Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Time Fun






I haven't written on here in a while and it's about time I do.  Rach and I have been loving the weather lately.  It's been in the 70's and even 80's a couple days.  So we have started to do some fun summer activities.  We started grillin' outside almost every night.  Food on the grill just tastes so much better to me.  My new favorite is grilled asparagus.  It's really easy, just take about 15 spears and place them in a ziploc bag.  Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, and some sea salt.  Shake it around for a few minutes and grill 'em for about 2 minutes per side.  I like 'em a little crispy.  

We also decided to see how green our thumbs are, so we've planted some veggies on the back patio.  Living in an apartment doesn't make it so easy, so we just bought some potting plants and some miracle grow soil. We've got some onions, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.  I love veggies and we'll see if we can get Rach loving them too.   Also Rach forgot to mention part of our workout; On Memorial Day we went with Rach's parents to Lower Palisade's lake, around Swan Valley, Idaho.  We thought we were in for a 3.5 mile hike, nothing right??  But we got there and it was 4.4 miles each way.  So we walked nearly 9 miles that day, up and down hills, through muddy trails, and some parts completely flooded over.  Wouldn't ya know we forgot the camera in the car.  We'll there's always next time.  Hope you all are taking advantage of this beautiful green earth and the summer weather that we are being blessed with.  

5 comments:

Heather B said...

Thanks for the recommendation on asparagus. I LOVE it but it doesn't always turn out very good. I can't wait to try the new method.

Michelle said...

Your plants look really good I hope they all turn out! Yum I love grilled food too did Rach try the asparagus?

Miquelyn & Dave said...

Sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun! That's a really smart idea to plant the plants in pots! I'm thinking that's what Dave and I should do! We are really looking forward to seeing you guys in a couple of weeks!

Deanna said...

Look at you guys go!!! Love your garden, and seriously, Love your goal...something I've been wanting to do, too. I'm jealous you guys are actually doing it! :)

Andersen said...

That is so fun that you have all those plants. I wish I had a better green thumb but I have no idea about plants.