Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here's what I got!

I thought I would take a picture and explain what I received this week and what I'm planning on making in case anyone is interested.

5 Bananas
Bunch of Green Grapes
5 Large Peaches (bigger this week)
8 Nectarines

2 Tomatoes
Bag of Green Beans
Bag of Potatoes
Romain Lettuce

Meal Possibilities-
Cabbage: Oriental Chicken Salad, Egg Rolls, Coleslaw, Tacos a la "taco cart" (they use cabbage instead of lettuce)
Eggplant: Eggplant Parmesan (requested by Jared)
Potatoes: Fries, Twice Baked Potatoes, Potato Wedges
Nectarines: Honey-Mustard Nectarine Kabobs
Peaches: Peach Crisp
Green Beans: Green Bean Bundles, Country Green Beans
Romaine: Salads
Bananas: Banana Bread (need to give to new neighbors)
Grapes: will probably just be eaten....YUM!
Tomatoes: Served on tacos or sprinkled with salt and pepper

Friday, July 29, 2011

Mango Sticky Rice

Wow! Two posts in one month...Kim will be so proud.

Last week, we ventured into the world of Bountiful Baskets. It is a food co-op where you can get produce at a fraction of the price ($15.00 for one basket). I can't remember exactly what we got last week but here's a rundown: mangoes, bananas, plums, peaches, cantaloupe, strawberries, grape tomatoes, celery, romaine lettuce, cucumber, sweet potatoes, & green beans. I may have forgot something.

Anyway, because of this adventure, we have been eating "fresh" produce. It is a little embarrassing to admit, but we really haven't had a lot of produce around the house since we've been married (unless of course it has been for a recipe.) I took it as a challenge this week to use all our produce this week since I didn't know how long it would last.

Here are some of the meals/dishes we've had this week:
Peaches & Plums in milk with sugar
Chicken Satay, Cucumber Salad, Romaine Salad, Mango Sticky Rice
Chicken Tacos with Mango & Avocado Salsa
Peach & Strawberry Freezer Jam
Hamburgers & Sweet Potato fries
Pasta salad with tomatoes & celery
Baked Rigatoni & steamed green beans

Tomorrow we pick up another basket and I'm excited to see what it contains so I can plan next week's meals. I has been fun and it feels good to be eating healthier.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Our House....In the Middle of Our Street

We just moved into our first house. Seeing that our house was built in 1910, it can use a little "updating." Well, actually it was updated in the 70's so we would like to un-70s-fy it. We will be progressing one room at a time. I thought I would post some photos of the current state of the house (interior).

Front RoomLiving Room

Downstairs Bedroom (Guest)
Downstairs Bath

Kitchen/Laundry Room
Upstairs Bedroom 1Upstairs Bedroom 2

Upstairs Bathroom
Upstairs Bedroom 3 (Master)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Online Sewing Class

I have decided to take part in this online sewing class. One day--when I have the time--I will get around to actually sewing these items, but for now I know that they are there. I'm really excited since I have never taken a formal sewing class in school...probably because I took drafting. ;)

First Day of School

Yeah! Jared posted to our blog! He started his own blog about his bike and other projects so I'll have him post the link for any who are interested. (He'll probably update his blog more often than we update this one.) was the first day of school and I'm so excited because I don't have to teach Careers this year! It's great to be able to teach classes where students actually want to be there. I will still have challenges (four different classes) but I will also have a lot of fun.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


So I don't have much to say, other than meetings are not the funnest thing.  So school starting up and the copies are being made and the material is being ordered.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Adventures in Colorado Springs

If you read Jared's previous post (props to you honey for actually posting on our blog) then you'll know that I have been in Colorado for the past two weeks. I am here because I am attending a training for Project Lead the Way and I will be teaching the Principles of Engineering class next year. It has been an intense training with math that I haven't seen since college--and also some I have never seen before.

We didn't have classes over the weekend so a group of us went exploring Colorado Springs. Our first stop were some cliff dwellings in Manitou Springs (not to be confused with Mesa Verde). We also drove through the Garden of the Gods. We decided to stop at the "Trading Post" and were shocked to see Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife. I instantly called Jared to tell him the news and he was greatly disappointed that I didn't get his autograph.

Well, I think that will be all for tonight. I will be meeting Jared in Denver tomorrow afternoon and then we head off to Ohio for another 3 weeks and there are bound to be many more adventures.