Monday, March 19, 2012

Food Tasting

We are getting so close to the big day! I cannot believe March is already almost over. This semester is flying by and I could not be happier.

Over Spring Break Clint and I went to Pine Forest Country Club (where our reception will be) and did our official food tasting! We have been looking forward to this day for many reasons. 1-we got a free lunch and 2-we are finally getting to do the fun stuff associated with our wedding!

We chose two chicken dishes, three sides and four different cake flavors to try. After trying all the food we had to pick our favorite chicken, two sides and two cake flavors. We are automatically having a beef dish, so we did not try that one since it is guarenteed to be one of the dishes.

When we got there we were escorted downstairs to their dining area. It had a gorgeous view of the golf course and since we were the only ones in there it was very romantic.

For the chicken choices Clint and I each picked one. I picked a chicken dish that was stuffed with chedder cheese, ham and spices.

Clint picked the "Chicken Oscar" which was chicken stuffed with lump crab meat and asparagus then covered in a creamy lobster sauce.

Needless to say the Chicken Oscar kicked my chicken's butt. We went with the Chicken Oscar and beef for our two meat options for our guest to enjoy!

The sides we chose were whipped mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and onions and grilled mushrooms. The green beans stole the show because of how incredibly fresh they were. I ate every single one. We chose the superstar green beans and whipped potatoes.

For the cake options, we got to choose between two flavors for the wedding cake and two for the groom's cake. The options for the wedding cake were 1-white cake with a raspberry filling and a coffee flavored cake with a hazelnut cream filling. The white cake with raspberry filling was the winner! It was so moist and delicious. For the grooms cake we had the choice between chocolate cake with gnoche filling or chocolate cake with chocolate cream filling. We went with the gnoche!

After our tastings we drove to Cypress to apartment hunt! We will be moving there in the summer and are trying to find the perfect place. After looking at several apartments we were discouraged that they all seemed to be almost $1000 a month for a ONE BEDROOM. We decided we would much rather mpay that price and be renting a house instead of a tiny apartment. We found the cutest neighborhood filled with starter homes. Each house has a white picket fence around it and all of the houses are different. We found one for rent that is the same price as an apartment but has 3 bedrooms, a backyard and two car garage! We are hoping to get to rent this one but since the price is so good it may get off the market soon. But, since the neighborhood is so large there are always multiple homes up for rent so we just have to wait until the time is right and pick ours! We cannot wait!!!

So many exciting things to look forward to :)


  1. I love that perfect little house. Oh my gosh, doll, it would be ideal for your starter home. Then maybe you could get lucky like me and buy it from the owner. Who knows! Just pray about it. God will work it all out in his perfect little way.