Monday, February 28, 2011

An Experiment

As husband mentioned on the facebook, we are going *almost* vegetarian for the month of March. I say almost because we will be having cow pie for St. Patty's Day. We are trying to be healthier and this will force us to find more healthy recipes. Or eat more cheese, either one. Each week we will post the recipe for the coming week, and review that of the previous week.

Before I tell you what we'll be eating this week, let me explain what we did to ourselves before going meat free for *almost* a full month. Friday at work, lunch was catered by Kentucky Greg's BBQ. BBQ chicken, pulled pork and all sorts of sides. So good. Saturday for dinner we had crockpotted French Dip (a roast cooked in french onion soup, beef broth, and beer, served on a toasted bun). Yesterday we had the sister missionaries over for chicken ham thing (chicken tenders wrapped in ham casseroled in sour cream and cream of mushroom soup, served over rice.

Tomorrow we are having tofu peanut & noodle stir fry. I've been experimenting with tofu since we've known this is coming and it's not bad. Wednesday is ziti with sharp cheddar (there's also leaks and other veggies cooked in the sauce). Thursday is fireroasted corn chowder. Friday will be leftovers or maybe burritos. Hopefully there will be some homemade bread to go with that. Our pantry already has some new things in it, something that I like.

Any recipe ideas that you have are welcome and we can tinker with meated recipes. We'll let you know how it goes. And our reward for all this is a Grover's burger. And this time I'll eat the entire thing in one sitting.




Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day Through the Ages

This is our twelfth Valentine's Day as a couple. Pretty great, eh? Well, let me tell you about our first and then our most recent V-Day celebrations.

2000-we were engaged, getting married in just over two months. I spent the afternoon at my pre-marriage gyno visit at the BYU health center. This was the only day that worked for me and I wanted to be sure to get on birth control so we didn't end up having a honey moon baby (little did I know at the time what a waste of money birth control was:)

But Husband did take me out to dinner, a double date with one of his engaged roommates, Jeff and his Jeff's fiance Diane. I wish I could say we went to a fancy, expensive restaurant, but, no, we went to the Red Lantern Chinese buffet.

2011-We both forgot to put our rings on after our morning work-outs. So I guess we each spent the day trying to see if we could get picked up. No dice. So we went to dinner. We figured that all the fancy, expensive restaurants would be packed, and we didn't plan ahead and make reservations. So we consulted the yelp and decided on Grover's Club. So, so good. The burgers were just under a pound, add in a basket of fries and onion rings. It looked a lot like this:



It was awesome. Here's to many many more Valentine's Days together.






I love you, Husband!