Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Lanier Water Park. The boys had a blast! The boys didn't sit down for the 7 hours we were there. They went on slide after slide. I had to laugh when Harris said to me, "Mom the music they are playing is so cool. I love the song Eye of a Tiger and Living on a Prayer." If he only new those were the songs I listened to when I was in middle school.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I had plans to go to the pool today. Honestly, it has just been too hot to do anything else. Today's temperatures were 96 degree, but feel more like a 110 degrees with the humidity. However, about the time I finished making our snack to take with us the clouds rolled in and the sky got very dark. We know these clouds, and they bring with them thunderstorms and lightning. I was right! Bonnie is making her way across Georgia and raining like there is no tomorrow. Didn't stop me from eating my treat. I honestly think that Texas Caviar is not only good on corn chips, but would be just a delicious served on a bed of lettuce, on top of fish tacos, or in a wrap with turkey meat. It is that yummy!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
2) Before each trip I go on I make a bucket list of places I would like to visit and eat at, but I am happy when I find something I did not plan to find.
3) In high school, I swam on the swim team.
4) My husband use to play hockey professionally in Germany.
5) My oldest child on his free time studies how to make things. The other day I found him studying how to make a Tesla Coil.
6) I am trying to learn how to get off auto shoot on my camera, and recently bought Photoshop.
7) I Loves that I have freckles.
8) Feels very blessed.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Nothing taste more like summer than tomato soup. In a medium sauce pan, add two tablespoons of olive oil with two chopped onions. Then add two cloves of diced garlic. Once the onions turn translucent, add 4-6 diced tomatoes. When these begin to break down you can transfer to a blender or a food processor to puree, however, if you like you can leave the mixture in sauce pan until it breaks down further. I like to transfer to blender. Add ingredients back to sauce pan while adding salt and pepper to taste along with a pinch of sugar. Then add 1 1/2 cups of water, and one vegetable bouillon cube. Add a pinch of basil and a pinch of oregano. Then bring to a boil. Serve with a tasty baguette. Bon Appetite!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Lately, this little boy cracks me up with some of the things he says. Like he told me the other day when I asked him to do something he told me he was too busy. I also love the way he mis-pronounces mine and say,"Is this mines." I can't get enough of this child. He is so delicious!
Monday, July 12, 2010
1 cup of sour cream
Hi! Hope you had a nice weekend. We did! Saturday we hung by the pool, and Sunday after church we watched the final of the World Cup. Anyway, I think my husband misses Germany because he has been asking me to make some of the recipes he grew up eating. I think my oldest son misses Germany too because he asked me if I could only make German recipes. This weekend I made Gruene sauce which I guess is typically made the Thursday before Easter. I did some research on the recipe and I guess it was one of Goethe favorite recipes. No one knows exactly where the recipe originated from, but it is a specialty of Frankfurt/Hesse region. My oldest son and I didn't think we would like the recipe, but we loved it! It is kind of like eating warm potato salad.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The rhythm in our house does not change much on Saturdays. My husband still works. The children really don't sleep in, and so we usually go off somewhere that we can't go during the work week. However, I do make a real breakfast on Saturdays. This Saturday it was Berry Banana Smoothies and Nutella crepes. The last couple of Saturdays, we have been watching the World Cup and for that I am grateful because I have been able to get my husband to at least stay home for a couple of hours before he heads into work.
p.s. The trick to a really good smoothy is to freeze the fruit. Then you don't need to add ice. It makes it more creamy.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Pacific Grilled Citrus Salmon
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons capers
1 teaspoon dried dill
3 pounds of fresh salmon fillets
Place salmon on aluminum foil skin side down. In a sauce pan mix all other ingredients over medium heat until sauce is melted-then pour over the top of salmon. Then fold foil so that it creates a packet. Cook in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until salmon is cook through. Should be flaky and light pink in color when cooked. This can also be done on a Barbecue for 10-12 minutes. Recipe serves 6. Recipe adapted from Portland's Palate a Junior League Cook Book.
Use any combination of mixed greens or romaine lettuce then add raspberries, blackberries, walnuts, and pineapple.
Poppy Seed Dressing
1/3 cup white sugar or 1/3 cup honey
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon grated onion
In a bowl whisk together wet ingredients then add dry ingredients one by one. This can also be made in a blender. Recipe from all recipes.com
Tonight I am in heaven. Nothing says summer more than eating outside on our deck, and watching the fireflies dance amongst the trees. I love the way the sun sparkles off the leaves as they wave in the breeze. Nothing is more refreshing than salmon and salad. I don't think it could have been a more perfect evening! I am blessed!