Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Weekend Bonfire

What an eventful weekend so far, and it isn't event over yet. We started out with family coming in to town on Friday to stay with us. Then we went to the community center pool to swim (we promised Isabel a pool party with family for her birthday). Then Saturday we went to the Lowe's Build & Grow clinic so that my daughter could build a race car. Then it was to the nature center with the kids and my mom to go hiking, playing & have a picnic lunch while other family went to the Mall of America and daddy picked up a friend from the airport. Then it was back swimming at the community center again, grilling out for dinner and finally a bonfire. I love bonfires & roasting marshmallows.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Yummy Food

The other day I was all into making homemade foods. I decided to try making some Artisan Bread. The recipe I am using the book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day and made the basic recipe that makes 4 1-pound recipes. The cool thing is there is no kneading and the dough lasts 14 days and it only takes 5 minutes of actual work each time to make a loaf. I don't think it took much more than 30 minutes of work this first time to make the dough, so next time it might be even quicker. It turned out great and was yummy.

The bottom picture is of some pollo pinto gallo with a bunch of hot sauce on it (just the way I like it). This was a favorite dish when we have visited Costa Rica and is a typical dish there and now is a typical dish in our home. Although in Costa Rica it is usually just pinto gallo and the pollo is served on the side.

The other thing I made that I didn't take a picture of was strawberry-rhubarb pie with oatmeal crust & crumble topping. That was yummy, in fact, I think I may go help myself to some leftovers.