Sunday, January 25, 2009

Caribou Classic

On Friday & Saturday, I went to Soda Springs to help my parents with a food stand at the snow machine hill climbs. It was so much fun. We use to help with the hill climbs when I was in high school, so Tauna & I got to re-live some old memories. We made hamburger, hot dogs, walking tacos (a bag of Doritos, taco meat, shredded cheese, lettuce and salsa), hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls, chips, candy and soda pop. Friday was a nice day, it was a little over cast. Saturday, on the other hand, was cold and snowy. We sold over 300 burgers on Friday and didn't have any for Saturday so I volunteered to go to Poky and get some more. It was the worst winter driving ever. I started crying on the way there on the freeway and I was ready to pull over and not go any more. But I keep going and finally got to Poky. On the way back, the roads where just a little slushy and not bad at all. We sold lots and lots of food. When we finally left, the road were bare and dry. I would not believed it had snowed that morning if I had not been driving in it. We had a lot of fun. I'm sad that Brad wasn't able to come, he had to work. But I hope there will be more in the future....


This is the starting line, they totally tore up that poor hill

On the left is the return lane, where they would come down the hill

The worker bees

Our little set up

The mud pit we worked in for two days

This show exactly how muddy it was, we were up to our ankles in mud
Dustin - the burger boy

Drinking some hot chocolate

Dad taking a break from grilling

Wife skills

Last week I made a Chicken Enchilada Casserole. It was so good. I was so proud of it, I thought I would post a picture of it. It was a big hit, Lisa & Brad loved it! It was tortilla chips, cream of chicken soup, green chilies, chicken, and cheese. You start with the chips on the tops, pour the soup milk on top, then sprinkle with green chilies and cheese and repeat layers. Then put it in the oven and bake.


The finished product

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cute Baby!


Averi & I

Cute little Averi

Brad is kissing her and she was laughing

I just wanted to upload a few pictures of our cute niece, Averi. She belongs to Kellee and Dennis, Brad's sister. We were able to spend the weekend with them and do some babysitting while they worked on Monday. It was so much fun to be around her. We went to get Brad's haircut on Monday and I didn't realize what work went to going out. It was good practice. I can't wait to someday have a cute little one of our own.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Quiche

So George Bush and Dick Cheney were sitting in a diner getting ready to order breakfast. The cute little waitress comes up to take their order and Bush leans a little closer to her and says, "How 'bout a quickie?" She slaps him across the face and storms off. Dick Cheney, astonished, looks at Bush and says, "You idiot! It's pronounced Keesh".

So last week I was watching food network and they had a Quiche on there and it looked so tasty, so Rach and I decided to give it a try. It turned out so good. I recommend trying it. Basically, make a pie crust. Double recipe so you have a crust for the bottom and for the top. Then, make the filling, which should include about 4 eggs, a cup of your choice of cheese, onions, some breakfast meat... we had leftover Christmas ham, and some shredded potatoes... I recommend boiling the potatoes before, so they are cooked through. Simply fill the pie crust, cover with the other crust, crimp the edges to make it look like a pie crust. Cut a few (3) vent holes in the top crust, prob an inch long. Put it in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes and then turn it down to 300 and cook for 40 more minutes.. Pull it out and devour... I recommend putting spinach and or tomatoes in it, but Rach doesn't like those, so we had the non vegetarian version. Give it a shot. Here's the finished product.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, I can't believe it is already 2009! Where has the time gone. We had a great New Year's and I thought I would share some pictures. Yesterday, we went to Island Park to play in the snow. We had a few days of nice weather in Idaho Falls and it has melted most of our snow. We just pulled over at one of those turn around spot and played in the snow bank. The snow bank was huge. It took us a few running jumps to get over it. The snow was hard and crunchy but so much fun to play in.


Check out the huge snow bank!!!

The snow chairs we made in the snow bank.

Brad LOVING every minute of playing in the snow.

The drive up to Island Park. I didn't think it was this dark and cloudy.

We came home and got ready for dinner. We went to Pocatello to eat dinner with my sister, Tauna and her husband Dustin. We went to Ruby Tuesday and had a great meal there. We went @ 5 pm and it was busy. Tauna had called ahead and got us on "the list" so we didn't have to wait to long. Thank goodness!


Dustin, Tauna, me, Brad @ dinner

After dinner, we went to the Black Swan Inn. I made a reservation for Brad & I to stay in the Rocky Mountain Cabin. It was so amazing! The Black Swan is an amazing place to stay at. I highly recommend it to all of those that need a romantic getaway! You will love it. They had breakfast basket, microwave popcorn, bottled water and Swiss Miss packets for us in our room.


The fireplace was the first thing you saw when we walked in the door.


On top of the fireplace, was a huge moose head and a giant big screen TV.


The tub was next as we walked around the corner. It was really cool and big. The water came out of a barrel.


Next to the tub, was a spiral stair case that lead to a loft area. The bed was in the loft.


This is our bed.


This is a view of the sink area from the stairs.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's!!