Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Needless to say, we had no idea what the yard looked like. We were hoping there was more than a scraggly patch of dirt under all that snow.
We were in luck, because once the snow melted, we discovered that the previous owners had done an amazing job of landscaping. And we are greatly enjoying the fruits of their labors!
I am now that crazy lady in the neighborhood who is out wandering around the yard, peering closely at plants on a regular basis (sometimes with my camera in hand). Every time people come over, I point out some new, beautiful plant, and ask them if they know what it is.
So far, we've discovered lilacs, lilies, hostas, hydrangeas, hibiscus, and about ten or fifteen other beautiful flowering plants and bushes that I cannot name.
And this week? Roses. Unbelievable hot pink roses.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Nate came home from work and asked me what was for dinner. I told him, and he looked horrified. "That sounds terrible," he told me.
"Pretend it sounds good, "I said. "I want Macieo to eat it."
One of these days, that man is going to learn to trust me when it comes to food. I have yet to steer him wrong.
Once he was actually sitting down and EATING the dinner he said, and I quote, "This is amazing! This is seriously so good, I can't believe it!"
But in reality, this recipe was great. Even Macieo loved it. So that means you should try it for dinner tonight. Or tomorrow. Or whenever. Just try it!
Grilled Goat Cheese and Strawberry Sandwiches
- 8 strips of bacon, cooked
- 2 oz. goat cheese
- 8 slices whole grain bread
- fresh spinach
- jalapeno jelly
- strawberries, sliced
Butter one side of each piece of bread.
On the other side, on 4 of the pieces of bread, spread a layer of goat cheese (I bought goat cheese crumbles at Trader Joes, warmed them for 15 seconds in the microwave, and it was very spreadable).
On the other 4 pieces of bread, spread a layer of jalapeno jelly.
Arrange bread in a frying pan, butter side down, over medium heat (you may have to do this in shifts, depending on the size of your pan). Cook until bread is golden brown (pretend you're making a grilled cheese!)
Take one slice of bread with goat cheese, and one with jalapeno jelly. Arrange 2 pieces of bacon, some spinach leaves and some strawberries, and assemble sandwiches.