Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Right now I'm watching the Today Show and eating some Cream of Wheat. I try to not watch the TV ALL day long, because really daytime TV is BAD and Food Network makes me too hungry
My baby registry books and the computer (I'm working from home so I don't have to go on disability)
Yeah, it's pretty exciting around here, what can I say? Right now I'm reading a book called Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell, it's very cute. Last night I watched Mad Hot Ballroom, the documentary about ballroom dancing classes in inner city schools... SO cute!! I loved watching those kids dance! I also watched the finale to Shot of Love with Tila Tequila... I can't believe I just admitted that ;)
I hope everyone is well!!! Thank you so much for the good wishes :)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Jamie called on his way home from work to tell me that he was bringing home some smoked salmon. I checked the fridge and had cream (naughty, naughty girl), dill and a lemon so I figured I could whip something up.
I started with a roux and added about a cup of cream (I know, but you could use milk) and 1/2 cup of chicken broth (all I had open) and simmered that with one smashed garlic clove. When that thickened I added about a cup of peas, a handful of chopped dill, the juice and zest from half a lemon and about 1/3 lb of smoked salmon, flaked. Done. Seriously, that was it. And it was SO good. I normally don't rave about my own meals, but this one was fantastic. Especially since I just threw it together. It's too bad I don't have a picture, but I was starving ;)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Me and Gramps :)
This is a serious competition (L-R; Dad, Jamie, PJ, Jay)
(back row L-R: Jeffry, Susan, Sam, PJ)
(front row L-R: Jamie, me, Gramps, Mom, Dad)
Jamie and Madi
Me and Dorothy
Here is the Pork recipe:
1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
Remove tenderloins from marinade, discarding marinade.
Grill tenderloins, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°, turning occasionally. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with Red Wine Sauce, if desired.
Note: Tenderloins may be pan seared in a hot skillet to brown and then baked at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes.
1/2 small sweet onion, minced
PreparationSauté onion in butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 3 minutes, or until browned. Add wine, and cook 3 minutes. Add beef broth; bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes.
Stir together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch; add to broth mixture, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and serve over tenderloin.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving and much love to everyone :)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I am also SO excited for Thanksgiving this week!! My brother and his girlfriend Sam are coming into town and my Gramps will be here, along with my Aunt Susan, her boyfriend Jeffery and my Uncle Charlie. We're having dinner at my parents' house and I'm really excited for some family time. I'm in charge of the stuffing, trifle and rolls :) Bring on the food!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
We also saw Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood... great, great show!! Wow, can that man preform! And we saw the Broncos beat the Chiefs, which is a rarity at Arrowhead. All and all a great trip and it was wonderful to see Suzie's parents :)
Friday, November 9, 2007
And most importantly I had a fabulous time with the ladies, it was JUST what I needed after a crappy day... thanks girls :)
Today I'm off to KC with Suzie and Mike to see Garth Brooks and the Broncos... woo hoo!!! Wish us happy house luck, it goes on the market today!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Before and After Pics :) (I tried to post them side by side but I couldn't get it to work, sorry!)
Living Room/Dining Room Before and After
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
My dad and I went to the game on Sunday with our good friends Dan and Aaron. It was awesome. The atmosphere was so fun, until we started rallying in the 8th inning and the family behind us got mad at us for standing up. Then the dad started calling my dad and Aaron assholes because they wouldn't sit down, but they were Sox fans so we really didn't care. Then the mom said "but I'm a Rockies fan, won't you sit down for me". Lady, if you were a Rockies fan, you would be on your feet cheering for your team like the rest of the stadium. Give me the break, there were 9 outs left in the WS and they actually want us to sit down? They would not drop it either, it was super annoying. I have pictures of my dad and I, but alas I forgot my camera cord, again!!!
Saturday night I watched the game with the girls and Nick... it was fun until our night was ruined by some lame ass couple at the bar. See Drea's blog for part of the story and super cute pictures http://themaidenmetallurgist.blogspot.com/2007/10/brunette-barbie.html
The house is coming along. Our goal is to have it on the market by 11/10 and we're making pretty good progress!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Last night I went to the grocery store... woo hoo!! It's kind of a hard trip for me these days because food isn't really my BFF anymore. I eat, because I know I have to, but I don't *crave* food, which really is quite sad. So my trips to the store consist of me wandering aimlessly around the store trying to find SOMETHING that sounds good to me. Last night it was celery, yogurt smoothies, goldfish, cottage cheese (I made myself, but it doesn't actually appeal to me), sour cream, bread and some Clif bars. Not very exciting, but I tried to stay healthy. I took a picture of how pathetic my cart looked, but I don't have my download cord with me. The other annoying thing about food is that I need to eat every hour or two and I don't like to eat the same thing over and over again... so now I'm forced to eat 8-12 different things over the course of the day and that gets really old. If I could sit at home all day and cook, I could handle it, but work makes it hard :)
I started reading a new book last night by one of my favorite authors; North River by Pete Hamill, so far it's pretty good, but I HIGHLY recommend his books Forever and Snow in August. They are both phenomenal books and Hamill is an amazing author.
And lastly GO ROCKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's show those Sox that we aren't just a nobody team from a podunk town!!
Monday, October 22, 2007
I did manage to have a great dinner at Duo in the Highlands... great food (I had a beet salad with goat cheese and gnocchi with exotic mushrooms and parmesan cheese), but we were a little put off by the hostess. A couple member of our group were 7 minutes late and as she was getting ready to seat us (she wouldn't seat us until everyone was there), she said "just to let you know, we have another reservation at 8:15, so you'll need to be done by then"... um, our reservation was at 6 and we were done in PLENTY of time, but we thought it was a bit rude. Oh well, I'd eat there again :)