Archives for June 2009

June Goals: Revisited

1. Learn enough html to redesign blog, and then redesign blog. There's still more I'd like to do, but I got a good start. I learned about: three columns, tag clouds, designing a new header, and, just now, strikethrough html tags.2. Bike from Minneapolis to Northfield to Redwing to Alma to Winona to Lacrosse. Stay in fancy B&B's and eat at fancy restaurants. Relax. Chill. Don't worry about budgets while on bike trip.3. Re-do the bathroom floor. See it here!4. Run 4 days a week. Yes, except for … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Week 4

I've been repainting the kitchen and the kitchen cabinets so dinners have been a little scrounge-y lately. Here's my best estimate of this week.Sunday: Frozen PizzaMonday: Chicken Caesar SaladTuesday: Stir Fry with Kale and Bok ChoyWednesday: Dinner with Phil's familyThursday: Eggs in a Nest, with the swiss chard and recipe from the CSA boxFriday: Dinner with MomSaturday: Dinner with MomEggs in a Nest 2 cups uncooked brown rice Carrots, choppedOlive oil – a few Tbls for … [Read more...]

Second CSA box

We got blueberries this week! I've already eaten an entire pint, but there's at least 4 more in the fridge! We also got: kale, bok choy, green onions, parsley, beets, and lots of lettuce. Bok Choy1. Very low in calories2. Good source of Vitamins A and C and the B complex vitamins.3. To store, wrap in a damp towel and place in a plastic bag for one week. Leaves wilt if they dry out.4. The whole plant can be used. However you choose to cook bok choy, be careful to cook the leaves … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel Pt. 2: Removing Wallpaper

This quaint border formerly bordered its way around our kitchen. Unfortunately for it's continued existence, it wasn't meshing with our new style. So I got out these tools and attacked the offending border.The method I found worked best was to score the wall paper with the bright green box cutter and then really soak it down with the sponge. Then after waiting a few minutes, it peeled right off with the help of the screwdriver.And, voila!, kitchen sans wallpaper. The oops of this project is … [Read more...]

Tidbit: Settlers of Catan Card Game

Phil and I got hooked on the board game, Settlers of Catan two Christmases ago at my parents house. We bought it shortly thereafter and have enjoyed playing it with friends. Unfortunately, it can't be played with just too people. :-(So before our bike vacation, we were excited to discover a two-player card game by the same folks, with the same name even. It's really not at all the same game, but kind of has the same general theme of building settlements, etc. to gain victory points. The card … [Read more...]