De Ma Cuisine



August 2012



Refreshed by the Woods

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We went away this past weekend. We drove 5 hours to go to the mountains to hang out with Husband’s family. It was wonderful. So refreshing to be away. They’ve been painting the exterior of our apartment complex for about a month and a half now. We also live beside a freeway. It’s noisy. It was nice to be surrounded by trees, stars, family, and silence. The silence was often broken by laughter.

I don’t know if I have anything food related to talk about, oh except to tell you that we had amazing german sausage and homemade ice cream.

The weekend was part of a fundraiser. We got a few treasures at the silent auction. Be still my heart. I love this watering can. Husband had to shove his way in to get the bid in at the last second. I’d been bidding the whole time, but was at a different table standing by another item that I’d hoped to win. I got outbid on a few things (and got my hand shoved out of the way at one point by someone who desperately wanted the ice cream maker I was bidding on – yes, I’m still a little bit mad, but I’ve decided that I’ll wait until I’ve saved up for my Kitchenaid mixer and just get the ice cream maker attachment, so I’m OK, really…), but won some others. It felt like Christmas, looking at all the treats! And, it was a donation, so even better! Husband really really wanted some BBQ Sauce made by the Balakian family. He bid on all 4 or 5 of them. We won one set. I might use it in the next few weeks on my show, with chicken, in the crock pot. I can’t wait!

Our dog has to sit on a pink plastic table cloth, on his bed, when we’re in the car. He sheds a lot. We live in an apartment, and our car is parked far from us, so we can’t vacuum the car each time we travel with him. When going to and from the mountains he slides around a lot. Yesterday he ended up underneath his bed. We laugh at him a lot.

A couple of other things that are random and unrelated to the weekend:

It’s supposed to be 100 tomorrow and i’ve decided to make soup on my show. Oh. I thought fall was almost here. Apparently it’s not. Hope it’s cool enough for soup where you are. I don’t really care, I’m going to eat it anyways!

This coming Sun will make one year that I’ve been blogging (ok, officially blogging). More about that in next Monday’s post.

That’s all for now. I hope you’re OK without a new recipe today. If you really really need something to make, have a look at my Taco Salad, Granola, Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon (oh please oh please make this at some point in your life. IT. IS. AMAZING!), Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad, or last week’s episode which featured Spaghetti Squash Rock!

Happy Monday and Happy Eating!

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