Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I like the leading lines and the overall composition of the photo.
I like old barns. Lance - do we have room in our backyard for one of these?
I was a little obsessed with the clouds. And the algae pond. Who doesn't like a refreshing bath of ... algae.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday: Chicken Corn Tortilla soup (my latest obsession is the same soup from the Gateway Market. Hopefully this recipe is a close duplicate)
Tuesday: Dinner at Felix & Oscars (I've got photography class at 7 pm, so it's supper on-the-go)
Wednesday: BLATS, sweet corn, and sweet potato fries
Thursday: Grilled chicken breasts with a tequila lime marinade and couscous and some broccoli
Friday: Butterfly pork chops, sweet corn, fried apples and mashed potatoes
Saturday lunch: Asian chicken salads
Saturday supper: :ISU versus UNI game!
Sunday lunch: Cheese stuffed beer burgers
Sunday supper: Chicken pot pie
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Growing up in NW Iowa, my family spent a lot of time in Omaha, NE. Both of my aunts live in the Omaha area and any special shopping my mom would do with me would be in Omaha. Because of this, our family had a couple of favorite restaurants in Omaha. One of those restaurants is The Garden Cafe. The Garden Cafe is known for their breakfast menu and their potato casseroles. Dear me, how I love their potato casseroles. The secret is the ranch salad dressing. I know, sounds a little lame and more than a little unhealthy, but I really believe the secret is Ranch salad dressing!
3 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
Ranch salad dressing
Colby jack cheese
Diced green pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
Like usual, I worked off a very loose recipe. Meaning, I had a mental list of ingredients in my head and then eye-balled it.
I started by prepping all of my potatoes. I then panfried them with a dab of canola oil in a skillet with the onion. While I was doing this I also sprinkled on the S&P and the oregeno. Then I transfered half of the potatoes into a casserole dish and layered all of the veggies and the ranch. I topped it with the remaining potatoes and popped it into the oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. During the last five minutes sprinkle a little cheesy love ontop of it!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I stumbled onto this videographer's website - he's amazing. This video - also amazing. If I a) lived in Cali b) had a reason for a videographer c) wanted something special made, he would totally be my go-to choice.
Anyway I wanted to share. I thought the video was really beautiful and moving.
1½ cup Dried apricots
1½ cup Water
6 tablespoons Sugar
1 can Crushed pineapple (8 oz)
1½ tablespoon Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Butter
Pastry for 8" double pie crust
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We love going to games - I love football season in general. Granted, I prefer football games that include fall weather, crisp leaves, tailgating, and winning scores :)
I ate a Clone Cone. They are loaded with food coloring. I dripped a little on my gray shirt and the damage was totally noticable!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Lance considers sunflowers a noxious weed that should be cut down. My mom considers them to be decorative and a nice treat for the birds. I tend to err on the side of my mother. My co-worker had these gorgeous sunflowers on her desk last week. I was more than a little jealous. She had a friend over for supper and as a thank you, the friend brought her sunflowers. Not that I expect my dinner guests to bring me flowers, but I wouldn't turn these down!