Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mmmm, Mmmm Good!

So we had a perfect ending to a nice weekend.

Saturday I had to work for the first half of the day, and then I rushed home to get ready to go to Shawn and Deetra's cookout. We had such a good time. Kendall played with her new friends and Noah was a wild man on the new playset. We had to leave around 8 since Barry had a poker game to get to and Noah goes to bed at 8:30...but of course, Kendall wasn't ready to hang it up just yet. So Jodi said she'd just bring her home when they left. Needless to say, Kendall had a late night out! She didn't end up getting into bed until 11:00, and her usual bedtime is 9!

So this morning we had a bit of a lazy start, but after Kendall, Barry and Scout got back from puppy class, we knocked it out! Barry got busy wiring up his electrical outlets around the back of the house, cleaning out his post holes, and finishing the drip-edge. I took on the heaping mound of laundry that has been sitting and laughing at me all weekend. I finished 5 loads today (washed, hung to dry, folded, and put away) and have one in the washer right now to go on the line first thing in the a.m.! I also got a couple of random little things done that have been mocking me all week. Kendall cleaned up the toys and also found 2 new frogs this weekend, so I guess Froggy's impact has been softened.

But the highlight of the weekend was definitely dinner tonight. See, our friends Bruce and Shayna have a huge garden and sent a big ol' bag of produce home with Barry this week. In it were 2 eggplants. Now eggplant is not something I normally make, but I figured what the hell? We invited Sheri out for dinner, which is a normal occurrance on any given weekend. We really enjoy cooking together and trying new dishes. We all really like the Eggplant Parmagiana from Buca di Beppo, so I just hopped on Google and found the recipe. It was actually really easy...the secret is to cut the eggplant very thin. We actually thought ours was better than Buca's! Must have been all the super-fresh produce...eggplant, peppers, and cucumbers from Bruce and Shayna, tomatoes from ours. Mmmmm!

I had also seen a yummy looking recipe in the new Better Homes & Gardens that I wanted to try for dessert. Upside-Down Berry Cornmeal Cake. It turned out so pretty and let me tell you was GOOOOOOOD! Light and refreshing and full of berries! I was going to post the recipe tonight, but I am too tired to! So, maybe tomorrow... ((sigh))


Logziella said...

Those dishes sound yummy!!!

I wish I were a better cook...

Your weekend sounds fabulous!!!! :0)


dessert sounds yummy

Kate said...

those look so yummy!!!!! don't forget to post the cake recipe - would love to try it. of course, i'd have to put some ice cream on top ;)

Kate said...

and from the pics, i see you used your new beaded serveware - love it!

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