Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
If you have never tried fasting; go for it - God is waiting... here is an awesome story about prayer and fasting by some peeps I love - the Hays family...
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The slopes were practically deserted on this day.
The sky was so blue and the views so clear - I had a wonderful day...
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I chopped up the pork and tossed it on the grill while I washed and prepared the veggies.
I like big crunchy chunks of vegetables in my Chinese food (the veggies are always mushy at panda express)
The end product was awesome - I made enough to share, but it was so good I ate the whole thing myself, right down to drinking the juices at the end...
The second dish I made for Carmen this weekend; Carnitas tacos with fresh salsa verde. I made the carnitas by throwing big chunks of cheap pork into the crock pot with some salt, pepper, and some green enchilada sauce from a can.
The salsa verde to top the tacos, I made from scratch; for my first time it came out amazingly tangy and wonderful. I peeled about 15 tomatillos - they are so pretty and fresh, though gross if eaten uncooked (I am told)
I threw them into a boiling pot with a serrano chile till they became soft and pale green. (please ignore that strange foam)
Then I tossed them into the blender and flipped the switch.
In the background I had chopped up a bunch of cilantro and an onion which I threw in after the blending.
The tacos; outstanding... It makes me happy to cook for people, even happier when they like what I have made... or at least politely lie and say they liked it... ;-)
Monday, January 5, 2009
One awesome feature was the connector for the TV. The room had a 40" flat screen TV with a port for your laptop. So I did my work on the huge TV... it was really cool!
I worked like a dog the whole week and finally on new years eve treated myself and Amy (the poor trainer I dragged along with me) to a nice dinner at Landry's Seafood... The price was high but the meal and service were exquisite... it was really nice... I wish we had one back home...