3.08.2010

weekend warrior......

This weekend flew by.
I started it off by accepting {another} mother of the year award....
seriously.
I know you are wondering how in the heck does this girl
named kasey ..receive so many awards....
it's crazy how many of them i have now.
The reason i received one this last saturday is because
i stood outside of
Walmart
for an hour and a half
helping Lola sell girl scout cookies.

Lola did a bang up job......
as we sold out of cookies.
It would be a lie if i said her mutilated face didn't help
her sell out.
I heard a lot of....
oh you poor sweet girl.....
let me buy 8 boxes from you....
oh honey.....
i'll take 4 boxes.....
oh...
and that shirt from Old Navy helped a bit.
After our stand up proud outside of walmart afternoon....
we headed to the ice arena.

Fin and Lola took to the ice for the first time.
I signed them both up for ice skating lessons.
Fin rocked the house.
Lola....not so much.
I think she was still recovering from her
fall from last week...
so she was very unstable on the ice.
Next week will be better.



On Sunday i decided to host a red carpet party.....
just have a few girls over....
to do what we do best...
and that's drink wine and eat pretty food.


I made prosciutto wrapped asparagus.


It's perfection and so easy to make for a simple appi.
All you need is asparagus, thinly sliced prosciutto, and a spreadable cheese.
I use the garlic and herb Rondele.
You spread a thin layer of rondele on the prosciutto....


then wrap it around your clean cut asparagus tip....




and broil for 3-5 minutes till the cheese is bubbly and the prosciutto has
a slight crisp to it.
done.
easy.
delicious.





I also had some little macarons....
{thank you trader joe's}





I had my girls help me practice drinking French wine...
while eating french cookies.



Speaking of macorons.....
the little french delight cookies....
I am on official FRANCE countdown.
4 weeks from tomorrow i head out.
Paris...here i come.
Not that i'm counting or anything....
nope...
29 days.....8 hours....6 minutes....22 seconds....














48 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Cute face Lola!

I'm happy because you eat prosciutto.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

So fun....and another recipe from K that I will be trying very soon....delish!

xoxoxo

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I'd have been all over those cookies....with a face like that I can see why she sold out! So sweet!
And the asparagus? YUM! It is one of the 1st veggies out at the farm markets around here....we have THE best asparagus around!

Transparent Mama said...

That looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe and nice food photography.

Simply Mel said...

Asparagus and herbed cheese - salivating!

Tattered Goods said...

Well you do receive Mother of the year award from me... see I have a Brownie and a Daisy and well... I did not sign up to help with cookie sales at all. As a matter of fact, I realllly dislike GS cookies, they received their badge so hey I did something right? On another note, I used to take ice skating lessons for about 3 years... oh I loved it, it was so much fun. I hope your week is off to a amazing start.

Smiles,
Sheila

Morning T said...

Sounds like a great weekend all around. Wish I was there on your couch drinking wine and eating those yummy appetizers with you and your friends...too fun!
Happy Monday.

Cathi said...

That appetizer looks fabulous! what a fun girl evening....your kids are adorable....I definitely would have bought cookies from your daughter...love girl scout cookies!

Donna said...

Love the Tshirt...even though I'm thirty five I could officially wear that - once I open the box, there's just no stopping!

Martha said...

That Lola looks so cute in that shirt selling girl scout cookies...they all are just adorable...and yes you should get lots of Mommy awards!!! Sounds like a great red carpet party:)

Little Emma said...

Many people is going to Paris...please take me with youuuu...

Teresa said...

Kasey Kasey!
I can only IMAGINE you in FRANCE!!!!
I know it will be DREAMY!
I am assuming...just putting two sweet lives/blogs together...that you are going with Kimberley T.;o)
Love the appetizer...will be back over to copy! xo
And about that Lola...
outside of Walmart...
oh how I laughed that her 'mutilated' little face came in handy selling those cookies! ;o)
Happy Week Kasey!
xxooxx

Bonnie said...

Happy Mommy Award! :)

You earned that French wine and fine appetizer!

Lovely post.

PS~Erin said...

Lovely weekend, Mother of the Year... Still awaiting our Samoas. Yum!

Preppy Mama said...

Well I know I certainly couldn't resist that little face!! I am so excited for you to start your count down!! Have a great week!!

Julie Harward said...

I love it that you are such a good mom! The food looks so good too and I am getting excited for YOUR trip! Come say hi :D

Beth said...

WTG, mother of the year! lol
and fun pics! loving that appi and those cookies! yum!
B

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Good heavens...that prosciutto wrapped asparagus is calling my name.

