Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great week with mom

We've had tons of fun here with Maestra (that's what my mom wants her grandkids to call her) and her boyfriend Bart. We've been shopping and to the lake and to an arts festival. We've grilled brats and trout and chicken and pork chops--all tasty with their respective sides and sauces. You pair them up: Corn, red cabbage, radish-carrot-snowpea-scallion salad, cous cous, asparagus, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, roasted potatoes, green chile, pine nut butter.
It was a lot of cooking: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners but my mom makes cooking easier because she's always getting the napkins and forks and things together that I always do at the last minute. Then she cleans the whole kitchen. She also did a ton of laundry! Woohoo!
Our friend who is riding his bike from NYC to SLC made it in time last night for Brats and we had local friends over too which made for a lovely party-like evening. Hoorah for summer, and house-guests.
We leave for Niagara Falls tomorrow morning for P's wedding. It should be fabulous, except for, as I mentioned before, the car ride. Onward to Canada! (Did you know Canada is only like 2.5 hours from here? Now if only my passport that I ordered over 4 months ago had arrived......)


Dr. Write said...

Sounds great and with all the food and friends I'd expect from a week with Otterbutt and mom.
Have fun in Canada. (It's Canada, how can it not be fun?)

Oscar Madison said...

"Grilled brats"! You must be from ... well, you know. I love driving past the local McDonalds and seeing their sign, "We serve brats!"


Lisa B. said...

Oh my gosh, that food sounds amazing. I am going to print it out and try recreating it. Then I'll take pictures and post them to my blog. That's the point, right, to have something to blog about?

P said...

Hooray surviving week one! Welcome to Canada! Way more fun than the U.S. -eh?

Love ya so much. Wish we were eatng the trout ad pine nut butter... Now I'm going to try to pair the rest of the menu.

Thanks for traveling so far and with such an expense. you mean the world to me.