to dinner.
*Remember how I told you I spend way too long reading's proof that I'm horrible with decisions. Here's one of the other teachers telling me to HURRY THE HELL UP.
I can see annoyance in his eyes.

It was a tough choice between the Scampi or the Salmon

After 3 rounds of "Can you give us another minute" I finally decided on the Scampi.
Then we rushed on out to take some pictures. Here are some of my teacher friends....
yes, we are the cool teachers. :)

I swear my dress wasn't that short!

Then we arrived at the beautiful Midnight Masquerade.

T and I had coat check duty. Most Boring job in the world. Never sign up for that.

Luckily our hubbies were there to keep us entertained.

You didn't think we'd leave without taking one of these, did you?

We also had the "pleasure" of watching our youth grind and gyrate on each other. It's safe to say the kids were pretty much trying to make babies through their pants. I was able to stop a couple of kids from eating each other's faces, but really, I didn't want to get in the middle of these hormonally challenged individuals. Plus I didn't want to get any STDs.

The Weekend
One word....STEAK. I don't know what the HECK my body was doing to me, but all I wanted...all I NEEDED was a big fatty piece of steak. Maybe my body was craving Iron? Or whatever else kind of things are in steak?

I feel a bit cruel about taking this picture.

And you know what goes perfectly with steak?

Readers Project Wifey Wife Week #14-The Savory
Christine's Potato Risotto
adapted from

1 Tbs butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/8 in. cubes
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Coarse kosher salt (I just used regular salt)
1 1/2 cups low salt- chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped chives

1. Melt butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally (about 7 minutes)

2. Add potato cubes and cayenne pepper; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Add more chicken broth a tablespoon at a time if it gets too dry. Reduce to medium heat.

Mister Pot says HELLO!

3. Add cream and simmer until potatoes are tender but still hold their shape, stirring often (about 10 minutes.

4. Stir in cheese and chives. This is good, people...real good.

Why is cheese so good? It's a gift from God. I'm pretty sure of it!

So here's my little WAH-PAW ::kung fu style:: of flavor. The fat that was leftover from the frying of the steak...umm...yeah I put's what's for dinner.

Best potatoes on this side of the Mississippi. Forkful of buttery goodness. I wish I could tell you that they were fat free, but then I'd be lying...and I, my friend, wouldn't do that to you.

Tell me Friends
  • Have you ever heard of, or had, or better yet MADE Amish Friendship bread?
  • Tell me something funny about your PROM NIGHT.


  1. HOW FUNNY! earlier this year I received Amish friendship bread also...BUT it was a super FAIL on my part. make sure you seal the bag up really well. this is where i failed & the mix turned all sorts of yucky funk! my friend had the finished product & it was pretty good though.

  2. Oh this makes me happy! My mom used to make Amish friendship bread all the time... Well she still does but she is too far away for me to enjoy it. When you finish with it try it warm with a little butter :)

  3. My mom was an Amish friendship bread queen. She would get a bag of the stuff then we would have months of the stuff.

    Love school dances! I adore trying to keep the 8th graders pure...on the dance floor.

  4. Wow you tried to stop them? I believe our duties were "coat check" and "top balcony." He really should have specified ;) Can you send me some of the pictures when you have time?

    Oh, and I remember my Mom comparing the Amish bread to rabbits- it seems like there's so much of it, and then people end up giving it back.

  5. Love the update!! Prom, Amish Bread, Steak and a little potatoes with your butter - sounds like a winner to me! :D I never did get to go to prom since I was home with a baby - but that's a whole 'nother story! :D Glad you had a good time, you guys looked great! :)

  6. I am totally a vanilla girl, through and through! Give me vanilla soft serve in a cone with rainbow sprinkles and I'm set for the night :) I love that your husband went to prom with you! So fun and sweet!

  7. I always take fooorrreevver to order! My husband thinks its hilarious (and slightly annoying). ha!


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