Glad Tidings for Friday...and Scarf Giveaway Winner!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do you ever have those mornings where you totally wake up on the righ side of the bed, slow drivers don't take up the left lane, and you can coast through the morning without a care in the world? Today is one of those days my friends and I am taking advantage...they don't happen all that often!
Please tell me you've heard Adele's cover of "Someone Like You"--if not, you must listen to this...gosh that woman has some pipes and her voice is just incredible. I think I'll be running out today to buy her latest album.

In other news, last night I FINALLY made a family favorite dish...I've had the recipe for awhile, but just never had made my Gran's famous Frozen Champagne Salad--amazing I tell you, and the perfect frozen treat to round out summer...and even better, this was another new dish so I am 4 for 4 weeks on this goal--way to go me!
8 oz Softened Cream Cheese (I used light)
1 Large (16 oz) Can of Crushed Pineapple (Drain Well)
16 oz Frozen Strawberries (Partially Thawed)
1 Cup of Chopped Pecans
2 Sliced Bananas (Quarter the Slices)
8 oz Cool Whip (I used light)
 ¾ Cup of Sugar
– First, mix cream cheese, pineapple, strawberries, pecans and sugar.
– Add in bananas.
– Fold in the cool whip.
– Pour into glass casserole or rubbermade type container with an air tight lid (I used square 9x9). Smaller containers will yield thicker portions and individual serving size are based on personal preference.
– Place in freezer for at least 4 hours. It is okay to freeze overnight.
–To serve, remove the lid and let stand at room temperature for ~15 – 30 minutes (just until it starts to thaw around the edges). The salad is intended to be served slightly frozen. Use a plastic knife to cut into individual servings. Cover remaining salad and place back into freezer for up to 1 week.

This weekend marks the 1 year wedding anniversary of the BFF and her hubby...congrats Meg and Aaron--I know you're going to have a fantasticly fun and rememberable time {partly because I know what each of you has planned for the other--haha} and can't wait to hear all about it. Love you both very much!
And finally, the winner for the gameday scarf giveaway...Ms. Sarah Beath from Peace, Love, and Sweet Tea {how cute is that!}--congratulations lady! I'll send your email over to heather at Dress for the Game and she'll be contacting you to claim your prize!

Hope you all have a great weekend...back on Monday with our rehearsal dinner recap!


  1. Adele's album is AMAZING. I definitely advise buying it. And that little dessert sounds yummy!

  2. Buy Adele's album as soon as you can! EVERY song on that album is ahhh-maazing!!!

  3. Adele's first album and this second one are FANTASTIC. every song is so unique. Someone like you is by far my fave song on her latest.

  4. i love Adele! I just posted this video a few day ago saying how much I love belting this song out in the car haha!

  5. I just found your cute blog and I'm loving it! This dessert recipe looks and sounds delicious and I'm totally holding on to the recipe to try soon! :)

  6. i love Adele .. she has amazing vocals!

    hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  7. I looove days like that--hopefully the weekend has been just as great!

  8. Adele is the absolute best to listen to and just "cruise." Not in a hurry and so calming!

  9. oh my gosh!! i know everyone says this, but seriously i NEVER win anything!! yay! I'm so excited! Thank you!