Thursday, September 26, 2013

{BTHO arkansas}

In less than 24 hours, we will be on the road to Arkansas!  Despite the fact that there is a 60% chance of rain during game time on Saturday - I can't wait.  I am so looking forward to spending the weekend in Arkansas with 4 fabulous ladies - shopping, tailgating, & watching some Aggie football!
 
Check back on Monday for a recap & pictures!
 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

{SUYL: Blogger Connect}

Once again, I am linking up with Kelly's Korner for another "Show Us Your Life" series.  Today's topic is a blogger connect for "Single Bloggers Over 30"...that's me!
 
Howdy!  My name is Casey & I am new to this whole blogging thing.  I have wanted to start a blog for a long time, but never knew what I would write about since I am not married & don't have kiddos to post cute photos of.  A little over a month ago, I decided what the heck & started a blog...even if no one ever reads it. But, I would love for you to follow me.  Hello...I ONLY have 3 followers...how sad is that?!?! =)  The title of my blog: Faith, Football & Fairy Tales came to me one day & instantly I knew it was PERFECT!  No, my life isn't a fairy tale, but I do believe in them...I just haven't found my "happily ever after" yet.
 
I was born & raised in the great state of Texas.  I live in a small town that still has parades thru downtown several times a year & where practically every one in the town goes to the high school football game on Friday night.  And I LOVE it!  I recently sold my first home & am about to begin construction on my new house in the next few months.  For now, I am living back at home with my parents...which is always interesting when you are 34!

As much as I love living in a small town, I still love to travel to the big cities {especially ones in the north in the winter}.  I often question why I live in Texas because I HATE the heat.  And lets face it, it's hot about 10 months out of the year here.  I have traveled to Chicago, Washington DC, & New York City to name a few.  NYC is by far my favorite place to travel.  I am headed there again this December for the 7th time...there is nothing more magical than New York City at Christmastime.   
 I am a graduate of Texas A&M University, Class of 2001. Whoop!  I LOVE football, especially Aggie football.  I am really enjoying our recent move to the SEC {the BIG game is this weekend...BTHO bama!!}.  These football road trips are WAY more fun than Austin, Waco & Lubbock.  I have a group of lady friends who love Aggie football as much as I do so we hope to travel to as many SEC schools as possible over the next few years.  Last year, we went to the A&M/Ole Miss game {tailgating in the Grove was an awesome experience} & to the Cotton Bowl.  This year, we are headed to the A&M/Arkansas game at the end of the month & to the A&M/LSU game in November.  We are thinking Alabama & Auburn in 2014.  I. CANNOT. Wait.
I have been blessed with an amazing family.  I am the "middle child" & only girl; I have an older brother & a younger brother.  I have a nephew & niece who I adore and love spending time with.  Sleepovers at Aunt Casey's are always fun.  I may or may not allow my niece to eat chocolate in bed, at midnight, while watching Disney Junior. =)  I have equally amazing friends.  I am still friends with my 2 best friends from elementary school...we have been friends for 25+ years!!  How cool is that?!?
 
Thanks for stopping by & Gig'em!

Friday, September 6, 2013

{SUYL: Tailgating Recipes - Meatballs}

I decided to do another linkup today, but this one is over at Kelly's Korner!  Today's topic is Tailgating Recipes & I thought I would share one that I love.  I have made these tons of times & they are a huge hit wherever I take them.

Mom's Best Bite-Sized Meatballs
(Recipe found on kraftrecipes.com)

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 6oz. pkg. Stove Top Chicken Stuffing Mix
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 16oz. bottle Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
1 16oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce {*note: I normally use 3/4 can of whole berry cranberry sauce & 3/4 can of jellied cranberry sauce}
 
 
Heat oven to 400F.  Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with foil & spray with cooking spray. 
Mix meat, stuffing mix, water, & eggs until blended.  Shape into 50 {1 1/2"} meatballs & place on pan.  Bake 16 minutes or until done {I normally turn them once during the baking process so they don't burn}.  Meanwhile, bring barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce to boil in a large saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Add meatballs to sauce & stir to evenly coat.

Every time that I have made these, I have made the meatballs the night before & they still turn out great. Once they have been fully cooked & then cooled, I put them in the fridge over night. When I am ready to serve them the next day, I just heat the barbecue sauce & cranberry sauce in the microwave and then the meatballs. Everything goes in the crockpot on low/warm about an hour before I am ready to serve them!
 
Super easy & very good!
Enjoy & Gig'em! =)


 
 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

{Weekend Recap}

Unfortunately it's back to work after a 3 day weekend...but a GREAT 3 day weekend it was!
Saturday kicked off the start of Aggie football & fortunately, I got to be there to see it!  My brother, nephew, & I headed to College Station Saturday morning to watch the Aggies BTHO rice.  It was HOT...noon games in August are never a good idea.  There was more Johnny Football {which I HATE that term by the way} controversy...again.  I'll just leave it at that.  I just hope that Johnny & the entire Aggie football team get it together soon or it's going to be a long season.  Here are a few pics from the game:





Sunday night, Abby, Carol, Kelly, & I headed to the Fayette County Fair to see Steve Wariner.  He was awesome!  He sounded as good as he did 15+ years ago & hasn't aged at all.  "Some Fools Never Learn" will always be one of my favorites.  The Washington County Fair needs to take note...Steve Wariner is good "old school" music...The Gatlin Brothers, not so much!!




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