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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Last Week

Our office was closed last week so Mom and Jackie came to visit in Dallas.  Clayton and Dad went fly fishing in Montana for Clayton's graduation gift.  I can't say that we were as adventurous as the boys but we cooked up a storm and had a good time!
Brett and I  have been wanting to go to a "Concert at the Arboretum" for a while now and we were finally able to go.  The Arboretum has outdoor concerts during the Summer and Fall.  You can take a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the view of White Rock Lake while listening to the band. 
We saw a cover band for Johnny Cash.  The guy sounded just like Johnny.
The Arboretum is featuring Chihuly Glass through October and they light it up at night.  It is amazing and beautiful and worth the trip if you are in the area.  
On to the cooking.  Here is just a little of what we cooked!!
Brett's parents gave me a pasta maker for Christmas.  We made 5 cheese Ravioli with meat sauce one night.  A fun meal to make and it was delicious.

Pasta Dough!


 I had surgery on Wed to correct my varicose veins so I pretty much watched them cook and read them the recipes.

We watched Alton Brown on the Food Network and learned how to age steaks.  
They too were delicious!

 Tomato Pie with fresh home grown tomatoes from Uncle Jimmy's garden.
He also sent fresh zuccini that we used for a few meals.
Making the ravioli.

Caprese salad with homegrown tomatoes and basil!

Pork chops with plum sauce.  Plums from dad's tree.
We also made a plum pie.
Jackie's Peanut Brittle

So I came back from a week off well fed and well rested as you can see!  Leg is doing well.  Still sore but getting better every day.  

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