Wednesday, March 21, 2012

the latest ski edit

Snogression 1.2 from snogression. on Vimeo.

Here is my husbands latest ski edit.  I think it is his best one yet.  I don't know how many times I have watched it.
And yes I figure it may be annoying to some that I post these videos and such about my husbands skiing or business; but heck I am one proud woman to be married to him, so post away I will.
Enjoy :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

anniversary date and an adventure

For our anniversary date we went to Costa Vida for dinner, fancy right? Ok, maybe not so fancy; but we then went to Cheesecake Factory for dessert. Now that's fancy: going to a place just for dessert.
Kevin got the regular cheesecake (WHO does that!?) while I got the lemonchello torte cake. It was so rich and sweet it took me two days to eat it all. And that never happens. Sweets go pretty fast over here.
Ask Kevin about the Swiss chocolate bar we got from my in-laws. He had to literally hide it from me and allot me one square at a time. How mean is he!? I still don't know where his hiding place is...

In honor of St. Patrick's day I made corned beef and roasted cabbage.
I also made fried chicken this week. It was good but... there are a few things I will add and change to the recipe next time I make it.
We went on a snow/ice/dirt-shoeing adventure. It rained pretty good the whole time. But that didn't stop us. Kevin even gave me his hat so my hair didn't get soaked.
We just started watching Seinfeld. We really like it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

three years

Happy three years to us!! We both had to work tonight, so we decided to have a day date today, and have a more celebratory date Friday night.
We started with pickleball. It was too windy outside, so we decided to go to our ward house and see what we could manage. Being the Relief Society Secretary has its perks...
We made a net out of chairs, used the lines from the basketball court and wallah! a homemade pickleball court was made.
Kevin won 4 games. Out of 4. Roar.
The worst part is the paddle of shame at the end of each game. We decided that whoever wins gets to paddle the butt of the loser.
I got four paddle butts.

I then got to go and pick out flowers. Tulips for me please.

We ended our day date with an afternoon movie before work.

It has been a happy three years, a happy three years indeed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recipe: soba noodles with sweet ginger scallion sauce

These. We're. Tasty. That's all I have to say about these noodles.

Soba noodles with sweet ginger scallion sauce

Soba noodles
1/2 cup chopped green onions (I didn't add nearly this much)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2-3 Tb chopped pickled ginger
3 Tb sesame oil
2 Tb soy sauce
2 Tb honey
2 Tb rice wine vinegar
Toasted sesame seeds

Mix all the sauce ingredients together and let sit for ten minutes.
Make noodles according to package.
Mix noodles with sauce. Top with sesame seeds.

Found recipe here.

Over the weekend

-Had dinner at Texas Roadhouse with the family. Prime Rib.
-Bowling with the family = Glowing baby who loved the whole experience. She was hilarious. She would bob her head to the loud music and was smiling the whole time. I think this child is going to be a wild one...
-Stayed up late with my brother Tyler who was in town from school. We ate lots of popcorn and drank plenty of mexican colas.

We took our nieces to the aquarium. That place is so overly crowded. I am so glad it is getting relocated to a bigger venue. The girls got sick of the place pretty quick; we should have known better when we asked Ellie before we took her if she wanted to go to the aquarium and she replied with a "No." But I was being selfish and I wanted to take them. So we still went. I mean, what kid says "No" to the aquarium?
When I spotted a cool fish and showed Alta, she was like "Oh those are Pipefish Malorie". Ha, like you know child... I thought. Then, sure enough, I look up and I read "Pipefish." That darn little three year old. She's really going to give our kids a run for their money.

It was a beautiful day outside, so on our way home we decided to stop by the park and hopefully get our "cool" status back with Ellie. She would much rather go to the park then the aquarium any day.

-Kevin thought of the grand idea of a homemade sushi kit for a wedding. So I went to Harmons and found all sorts of stuff. And it was all for $30. Bangarang.
-Went to a beautiful wedding up at Log Haven. It was a ski buddy of Kevin who wasn't LDS, so it made for a fun wedding to say in the least. We were the only non-drinkers there. But his cute friend made sure there was coke, diet coke and sprite just for us. All of Kevin's ski buddies know that he doesn't drink so when we got our coke and diet coke they were like "Make sure its caffeine-free!" to the waiters.
One girl from New York noticed that we weren't drinking and asked us "Are you Mormon?" The word Mormon came out so foreign. Once she knew, we didn't see her for the rest of the night. But luckily that is not how Kevin's ski buddies treated us. They completely respect Kevin for who he is as a person, so they could care less about what he believes in or what he does or does not drink. When we were given the champagne for the toasts they gladly took them off our hands and said "Just use your water glass!" You would think drinkers would love us Mormons.
Oh and that food picture; It was bison. We had three choices: pasta, pork, or bison. That was not a hard decision.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Recipe: homemade fried ravioli

Found this recipe on Pinterest. It sounded too dang tasty to pass up.
And I am so glad I didn't pass it up.
These ravioli's met all my expectations and more.

