Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Out for a run at 6:30 this morning! Rhys is training for his black belt testing at the end of August so he's kicking the workout schedule into high gear...
My enthusiastic child and her second attempt at breakfast! Lou made pancake bake and scrambled eggs with peppers & cheese. (Yes, that is George pouting... He didn't want eggs!)
Cael, on the other hand, loved them!!!!
Here he's asking for more!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I haven't had Korean ribs since childhood. They were my absolute favorites! In looking for another recipe in my mother's enormous collection, I found my dad's recipe. The ribs were as good as I remember and really easy to make!
- 6 beef short ribs
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed, mashed
- 1 Tablespoon olive or sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon MSG
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups soy sauce
- pepper to taste
Cut ribs crosswise to bone in 2 or 3 places. Combine remaining ingredients to make marinade. Marinate ribs in sauce at least one hour. Place ribs in single layer in baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
Notes: I use boneless ribs. I also use much more garlic and will use low-sodium soy sauce next time to cut down on the saltiness...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Kjersten made smoothies for breakfast this morning (a first in our house as I don't like fruit mixed together and squished...) She did a great job and the boys loved them!
I had to video Cael and his new pronunciation for his favorite fruit!
The occasion? Kjersten finished her three day cooking class at the local kitchen store. She now has a folder full of recipes she's dying to make for us. I'm sure you'll be seeing many posts of her cooking adventures in the future. (Rhys takes his cooking class next week. After that, I figure those 2 can be in charge a dinner or two each week! Yippee!!!)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
George was happy with the little slides... for a while!
Aspen spent all day playing with baby Cael and he loved it!
On to the big slides, this time with big brother Rhys... Kjersten never did brave the big ones, but I don't think George will ever go back to the tad pool willingly!
Monday, July 20, 2009
The HVAC guys were here last week to tear out the (not so) old furnace and install the new one. Of course, the new one comes in an awesome box. Its potential seemed lost on the install crew as they packed it up and were going to take it to parts unknown.
Glad we rescued it! For days and days, it has been a fort, a house, a hiding place, a coloring board, and now... a sled! Against all the mama fibers in my being, I allowed the girls (Emma & Kjersten) to "ride" this deathtrap down the stairs over and over...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Watching all those kiddos swinging weapons and fighting. Absolutely intriguing, if only for a few minutes. He is only two after all...
Rhys & his buddy, Richard.
Waiting for the awards...
Brennen as a ninja.
I asked him to smile and here he is explaining that "ninjas don't smile, even if they're good ninjas!"
Cael loves the train (duh!) on the ball (double duh)! His two favorite things...
Carol picked up some matching PJs at Cabelas for the boys. Too cute!
What do you mean?! This is sitting still!
Brennen and the first offerings of the Fourth of July...
Watching from a safe distance...
Cael kept saying "I scared..." but he loved every minute of it! He never quit smiling!
Rhys helping Brennen...
This is the daddy's idea (fault)!
What?! How do you watch fireworks?!