Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Whew.  Nursing semester #2 = check! I have FINALLY completed my first full year of nursing school at GSU last week. I apologize sincerely for not keeping up for the past week or so. I finished my last exam/day of class last Thursday, took the day to relax with some nursing friends [before splitting for summer] on Friday, attended my dear cousins graduation at GSU on Saturday morning followed by a friends 21st birthday Saturday night, and of course, Mother's Day on Friday. Can we say busy? Oh, and I forgot to mention.. I started my NEW summer job yesterday!  Oh yea. 

[Friday night we threw a "girly" party for us nursing students]

Brooke & I brought buffalo chicken cheese dip
  • 2 chicken breasts halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 (8-oz) package of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/3 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Place chicken breasts in a large saucepan; cover with water. Boil until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from water, and cool. Pull meat from bones and skin. Shred meat and reserve.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Heat olive oil in large skillet. Stir in celery; cook until soft. Mix in the cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and ranch dressing. Cook and stir until smooth and creamy. Stir in the shredded chicken and hot sauce. Spoon mixture into an 8x8 baking dish. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes. 
[Rather than spooning mixture in baking dish, we placed it in a crock pot on low heat.]

It was DELICIOUS! Best appetizer to date!

Anyhow, I have caught a break to say hello and that I have not forgotten about you all. I still have found time in between car rides, quick breaks, etc. to catch up on all the blog updates. In saying so, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day! 

We surprised my Mother after church Sunday morning by taking her to the movies to see "Death at a Funeral" [in which she had requested to see a few weeks back]. Pretty darn funny I'd have to say. A pretty good bit of foul language, but overall, it was hilarious.  

We ended the evening with grilled hamburgers, potato chips, and sweet tea at my Grandmother's home.

Couldn't get much better than that.


  1. I know you're excited about fishing up your first year of nursing school! That buffalo chicken dip looks so good!

  2. I see you updated some... Congratulations on your first year. I've always heard through the grape vine that It's extremely challenging. Kudos to you & the other ladies!
    - I got excited when I saw you made Buffalo Dip. I make a Buffalo Chicken Dip too, yet it calls for different ingredients. I'm probably gonna steal your recipe to change it up a little. I LOVE cooking/baking new things.. and I'm a sucker for anything buffalo!
    - You too get rested! Sounds like you had an eventful weekend as well!

  3. You have been a busy lady! Congrats on getting that first year of school out of the way! That recipe sounds great, I will have to try it! Hope the new job is going great and that your having a wonderful week! xoxo

  4. Congrats on getting your first year done! I went to GSU for my master's degree. It's a nice school and easy to get to from anywhere in ATL. I have to say I love all your engagment pictures! My hubs and I have lots of pixs on his tractor--for engagement and for our wedding. He's a JD man himself!

  5. congrats on the 1st year!!!!!
    love love franks sauce.....we go through a bottle a week...seriously! hub will come home and put some on spoon and have a few spoonfuls! ha ha