How I'd Like to Live Today

I love the simplicity of black frames with white mates...

I have been holding onto this image for soooo long.  It's just a simple little DIY that I'd love to do to a piece of wood I have hanging around my livingroom.

A cool casual Boho outfit...

I loves this man jewelry.

The symmetry of this room makes me happy.  The black wall doesn't hurt.

Outdoor fireplace...yes...I'll take it.

Fathers Day Dinner - Seafood Mac & Cheese

Mini made dinner for her dad for fathers day...and it was sooo good I promised to share the receipe.


salt and peper
1 pound of elbow macaroni
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1 pound coarsely chopped cooked lobster, shrimp, crawfish, or crabmeat or a combination
4 cups mixed grated cheeses, such as parmesean, cheddar, swiss and fontina
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning

  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 400. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook macaroni 2 minutes less than al dente. Drain; rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. STEP 2

    While pasta is cooking, melt butter over medium in a large saucepan. Transfer 2 tablespoons melted butter to a medium bowl, and reserve. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add milk; whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg.
  3. STEP 3

    Remove pan from heat. Fold in seafood, macaroni, and cheese; transfer to a shallow 4-quart baking dish. To bowl with reserved melted butter, add breadcrumbs and Creole seasoning; toss, and scatter over macaroni mixture. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until topping is golden and sauce is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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