Ten year reunion

This weekend we attended my 10 year high school reunion that I helped organize! High school could have been a very clique-driven time depending on the culture of your school.  I graduated with a class of 250 students in a small town. We all remember the cafeteria scene in Mean Girls. But we’re no longer in high school! Life has happened; it’s been 10 years. Life and experiences have a funny way of making us more understanding, sympathetic, and relatable.

So go to your 10 year high school reunion and enjoy yourself. Take nothing too serious, take pictures, and like us I am sure you will end up having a blast!

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We’re engaged!

How We Met

It was December 2011 and I was interviewing for my first job out of college. I showed up unprepared forgetting a pen and had to borrow one from Jake (great first impression). After the interview, I got in the car called my mom and explained to her that this cute guy just interviewed me. I got hired for the position and we spent the next couple of months getting to know each other.

How He Asked

Every Wednesday we take turns planning a date night and this Wednesday happened to be my turn to pick the activity. That morning I had texted Jake saying I wanted to stay in, watch a movie and make dinner but he was persistent that they get out of the house and go to Broadripple for dinner since the weather was beautiful.

Jake drove to Broadripple parking at our first condo together where we had lived for two years. We walked on the Monon trail through the Arts Park and before I knew it Jake was down on his knee. After the proposal we went to dinner where we had our very first date.

Cauliflower Buffalo Tacos

Ingredients

1/2 head cauliflower cut in bite sized pieces

4 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. chili powder

3/4 cup buffalo sauce separated

8 taco-sized flour tortillas

1 head romaine lettuce chopped

1 avocado pitted and diced

ranch to taste

cilantro or green onion diced (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.

In a large bowl combine cauliflower, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper and 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce. Stir to combine. Spread evenly on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.*

Five minutes before the cauliflower is done cooking, heat up the remaining buffalo sauce in a saucepan or in the microwave.

Remove cauliflower from the oven and place it back in the bowl. Add remaining heated buffalo sauce and stir to combine.

To assemble tacos, load each tortilla with romaine, avocado and cauliflower. Drizzle with ranch and top with cilantro or green onion.