Homemade Fried Ravioli

wonton wrappers
ricotta cheese
finely grated parmesan cheese

panko crumbs
canola oil

In a thick pot, heat up your oil to fry (375).
In a medium sized pan, bring salted water to a boil.

Get some ricotta cheese in a spoon, dip it in the parmesan and place it in the wonton wrapper. Wet the edges so they stay put.
When you have all your ravioli's ready, place them all in the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.

When you remove the ravioli's, place them on a cutting board (or something they wont stick to). Don't let them touch, they are sticky little things.

Dip the ravioli's in the beaten egg(s), cover in flour and then panko crumbs. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with marinara sauce.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Recipe: Homemade Tostadas

(Sorry for the poor quality iPhone photos. We have horrible lighting in our kitchen and Kevin has been stealing my awesome camera lately)

Now onto another recipe! My food choices this week are ethnic-rich. First Korean, and now Mexican; I'm hoping to make some fried ravioli's later on, so add Italian to this week as well.


1 lb lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can mild diced chiles
Romaine lettuce, chopped
Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Corn tostada shells

Homemade Pico De Gallo

Tomatoes, chopped
Onion, chopped
Fresh lime or lemon juice

Combine ingredients for the pico and let sit for a few hours in the fridge.

Cook meat. Add water, taco seasoning and chiles. Cook until reduced.

Put lettuce on top of the tostada shell, add meat and pico, and top with your finely grated Parmesan. I also recommend adding Cholula hot sauce; my hot sauce of choice.

Yummy and light :)

I served these with roasted potatoes. I found a great and easy recipe here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

recipe: Korean Bibimbap

This week I took it upon myself to try new recipes and new foods. First on the menu was Korean Bibimbap.

This dish was light and refreshing. It wasn't bursting with flavor, but it turned out that is exactly what I wanted.

Korean Bibimbap

3 carrots, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced or minced
english cucumber, thinly sliced
3/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 ounces spinach
4 green onions, thinly sliced, the green and white parts separated
4 eggs
hot cooked rice
3 TB soy sauce
toasted sesame oil

Heat up olive oil in pan. Add carrots, cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and white parts of green onions. Cook 1 minute. Add mushrooms, cook 4 minutes. Add cucumber and spinach, cook until softened about 3-4 minutes. Stir and coat in soy sauce. Remove vegetables from pan. Heat up olive oil and fry eggs.

Put veggies over rice, place eggs on top. Top with green onions, sesame oil and extra soy sauce.

Recipe via here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

slug magazine

SLUG magazine did an awesome write-up for my husbands business Snogression. Thank you SLUG. Read the article if you want, or just look at these awesome pictures. Because bang-a-rang, my husband looks intense in that picture!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

more pickle ball

When three old ladies needed a fourth player for their game, I did not skip a beat to volunteer Kevin. It was a perfect photo opportunity. I posted this picture on Instagram with the caption "What a ladies man." Oh I crack myself up.
But to make this game even better was the smack talk. These ladies loved smack talking Kevin and Kevin gave it right back. He'd give them some trash talk, then look back at me and wink. So cute.
My favorite was when the lady in the pink made an excellent shot at Kevin's feet and scored a point. I didn't hear what Kevin said, all I heard was her reply: "Oh I do not feel sorry for you at all!"

This whole experience reminded us of a Seinfeld episode where Kramer goes and hangs out with the old retired couples in Florida:

If any of you haven't ever watched Seinfeld before, get to it. It. Is. Funny.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

pickle ball

So on our morning run through Entrada, we came upon some courts alongside the tennis courts that looked like badminton courts. We got all excited because we love badminton. But then we saw people playing on them, and it wasn't badminton... It was something even better. An older lady saw us watching, so she came over to us and explained what they were playing: pickle ball. She then invited us to come play the following night with them.
When you get invited by old, retired couples to come and play a game with them, the answer should always be: YES.

So the following morning we went and scourged the city for pickle ball rackets. We found some at The Locker Room for a good price (every other place was double the price!). We asked if there were any other pickle ball courts in St. George other than the Entrada courts and he lead us to the courts off the boulevard. He said there is always people there playing. Perfect.

So we go and lo and behold...Old people playing pickle ball! We had never been so excited to see old people.

So we hopped right in, learned the rules and played for a good 3 hours. It was downright fun. We would play some old people that you would think...Ahh! Don't break your hip! Ahh Don't move so quickly! But they would always surprise you with their hits and ability to beat you.

And my personal favorite...the awkward hit.

Kevin is hiding there in the back.

Retirement never looked so good.

Tennis might just be replaced by pickle ball now...