Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cooking Club Game Night

Yumi is house sitting this spring, and she hosted a game night party at her house! The challenge was to create a dish that represents a game. She invited extra guests, too! Look at the beautiful view!



Shot glass chess!



Nancy made ParCHEESY fondue. MMM!



Valerie made shortbread dominoes. So cute!



Yumi did Connect Four! She made a bunch of different round appetizers, and had toothpicks for us to use to spear four things in a row. Fun!



Curried seared bay scallops and marinated hearts of palm.



Quick pickled cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese balls with fresh herbs and lemon peel.



Tater tots with jalepeno and onion.



Connect 4!



Summer made Operation Dim Sum. She made potstickers, and using chopsticks, you had to try to get them out of the eyes of this face and dip them into the mouth hole where delicious dipping sauce awaited. Without touching the edges with your chopsticks, of course. Or you would get ZAPPED!



Careful!



Go, Nancy!






I made Scrabble soup! AKA Olive Garden minestrone recipe with alphabet pasta.



Then it was time for games! We opted for euchre. Haha, Ben and Summer had to cram onto the tiniest love seat. No touching!



Awww.



Fire!



Shot glass chess! That's beer inside the glasses.





That was a unique and fun episode of cooking club. Thanks for hosting, Yumi!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gravel Rouser Grab N' Git 2017

Summer and I volunteered at a Gravel Rouser Grab N' Git checkpoint once again this year. Our spot was behind Purple Chopstix! We put the flag out front along with some arrow signs to lead the way back to us.



This way!



Over the bridge!



Hi!



Our checkpoint was a game of chance. Dice throw! The tornado steps up to the challenge.






Blow on the dice for luck!












Little Kate and Pete!



Once all the racers came through, we headed to the finish line party at the bike store.



Dad was grilling burgers and hot dogs!






There's Ben!



Doug never misses out on a burger party.



Joey announces the winners.



Ladies!



Gents!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Mom and Dad had Ben, Little Kate and me over for corned beef reuben sandwiches! Lots of green!



Yay for matching outfits!



Mmm.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Comfort Food Cooking Club

Nancy hosted the February Cooking Club, and the theme was comfort food! You can't go wrong with that! Valerie made pizza. She even made her own sauce! It was delicious.



Yumi made little meatloafs!



Summer made tomato soup with rosemary, basil, and cream cheese, served with a grilled cheese that had an olive and sundried tomato tapenade and gruyere cheese.



I made Smitten Kitchen twice-baked potatoes. I used spinach for the greens, and goat cheese and white cheddar for the cheese. They were so good.



At the table.



A match made in heaven!



Gabrielle's second cooking club appearance!



Nancy made super sharp and tangy delicious macaroni and cheese.



All together now!



Oof, we took a break for awhile before dessert. Emily made rice pudding with rum-soaked raisins.



SO comforting!



And Valerie made apple turnovers! I felt very comfortable by the end of this evening, I tell you what.