Monday, October 26, 2009

a quick side!

So this....

will change your life! Mr. Dill wanted to grill some chicken and vegetables on the grill last night, so I decided I would do one more side, but didn't know what it would be. Until, Boom Bam, this box called out my name and said, "Little Mrs. Dill, please make me, I am so easy to make and will fill your belly with goodness. I am also quite cheap as well." It really spoke to me. The people in Wal-Mart probably thought I was crazy for talking to the pasta box, but it really spoke to me.

Anyway, it is really easy to make. It only took me about 12 minutes to make, and you can serve it cold. So after I was done making it, I popped it in the refrigerator to chill it until Mr. Dill was done grilling. A great side to any dish!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall at the Dill's

So, it is now fall, and we have been doing just a little decorating at our home....

I found the "vase fillers" at Target! They are little cinnamon sticks.

That is about the extent of our decoration at the moment...

Not much has been going on. We took our last out of town trip, at least for now, last weekend.
Every October a group of college friends goes up to Beech Mountain to just get away for the weekend and hang out. I am quite thankful and fond of this group. We always have a great time and enjoy being in each other's company.

2 exciting things that happened while up there....

1) I made snickerdoodles...

I got the recipe from this website..., and that person actually got it from your favorite queen of crafts and mine, Martha! They turned out really well, and were quite tasty!

2) The next thing that happened while we were up there is that is snowed!

It snowed a good inch and a half! Of course being from the south and not seeing snow all that often we all flipped out! Heck yea for an inch and a half. Let's close down every single store that we can, shovel the driveways, and stock up on bread and milk!

Happy Fall!

Friday, October 9, 2009

starbucks and greenbean casserole

So, I have always loved green bean casserole. Every time there is some sort of family get together or church fellowship hall potluck meal, it is there. It's heavenly goodness simmering with amazingness.

Mr. Dill and I had a small group get together the other evening and we all decided to bring something. I immediately thought to myself, "man I really hope someone signs up to bring green bean casserole." I then thought to myself, "hey, why don't I make it?" So, I did!

I looked up the recipe online and it is quite easy.
Here is the online recipe:

So I went to the store and proceeded to find all of the ingredients of this delicious side dish. I pick up the French Fried Onions and notice that they also have this recipe on the back of their container. I ended up using that recipe because it didn't require as much and looked even easier.

So, this was the recipe I ended up using:

If you forget to bring the recipe with you, just remember French's French Fried Onions and the recipe is on the back!

Now, moving on. Because I get up at the butt crack of dawn to go to school on Mondays and Tuesdays, I have started to stop by Starbucks on the way up the road to school. While, I am loving my tall mocha in the mornings, I have an issue....

Different Starbucks charge different prices. The Starbucks near my house charges $3.40 for a tall mocha and the one off the interstate in Gaffney charges $3.47 for the same exact tall mocha. Do you know what this means? I have to dig around in my change purse for a whole nickel and 2 pennies more to give them. As if they aren't getting enough of my money anyway.

Why is this? Does it have to do with demographics? Or is it just because they can? I feel like it is just because they can. They know how addicting their coffee is, so hey, why not? Especially the one in Gaffney. It is right off the interstate. A person is driving by, sees that infamous sign, and all of a sudden becomes desperate, and will do anything for that lovely coffee, even give a whole nickel and 2 pennies more.

If you are a Starbucks lover, I want to know what you think.