Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Yummy Scallops! It's Whats Fer Dinner!

Can anyone else out there believe it is already July 1st?
wow!

So.  I've been on a little cooking spree lately!

I LOVE scallops. Probably my favorite seafood dish.
This week I came up with my own little concoction for yummy scallops!

So.  Here we go!

First you obviously need some big ole plump scallops.


and some Italian style bread crumbs

salt and pepper and garlic your scallops

then coat them with bread crumbs

chop up some green onions


melt some butter in your skillet

saute the onions slightly

add the scallops one at a time

while they are cooking, add a little red pepper

Brown each scallop for about 2 minutes on each side

then add a little white wine and lemon juice and cook for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.


Serve over tuffle oil drizzled rice!

Now for a bonus recipe!

Summer Vege Chutney

Here's what cha need!
Kalamata olives, yellow baby tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and cilantro

*tip
how to cut baby tomatoes:


but then you're left with washing two extra plates.....

chop it all up!

I added this wonderful sea salt with rosemary

and a little balsalmic vinegar and olive oil

mix it all up and you've got a terrific addition to any meal!!!

Have a wonderful day y'all!

kb


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Family Reunion!

What's better than a good ole family reunion?
You know, at a state park, next to a lake, a cow piñata, bbq, and tons and tons of love?

Nothing!

So, that's exactly what the Boggs' family did last Saturday!

We haven't seen many of these people in years and years.  Some of the kids we had never even met!

and I took tons of pics!

Enjoy!

That is all of us! (minus a very few)

Mimi got to see her new little great grandson for the very first time!

our piñata








Charles

the group (before the meltdown)

and during the meltdown.

Evey was so proud to be with her cousin


there was some serious corn holin








Charles and Bobby

What a terrific time we had!!!

Have a wonderful day y'all!
kb

Friday, June 26, 2015

New from the Studio!!!





"Groundbreaking"
(a new series)

36 x 36 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Price upon request

Have a terrific day y'all!

kb

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ZUMBA......

So.
I'm back in Birmingham for the sole intention of teaching a two part art class.
(which they are rockin btw.)
 Daughter #1 dragged my sorry a$$ to her Zumba class at Lifetime Fitness yesterday.

hum......

have you ever been to a Zumba class?

here's the instructor on the left.
(pic stolen from FB)

Now, before I start my bitch session, let me tell you that I taught Jazzercise for years when I was in my late 20's.  The real kind of Jazzercise where you have to go away for a week and learn how to teach it.  And then get certified.
And we had little "routines"
Like crisscross applesauce doing arm exercises to "For the Longest Time" whoa, oh, oh, for the longest time........
Remember, by Billy Joel?
(not sure if that's the actual name of the song)
We also did a few "Footloose" moves. Those involved just kicking your leg up one after the other.
We did a warm up, 20 minutes of cardio, and then a cool down.
It was really fun!  And I was in terrific shape! (of course I taught 10 classes a week)
We also had records y'all.  I mean, I physically had to change the 45.
How freakin old am I?

And lazy btw.
No really.  People think that I'm a "do-aholic"?  not so AT ALL.
my rear end can lie on a couch all day long.
Even my new IWatch tells me it's time to get up and walk.
Damn watch.

Hence why I was literally the fattest person out of about 60 in that class yesterday....

I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror.  I chose to watch the ones who knew what they were doing in front of me.

The instructor rocked my socks off.
High energy, totally fun, a little wild, and man that chick had some moves.
So did my daughter.
She still has it from her dance days (as a teen)

Anyway,
This Zumba class was one step away from a pole dancing class.
(and I say that in the kindest of ways)
As a matter of fact.....I would think that husbands would encourage their wives to take this class
*wink
(and I'm pretty sure that #1 daughter will have me remove that comment when she reads it)
not going to do it though....*wink again.
So....when I got there, I had no idea what to expect.
I actually thought that Zumba was some Salsa dancing thing and that you wore a silly skirt and you know just danced like you live in Cuba.
no really, I did.

NOT.

This is high energy, lunging side to side, reaching for the stars, hopping on one leg, kick boxing your legs out of socket, turning around while hopping on that one leg, gyrating your hips, knee lifts, knee lifts and MORE freakin knee lifts,  sweating like a pig type of work out.
You get to take a few water breaks....
maybe 3?

Y'all, I'm 55 and terribly outta shape.

But, I'm VERY competitive and totally believe in the quote
"never let em see you sweat"

So....as I'm typing this this morning.....
I cannot move except for my fingers...
no really.  Every single part of my body hurts.
EVERY.  SINGLE.  PART.

I am a zombie.

and that damn watch better not tell me to get up and walk.

My daughter actually thinks I'm going back to that class with her again today....

but....I happen to have a bazillion things I need to do....Like lie on the couch ;)

but....as soon as I recover? and head back to Atlanta?

I'm joining Lifetime Fitness and going to Zumba.....

It was THAT fun!

have a terrific day y'all!
kb

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Day at Callaway Gardens! And the Wild Animal Safari!

WOW.
Can't remember the last time we had so much fun!!!

J brought the kids over for a couple of day and we have wanted for some time to do the Wild Animal (drive through safari)
Y'all.

This was SOMUCHFUN!!!

It is about and hour and 15 minutes south of Atlanta in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

We didn't dream this would be so much fun.

*tip.  Rent the bus (which is kinda gross, but worth it)
*tip.  Get about 8 cups of animal food.
*tip. Get a slobber rag.

Get ready to see tons of fun (HUGE) animals.

It was hard to take good pics because there are bars on the windows.  And you absolutely cannot get out of the car....Unless you're stupid.



our van.....


that tongue.  Y'all.  it was so rough that it left a red mark on my hand.








then on to Callaway Gardens.
yes, my family IS related....distantly, but still
Kendall Callaway Boggs


The really, really cool thing that we did first at Callaway was the Butterfly Garden.
I LOVE Butterflies.


Evers explained the metamorphosis of the butterfly.


this display was simply amazing.





Butterflies are really hard to photograph.  They flit around really fast!














Then on to the beach at Callaway!

Ever's made sure Isabelle didn't get sunburned ;)

The lake was wonderful with TONS to do!!!

That's my oldest.

Now, last but not least, the Florida State Flying Circus performs at Callaway Garden's on certain days!
Including yesterday!
How fun!









What a terrific day!!!

Have a good one!!!
xxxooo
kb