Hello and Happy Monday!
McG and I had a great weekend...
Friday night we enjoyed a dinner out and then a trip to Lowes to get some new trim for the bathroom and bedrooms...I know how sad that 27 years of marriage brings excitement over a trip to Lowes!
Saturday we were able to connect with some of our good friends to enjoy a game of Mexican Train Dominoes. We enjoy their company and it's always a rousing time - as we play girls against the guys.
I am sad to say that the guys beat us this time, but only by the last hand...we also enjoyed some good food.
My contribution was an easy pumpkin cake recipe I found on Pinterest- just a yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin...it was very moist and a great hit! I did add some icing on it - that brought it up a notch.
If you follow us on facebook, you knew that I was making a spicy spinach dip for the get together as well.
It is an easy recipe that is not the usual spinach dip - in fact - its a recipe that I got from another friend several years ago... Florentine Dip.
This is the dip BEFORE it went in the oven....
1 package of cream cheese
1 container of sour cream
2 cups shredded nacho cheese (this is just regular cheddar in the picture because that's all I had on hand)
3 teaspoons horseradish
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno peppers (I use the ones that are sliced in a jar and just chop them finer)
1 package of chopped frozen spinach that has been thawed and drained well
Start by mixing the cream cheese and sour cream with a electric mixer until smooth - add the horseradish, spinach, jalapenos and 1 cup of the shredded cheese and mix until blended.
Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish and then sprinkle the top with remaining shredded cheese.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
This is always a party favourite when we get together...
so much so that I didn't even get a picture of it when it came out of the oven!!
Sunday brought us outside to work...
This is what the front yard looked like on Thursday morning as the rain started...
By yesterday, almost all the leaves were down - so we spent the afternoon getting them cleaned up.
We really love our trees, but the work they generate in the fall is not so nice!
We had a great fall weekend!
What were you up to this weekend?
Whatever it was, we hope it was great!
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