All this watching of the Masters in Augusta makes me 1) want to play golf, even though I’m terrible at it, and 2) eat pimiento cheese and egg salad sandwiches all day long. I’ve never been to Augusta National, but it is at the top of my bucket list. Until then, I can wear my Masters green and sip out of these Masters cups, I suppose.
Wheat has gotten tickets to the practice round with his friends the past couple of years, so we have a seemingly-never-ending supply of the tell-tale plastic cups. Hopefully I’ll get to go one day so I can contribute to our collection.
I couldn’t resist throwing together some egg salad while watching on Saturday. It was delicious! I know this isn’t actually the recipe they use – I hear Augusta National’s recipe is super simple: eggs, mayo, S&P. I used the kitchen sink method, however, and it worked out splendidly.
Masters Egg Salad
– 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
– 2 tablespoons Duke’s Mayo
– 1 tablespoon pickle relish
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
– splash Worcestershire sauce
– salt and pepper to taste
Mix it up and enjoy! Best served on old fashioned white bread and cut into four small triangles.
I’m still pulling for our Panhandle boy, Bubba Watson, on this final round.
Whisk the first three ingredients together until smooth and thick. Add food coloring in until the icing reaches the desired color. Drizzle over pound cake. Yum.
We had a bloody mary bar, along with unlimited mimosas and shazams (OJ + champagne + vodka), and a slightly ridiculous amount of craft beer.
Then we had to take some pictures. Lots of them. My college girlfriends and I don’t get to see each other very often anymore, so we had to document it really well.
Courtney, Ashley, their men-folk, Wheat and I all got there Friday night and went out to dinner, and then to a little music store called Lillian’s. ;)
Wheat decided to get artsy.
Then Jess and Evan arrived around 11:00, so we took some more pictures.
At some point, I took Wheat on a tour of the general vicinity on campus, since he’d never really gotten to spend any QT there.
We saw Century Tower, which also served to document how gorgeous it was in Gainesville on Saturday. We lucked out, as apparently the weather was the pits all over the rest of the South East all weekend.
We took a couple tourist pictures.
Wheat may kill me for that one…
Then our tailgate really started to get going around lunch time, and we had lots of visitors. Including a few more ADPis!
It was so much fun being back in Gainesville! The game wasn’t real pretty, but a W is a W right?
It was a super quick weekend, but I’m so glad Wheat got to (had to, cough cough) go to a Gator game with me, and that I got to spend some time with good friends. I can’t wait for all of us to reunite at Sara and Chris’s wedding next month!
Well, we made it back from Miami, where we heartily participated in Jessica and Evan’s wedding! It was such a gorgeous ceremony, and the reception was unbelievably beautiful and fun. Wheat and I were so thankful to be a part of their special day!
Upon our arrival in Miami Friday afternoon, Wheat, Courtney, Matt, Sara, Chris, and I went out for dinner and drinks at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita. Jessica told us to request to be seated on the outside second floor deck, and I can see why! It was a great atmosphere, reasonably priced, and the food and drinks were amazing! Our entrees all came with appetizers, so we tried quite a few! I think the cuban quesadilla was my favorite. I had the ahi tuna as my entree, and it was delish. I also tried Courtney’s salmon tartar; it was TDF. And I think I speak for our group when I recommend the mojitos! :)
Sara, Matt, and Courtney at Dolores, pre-dinner.
Sara, myself, and Courtney, and our mojitos on the outdoor deck.Wheat and I at Dolores. We were trying to take advantage of the beautiful deck and trying to ignore the humidity. Please excuse my afro in the next couple pictures.After dinner, we met up with the wedding party at a bar called Blackbird. Above: Jen, Mary Katherine, myself, Ashley, Courtney, and Sara. Just missing the bride! So we went and found her. She was radiant!
So lucky to call these pretty girls my friends! Things got a little… messy and frizzy (?) after this. We had the best time!
On Saturday, while the wedding party got gussied up, we hit the hotel rooftop pool. We spent the day dodging monsoons, but after the rain, it turned into the most gorgeous day! Sara and Chris – we’ll all be reuniting in October for their wedding in South Carolina, and I cannot wait! Courtney and I lounging next to the pool snacks I brought: Chicken cheese ball and pimiento cheese! I’ll do a post on the chicken cheese ball next week. It’s a staple in my mom’s family, and now in mine! It’s also Courtney’s, Matt’s, and Wheat’s fave. :)The triplets ;)Obligatory couple pic.
Checking out the rooftop view and Miami skyline.
Later on, we all cleaned up and headed to the chapel! The ceremony was at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami. It was built in the 1800s, and was so very beautiful.
The getaway car…
And the happy married couple!! Isn’t Jess ridiculously gorgeous?
After the ceremony, we all headed to the beach for the reception! The reception was at the Red Fish Grill, which was a beautiful setting! I feel like I’ve already used “beautiful” and “gorgeous” a hundred times in this post, but oh well. And please excuse the iPhone pictures; my camera battery was dying.
The location was amazing, and so were the details! I especially loved the flowers and table settings.
And you KNOW I had to take a picture of the cake! So simple and pretty.
We had the best time getting to know Jessica and Evan’s other friends and family, and of course, celebrating their oh-so-happy union. I wish them all the love and happiness in the world. Cheers!