Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bon Appetit !

So....we all know that my cooking skills are a little less than....well.....we'll just say they aren't your average culinary masterpiece. Some of my most memorable cooking experiences include: crunchy noodles in pasta salad, and burning rice crispy treats. Yes, I said it. I BURNT rice crispy treats. Don't ask how that happened. I tend to blame the A.D.D. It's not ALWAYs inedible though. I can bake pretty well, I'm great with a crock pot(but who isn't right?), and I can whip up some pretty tasty meals every now and then. Let's face it though, after a while the same meals get old. So this month I have decided that I'm finally going to learn how to cook some new things. I found a month-long meal plan that I'm going to try to follow. It has tons of things that I've never cooked before...so I'll be able to learn all kinds of fun stuff. Kenny will be my taste tester.(He can't wait...haha)
Today was day 1. The meal was Tilapia with peppers and olives. The whole fish thing worried me a little, because I never cook fish. Love seafood. Just can't cook it. Go figure that day 1 was Tilapia. I didn't even know if I liked tilapia...much less know how to cook it. But that's why I'm doing this right? So I cooked it, and believe it or not, it actually turned out to be pretty tasty. I've even included a picture for you. The first is the picture from the recipe of how it's supposed to look. The second is the picture I took of the finished product.

Pretty good if I do say so myself :) I was just proud that I didn't ruin it. It even got the thumbs up from Kenny.....so I guess this one will be added to the recipe book. Bon Appetit!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Our New Niece


So we've decided to stay in South Carolina for a while. I started school here in August, and turned my application for the nursing program last month. So right now I'm finishing up a few prerequisites, and we're crossing our fingers that I get to start the program in January! Hopefully we'll find out within the next month or so. We're missing our families, but looking forward a warmer winter here in the South.
Last week we flew out to Utah to meet our new niece Brylee Jaye and spend some time with our families. We are so excited to have this new little sweet spirit in our family! She is a cute girl....and she has already decided who her favorite Aunt and Uncle are. (See below) ha ha.



While we were there BYU had a game...so Kenny got to go with his dad. It is the only one he'll get to go to this season, so he had to take advantage of it (and the magic cookie bars his mom makes for every game....mmm)!






Overall it was a good trip though....we ate a lot, hung out with our families, and watched a lot of "Grey's Anatomy" (we're finally caught up now!) It was nice to be off of work and relax!

At the park with the Gardner's