You guyyys?! Little inside scoop on me…I am not handy! I have great ideas and I’m a good worker but the inner workings of the executions are lost on me. I am also co-dependent. I feel very capable but I just think all things are more fun when you do them together…am I right ladies!? (hello TWO meatballs!) Being single, vertically challenged, overweight and without a ladder of my very own makes even simple tasks like changing a lightbulb for instance DIFFICULT! So what’s a single gal to do…sweetly ask for the help of her family and friends!!! Lately I have been receiving soooo much help and just support in general and I couldn’t appreciate it more! I’ve been hooked on HGTV for awhile and needed a summer makeover at casa del Beard. If you saw my house you would say…yep that looks about right. It is chock full of neon pink bathrooms with dead doll chandeliers, tons of quirky art and one hundred thousand million pictures. BUUUUUUUUT there were some areas that were lacking. I think bc of my continual hangover that lasted all weekend every weekend from my former life…there were just a lot of things on my list to do that never got ta done. Well with a clear head and my new budgeting skills this girl went out and bought a grill, patio furniture and gave my prison inspired bedroom a much needed facelift. Home Depot, Target and Home Comfort are my new looooves. So I called in the troops and offered a barter system of food for labor and they oh so sweetly agreed!
Who is cuter than these two!?
Oh wait…maybe this little shark!
This was our oh so helpful buddy Doug at Home Depot who I think would rather be gored by a bull than take this picture!
Obvi I needed help and a wayyyyy bigger car than Jane Honda. My parents are total life savers. Now time to assemble this mess!!! Sidebar…I was helping not just snapping 1000 photos! Thank goodness my family likes the camera!
It wasn’t the easiest project but the end result was totes worth it…I can live outdoors now!!!!
On to my sad sack of a bedroom. I repainted awhile back and I wanted everything gray…I went full 50 shades…but then because of my intrinsic laziness and before mentioned challenges when it comes to projects…i never hung any of my artwork back up …and I chose a gray bedspread…and I felt super bummmmmed every single time I looked around! It so did not feel homey to me…time for change!
Ugh….sooooo much better!!!! Now I just love waking up in that beautiful room every morning!
On to the grill which was assembled minus the propane tank which I had to call my buddy and old roommate Matt over to help me bc it made a terrible…I’m gonna describe it as explosive…like impending death sound when I attempted to hook it up! He seemed to have no trouble at all…thanks Matttttt!
Loving this outdoor lifestyle now and grilling will open up so many more cooking options so that i wont get bored and my child like mind can stay entertained! Which brings me to my next segment called…how do you repay all these acts of kindness!? With healthy delicious food made with your love and appreciation…ding ding ding! So I invited my family over on Sunday to thank them and show off my new grillin skillz (yeah I did a z…what). So what’s on the menu today???
Chimichurri Ribeyes, Garlic Roasted Green Beans, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob!!!! Holy yum balls this was sooo good!
Here are the recipes:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups fresh cilantro chopped
1 cup fresh parsley chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
1tsp sea salt
combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended.
Pour 80% of this over your steaks…we had 6 ribeyes in a glass cooking dish and cover and let marinate for at least an hour. Take steaks out of the fridge 45 minutes before cooking to let get to room temp. Turn grill onto medium high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes per side depending on your preference. yum yum yum
Then I preheated the oven to 450 degrees…where is the degrees symbol on a laptop!? hmmm….i digress. Take the husks and silky stuff off your corn, butter it and wrap individually in tin foil then place on a baking pan and roast for 30 minutes. Then toss your green beans with EVOO and garlic salt, place on a foil lined pan and place them in the oven next to the corn. Then slice 3 medium sweet potatoes and toss with sesame oil, sea salt and black pepper and place directly onto a baking sheet that you have sprayed with coconut oil and throw those bad boys into the oven as well! My house smelled like HEAVEN.
Reserve the last 20%…see there is the percent sign but I still don’t know where the degrees button is!?..of the chimichurri sauce for dipping that yummy steak and everything else in and blam…lunch is served!
I cannot explain to you what a total 180….where is that god forsaken degrees button!?!?!?… this is for me. I used to only be responsible for showing up at gatherings bc it was common knowledge that I could NOOOOOOT cook. At most I could be trusted with bringing a soda…maybe a store bought dessert. I’m def the baby of the family. And I know that this post sounds like I am helpless damsel in distress but really I’m just a lover of great company…I just want to spend endless amounts of time together! And I want to pay back the years of never contributing food to the family cause. And look at those faces…this was yumo! After lunch the kids were full of Urkle entertainment and we enjoyed the new outdoor options at Mo’s house (that’s me you guys)..
Chase is really good at going potty solo but just has no idea where those pants are supposed to go afterwards..it’s too high or too low…and Wyatt is always down to entertain. He will kill me one day for these pics!
Those hiney’s…those wedgies…I love these kids…they are so fun and soooooo funny! I hope that you try out these recipes and love them as much as we did. Have the living best day! Love you all…and thank you again to all my family and friends who help me out allll the time! PS JENNY I MISS YOU COME HOME!!!!