Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blue Owl Harvest Salad

Cut a slice of pumpkin bread (I buy one slice from Starbucks) into crouton size pieces. Place on baking sheet and Bake @ 475. Turn 2 or 3 times, until firm.

Add on Salad:
*Lettuce with Radicchio
*Grilled Chicken
*Diced Apples
*Grated Carrots
*Diced Mozzarella Cheese
*Toss with Poppy Seed Dressing
This makes 2 servings

This is a very simple salad, but looks very gourmet and tastes fantastic! I really enjoy trying new recipes and experimenting with presentation. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Our good friends Pete and Jenna' taught us a
fun dice game called FARKLE!
We have taught our family and friends how to play, including my 87 year old Papa. The game involves taking risks and my Ahma turned out to be the biggest risk taker of all. Enjoy the laughter and commentary of us playing FARKLE in Iowa!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tornadoes and Ice Storms

After Christmas, Mom, Kurtis, and I took a trip north to Ames, Iowa to visit Ahma and Papa. Getting there was quite exciting as we had to brave the elements in many forms. About an hour north of St. Louis we ran into a huge thunderstorm which produced heavy rain and tornado warnings...yes tornadoes. We narrowly missed one which passed behind us by about 20 minutes. Heading further north, the temperature dropped and the roads became frozen. We had to keep a close watch out for black ice as we made our way carefully down the highway. Kurtis and I were constantly checking for updates on road conditions and it paid off, we got word of a multiple vehicle wreck that closed the highway just in time to exit. Eventually we made it to Ames to celebrate with Ahma and Papa. We had a great time catching up, playing games, experiencing snow, and eating great food. I feel very blessed that the Lord provided us with that sweet time!

Mom, Ahma, Papa, Me, and Kurtis

Three generations

Lunch at Hickory Park in Ames. This is my favorite restaurant that I have enjoyed since I was little girl. They have great BBQ!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Thirty-Onederful Birthday, Lynnie!

I have a lot to blog about after being on vacation for 3 weeks. It may take me awhile to get all caught up.
When I was in St. Louis we celebrated Lynn's Thirty-Onederful Birthday at Wapango. Wapango is a pan-latin restaurant with amazing food!! Lynnie is an amazing sister and friend. I am so blessed by her and admire her so much. We have experienced life together...good and hard things. It feels good to know you have a sister and friend who is there for you and is faithfully praying for you. I love her sense of humor, tender heart, and love for the Lord and others. We live thousands of miles away, but when we are together I feel so happy and joyful!
I love you my sweet sister!

Christmas 2008