My daughter came back from her dad's house and told me about his egg steamer. Hmmm. Really? Is this actually better than just boiling the eggs on the stove? Or is it another one of those items I buy and then wish I hadn't?
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
I recently went to Las Vegas for a wedding and while there, we went to dinner at a restaurant on the Strip called Yardbird. We checked out the menu on line and I was sold when I saw they offered shrimp 'n grits. We started off with BLT fried green tomatoes... (topped with homemade pimento cheese)...
Their specialty is fried chicken...
We wanted to try some of their sides, so we ordered
mashed cauliflower potatoes and crispy brussels sprouts.
Then, of course, my shrimp 'n grits.
This was - hands down - one of the best meals I have eaten in years.
We wholeheartedly recommend you try Yardbird if you ever get to Vegas.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
I was driving to work and saw this bumper sticker:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
We had a sleepover with Myah and Kylee a couple of weekends ago. I try to pack their time while they are here so they don't get bored. So... we played games until Kim got off work.
After Kimmy got home from work,
we went to Red Robin to eat dinner.
On the way home, they told me they really wanted
to decorate a Christmas tree, so we thought "why not?"
We decided to take them up on their offer and get a head start
on setting up for Christmas.
I mean, I had plans to do it in a couple of weeks anyway,
so why not now?
Kylee had fun taking the ornaments out of the box
and talking about how old they are, and who gave them to me,
or where did I buy them.
She also found an elf hat
and a Santa apron, which she promptly put on.
Jackie always likes to snuggle up with Myah.
When we had enough of decorating the tree,
we went out and made s'mores over the fire pit.
They are good but sticky!
After a breakfast of pancakes, we made Christmas ornaments.
Lunch... and then home.
The next day was a school day for them
and a work day for me.
Great fun while they were here.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
I wanted to try a new dessert recipe so I found a recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake. It was really good, but took longer to make than I anticipated.
First, I chopped the apples.
I didn't take any pictures of making the batter,
but it was actually made on the stove, cooked in a saucepan.
Then the batter is added to finely chopped apples.
Placed in a larger pan to bake.
Create a brown sugar glaze and add
1/4 c. salted caramel glaze.
Here it is. It really was so very yummy!
Monday, November 14, 2016
My daughters introduced me to a non-profit agency that packs and provides food for third world countries. The agency is called Feed My Starving Children and one of their permanent locations is in Mesa, Arizona - right down the street from me. Kylee needs to do some volunteer work in her community and so Nicole signed them up and asked me to go along. I asked my friend, MaryAnna, who also went along.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
We are still getting Blue Apron meals and tonight we made Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas, which was one of their vegetarian meals.
They always give you a picture of how it is supposed
to look when you get done.
And the directions are very detailed and easy to understand.
So the ones that Kim and I made are below...
They look just like the picture - YEAH!
And here's the inside...
Kim and I like getting the meals from Blue Apron because it
forces us to try new things and even learn new techniques.
It can be a lot of chopping, but so far
(knock on wood)
we have liked everything - some things better than
others, but we have eaten many new things.
And we do like that.