Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009: Okra!

I cooked this Okra from Madhur Jaffrey's cookbook today. I don't think I've ever cooked okra before. It was a bit strange how sticky it was. It turned out so tasty though!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009: Heather's Exploding Soda

Heather for some reason has a cooler (without ice) full of sodas in her car. Now that it has gotten hot outside, when she went to get one and opened it, it practically exploded.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009: The Forever War

Chad and I read this for our Sci Fi Book Club this month. It was written in the 70's, so although a lot of it seemed cliche, I realized it was probably one of the first.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009: Why O Why?

I was driving home today and when I stopped a red light, I looked over and saw this ridiculous truck. Look how high up it is! Now is that absolutely necessary?

Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009: Oil and Water

Tonight I made some more yakisoba, which includes heating oil and water together to cook the noodles. When I poured them in the pan, I thought it looked so cool!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009: Target Grand Opening

I've been waiting for this day for months! A new Target was just built near our house and today was the grand opening so we had to stop by. It was great!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009: Self Serve Frozen Yogurt

We stopped by at a self-serve frozen yogurt place today in the East Village (Manhattan). It was so awesome! I love the taste of frozen yogurt that actually tastes like yogurt.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009: Rainbows

Tonight we met Mom-Mom, Aunt Beth, Lauren and Bethany at Friendly's so we could pick up Lauren. In rained a bit and then a lovely rainbow came out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009: Yakisoba

We had a lot of cabbage from the CSA, so what better to make than yakisoba?! This is one of my favorite Japanese foods and it's great to be able to make it at home.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009: Geese Crossing

Today I stayed late at work to finish up a report and it was totally worth it because I got to see this. These geese just stood in the way for about 10 minutes while we waited.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009: Back Home and Cleaning

Chad's sister, Lauren, is coming to spend the weekend so we now have to clean the house a bit. Fun.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009: Breaking Camp

Today we had to break camp so we could head home. It was kind of sad to take everything down after we had gotten so used to being up there. The weather was great!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009: Keuka Lake

Today we stuck around at the camp site for most of the day. We went down to the beach that is on Keuka Lake and skipped stones. Just like old times.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009: Winery

Today we went to Dr. Konstantine Frank's winery on Keuka Lake. It's our favorite one and we had such a great time with their wonderful wine tasting.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009: Garrett Chapel

Today we drove up to Penn Yan to spend the weekend camping at Keuka Lake State Park. We stopped by and checked out Garrett Chapel, which was awesome!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009: Banana Peeling

I recently read about a method for peeling bananas from the opposite end from the stem. I had a hard time opening from the stem end today so I tried it. It works!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009: Packing for Camping

Our camping trip to Penn Yan is on Friday and so we've been packing all week. Chad does most of the packing because he's so good at it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14, 2009: No Photo

This week has been crazy and I guess I forgot to take a photo today. Getting lax in my old age I guess. Haha.

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009: Salad for Dinner

Tonight we had salad, mostly with CSA veggies. We put some tuna on it for protein. The peas from the CSA were fantastic. I love raw peas but not cooked. Weird, huh?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009: Solar Compactors

We were in the city today and these solar compactors have been popping up everywhere. They are a cool idea but not terribly well implemented.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009: Birthday Photo Shoot

Today was Erin's birthday and we got together at my parents' house for dinner etc. We were having fun with a bubble-blowing toy and decided to have a photo shoot.

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009: Jay Brannan at World Cafe Live

We went to see Jay Brannan tonight and he was awesome, as usual. There was a big group of high school kids for a while being loud, but thankfully they left before the show.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009: All the Condiments in a Row

We had our book club meeting tonight at Wegman's. On our way out, we noticed that someone must be really OCD because all the condiments and utensils were lined up.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 8, 2009: Zucchini Bread

We got zucchini with the CSA recently and my mom used it to make zucchini bread and ever since, Chad has wanted more more more! So tonight he made some! Yum.

July 7, 2009: Playing Tennis

My dad and I played tennis tonight. I'm enjoying these games of ours but I need more practice! And I'm so out of shape it's sad. Haha.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009: Tiny Lettuce

We were preparing dinner tonight and there was this tiny lettuce from the middle of the head of lettuce. It was so cute.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5, 2009: Fat Quarter Purse

I wanted to sew something for Erin for her birthday and I found this pattern for a fat quarter purse online. I guess you don't really need a pattern, but I followed it anyway.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4, 2009: Happy Independence Day

Check out my mom and her bunting! They got their decorations from Friday Harbor and put them up on the house. We had a great time celebrating at their house.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009: What is going on here?

Chad sat down today and looked down to see the ties from his shorts sticking straight up in the air. It was so bizarre I just had to take a photo of it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009: Grass Sprouting

I planted grass on Sunday and when I got home tonight, I found that it had already sprouted! I was so thrilled. I hope that it thrives.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009: Orchestra at the Mann

We went to the Mann tonight to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform Firebird Suite and Four Seasons. We met up with a group of friends and had a great picnic