A Table For Two, Please… A blog about food, life and everything in between

Monthly Archives: June 2013

A long time friend of mine had a BEAUTIFUL destination beach wedding at Ocean City Maryland! The Hubs and I were so excited to be a part of the celebration! We also decided to make it a mini vacation. (More on that to come).
Everything was perfect from the ceremony on the water to the beach themed cake.
Here are some photos from that special day. 🙂

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until next time,

the tasti life
xoxo

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Tonight’s weather was rainy, gray, and dreary. Booo!!!
Hello?!? Where the hell is Summer???Listen here weather in the North East- if I wanted misty and gray I would of moved to Ireland!!!
Anyway here is a quick post on what my thoughts are tonight:

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Wine is part of the major food groups… right????

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The soft glow and soothing aroma of a coconut candle and a nice glass of chianti and a date with the DVR!
How romantic!!!

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Story of my life 😛

Until next time,
xoxo

the tasti life


Last week I had bought some ground turkey to either make tacos or burgers. All day at work I had planned in my head and was craving a grilled turkey burger. Unfortunately, the weather was not completely agreeing with my grilling plans. It was pouring!!! I definitely was tempted to say screw this cooking business lets order in, but I decided to be a good wife and have dinner ready for the hubs when he got home. I know he would react with either “who are you, and what did you do with my wife.” Or he would just drop dead with astonishment. Well, luckily for me he did not drop dead, but was surprised!!!
Since the rain kept me away from grilling I decided to pan fry the turkey burgers. Here is the slight recipe for the preparation.
Ground Turkey
Black pepper
Garlic powder
Chopped onion
BBQ sauce
Mustard
And a splash of pickle juice… Yes, pickle juice. Not sure why but I went for it and the results were amazing!!
Of course we washed it all down with a beer or two.

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I decided to add lettuce, pickles, and a dab of BBQ sauce on a onion poppyseed bun.

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After dinner we took a ride to Lowes and Home Depot, because I think that’s what married couples are supposed to do. We browsed through the tile isle and looked into lumber for our upcoming deck project. Then to end the night on the right note we did what any newlywed couple does on a dreary night. We went for ice cream!!! what did you think I was going to say?!? Jeez people!!!

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Now that’s my kind of Happy Ending!!!

xoxo

the tasti life


This week I think has been a record for the hubs and I. He hasn’t had to travel for work and I have been a good housewife and cooked us dinner every night of the week so far!! WOW! That is impressive for me!!!! I think if anyone who really knows me may drop dead from this information, but yes it is true. I even opted out of a “let’s do happy hour” request. What the hell is wrong with me??!!?
Anyway, fresh lemons and sunny weather was my inspiration for this dinner. And of course scallops!!!! YUM!
Crisp thirst quenching lemon water helped wash everything down.

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I started out with jumbo scallops and mixed them in olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon, oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic, and a dash of pepper. Then I made a tinfoil pocket to place on the girl so all the juices and flavors soaked in.

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I also made couscous and threw some chicken sausage on the grill for the hubs.
The meal prep and cook time took about 20 minutes. And it was delish!!!

Manga manga! ❤

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xoxo
the tasti life


Tonight the Hubs and I went to Newberry’s Yards of Ale located on Main Street in Stroudsburg to meet up for Happy Hour with the Pocono’s Young Professionals Group. There was a nice show of people from engineers to financial advisors to teachers and nurses and everything in between!! It was nice to meet new people and mingle with others at this Irish pub inspired bar that offers a wide variety of micro brews and craft beers (many on the more hoppy end). Tonight I opted for a crisp glass or 2 of Pinot Grigio. Delish!
After mingling and talking to other fellow fur parents. (Yes, we showed pictures and videos of our fur babies and are planning on a doggy play date… Don’t judge!) okay who am I kidding, judge away- ain’t nobody got time for that!
We decided to take a look at the menu and order some dinner.
I went with the grilled chicken salad with bacon, avocado, and gouda. The Hubs went with a BBQ chicken and bacon personalized pizza. Both were scrumptious!

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The pizza was so delicious, I couldn’t get a picture in before the Hubs ate a slice!!!

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After eating we explored the two levels that Newberry’s Yards of Ale has to offer. Like a cool basement hangout game room.

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We also checked out the classic cigar smoking lounge, which I absolutely loved!!!!

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We had a lot of fun. Too bad there wasn’t a ping pong table or we would have been there forever!
I love how Yards of Ale has an outside dinning space and an open airy feeling with the wall to ceiling sliding glass doors.

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On the way out the sky turned gray and a storm was starting to roll in. Perfect cuddle weather!!! 😉

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Good night and until next time
xoxo
the tasti life


With much pleading from the Hubs I decided to put the computer down, stop online shopping, and go outside to enjoy this beautiful weather!!
We took our rescued fur babies to the park to stretch their legs and enjoy the wide open space!
They certainly were happy pups and enjoyed running, chasing, and swimming!
Here are some action shots: (more on the food scene tomorrow. I will be checking out a new pub in town!)

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I hope this weather is here to stay!

xoxo
the tasti life


I’d like to think of myself as a good cook. The hubs and I are also trying to eat more at home and make some use out of our new kitchen. (Don’t worry we still go out at LEAST 2x per week- and we do have a night out planned for Thursday). With that said last week I decided to play housewife and prepare a home cooked meal that I knew the hubs would LOVE.
I started with a loin of pork that was seasoned with honey, cinnamon, and a hint of hot sauce for a little kick.
Next, I cut up 3 large apples and added a touch of cinnamon sugar.
After that, I threw that baby in the oven.
While the pork was baking, I decided to whip up some homemade mashed potatoes. I used red skinned potatoes, crushed garlic cloves, real unsalted butter, organic milk, and of course CHEESE!!! The whole meal prep and cooking time took a whopping 45min. and the results were delicious!

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I love experimenting with food and this dinner turned out great, but I am sure the next time I make it- it will turn out differently. Who needs recipes! 😛

xoxo
the tasti life



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