Today marks the anniversary of buying our first house. Yea! We still love it! Oh no, there’s so many things that I meant to repair that I haven’t done yet! The Shame!
What fun we had! The mantra was food food food. Pretty much the whole weekend we were either eating out or cooking or shopping for food. These photos were all taken by my father.
First, the folks saw Brian’s new place. Dad was quite taken with Brian’s toy collection (this picture shows maybe half or less)
Gold’s Grocery had aisles of Scandinavian food! My larder is fully stocked.
I got a stalk of brussel sprouts at a gorgeous farmer’s stand.
Thanks for coming! We had a great time and my freezer is full for winter 😉
Now I know the secret to making a perfect steak:
I also made pizza with dough from scratch! and marinara from scratch! and basil I grew! and pepperoni I cured! Ok, that last one is a lie.
Then a corn chowder using lots of veggies, potatoes from Idaho (Thanks Miranda!) and topped with leftover steak. Oh, and homemade cheddar-parmesan biscuits.
Behold! I make salsa now! I loves it so. Julia suggested a salsa making party. It was fun and tasty.
And we discovered a new use for Jem. She’s a thorough paper shredder.
What fun! For the last summer holiday the whole family went to California to visit more family.
And then back home 🙂 in time for school on Tuesday. We had kept Jem at the kennel recommended by our friends, Beds n’ Biscuits. They were sooooo much better than the last place we took her. Instead of keeping her locked up all day they have indoor and outdoor play yards where she can run around with dogs all day – her favorite past time. They’re very polite and accommodating and they do cute things that are totally cheesy, but I love anyway. Like sending her home with homemade biscuits and a report card.
It says “We enjoyed getting to know Jem! She did great in the play yard and met lots of new beagle pals! She will want lots of rest and treats when she first gets home (she told us to make sure to mention the treats) 🙂 We look forward to her next visit.”
I totally love that. We already have a reservation for Thanksgiving. Indeed, she was very tired and slept for most of the next two days. Like they say, a tired puppy is a happy puppy.