Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Food: Slow cooker meal

One of the perks of getting married is getting cool gifts from your wedding registry!

So Lover and I decided tonight would be the perfect night to use our new slow cooker! We started off with going to the grocery store, and buying the ingredients we needed. Next Lover prepared the meat, and I prepared all the veggies. The rest was up to the slow cooker!

8 hours later, boom! We had a meal! I decided to also make some whole grained brown rice, to compliment our meal. The end result was hearty and delicious! A success! I have a new found love for our slow cooker which I need to find a cute name for.

The following is the recipe I used. I snagged it from a web site which I don't remember.

Beef and Mushrooms

2 pounds of boneless beef, cut in 3/4 inch cubes
3 tablespoons of cooking oil
3 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (3 ounces) mushrooms, drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (18 ounce) tomato juice
2 tablespoons prepared mustard

In a large skillet brown beef quickly in hot oil. Please carrots, onion and drained mushrooms in crock pot. Add browned meat, sprinkle with salt. Combine tomato juice and mustard. Pour over meat and vegtables in cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. Stir the soup well before serving.

Enjoy :)

If I could be anywhere....

Can anyone tell me which airline this is? And where it might be going??

Friday, April 23, 2010

Our Wedding Part 2

Now one of my favorite parts! Our reception a.k.a P A R T Y!

We wanted a romantic feel, with a classic look at the same time. We achieved that with flying colors! The mood was set! We picked a great venue, that enabled us to create a beautiful ambiance!

We picked a great local florist by the name of Gil Sosa. Our flowers were magical! It was a beautiful mixture of hydrangeas, orchids, calla lilies, and more. The flowers transformed the room! Plus we were fortunate to have a live band! Which was one of our best decisions. The night was spectacular! Here are a few photos to share with you all:

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Serrano!

Our Sweetheart table!

Our centerpieces! The pictures don't them them justice!

Place card table! I'm still in awe!

Our fountain arrangement!

Our tables set up!

Our cake! Divine Deliacies

Our cake topper!

Firefighter ax!


More to come :)

Our Wedding Part 1

On March 13th we got married! It was a beautiful and a very emotional day! Our wedding was just perfect! Everything we wanted we were blessed with! We had a great time! Our families and friends were all there to share this special day! We couldn't have asked for anything else! Every time I look at our photos I get goosebumps :)
Here are some photos on our photographer's blog: PS Photography
Here is Part 1!

Getting ready!


I love his face! Those eyes!

Walking down the aisle

Almost there

I do!

Church: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

More to come...

Thursday, April 15, 2010