Monthly Rewind - July

Saturday, August 2, 2014

We had a great July. We took a trip to Nashville. We went to the Hot Chicken Festival, took a road trip to Maker's Mark Distillery and ate at some delicious restaurants. We also took a weekend trip to Atlanta. I'll be telling you all about it next Saturday.

August is going to be crazy busy for me. We are taking a vacation to Vegas. Chicken Legs has been waiting all year for this trip! I am excited too. I love Vegas (even though I don't gamble). The food and the shopping! Oh, the shopping! I'm also going to get my hair done at a celebrity stylist's salon. I'd rather get something for my money rather than gamble it away!

The morning after I get back from Vegas, I'm going on an amazing adventure with my friend, Amanda ( We are going on a foodie tour around Sweden! We will be driving all around the country in a brand new Volvo!

You can see all the details of our trip here:

Visit Sweden is having a sweepstakes where you can win a trip for 2 to Sweden!
Enter sweepstakes here:

Make sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter!

Chubbs was listed as one of the best burgers in Birmingham according to 
I decided that I had to check it out for myself.
Chubbs is located in Alabaster. 
I got the Chubba Burger - cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce.
I also got a side of fries.
OMG - SO good. I had to make myself stop eating everything!
The burger was really, really good. And the fries? SO good. They reminded me of Five Guys.
They bring out a Cajun Horseradish Sauce to go with the fries. Crazy good!
I can not wait to go back!

I went to a cooking class at Petals from the Past in Jemison, AL
Petals from the Past is an amazing nursery that offers heirloom plants. The plants are beautiful!

I bought some Lettuce Leaf Basil, Tuscan Blue Rosemary and some fresh picked blueberries.

The cooking class was a Mediterranean themed class.
The instructor made hummus and fresh pesto.
She used the hummus in a shrimp lettuce wrap and the pesto on a caprese salad and chicken pasta dish.
The class was a lot a bit unorganized and it took forever!
We watched and listened to her for 2 hours before we got anything to eat.
She made a tiramisu for dessert, but didn't demo how to make it. Thank goodness.
It was served frozen (she said that was normal). It was very different.

I'm not sure I would attend another cooking class, but I loved the nursery. 
I am definitely planning a trip next spring to stock up on herbs and flowers.

I am in LOVE with my new knife from New West Knifeworks! It is hands down the best knife I own; not to mention the most beautiful knife I own. Look at that handle! 
I used it last weekend and it cuts like a dream.
I am adding a few more of these to my Christmas list. 

New West Knifeworks is giving away a 7 piece knife block on their website. 

I am going to be sharing 10 freezer meals in August to help get everyone ready for back to school meals.
All the meals are kid friendly!
Each meal makes enough for 4-6 people. 
If you have a smaller family, you can definitely split the meal between two freezer bags and have 20 meals!
If you enjoy all the freezer meals, I will try and incorporate a few new freezer meals every month.

This is my favorite slow cooker. I've had it for a few years, and I love it. 
It is less than $50 on Amazon.
If you need a new slow cooker, I highly recommend this one.
You can program the cooking time, and it will automatically switch to WARM when the time is up.
I also love the clamp down lid. Keeps all the heat inside.

It's August and we are officially less than 30 days away from College Football! Woo Hoo!

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  1. Thank you so much for the recap, it really helps when trying to remember if I pinned a recipe or not. Have fun on your trips, I can't wait to read your review of your trip to Sweden!! War Eagle!!

  2. Can't WAIT to hear all about your trip with Amanda. :-) Miss you, though ... need to plan a #twittersupperclub for when you get back!

  3. We are going to Vegas in August as well. Bring on the 115 degree temps! I was actually about to find your post from June of last year recapping the restaurants you ate at.