Thursday, October 25, 2007
...this wonderful, magnificent, delicious, fruit crisp for dessert. I was inspired to make it by my very favorite Food Network personality, Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. http://www.barefootcontessa.com/. (I really really want to be her, with her kitchen, and house, and garden, when I grow up). Here's the recipe if you're interested.
The fall colors, cold mornings and nights, and the brief but beautiful snowstorm we had last weekend really inspired me to start cooking! And this was the perfect fall recipe....it tasted like fall!
I used Bosc pears and Pink Lady apples. The pears ended up being soft and juicy, but the apples remained pretty firm. I may have to experiment with different apple varieties. The topping was so yummy (oatmeal, brown sugar, lots of butter, how can you go wrong?), that I'm excited to make a new variety of this dessert every season! (peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall.....)
Top it off with some vanilla ice cream...and it was a perfect ending to a perfectly lovely evening. (I won't even talk about the embarrassing loss we suffered at the hands of the Red Sox....the ice cream made up for it.)
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday night we were so lucky to be the recipients of tickets to watch the show from a luxury box at the venue. Our friends Jeremy and Michelle had several extras and were so generous to share!
It was absolutely the least claustrophobic show I've ever seen! We had plenty of room, we were up high with no one in front of us, we had a great view of the band, seats if we wanted them (which we didn't), and couches and the baseball game! Best of both worlds....
Saturday night we were down in the thick of it on the floor about 15 rows from the stage. The music was great, the crowd was cool, I'm exhausted! Are we getting too old for this?
Saturday, October 6, 2007
I had somewhat of an idea of where I was headed, but had no idea what I was headed for. I came upon a big yellow gate and a nice trucker who tried, but couldn't help me decide if I should head through the gate or not. Well, I gave it a shot and the trucker closed the big yellow gate behind me. Rather than the nice straight dirt roads that run along section lines in most oil/gas fields, these dirt roads were curvy and squirrely, and made navigating the landscape even more difficult. I drove and drove and drove and became more and more lost. And then...as I turned a corner, what did I see coming out into the road in front of me, but a SNAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The first thing I thought was, oh no, this means I'm going to have to get out of my truck! Well, obviously I had no choice, so I put my window down, looked around for any sign of snakes (since they're so obvious in the desert landscape), and tiptoed my way around the truck to see how stuck I really was. I also was thrilled to see the largest insects I've ever seen, these crickets (I think that's what they are....look next to the tire)
The man working at the site, waved to me and eventually pulled up to laugh at me for getting stuck. Eddie laughed and laughed and then agreed to help me get out of this predicament.