Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank you Uncle Tim!

My Uncle Tim is from South Dakota and apparently has an amazing garden. The last time he was in town he brought me some yummy fresh green beans. This past weekend he brought me gigantic zucchini... They were the length of my sink! I contemplated making zucchini bread, something I have never made but opted for the healthier choice, to grill them.
I cut them up and put a little olive oil, pepper, garlic powder and my favorite - herbs de provence
Filled up the grill with zucchini goodness ;)
The shrank just a bit but were so tasty!
Thank you Uncle Tim for sharing your zucchinis with me :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coleslaw -- Memphis-style

Over the weekend I made pulled pork & cole slaw... I guess I was missing Memphis, well really just The BBQ shop. Here is my recipe for coleslaw.

2 - 16 oz bags of packaged coleslaw, rinse & WELL drained
2 medium Carrots peeled, grated
1 medium Green bell pepper cored, seeded, diced fine
1/4-1/2 small white onion, grated
1 1/2 cups Mayonaise
3/4 cup Granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup Cider Vinegar
2 tbs Celery seed
1 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp White pepper

- Place coleslaw greens, carrots, green pepper & onion in large bowl. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together all of the remaining ingredients
- Pour mixture over greens and toss well to combine
- Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours before serving.

And of course the best way to enjoy coleslaw is over pulled pork, a great bbq sauce & bun (maybe even texas toast) :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Good for a Wildcat Touchdown!!

Has anyone else been having problems posting pictures on their blog? I had difficulties about 2 weeks ago and then kind of put it on the back burner... Oops. So this past weekend was anything but dull. It was another game weekend and a crazy one at that! My parents came up Friday night, but stayed out way past my bedtime so I didn't get to see them until Saturday morning, the day after my mom's actual birthday.

It was an early game day. We were up at 7:00 and enjoying mimosas and finishing up tailgate treats. Here is my mom and 2 of her sisters, Brenda & Viola. This was Brenda's first KSU football game. I think she enjoyed it after the little storm passed...

Justin & Erin, she is a fellow EyeDoc with me.

me & Abigail. Owen & me. He isn't exactly a wildcat fan... But was a good sport the whole day. :)Here is what caused the little hour delay of game. A shelf cloud?? It seemed to come out of no where and produced some good rain and rotations but no true tornadoes.
This is where we took shelter from the storm... :)

Jon & Amber
Kane & Audra
Amber, Audra & me. Not sure why I am so uncomfortably close to Audra...
It was an exciting day and a W for the Wildcats.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another Wildcat Weekend

Thursday, September 9, 2010


How amazing is this? Sends chills up my back!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day weekend

I have come to the conclusion, there is only one place to be on Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day or or near WATER! I don't care if it is the beach or a lake. I love being on the water! On Sunday my brother and I headed to Council Grove to hang out with my friends the Clarks.

This is a view from their shoreline... Get why I love it??
My parents stopped by on their way home from Manhattan. No that is not our baby, but one that was there. Of course my mom latched onto her when she saw her. She LOVES babys and never gets to see her grandbabies b/c they live so far away.

This was the view Sunday night. So amazing
Absolutely perfect weather, minus a little wind but awesome none that less.

Fill the Bill!

This weekend marked one of my very favorite days of the year, the start of COLLEGE FOOTBALL!! And what a great day it was. Weather was perfect.

Here is my and Audra at her tailgate
Me and my baby brother (he loves it when I refer to him as that) Jeff

We certainly FILLED THE BILL! It was a sell out! Such an awesome sight
Amber, Audra & me at halftime
Coach Snyder giving out some advice :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

One of the best places on earth :)

A Legend

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Getting game day ready!

How do you get ready for game day??