8.20.2012

Engagement Chronicles: Stick Around Eye Primer

Steven and I took our first round of engagement pics. (Coming Soon!)

I was researching for eye lid primer for eye shadow. I have oily skin so with that, my eye shadow tends to clump and crease and by the end of the night, I have none on.

So on my quest, I stumbled upon this little beauty on Sephora's website.


BUXOM stick around eye primer! This stuff is AWESOME! I read the reviews and everyone had great things to say about this sucker so I gave it a try and it worked wonders.

Since we took pictures outside at Ault Park (which was beautiful, by the way!) I really wanted my eye shadow to stay on and guess what... IT DID! We were outside for about 5 hours in pretty much the hottest part of the day and it really, honestly stayed on my eye lids and so did my eye shadow.

Conclusion: if you know you will be wearing eye shadow all day and need a good primer to keep it where it belongs, I really recommend BUXOM eye primer!

Until next time...









8.10.2012

Engagement Chronicles: Tasting Part II

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A couple weekends ago, Steven and I met with another caterer and tasted their food. So we had a very big lunch.

But since Steven is a picky eater we had some pretty generic entrees. The hors d’ oeuvres were a different story.

Appetizers:
Stuffed mushrooms with sausage and cheese
Spicy chicken wontons
Smoked mozzarella cups with honey
Goat cheese puffs with chopped pear
Crab cakes with Creole mayonnaise
Bruschetta

Salads:
Mixed greens with watercress, olives, hearts of palm and feta cheese with a white balsamic vinaigrette
Mixed greens with dates, oranges, dried cranberries, spiced almonds and parmesan with honey thyme vinaigrette

Entrées:
Sirloin with a red wine sauce
Grilled chicken with:
-A lemon herb beurre blanc (creamy sauce)
-Assorted sauces: corn and black bean salsa, mango salsa, mushroom sauce

Sides:Medley- snow peas, carrots, broccoli and peppers
Roasted green beans with cherry tomatoes


This food was delicious! The assorted hors d’oeuvres seemed weird written on the paper but after trying them, they were amazing. I LOVED the goat cheese puffs with pears. It was warm and sweet like a dessert. YUM!

Salads weren’t my favorite. I would have switched a few things between them to make my perfect salad. Cranberries, almonds, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette would be my choice. But the cool thing about it is that they will customize anything we want. This aspect is wonderful!

My favorite entrée was the grilled chicken and the assorted sauces. I absolutely loved the creamy lemon sauce and the corn and black bean salsa. Both had just the right flavor for the chicken.

And to give credit where credits due: Steven actually came up with the idea of having plain chicken breasts and have assorted sauces. He is picky and we have some food allergies in our families, we thought this was the perfect idea. This way everybody can eat the chicken but can have whatever dressing/sauce they want to accompany it. [[Way to go Steven!!]] J

All in all, I would give this a rating of an 8!

Until next time…







8.01.2012

Engagement Chronicles: Food! The best part, right!?

So the other night my family and I went to one of the caterers food tastings. The menu is already chosen for you by the chef but you can choose to try whatever you like. They started out with drinks and then gave us a tour of their brand new kitchen. After the tour we sat back down and started the first course.

Course #1: Romaine lettuce with strawberries, feta cheese, and candied walnuts. This was amazing! I loved it. I gobbled it right up. (Sorry forgot to snap a picture).
Next they brought our warm rolls with cinnamon honey butter-- to die for!


For the main course, there four plates and then a vegetarian plate. Each dish was served one time to each party and you shared amongst yourselves.

Course #2:
Filet Mignon, salmon, Parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus.

I am not a big steak eater when it comes to eating out, I'd rather eat homemade steak, but this was awesome! It was cooked just right. The salmon was also good; but the best part of this dish was the Parmesan mashed potatoes. They were cooked to perfection! Delish!


Course #3:
Pork tenderloin with a chutney on top, spinach stuffed chicken and a vegetable medley.

I am not a fan of cooked spinach but the chicken was good and the cheese on the spinach helped and made for a creamier chicken.


Course #4:
Chicken with topping, panko crusted Tilapia with a sauce, garlic potatoes, and vegetable medley.

This was my favorite dish by far! The Tilapia was my favorite and I had actually never had it before. The garlic potatoes were amazing but I'm still pulling for the Parm ones. The chicken was cooked perfectly too and the topping was good.


Course #5:
Chicken with different topping, beef, red potatoes, and green beans with almonds.

This plate was not one of my favorites. But it wasn't bad.


Course#6:
Vegetarian Dish= vegetables!!



This dinner was awesome. I am so happy that we got the opportunity to check out this caterer and see what types of foods they had to offer. It was a great idea to have a pre-tasting tasting for their potential guests.

I give the whole experience an 8! :)

Until next time...




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