Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wholesome student fun: BYU has a bowling alley on the bottom floor of their student center... And it's packed!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

waterfall @ sundance resort

Time flies- last time I was here was four years ago!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Getting back to knitting...

Annetrelac socks, in On Linie supersocke 100, Highland color. Trying to decide how much more cuff before I stop...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

This is why I buy strawberries @ Costco

4lbs of strawberries for $5.99! and they're HUGE! yummmmmm

Friday, April 17, 2009

First taste of Rudy's

After a much delayed flight (2.5 hrs on tarmac in Houston!) mom and dad made it to Austin... and not having eaten, I brought them right to Rudy's. :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

non-Seder Passover meal

I am trying to keep Pesach this year. I get almost all the way through the week every year, but after about five days or so, I invariably put something in my mouth and start chewing before I realize it's a no-no.

But, I definitely do my best at home. I moved all of my chametz into a couple of bags and put them away in the closet. I have been eating "matzah-and-" everything I would normally eat, so it's matzah and sun butter for breakfast, matzah and sliced turkey for lunch... etc. And some leftover matzoh ball soup (don't ask me why I spell the crackers with an "a" and the balls with an "o" - I don't know!)... and haroset... it hasn't been too difficult yet.

Tonight I decided to cook one of the new Passover products I found- Kosher for Passover cous cous, to go along with a really neat recipe for chicken with asparagus.

All I can say is, one of these recipes worked very well and is delicious. The other one, not so much. Can you guess which was which?

Yes, the cous cous looks like ... well... rabbit pellets made of matzah. The chicken flavoring helps a little, but it's just... mushy. Bleh. Reminds me of the "Matzah-O's" we tried for breakfast once when Bryan was little. No thanks!

The best part about Pesach, though, is matzah brei for breakfast. I eat mine with cinnamon-sugar. It's excellent. (I was going to provide a link to a matzah brei recipe, but there are so many to choose from! Savory? Sweet? both? choose your own!) Suffice it to say you dampen the matzah, mix it with a few beaten eggs, and fry it up -- sorta like the Pesach version of French toast. That'll be my breakfast tomorrow, so feel free to stop by.

Chag Sameach, everybody!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

view from my seat at Bruuuuuuuuce!

I can't believe I'm finally seeing Springsteen! It's taken me 20 years to get here!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

backstage @ Bob Bullock IMAX

they're about to show Monsters v. Aliens in 3D... coming off two giant film reels. It's a $30million machine. Wow.