Monday, August 31, 2009

Barley goes for a swim...

Not liking the ocean so much...

Daddy threw me in Bunson Lake.
Please don't make me go in again...

Rocky Point

This is the park near where we live.
It is beautiful and thanks to Barley, we are seeing it a lot more lately!!

"The Beast"

Steph and Colin gave us our wedding present early.
The Kitchen Aid Professional HD Series Mixer.
I love her.
I call her "the Beast"

Burger and homemade Fries

So I was slacking.. made COSTCO burgers- but I did make some fries.
Potatoes cut in thick wedges sprinkled with olive oil and baked for about 1/2 hr

Sunday, August 23, 2009


We have been looking for a spitz-type dog for awhile now- yesterday we went to visit soem American Eskimo puppies.. and I fell in love.
This little dude caught my attention.. and I couldn't leave without him.

Welcome to the family Barley!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lazy day... Easy Meal

Don't usually make dinner from a box and bottle... but we had a late day...
so I gave in and made "fast food"
To my credit.. I did make the salad from scratch!!

FYI... it's your Birthday... in case you forgot!!!

Steph's Birthday card I made!

"Jo Jo" Potatoes

As my university roommates affectionately named them!!!
Potatoes cut with
Olive Oil
Whatever Spices are in the cupboard
Roasted in the oven until they are nice and crispy!!

Risotto Fail

So I had this really great recipe for risotto fritters...
started off well enough..

Added some spinach and made into patties... still looking good..

Then I deep fried them.. and they fell apart :(
Final product *looks* ok.. but they were greasy...

Cheese Puffers

Oh so good.. and SO easy...
just milk, flour and cheese..
Although next time I won't make them in paper cups.. they get too sticky!!

Friday, August 7, 2009


J. bought me some flowers...
one plant for the balcony.. and an orchid for inside.

I have wanted an Orchid for as long as I can remember..

HAIL Caeser!

So I made some AWESOME Caesar salad tonight...
with homemade croutons, lemon, parm.. and some extra old cheddar.. added a nice "bite"

Monday, August 3, 2009


After a few weeks of doing nothing but BBQ (it has been WAY too hot to cook inside) I finally needed something that wasn't grilled.

J. wanted tacos, and my vote was for burritos... fortunately, it's easy to make both!

I caved and bought the taco shells that stand on their own... because J. really got a kick out of them.

and bean burrito for me :)

Whole Wheat wrap
sour cream
refried beans

Next day leftovers...
I wanted to do something different, so I made quesadillas!