Monday, February 7, 2011

Imported from Detroit...but glad to be in Greenville

Well another weekend has come and gone, and the Superbowl is over. The Packers won, but to be honest, I didn't really care too much about who was playing; I watch the Superbowl for the commercials! (It's the Communications major in me!) Overall, I thought this year's pack of commercials was rather week, however, there was one standout--Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit". Although I'm not a huge fan of Chrysler or Eminem, this commercial was fantastic. (And by the looks of all my FB friends' statuses, they all agree!) Detroit is the Motor City, and this commercial did a beautiful job of showcasing everything that embodies our city. While the media may constantly focus on our negative aspects, this commercial sends the message to the rest of the country that Michigan-natives already know: Detroit is awesome.

Here's the commercial in case you missed it:


While I may no longer reside in Michigan, that's who I am, so the Chrysler commercial made me really proud. But this weekend made me realize just how thankful I am for our life here in Greenville. Now you probably know from this blog (or my obnoxious FB statuses), that Cam and I love food. We love going out to eat, we love trying new things, and we both love to cook. Yesterday afternoon, for whatever reason, we ended up getting out a bunch of our cookbooks and looking through them, and somehow Cam decided he really wanted to make French Onion Soup, and decided that I wanted to make Barefoot Contessa's Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. So off to the store we went, and although we didn't end up getting finished cooking until almost 10 pm, both things turned out pretty delicious. But what made it great is that we were able to have our friends Kat and Joe over to share the food with us, and we had a really nice night of catching up. They are actually from Michigan, and Kat and I ran cross-country together in high school, but coincidentally, they live about a half hour away from us now in South Carolina. It was great to have them over, have some laughs, relax in our apartment, and make a meal for them. 

I actually made the from scratch version in her 'Barefoot Contessa at Home' cookbook and I even took a picture of them...but I don't feel like going to find my camera cord to upload it, so this will have to suffice because it's exactly what they looked liked...Ina's recipes are always delish!

Then tonight, my friend Wendi and her husband James had Cam and I over to watch the Superbowl, and it was a blessing to go over their house, chill out, and have them cook a delicious dinner for us. Cam and I were really in a cooking mood this weekend so I made buffalo chicken dip (my friend's mom's recipe--the BEST!) and Cam made coffee gelato (I am lucky that I have a husband that likes to cook good food!), and so we brought that stuff over to share and it was really nice to eat and watch the game together...and eat...and eat. For being down here less than a year, I feel extremely fortunate for the wonderful friendships we've made. Sometimes it takes awhile to get to know people to the point where you feel like you can just relax and be yourself around each other, and considering we've only been here since July, I am really thankful for having found that already in the friends we've made. Cam and I have spent a lot of weekends going out of town and traveling around the South, and while exploring has been really fun, it's great to be able to not go anywhere on the weekend and have people to spend time with, as it makes Greenville feel a little bit more like home.

Alrighty, I have to be up for work in T-7 hours...night y'all! :)

2 comments:

Your sweet words make my day! :)

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