Son Graduated Today……Fly little birdie

Angie's SonToday at our house it is a big day….Son is graduating from High School. Soon things will change here for ever. He will leave for college over 6 hours away. Some friends and I were sitting around discussing why is it such a big deal made over kids graduating from high school ~ Really ? Well, the reason it is such a big deal at my house is this….I do know most every child here in the U. S. does graduate from high school so it is expected, most even graduate from college. But, that is not it, it is more the end of one story and the beginning of another. It is the end of life at home with the family and the start of life off on their own. So, to me as a parent that has played a big role in my child’s life a really big deal. The chance to get to know one another and make a wonderful impact on one another. It is celebrating the life we have had together as a family. It is not really about completing high school it is the end of one very important chapter in life and going on to the next one. Son does not read the post, which I guess is good. I can say what I want without any worry he will be reading. I have raised him without any regrets, so I feel good about the way we have brought him up. I only hope and pray he makes good choices and uses his head out there in this crazy world. It is time for my little birdie to fly ~ ~ ~ ~I think I am gonna to cry. Boo hoo
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Maggy May… little buddie!

Maggy May

This is my side kick Maggy May……isn’t she the cutest thing you ever did see? She is such a loyal, sweet companion. We have had her for 11 years now and I can without a doubt say she is the best dog we have EVER had. I love her dearly and take her almost every place I go. I do mean this and if you know me you do know this is true. She is such a wonderful natured dog all the time. She will load up and be in the car before any one and patiently wait for how ever long it takes us. She wants to assure herself she will not be left behind… hear….I am going too! She can operate the windows in the back seat and will grufff at you, if you even try to shut them or lock them she is in charge of those. She loves the wind in her face. Going to the cleaners, grocery store, library she is too, and she will wait in the car with the windows down looking for my smiling face to come around the corner. Once she spots me she will jump up to greet me, with her little tail just a wagging. We call her tail a nubblet! heee heee see it is a short little bit of a tail. Some times we call her Nubblet….Maggy Doddle….Maggy May…Fuzzy Face…..we have many names for this wonderful friend. Maggy May
This is a picture of my two babies taken 11 years ago when we first got Maggy. I guess that Thomas was seven years old in this photo. Wow how time flies by cannot believe she is 11 years old. This picture was taken at my mom and dad’s farm in Mississippi. Oh, goodness how the two of them love going there and riding the golf cart all around the farm. Fun memories fur sure! I can smell the honeysuckle in the air just looking at this picture? See the daffodils all around the place and wisteria blooming. Hear all the beautiful birds singing, now that they have come back since the weather is warmer. Such a wonderful time of year….Spring!

Maggy all dressed up
Maggy has a fancy collar for every month and loves to dress up isn’t she funny! She is so cute!

I hope you have a furry friend in your life you enjoy half as much as I do mine…love ya Maggy!

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Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Thanks…Mr. Blackledge for the wonderful tomatoes!!!
This is an amazing sandwich. When we get fresh tomatoes from Mississippi I love to make a few things while I have them and this is one of them. Great to spend the day at the pool come in and have a wonderful easy yet quick dinner. This would make a great lunch or picnic as well. It all just goes so well together….the sauce just makes this sandwich. The next day for lunch I make a salad with the left overs and oh goodness it is wonderful! Try it and you will love it too!! YUMMY!

I have had many ask me ~ why do you feel the Mississippi tomatoes are better. Well, they are different they have a higher acid content making them a little more of a bite instead of sweet. The reason the old people tell me is they have so many pine trees and the ratio of lime in the soil. I grew up eating them, guess that is why I love them so! My Papaw would grow them so big they could not fit in one hand. His where so amazing, one slice would fill a sandwich!!

Chicken Caesar Sandwich

4 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon butter
salt & freshly ground black pepper
8 sliced crispy bacon
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
1 large ciabatta bread
3 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
2 ounces baby arugula, washed and spun dry
2 sliced fresh tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper . Rub the chicken with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until cooked through. Once cooled slice the meat, set aside.

Meanwhile, while the chicken is cooking place the bacon on another sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Place the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until minced. Add the anchovy paste, mustard, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and parmesan cheese process again to make a smooth dressing.

Slice the ciabatta in half horizontally and separate the top from the bottom. Toast the bread in the oven, cut side up, for 5 to 7 minutes; cool slightly. Spread the cut sides of each piece with the Caesar dressing. Place half the arugula on the bottom piece of bread and then layer in order: the fresh tomatoes, crispy bacon, and sliced chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and finish with another layer of arugula. Place the top slice of ciabatta on top and cut in desired sizes. Serve at room temperature.

adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe ~ love her!!

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Hello ~ well let me start by saying I am not a writer. This I know….but, I love to cook.      I love to try new foods, new restaurants and any thing to do with food. I need a way to journal what I am doing and share recipes with my friends so here goes ~ guess I am a blogger now. I have a real love for cookbooks ~ I have collected them for many years now and have some where over 2000 of them ~ yes 2000! I no longer buy many since I have so many….I go to the library and check them out and believe me they have a wonderful selection. Better than the bookstore. I am known at the library as the cookbook lady ~ oh dear me. From time to time I find one I cannot live without and do go out and buy a few. I love to take classes in many related subjects on cooking. I grew up in the country and spent a good part of my life there. Married a Greek boy and wow what a mix that is a Mississippi girl and a Greek Family! So, I have cooked everything from road kill to spanakopita to macarons. I have lived in the south most of my life. Welcome to my Southern way of life!

Angie Sarris
315 Marshy Pointe 
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097