Today overall, has been a really awesome day. I made a decision about my job! My boyfriends coming over! I had leftovers for dinner cause its too hot to cook! And, I’m actually planning my trip to Savannah to meet the rest of the RWoP whole-heartedly! WHOA! I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to do it, but once I priced it out, it seemed illogical NOT to. These women have really built a community that I LOVE being a part of. I wanted to share it with them, even if I’m not going to be a finalist or spokesperson, or even meet Paula Deen.
These ladies have been with me since my first video and it makes me VERY excited to be hanging out with them for a few days in Savannah. One of the women, Jenn, is from Texas and is going to be my roommate 🙂 we weren’t thrilled about sharing a room with 4 women so we made it just the two of us for the three days. Since she’s also one of the women who is closer to my age, that makes me really happy. Plus, she’s super nice! My only concern is she could easily be named the “voice” of the RWoP (she’s amazing at Facebook) and that would really make me sad, no roomie. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it!
Now you know I haven’t just been sitting on my tuckus, despite the fact that the contest was over. No way! And, even though I’m not making any more videos, I am systematically working through LOTS of tubs of Philadelphia Cream Cheese that are still in the house 🙂
First thing I want to show you is my Strawberry Margarita…it looks SO pretty! I am really excited with how nice it turned out; once again, John’s camera does it SUCH justice!
Strawberry-Lime Margaritas?! OLE!
I bought those cute little glasses at CVS, they were on sale 2 for $5…they definitely made the presentation shine! My favorite part was the tequila mixture at the bottom. The lime sugar dissolved into the tequila so the shot of it in the bottom was actually pretty good. In fact, I think that might have been John’s favorite part!!! We also never had margarita glasses before, so rather than throw these out, I washed them and am awaiting the next gathering I have to bring them out!
Second, it’s been SUPER HOT in Boston. I mean sweltering like it was the middle of the summer! Even though we have AC, we don’t like to use the central air unless we HAVE TO. It’s just not cost-efficient. During these times, I also HATE turning the oven on. I mean, is there any reason to make the house any hotter?! Absolutely not! Therefore, last night I made these chicken burgers. We had a BBQ over the weekend, and so I had hamburger buns left. I just basted the chicken in a Philly Cream Cheese-Lemon-Dijon Mustard sauce and put them on my George Foreman. 8 minutes later…put them on top of some roasted red pepper (out of the can), and spread some of the reserved Philly, Lemon, Dijon mustard, on the top of the bun. YUMMY! It was so fast, easy, tasty, and best of all, I didn’t turn on the oven!
It looks as delicious as it was! I served it with cold macaroni salad and steamed broccoli. Mymom gave me the recipe for her amazing macaroni salad. I used 1/2 box of macaroni in boiling water until tender; I let it drain and then added it to a bowl with about 1 cup of low-fat mayo, and 1/2 cup of italian dressing, 2-3 tbsp of white vinegar, mixed it all up and put it in the fridge. After about 20ish minutes (although our fridge is cold). It was perfect! I love it, and since I never knew how it was made, I’m glad she shared the secret. Thanks momma!
Kinda makes me wish we had another entree for cream cheese coming up–it was THAT good. Although, Paula does have a few tricks up her sleeve, so who knows whats in store for us?
Just a reminder there is STILL TIME to join our community! www.realwomenofphiladelphia.com! We have lots of exciting things planned starting in July for men and women, and from what I understand, videos are NOT a requirement! WOOHOO!
Off to tweet about some new recipes!
See you in the Kitchen!