We took a sunset boat ride Saturday night to West Lake. Here are a few pictures right from Matt’s phone.
The Railroad Bridge
Sunset over West Lake
One boat at a time under the bridge
The Queen II pulls out of Arnold’s Park on a Sunset Cruise of West Lake
All is Well, Safely Rest
The Wharf Restaurant as seen from our boat.
How knows how to spell Hors D’oeuvres? I just know I like to EAT them!
I picked up a Pork Roast from Hy-Vee‘s Mega Meat Monday event….where you can earn Fuel Saver Points by purchasing $20 of meat. I don’t like their new Fuel Saver program, but THIS is a way I can earn points the old way. By VOLUME purchasing instead of buying 1 particular item.
I used this new recipe for pork by the girls at Six Sisters Blog. I do not have any sisters, but if I did, I wonder if I’d cook with them?!
This recipe uses parmesan cheese and honey and soy sauce and spices. I then cooked the meat all afternoon in my Old Hot CrockPot. Our house smelled so good! This is a recipe I will use again. I followed the directions exactly and when the it was done, I put the meat in a different pan to cool and poured the liquid into a saucepan and boiled it down so it was a little thicker. Yum!
We ate outside tonight…..and I pretended I was at a swank fun bar in Omaha.
Hors D’oeuvres on our back patio
My cooperative hand model
Let’s Face it, you need a BigArse Pot for making Chicken Stock!
Last night, I found some Bare Chicken on sale at Hy-Vee for $4. FOUR DOLLARS A CHICKEN!!! That is unheard of. The tricky part was those wonderful Organic, sort of Local Chickens “expired” tomorrow, so I had to either freeze them or cook them. I figured as long as I was cooking one of them, I’d cook both.
I’ve learned (the hard way) to always use a thermometer and/or a timer when cooking. I love my OXO digital thermometer. I am using this extra large pot I got from Dan’s Grandmother’s kitchen after she passed away a few months ago. It is quite large and has a copper top. I didn’t have a pot large enough for 2 chickens until now!
My boys arrived home from the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree. Both Matt and Dan paid to attend as volunteers. Matt spent 3 weeks getting trained on and working the Big Zip Line. Dan was the assistant in one of the Base Camps, Bravo. They both exceeded expectations and worked like….well like Eagle Scouts
Alice, Megan and I met them at the airport.
We didn’t have to wait long for them to arrive from West Virginia!
Now, they eat, rest and empty these bags of dirt, mold, and memories.
MissLongLegs is glad you are home. So am I