There's no place like home. Or an old fashioned family dinner, southern style!

We're been in FL for the past week on vacation. First, we went to Tallahassee for my brother's wedding. It was a traditional, Hindu wedding. We had 3 days of Indian celebration & food- it was fabulous! Hands down, one of the best weddings that I have ever attended. And I'm not just saying that because it was my brother's wedding! My new sister in law's family & friends were so hospitable & fun. I loved learning all of their traditions & had such a great time celebrating my brother & Vandna's marriage. We got to try lots of delicious (and spicy!) Indian food too. It was a great experience, I'm so happy we were able to spend the weekend with them. After the wedding festivities commenced, we headed to Orlando for a few days at Disney & visiting with my best friend & John's sister's family. It was a wonderful vacation & we had a great time with our family & friends. But after being gone for a week & eating out for every meal we were desperate for a real home cooked meal! So the first Sunday we were home I cooked an old fashioned, Sunday Dinner.

Classic Deviled Eggs
Herb Roasted Chicken
Old Fashioned Dressing (or Stuffing)
Collard Greens
and (not pictured) Mashed Red Skinned Potatoes & Gravy.

The whole house smelled like Thanksgiving. It was wonderfully comforting & just what we had been craving. I don't know why we save meals like this for once or twice a year?!? Honestly, the last time I roasted a whole bird, made dressing & gravy- it WAS Thanksgiving!! Everything was so delicious, my husband ate himself into a comma! Recipe postings to follow. In the mean time, here are some pictures from our FL Trip. Enjoy! :)

Hannah's Henna Tattoo, from the Mehndi celebration

Me & my best friend, Sarah's, Henna tattoos
Hannah & her Uncle Michael (the groom)
Vandna (the bride) at the Manglik Prasango
Hannah ready for the wedding
Hannah & Uncle Michael Celebrating Uncle Michael's arrival at the wedding!
Lots of dancing at this celebration!
During the wedding...
Hannah was the flower girl.

The happy couple T-Rex in Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL Rachel, Hannah & John
Our appetizer- Brachiosaurus Bruschetta. It was delish!
Hannah's favorite dinosaur, the baby Woolly Mammoth
Hannah & Aunt Sarah on the Dumbo ride in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World
Hannah & Daddy on the Tea Cups at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!
And of course we had to see all the Princesses! Here is Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) & Hannah.
Cinderella & Hannah Mickey & Minnie with Hannah
The whole family with Tiger & Pooh


  1. What an amazing experience for you and your family! Your old fashioned dinner looks comforting to me.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing those great photos! What a wonderful trip :-) Kate @ kateiscooking