Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hi. My Name is Elizabeth

and I am addicted to buying baby girl clothes.
Tatum currently has 49 outfits in her closet for fall/winter. and about 7 pairs of shoes. lots of tights. and 3 coats.


and then my friend Dawn calls me and says she is packing up all of her daughter's past clothing.
This is the daughter that after 2 boys and four years later, a baby girl Emmy, arrived. and her mom is even more of a shopper then me. like substantially more of a shopper.
Bonus for ME.

Last week, I went to her house and sorted thru all the plastic totes she had heaping with clothes.
and now Tatum has 19 more outfits for this fall/winter.
17 outfits for next summer.(and my mom calls weekly to remind me that she is not buying more for her grandbaby as she already has 15 dresses in 24 month size hanging at my mom's house)
Tatum is the proud owner of 6 more pairs of shoes/boots.
8 hats
2 swimming suits & matching cover ups, but of course
4 winter sleepers
2 coats
All for under $200
When I say outfits.. many of these are 3 piece outfits. Seriously, my friend dresses her daughter like a diva. She gets most of her clothes at little boutiques or online. And with so many clothes, I doubt Emmy hardly even wore some of these.

Um, its a good thing , that we' re on the go so much. I think Tatum can go at least a month without wearing the same outfit twice.
And Grandma Holland from Colorado, sent a Halloween carepackage last week, with yet another sweet 3 piece diva-ish outfit for Miss T.

So there you have it. I do have a problem.I admit it.
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So Many of you commented on the pork loin pic I shared , so here's the recipe:


PORK MEDALLIONS WITH BLACKBERRY SAUCE

2(1 lb) pork tenderloin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground allspice
1/4 c butter
1/2 cup diced shallots(about 3 large)
2/3 c white wine
3 tbs blackberry fruit spread
garnishes: fresh blackberries, fresh thyme

Sprinkle pork evenly with salt, black pepper, and allspice. cover and chill for 30 min
(don't have to chill)

Bake pork in oven at 350-400 degrees until meat thermometer says 160 degrees
Melt 2 tbs of butter in saucepan while pork stands
add shallots, and saute five minutes or until tender.
add wine, cook 13 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
reduce heat to low. whisk in fruit spread and remaining butter. cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

cut pork into 1/4 in slices. drizzle sauce over pork, and garnish with berries, and thyme.
ENJOY!


I serve this with snap peas and garlic and rosemary red potatoes.
Its a great fall meal, especially for entertaining!

4 comments:

Emily said...

Elizabeth . . . If I ever have a little girl i will be the same way. I can only imagine the money arguments Scott and will/would have over buying all the boutique clothes.

lisa dickinson said...

oh i hear ya sister. it's just that they make those girly clothes irresistible! and it's just a mama's duty to start ingraining the fashion sense at an early age :)

Janette said...

WOW oh WOW I'm so jealous. I want to have all those clothes. Seriously they make such cute kids stuff. Oh to be a kid. Hmm will you be my Mom and buy me stuff? I promise to be a very good girl! =)

That pork roast sounds so yummy. I have a few in my freezer I think I need to cook one next week. I like to do mine in the slow cooker with plum sauce and hot curry it's so good with a bit of heat.

Have a great weekend and enjoy dressing your daughter. She is one very lucky little girl. =)

laura vegas said...

little girl clothes are hard to resist! lol! in some ways i'm lucky ... because my 9 yr old and my 12 yr old wear the exact same size ... so they can share. on the other hand ... we never have any hand-me-downs. lol!

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