The Meat Man Strikes Again


I call Ryan my meat man because anytime we prepare a meal on the grill he’s my go-to guy. I am grill-averse and he does such a great job and accepts his meat man title with pride.

Tonight he grilled up some tasty BBQ chicken breasts. After our family fun run this morning, I placed the chicken in a bag with BBQ sauce and let it marinate all day while we were at work, allowing the BBQ to infuse the chicken and make it extra flavorful.



Of course he made my chicken breasts a little burnt – just the way I like it!

While he was being a grillin’ machine outside with Sadie, I chopped and roasted brussels sprouts in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes (flipping halfway through). Before roasting the sprouts, I tossed them with olive oil, salt and pepper.

brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Dinner was a double-threat of “icious” – nutritious and delicious!


My Plate

Wedding Venue Fun!

This evening after work Ryan and I headed to The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in downtown Orlando to check out a potential ceremony and reception site for our upcoming wedding.

lake lucerne

The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

I loved the pictures on the Web site and couldn’t wait to see it in person.

The man who greeted us was very friendly and gave us keys to use to tour the property. The ceremony sites outside were beautiful. The main house on the property was built in 1893! It was neat to be in such a historic home.

outside lake lucerne

Outside the Big House

Unfortunately the layout inside of the two houses where the reception would be held didn’t really fit our style. It seemed like certain tables would need to be set up in separate rooms, which we weren’t too sure about. We want all of our guests to be together in one giant space.

inside of house

Inside of the House

The property was definitely gorgeous, but I don’t think this is the right venue for our big day. Back to the drawing board…