Friday, July 29, 2011


It may be 102 degrees at 7pm, but I still notice the prettyness of D.C.
{Walking to dinner near the White House}

All I Need

I am in serious need of some fro yo (or sorbet like the above) and at least 7 hours of sleep. I haven't had a night like that all week.
I'm trying to maintain some focus at work (you can see it's working) before heading out for my 3rd delicious dinner of the week, this time at the historic Old Ebbitt's in D.C.
And then I will probably fall asleep to a movie with D. Per usual.
Happy Weekend to ya!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Chipotle-Peach Dressing

Here it is!

Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Chipotle-Peach Dressing Quick Recipes:

Very similar to another reader's Bon Apetit recipe involving peaches and BBQ sauce. See the comments in my last post!


Guess what, you guys – it is almost D’s birthday! Just a few more days ‘til I can make him a cake, give him his gift, and treat him to a delicious dinner and as many Belgian beers as his heart desires (which fortunately won’t be too many, since he’s not a big drinker). The one small downside to this birthday thing is that . . I’m feeling a little bit jealous. Not because I wish it were my birthday (that’s coming soon enough next month), but because of his age, his glorious age. A young 27, while I am weeks away from the big 3-0. Hold me.

Still, I'm glad I snagged a younger man . . just like I wanted. :)


More peaches!

After making a delicious summer salad with peaches the other day (mesclun, peaches, chicken, sunflower seeds, basil, champagne vinaigrette), I was craving peaches yet again. You've gotta love seasonal produce!

Lyn and I made this peach chipotle chicken dish on the grill last night, and it was quick, easy, and delicious. Despite the adobo sauce, it was not even spicy. Thanks, Bon Apetit!

I'll try to post the recipe soon!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pizza Night

Hello friends! I'm back, I'm fairly tan, and I've been too busy to blog about it. 
I've needed some catch-up time with the girls so Lauren invited us over to make pizzas and salads last night. Deeelish!
My sweet friend KC joined us via video chat from her new place in San Antonio. She was eating a burrito as usual.  We made "must-read" book lists and gabbed til Lauren's eyes got droopy and she kicked us out.
Now doesn't that sound more fun than blogging?

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July weekend, Everyone!!


It’s been 6 months, and I’m flying home to Nebraska for my favorite holiday. The Biscuit is coming along, and I’m excited for him to experience the festivities with me.


I am praying constantly that a) our flights would be on time, especially since we’re on different ones and b) the water level at the lake would go down, so I can actually ski – it will be my only chance this summer!


In addition to fireworks, food, and {potential} boating, we’ll be celebrating this lady’s 80th birthday with a surprise family dinner and time of blessing. I have my note all written up, and I hopefully I won’t break into tears when sharing it with her. She is such an awesome grandma.


Have a wonderful, warm weekend!