Taco Pie

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I used rotel tomatoes instead of roma tomatoes. I think it’s missing something so I’m going to try adding guacamole or sour cream to it. Here is the recipe.

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Also for breakfast I made a green smoothie and it was pretty good.

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Meatball Sub Casserole

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I made this last Sunday and it was good. I used vodka pasta sauce since that is what I had on hand. I would like to make this again with regular pasta sauce and Italian meatballs to see if there is any difference. The cream cheese mix was a little overwhelming at first but it tasted a lot better the next day.

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the website I got it from is on the bottom of the page

the website I got it from is on the bottom of the page

I also tried a recipe for Banana Fosters Overnight Oats and I wasn’t really a fan. I bought the other recipe add ins but I’m not sure if I will try them because I didn’t like the chilled chocolate chips…maybe if they were melted then mixed in. Here are the recipes for the different overnight oats.

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Phoebe’s 4th Birthday!!

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May 28th was Phoebe’s birthday and I baked her pup cakes the night before so I would only have to put icing on them the next morning.

I used peanut butter, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, honey and matchstick carrots

I used peanut butter, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, honey and matchstick carrots

I just used peanut butter for the icing and put some of her Blue Buffalo treats to make the 4

I just used peanut butter for the icing and put some of her Blue Buffalo treats to make the 4

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Phoebe with her new birthday collar on

Phoebe with her new birthday collar on

Phoebe checking out her alligator whimzees

Phoebe checking out her alligator whimzees

Phoebe's new bear

Phoebe’s new bear

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Ok mom keep the food and presents coming.

Ok mom keep the food and presents coming.

Birthday girl was getting tired after all the excitement

Birthday girl was getting tired after all the excitement

Letting it all hang out

Letting it all hang out

Memorial Day Weekend

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As soon as we got back to Hattiesburg I left to go meet Keely at the lake house outside of Jackson.

We stayed out there for awhile and Phoebe got to try her new life jacket….she was still not a fan of the water. She made a new friend though…

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I actually let Phoebe off her leash even though I was terrified! Keely said I could give it a trial run since it was just us out there then I would know if I wanted to let her off her leash for the party the next day. She did very well and I’m glad that I did but I never let her out of my sight…call me overprotective lol.

Phoebe was worn out!

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The next day was so much fun! We had lots of food, drinks, and good company! We played Cards Against Humanity, which is probably one of the most amazing games I have ever played. If you haven’t played it before I highly recommend it and Keely got it on Amazon.com.

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dogs in the truck next to us at the gas station. They kept barking at Phoebe and Pepper

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The drink mixer herself

The drink mixer herself

Woop Juice  0 kids

Woop Juice 0 kids

drinks, jello shots and snacks

drinks, jello shots and snacks

Keely putting William's sun block on him

Keely putting William’s sun block on him

cousins

cousins

Phoebe that's a good way to get pee'd on.

Phoebe that’s a good way to get pee’d on.

A.J.

A.J.

Mo

Mo

Phoebe hanging out near the water bowl.

Phoebe hanging out near the water bowl.

Phoebe and Zeba

Phoebe and Zeba

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Keely and I

Keely and I

Take 2

Take 2

Day 3

Phoebe and her Uncle Will

Phoebe and her Uncle Will

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It's a hard life for a pug.

It’s a hard life for a pug.

Phoebe did a whole lot better in the water than she did the 1st two days because she finally stopped panicking.

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Keely and I went to a place called Sake House before we we went out to the boat house and it was delicious! I’m a sucker for salmon so I got the Crispy Sake Roll, which had salmon,cream cheese,avocado,and snow crab then it was deep fried. We both got snow crab rolls as well and split some wontons.

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Blogging Hiatus/2nd week in Starkville

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Sorry I haven’t been blogging but I’ve just been exhausted  and just trying to get back in the swing of things after not being home for what feels like a month. Please excuse the multiple post as I play catch up.

The day before we left for Starkville I took the pictures for my friend’s wedding in his hometown, which is about an hour away.

I returned to Starkville for the final week of class and I’m happy to report that I made a 96 on my test. I wasn’t as nervous the second week and actually convinced my co-worker to try some restaurants that we don’t have in Hattiesburg.

We tried Umi, which is a Japanese restaurant and it was pretty good. They had a bunch of different bobble heads at the front counter including a pug!!! Sadly they didn’t have it in stock 😦

We also tried the Staggered In, which had an awesome philly cheesesteak!

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The day before the test we ate at Bin 612 and I had the Southwest Burger. It was amazing! It had pepper jack cheese,lettuce,tomato,red onion, avocado and garlic aioli on focaccia bread! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a picture of it because I was out of memory on my phone.

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The fountain before Bin 612

Some other interesting things that happened while we were in Starkville: getting rear ended in the work vehicle, Phoebe breaking off her leash and Phoebe actually getting in her kennel before she needed to.

We were headed back to the hotel when I had to slow to almost a complete stop as the truck in front of me turned into a shopping center….next thing I know we were rear ended. The guy’s windshield was smashed up to his windshield and his engine fluids were leaking out so he had to get someone to pick up his car because it wasn’t drivable. There wasn’t much damage to the work vehicle and thankfully everyone was ok, but it’s an awful feeling to wreck a car that isn’t yours even if it wasn’t your fault.

One day during our lunch break I took Phoebe outside to do her business and I snapped her leash to the first thing I could because she wouldn’t stop turning in circles. Well that first thing was the loop for her i.d. tag so when she pulled it snapped! Thankfully there weren’t any cars coming and she ran straight to one of my classmates. If you ever have to purchase a new loop for an i.d. tag they have a multi pack in the oil change station in Walmart…just f.y.i. so you don’t have to walk all over Wal-Mart like I did.

I tried not to take it personally because Phoebe was probably tired like me but several days she would go lay down in her kennel way before she had to, which kind of hurt my feelings lol.

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Another afternoon when I took her outside to do her business she would not stop barking at this man and his boxer….I’m talking bouncing backwards as she arrooed (it’s a pug thing) at them. She has never reacted that way towards any dog….big or small! I apologized to the guy and walked Phoebe towards the opposite end of the grass.

I definitely enjoyed my time in Starkville and I definitely think I will go back.