Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Home Cooked Meals and Rectangles

Matt and I have been trying to eat home more often this year, like we did right after we came back from Brazil (2007). Let's call it our New Year's resolution: Eat home cooked meals as often as possible.

We have been really good with keeping up this new trend... I know today is only the 12th, so what? But, I have to admit, the hardest thing about this plan is planning the meals. Sitting down on Sunday and coming up with some sort of plan for the week, this way we can be sure to have all the ingredients we need to create goodness, is not easy.

This Sunday, I decided to add a wild card recipe to the mix, and boy am I glad I did? During one of my get-lost-in-time-blog-reading-escapades, I ran across this Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pizza from Aggie's Kitchen. I never order veggie pizzas at restaurants, and honestly I don't like pesto, but for some reason this pizza just jumped out at me. Look at this picture:

Don't you want to eat this pizza now?

Well, I was brave, and so was Matt - keep in mind he loves pesto, so there wasn't much convincing. So after not too long spent in the kitchen, voila:

Things you might notice about this picture:

  • My pizza is a rectangle - that is correct, no round pizzas in this house. Didn't you know that rectangular food tastes so much better than round? It's the new thing... ok, I don't have a round stone.
  • Only half of the pizza is being photographed - the other half is in our tummies. Sorry, I couldn't wait to take the picture, it was so good, I had to eat it right away.
  • My culinary picture taking skills are nowhere near Ms Aggie's, but at least I tried.
As you can see, the week is going well so far, we'll see how the rest of the year goes.

On my next post I will share the rest of my New Year's resolutions. Stay tuned.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Decade Recap

I have a slight addiction to blog reading. I can sit in front of a computer for hours, just going from one blog to the next. It’s actually rather therapeutic, and inspiring. The reason why I am telling you this, is because most, if not all, the blogs I’ve been reading lately are doing some sort of year recap.  With all this reminiscing in mind, I decided that it was time for my recap blog entry, but instead of looking back at 2009, I want to look back at the ’00 decade.

It was a rather important decade for me; some would even say that it was the most monumental decade I’ve lived – keeping in mind that I am about go into my 3rd.  Here is a short review, in somewhat of a chronological order:
  • I was given a second chance by everyone, and moved back to the US.
  • I made the decision to change my life around, and go back to God.
  • I got a tattoo.
  • Graduated from High School – honestly, I never thought it would happen.
  • Graduated from College – Whoa! Much less this one!
  • I met and married the love of my life – He’s freaking awesome!
  • Became part of great families.
  • Got a brother and two sisters – which honestly, I suck at communicating with them, but hopefully, I’ll get better.
  • Moved a lot!
  • Saw and hiked the Grand Canyon.
  • Became an aunt 4 times.
  • Went to Europe twice.
  • Went to Brazil twice.
  • Made great friends.
  • Bought a house!
  • Got a dog. She’s the cutest pup in the world!
  • Had great jobs – and still do.
  • Discovered hidden talents.
  • Got to know myself better.

There it is, a short list of my last decade. It was a great decade, I had a blast! Hope you did too.