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Masters Egg Salad

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.

Cheers, and Happy Masters Sunday!

Until Next Time

Game Day in Gainesville

Happy Fall, y’all!

We made it back from Gainesville yesterday around lunch. We had a blast! Yes, even Wheat. ;)

We had an amazing tailgating spot, thanks to the guys getting there very early and staking it out! Us gals brought a TON of food. We were a little overzealous.

I brought pimiento cheese, savory pumpkin dip, and a chicken cheese ball, plus a baked ham, boiled peanuts (courtesy of Wheat), and a pound cake.

Tailgate Dips- Chicken Cheese Ball, Pimiento Cheese, & Pumpkin Dip | Oysters & Pearls

I made a glaze to drizzle over the pound cake, which I tinted blue. It was sky blue instead of royal blue though. I think I’m going to have to add royal blue coloring to my stash next.

Pound Cake, Black Bean Salad, & Boiled Peanuts | Oysters & Pearls

Glaze/Drizzle for Pound Cake


– 10 tablespoons confectioner’s/icing/powdered sugar
– 1 tablespoon milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– food coloring


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.

Tailgate Bloody Mary Bar | Oysters & Pearls

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. ;)

Courtney, Natalie, & Ashley Tailgating at the Tennessee Game | Oysters & Pearls

Wheat decided to get artsy.

Courtney, Natalie, & Ashley Tailgating in Gainesville | Oysters & Pearls

Then Jess and Evan arrived around 11:00, so we took some more pictures.

Ashley, Courtney, Natalie, & Jessica at FL v UT | Oysters & Pearls

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.

Century Tower, University of Florida | Oysters & Pearls

We took a couple tourist pictures.

Wheat and Century Tower | Oysters & Pearls

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!

Pi Love | Oysters & Pearls

Had to.

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!

Now, where’s that fall weather?


Jessica & Evan

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! :)

IMG_5595Sara, Matt, and Courtney at Dolores, pre-dinner.

IMG_5597Sara, myself, and Courtney, and our mojitos on the outdoor deck.IMG_5600Wheat 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.IMG_5610After 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!

IMG_5624 IMG_5640So 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!  DSCN2697Sara and Chris – we’ll all be reuniting in October for their wedding in South Carolina, and I cannot wait! DSCN2701Courtney 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. :)DSCN2704The triplets ;)DSCN2708Obligatory couple pic.

DSCN2712Checking 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.  IMG_5754

The getaway car…IMG_5762

And the happy married couple!!  Isn’t Jess ridiculously gorgeous?IMG_5763


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.

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The location was amazing, and so were the details!  I especially loved the flowers and table settings.

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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!