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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

**Meg, that title was for you--that song is SO stuck in my head now...
Last night, we all joined forces and SEC football color schemes to cheer for the Auburn Tigers...and it looks like our ideas {as well as Ryan's consumption of whiskey} worked as they pulled out a victory against those scary Oregon ducks. I couldn't be happier for all of them, as well as the SEC--the last 5 BCS National Titles thank you very much...I know, we gloat a lot about football down here in the south ;).
We all headed out in the wintery weather to the Grays, where they had decked out the house in all navy and orange--Rachel did such a great job as always playing hostess and we all had a ball. We had yummy pizza, homemade chips and salsa, rotel of course, duck poppers, BBQ meatballs, and I made a strawberry pretzel dessert I have been dying to make {recipe below}... here are a few pics from the festivities:

 Their own version of Toomer's Corner after the big victory!
And now for the ever-so-important stuff... the semi-healthy dessert recipe!
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
2 cups boiling water
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
For the crust, mix pretzels, butter, and 3 tbsp of sugar. Press  mixture into 9 x 13 pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in  whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.

In a bowl, dissolve the gelatin in boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add strawberries and pour over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping

Today I am back at work in my office--thank you Lord for non-slippery driving!! I just could not stay at home and work in my pajamas again...I know I will never be a homebody and I am sorry for that Jeff. I've got a lot on my to-do list to accomplish, not to mention a sweet wedding blog--The Sweetest Occasion--decided to feature our engagement shoot pictures--insert happy face!

Oh and another happy little side note... today marks the 5 month countdown to wedding day! Crazy just how fast this is all starting to happen--eeek!


  1. Looks like SUCH a fun night of football spent with friends!

    The feature is GORGEOUS lady! :)

  2. go tigers! love your engagement session!!! and thanks for the recipe :)

  3. War Eagle!! So glad you guys came to cheer on the tigers with us last night! It was great to have support from some of our favorite UT fans! GO SEC! :) I'm obsessed with that pretzel stuff. Ryan's cousin makes it every family occasion. I don't know why I don't make it more myself!! So yummy! xoxo

  4. while i was sad you guys beat us (USC alum!) i'm glad someone in the SEC took home the championship ;)

    PS - that dessert looks yumo!

  5. Looks like it was a fun night!! :)

  6. My cousin makes that delish pretzel jello dessert! Yummy. Looks like you guys had a good time... War Eagle!

  7. your engagement pictures are absolutely stunning!

  8. You are too funny about having to head back to work. I would work in my pajamas from home everyday if I could. I love it! :) 5 months will be here before you know it. So exciting.

  9. Fun night of football!! :) Us Southerns do take football pretty darn seriously, I love it! :)

    5 Month is going to fly by sooo fast!

  10. Yay for the SEC! That dessert looks delicious! :)

  11. um, I saw those engagement photos on the sweetest occasion yesterday and they are so gorgeous!! we did some of our e-pics in a vineyard as well :) good taste, my dear!

  12. A coworker's wife makes that strawberry pretzel salad for our Thanksgiving potluck every year - it's so good! I love it!

    Saw your engagment pictures - they are gorgeous!

  13. Ive made the Strawberry Pretzel dessert before and it is DELICIOUS! the contrast of the sweet strawberry and cream cheese w the salty pretzels is HEAVENLY! Tatse bud lottery! :D Except i dont grind my pretzels, i just break them in smaller peices. The only problem i had with mine was that the strawberry kinda bled into the cream cheese mixture :/ what am i doing wrong?

    xoxo inna