Friday, September 30, 2011
I had a friend in Korea who was Korean. Whenever I needed help finding something in Korea or needed anything she was there for me. And she showed me all kinds of yummy Korean foods to buy. She has a little girl named Olivia that is who this is for. I made the pillowcase and Ben and Madi found the Olivia bood to go with it...it's Halloween so I need to get this in the mail right away.
Festive homemade washclothes are my must have in my kitchen...my new ones for fall.
I have ben unpacking, unpacking, unpacking, unpacking.....and finally I unpacked something really fun. I bought these push and pull signs in Korea. This "pull" one is on my pantry door in the kitchen.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
We found the high school in Grass Valley. They have one of Northern California's good football teams. What a beautiful campus in the mountains they have.
We cracked up when we saw these.
Look at the food stand at the football field...we are are in gold rush country....they are the Nevada Union Miners.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Not only do we have palm tress but we have mountains...welcome to California. I just love it I'm telling ya. I took this picture out the window this morning. Those are the Sierra Nevada out there.
My world! They had school pictures today.
Even though it's 101 degrees summer is almost over. My perfume this summer was Nina Ricci. Love the clean scent. But now that it's almost fall I want this by Dior. Last month when I was in Georgia; Steve's mom and I were at Sephora smelling some scents and I got a sample of this and now it's calling my name.
I will get some pictures to share soon but let me tell you I really love my new kitchen. I have been cooking everyday. Tonight I tried a new recipe. No leftovers...we ate it ALL.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Garlic-Roasted Brussles Sprouts with Mustard Sauce.
Wash and cut fresh brussles srouts. Toss in olive oil and minced garlic. Bake on cookie sheet at 450 for 15 min stirring occasionally.
In small sauce pan boil 1/2 cup heavy cream, 3 TBSP dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Boil for 1 minute then drizzle over roasted brussles sprouts.
The looked so pretty served in my blue and white Japanese bowels.
September = Apples to me. Apple cider too. I made some seasonal gifts with an apple cider theme.
The tag has a bottle of cider on it. I really enjoy this time of year.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
My friend Susy, the one who got me to agree to run in that half marathon in hilly ol' Nashville two years ago, is running tomorrow in the Air Force Marathon. She has been stationed at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio for 3 years and runs this marathon every year...that crazy girl. She said the Air Force marathon, half marathon and and 10k have been sold out since June...who are all these running fools? Good luck tomorrow!!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Chop Chae is pretty easy. It's made of glass noodles. You can buy these noodles from many stores and the commissary, they are noodles made from potato startch...that's what you need to know when buying the noodles.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We gave Ben the choice of either going to see the BYU campus or the Utes of the University of Utah and he likes the Utes so to the University of Utah it was.
After leaving Salt Lake City we drove straight west on I 80...now there is really NOTHING west of Salt Lake City. We drove right through the Salt Flats...this is where they made the Will Smith movie Independence Day.
Finally we got to Nevada. I was worried this was going to be a bad drive but you know Nevada was really pretty.
Awwww this is California. Heading up towards the Truckee pass.
Check out the sign. We were all so excited to know we were almost home...our new home. It was one long drive. Especially after just flying from Seoul, Korea and all that goes with that.
We still are sleeping on the floor. None of our things from Korea have gotten here yet. Our fast shipment of 500 lbs. will be delivered Friday. At least I will be getting some of my pots and pans, rice cooker, silverware, and my sewing machine. Oh yeah tomorrow we are going to the Bay to pick up our car that just got here from Korea. Slowly but surely we will get settled.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Our favorite fresh California snacks.
A tip: on a nice quiet night brown hamburger and divide up into freezer bags. This makes cooking dinner on those hectic nights a little easier.
Maybe I am wierd but I LOVE stocking up. I hit the caselot sale the other day. These Wisk are normally $12-$13...this day they were $9.99 with $6.00 off coupons so they came to $3.99. I bought over a years supply of laundy soap.