Monday, April 30, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
They are available in my Etsy shop. (Nah. I don't have an Etsy shop. I've just always wanted to say that.)
Off to watch Elliphantom's brother-in-law dance with Heather Mills. Later!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Allow me to present to you the Guilty Blogger Award. This award goes to any blogger who feels:
1. Guilty for the time they spend blogging or reading blogs when they really ought to be doing X, Y or Z instead.
2. Guilty for not responding to comments quickly enough, if at all.
3. Guilty for lurking when they feel they should be commenting.
4. Guilty for not posting pictures of swap packages quickly enough. (Hi Maria and Millie! We got your mini-swap package a couple of weeks ago. I've wanted to post it, but for some reason haven't done it yet! We loved everything! Will post soon!)
5. Guilty for sitting around and doing nothing, because they should be making something, you know, for the blog.
6. Guilty for __(you fill in the blank)__.
If you feel you are qualified for this award, go ahead, steal the button and nominate yourself. Make sure to let us know why you are deserving. :)
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Me and my boys. Davey's always running ahead. Keith is great at staying by my side. Mikey's in the Bjorn, but you can't see him in the picture.Had to stop and take a picture with the funny guy.
The weather was great--we could see for miles. Portland in the springtime. Not too shabby.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I've been cooking up a storm lately with lots of help from my little men. Did you know that fingerling potatoes are the perfect size for little hands to scrub and poke holes in with forks? Unfortunately, all this work they do to prepare them does not mean they actually EAT them, but it is a nice way to keep them busy in the kitchen. Sorry, forgot to take a macro close-up of the potatoes, but trust me, they were beautiful. I tossed them in olive oil, paprika, cumin, sea salt, and chili powder and roasted them for 40 min. @ 400 degrees. Ummmmm. Divine. OK. Enough of that, since I don't even have a picture to show for it.
Tonight we had some friends over to make Chinese jiao dz...also known as gyoza (in Japanese), or potstickers. The fun is in the wrapping, which is an art in itself. Fifteen years ago, my hubby and I fell in love with each other while wrapping jiao dz--but I'll save that for another post. Hmmm. Maybe I should write a tutorial on different methods for wrapping these things. It's actually quite a crafty endeavor. OK. I forgot to take a picture of the final product (I'm such a loser today), but here we are having fun, and once again the boys were really into it:
I'll leave you with some pictures of the beauteous side dishes which I took before the guests arrived:
That red sauce there on the right, by the way...Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. If you haven't tried that, you haven't really lived. OK. That's all folks.