Posts tagged ‘Food’

July 12, 2010

Catching up from the weekend

I finally feel like I am catching up after this weekend. It was a full one too. We had the veteran’s standdown on saturday and we tried to make sunday just as full.


We started by cleaning the house while the kids played. They tried to help, but sometimes they are still too young to just get stuff done, so we sent them outside. After the house was clean, we packed some snacks and headed out to one of the local beaches for some fun in the 90 degree sun.

We were really lucky to find a shady spot. But it still was too much and it got to the kiddos.

We ended up stuck in traffic forever trying to get home. As it turns out, there was a very bad accident and our thoughts go out to the families. But that took so long that there was nothing to do but stick a frozen pizza in the oven when we got home.


Woke up at 5am and got Bill off to work and the kids home before I came home to get ready for work at 7. I was rushing so much that I barely had time to make breakfast. But I was able to grab this:

Got to work and it was a monday. Mondays tend to be slow at mountain resorts. I guess its nice, but I like it when its busy.

This is me enjoying the quiet:

When I got off work, I headed over to Safeway. I just love their filones and I wanted to have one with dinner tonight. Well, I ended up with two of them and a 1lb tri-tip that the butcher added a wild turkey marinade to.

So I cooked up the meat added some tomato and avocado… and this is what I got… Oh My WOW!!!

I had a dilemma in the kitchen though. What do you do when you have bananas that look like this—–

But you don’t want to toss them. You find the best recipe for banana bread in the world and you make it.

Yummy! I will post the recipe soon.

Well, Bill is waiting for me. I think we are going to watch the Soloist. Have a great night all.

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July 8, 2010

No more dessert

I love dessert. Its obvious in the fact that I cook it nearly every night. There is just nothing like dipping your silverware into something creamy or gooey. Well, I caught a glimpse of myself in a picture yesterday and I am not happy with what I see. So I am changing it.

I made my last dessert last night. I am not saying that I will never make dessert again. In fact I have promised a blueberry frangipane galette for a baby shower next week. But I am not making dessert for me. So it is with sad taste buds that I present:   The last dessert

Ricotta mousse with crushed almonds and fresh cherries. Mmmmm. *sniffle, tear*

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July 6, 2010

Holiday weekends = Bad Blogger

So, I was a bad blogger this weekend. But we had so much stuff going on and I was soooo tired that I just couldn’t.  But here I am with all the fun.


It was our one year anniversary, so we spent the morning alone and it was really nice.  We did the farmers market and the parade and then home to wait for the kids.  I cooked up some yummy tartlettes for our picnic:

And we packed up and headed out to city beach.

All day we fought the clouds. It tried to rain on us a few times, but it was worth it. We fought that to get this:

We had a great day just spending time as a family:

A good time was had by all. And after what seemed like an eternity (actually 4.5 hours) we got what we came for:

It was a great night:


I woke up on sunday way too early and had to go to work. But I saw my little friend on the way up the mountain.

He was on the passenger side of the car just chillin, eatin some bfast.

Then he realized that I was there and wanted to come say hi. I am not ready for that part of our relationship…. so I sped off taking this last picture as I did:

Work was work. No pics from that… but I can show you one that I took last summer:

This is the view into the village at Schweitzer from the front door of the lodge.

When I got home Bill and Erik were watching UFC, so I sat down to relax and I never got back up. The fireworks didn’t happen for us since the sky decided to open up. Dinner was a fun experiment:  Saute walla walla onion, mushrooms, garlic scapes, turkey bacon, fresh basil. Add 3 ice cubes of tomato sauce, 2 tbsp heavy cream and 3 fresh terragon leaves and serve over pasta with parm. So good!

Don’t you love the pattern on my apron?

When the rain stopped for a moment, we went outside an lit off some of the fireworks we bought for the kids. Hey… we’re kids too. 🙂 It was fun, but we decided to save the really big ones for this weekend when the real kids can oooh and aaaah.

We sat on the couch the rest of the night and snuggled and ate ice cream that I never should have bought.


This was the last day of Bill’s 5 day weekend. I love having him home with me, but I have a routine of how I do things each day, so its nice to have him at work too.

We went for our run and I am still having so much trouble breathing. I think this may be exercise induced asthma. I am going to talk to my doctor about this and see if I can get an inhaler to help with it.

We had breakfast and watched last week’s So you think you can dance. Mmmm breakfast!

I spent the rest of the day doing nothing until I had to go to work. Again… work was work. I did have  a lady and her two daughters come down to the lobby at about 10pm and tell me that there was a bear in the pool. Truthfully he was in the pool area… he wanted the garbage. Sooo, that was a bit of excitement. Ooooo!

Anyway, that was my weekend. Nothing else going on around here. The house is a mess after all that doing nothing, so I am going to clean today.

Have a great one.