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Oh yay for ice skating lessons! As a former figure skater and then coach, I'm always elated to see when kids are taking skating lessons. Hope they love it!

Brenna LaPray said...

Way to go Lola! Oh....and Mother of the Year!! I wish I could have been at your red carpet party. Where did the kids go during this event. Mine would have been right there with me eating all the food I prepared.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Poor baby...If I lived by I think I would buy you out of thin mints. Not only is Lola adorable ..boo boo and all but I'm a HOG when it comes to those stupid cookies. We like to stick them in the freezer and eat them cold~ Yum!

Susan said...

You EARNED that award if you had to stand outside of WALMART!!
lol.

Gail said...

Your party looks fun....and the asparagus-wrapped-in-procuitto----YUM. Oh, and congrats on the MOTY award. That rocks. :)

The Little Red Shop said...

Cute t-shirt! When I was little, they made my mama be mint mother when she missed a Bluebird meeting. I think you two could compare notes! : )

: )

Julie M.

ps Garlic and Herb Rondelé is one of my most very favorite things!!!

mimi charmante said...

I am nearly giddy - four weeks tomorrow!!!!! Let's book train tickets this week~
bisous

jacque4u2c said...

Great photos!

Kacey said...

Tempting us again with your yummy food...of course I'll have to try making them.

Congrats to you and Lola - not bad for an hour and a half!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Kasey,
Lola is such a cutie, and you do deserve mom of the year for helping her out. All the party food looks delicious.
Another 4 weeks and you'll nibbly on some real French macarons - I'll try to save you some - I have been known to clear the patisserie shelves...seriously you are going to have the best time and the weather is getting so nice!
Really like your banner.

Kimberly said...

Your going to Paris?? wow I am jealous!! take lots and lots of pictures!

Anne Marie said...

those asparagus wraps look really good kasey.......and wow! paris! have a great time......and take lots of pictures!!
btw; parisienne farmgirl is selling macrons now...from scratch.....

LuLu said...

Your asparagus wraps are my family's favorite! delicious!!!
xo,
LuLu

Shelley in SC said...

Yummy, yummy idea for a quick appetizer! Thanks for sharing.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lola looks too cute there. I guess the banged up face really helped with the selling, good trick, Kasey!

paula said...

I would have definitely bought the cookies too, sweet girl. Oh, and the party looks yummy, I mean fun.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

hey, I just bought one of those boxes of thin mints yesterday...

the french wine and cookies sound like a perfect evening...

vintagebejoyful said...

Hey Kasey,

as a former caterer and event planner, you are on the money with the asparagus, next time for a twist, do half as much meat and use the yummy cambazola cheese thats also spreadable it is fantastic it adds a punch to the so salty prociutto....sounds like a fun evening, I enjoy your blog and read often. Tracey

Alyssa said...

Lola knows how to work the crowd ;) you are a great mom - walmart can get ya down after awhile.

And, those asparagus thingys look totally awesome. one to keep in mind!

So great seeing you this morning!!

sarah said...

i need to find that girl scout cookie t-shirt online!

paige said...

i think you should post a pic of you with your awards, you know, sorta oscar style!
i love that lola in her thin mints shirt

asparagus appetizer is my girls fave too!

& ps....all your friends are so cute
sheesh

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fawn said...

This is an adorable post. I'm overdue for some much-needed girlfriend time myself.

B said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend, and I bet you're right; who could resist buying cookies from that cute little munchkin - especially with her war wound!

B x
p.s loving that appi - asparagus is my favourite veg :O)

Melanie said...

I wish I could have come to the party:( Looks like fun.

Oh Paris! Fun fun!

Rachel said...

New to your blog - i love it! I wish that I had a trader joes - those macroons look fabulous :)

Lisa said...

The things we do for our kids! I think my latest Mother of the Year Award just might have outdone you this time.lol You can view all the sordid details here http://prettygumbo.typepad.com/pretty-gumbo/2010/03/green-eggs.html. Make sure you scroll to the bottom for the kicker :)

Just Jenn said...

My little scout sold cookies twice... amazing how even though those cookies are outrageously priced... they sell them selves!! and who can resist the cute little scout smiles!!! Your food tutorial looks heavenly... I think I would be eating alone in my house though!! ha ha!
Just Jenn~

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

I will definitely be trying this out. My father in law grows asparagus and last summer we ran out of ways to dish it out. Thanks for sharing.

Cherry Blossoms said...

I was wondering how the trader joes Macaroons are? They look tasty! I was in Paris for the first time in Oct '09. I left my heart there! You must go to Laduree! Its the Tiffanys of macaroons and Miss Manon for some yummy eclairs.
PS: Lovely blog! Loving the inspiration