Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebrating Patrick's New Job

For Patrick's party to celebrate his job we made six pounds of chicken breasts and thighs into Homemade BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and a seven pound pork shoulder into Adobo Pork Sandwiches. The sides included Pioneer Woman Spicy Coleslaw, Sweet and Crunchy Coleslaw, Cucumber Salad, Pickles, Beef Sticks, Watermelon, Strawberries and Chocolate Cake from Lunds.

Break Up Party #2 Food

Break Up Party #2 Plate


I am a complete slacker of actually taking photos of our friends at the party, but there was more than just food at the party. I guess that means we were just having too much fun. Oh well, next time.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weekend of June 17th

On Friday a bunch of us girls did the Bridesmaid Bar Crawl for the charity Operation Glass Slipper which provides prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them.


Bridesmaid Bar Crawl

Then on Saturday we went to Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center. It was a rainy dreary day, but we still managed to enjoy the shows.


Rock the Garden Rain

Rock the Garden

Nickie, Nathan and Ben stopped by our house on Sunday. Patrick and Nathan ended up going to the Twins game while Nickie, Ben and I hung out at our house.



CSA Box 1 2011

Here is a recap of how we used our first box of CSA vegetables. Our box contained Asian Greens Mix, Asparagus, Collard Greens, Green Garlic, Pea Vines, Radishes, Spinach, Spring-dug Parsnips, Thyme and Yellow Potatoes.

CSA Box 1

We used the pea vines in this Almond Soba Noodles recipe.

Almond Soba Noodles

Here is salad that we used some of the spinach, green garlic and radishes on.

Salad with CSA Radishes, Spinach & Green Garlic

I made some Green Monster Smoothies with the spinach and some of our leftover fruit we had around.

Green Monster Smoothie

We used some of the collard greens instead of bread with sandwich fixings.

Collard Green Wraps

This Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta used up the asparagus we got in our box.


The potatoes were sides with our egg and cheese sandwiches and steak.


Pomegrante Steak

A quick side spinach salad for dinner one night.


We didn't use the asian greens and we still have the parsnips.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Catching Up

Here is a recap of the last couple weeks around here.

On Sunday June 5th we went to Grand Ole Day in St. Paul. It was a very hot day. We had some awesome Garlic Naan from India House and ice cream from Grand Ole Creamery.

India House Naan

On Tuesday of that week we broke record temperatures when the thermometer went to 104F.


That Thursday we received our first CSA box from Driftless Organics. We used most of the produce, so I will do a recap of that sometime before we get another box.

CSA Box 1

That same night we got last minute tickets to the Twins game against the Rangers. The Twins actually ended up winning the game 5-4 that night.

Twins vs. Rangers

Twins vs Rangers


Then on Saturday we had a little informal get together to celebrate Patrick's new job.

Celebrating Patrick's New Job

Celebrating Patrick's New Job

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a very busy Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, I planted our garden. I planted four varieties of tomatoes, a pepper plant, a jalapeno plant, brussel sprouts, carrots, onions, spinach, rosemary, dill, basil, cilantro and chives.


Petunia's and Rosemary

That night we went over to Ty's place. It was a beautiful night so we took a walk to Prospect Park to watch the sunset.


On Sunday morning we walked to Lund's and got some cherries for breakfast.

Our Sunday Morning Stroll

After our morning walk we went to the Mall of America to go to Soul Daddy, the winner of the America's Next Great Restaurant show we had been watching. The pulled pork was really good. I thought the sides were pretty good, Patrick wasn't as impressed.

Soul Daddy

The dishes below are pulled pork, black eyed pea salad, cornbread waffle, kale, pulled pork sandwich and cheesy grits.

Soul Daddy

Sunday was also Ben's 1st Birthday party, so we went to celebrate with him.


Ben Walking

Ben and all his friends.

Ben's Friends

And his birthday cupcake.


Nathan, Ben & Nickie

On Monday, we had friends over for a grill out. We made Chicken BBQ Burgers and Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake Cups.



Heather & Patrick