But first, check out our front lawn after the rain! It was a pond.
|And then, just as soon as she starts running, she just stops and lays down.|
Saturday afternoon, we were off to the city. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I actually get excited about going to the city. The “city” was Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is about an hour drive from Columbus. We like to buy in bulk at Sammy’s (Sam’s Club) and that’s the nearest one. Another exciting thing about Tusculoosoo, is Tarshjay. One of the things I dislike the most about living in the dirty south is the lack of Targets (and coffee houses). This is Walmart country, people.
|T-6 Texan II, F-16, and T-38 shot glasses|
He didn’t know there was more, but I’m sure he was suspicious when I started making sugar cookies. He even helped.
|The baking pilot.|
|F-16 sugar cookies!|
|They were incredibly difficult to decorate, so we gave up after a few.
Neither of us are very creative, and we decided the blue frosting would suffice.
Sunday night we enjoyed even more good food.
|Roasted red potatoes with fresh sage (also from my garden).|
These are super easy to make. Coat the bottom of cast iron skillet with olive oil and add a layer of fresh sage, basil, rosemary or whatever herb peels your banana. Sprinkle a little sea salt on the bottom and place halved potatoes (red or new) flat side down. Bake at 400-450 degrees until soft.
Alex’s sister, Shelby, gave me a recipe for baked pig chops. There are not words for how delicious it was. I added a little fresh basil from the garden for a little extra flavor. I was surprised, it didn’t take much. My home-grown basil was packed with flavor.
|Fresh basil from my garden.
Pardon Alex’s finger over the flash.
|AHHH-mazing baked pork chops.|
Baked Pork Chops
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 6 pork chops, trimmed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
This would be good on chicken, as well! And next time I make them, I think I will probably marinade the pig for a few hours to really let the juices sink it.
Spicy Broccoli Slaw
- broccoli slaw
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- 3 Tbsp non-fat milk
- sea salt & pepper
- cayenne (lots!)
|Bizzert. (That’s what my nephew called dessert
when he was little, I guess it just kind of stuck.)
A whole peach, blueberries, vanilla non-fat fro-yo, and Simply Orange. YUM.