This past weekend was very busy for us (like most of our weekends :) On Friday we celebrated my dad's birthday. We called and talked to him on the phone but on Saturday I went out to dinner with him and the rest of my family at CJ's restaurant in Bloomington and then we went to the Ice Races. Let me tell you that was kind of crazy!!! At one point there were 27 4 wheelers on a hockey rink racing! My nephew who is 3 seemed to love it and told Grandpa that he needed a mini dirt bike with training wheels so that he could race next year. Jeff was also at the ice races, but had bought tickets before we did so he sat with his group of friends.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Last night I decided I was going to try a new recipe because I was tired of having the same thing for dinner every night so I made Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy and it was yummy!
Here is the recipe
Here is the recipe
- 1/3 cup grated onion, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered ( I just used canned mushrooms)
- 1/3 cup dry red wine
- 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1. Combine 1/4 cup onion, pepper, salt, garlic, and beef. Shape into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
2. Melt butter in pan. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in wine and remaining onion; cook 2 minutes. Combine broth and flour; add to pan, and bring to a boil.
Cook 5 minutes or until thick. Add patties and vinegar to pan; cook 2 minutes.
The finished product with green beans and mashed potatoes.
Jeff & I Both liked it so this will now be in a cookbook and be put to good use!
Monday, January 24, 2011
When we got a new computer a few months back, I looked through a lot of old pictures that were on our old computer. It's so funny to look back to where Jeff & I began over 7 years ago...
Our First picture together in 2004
At Nathan and Jena's wedding
2006 when Jeff spent the summer working on the Wheat harvest- looking back it made us so much stronger and I'm forever grateful for the experiences he had. At that time it was the hardest thing and I cried pretty much every time I talked to him!
Coming in the next few days- pictures from Jamaica, and a few new recipes we have tried recently!
Have a good day!!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
5 Months ago yesterday Jeff & I were married. Looking back I can't believe it has already been 5 months, and I look forward to many, many more years together. Here are some shots from our wedding day!
We had the best wedding party. They are all incredible people and we are fortunate enough to have them as our friends!
Our Nephew Sid was the ring bearer and he was pretty darn cute :).
We didn't do anything special because is 5 months really that special? Not in my eyes but it has been a great 5 months. This weekend the hubby is on a guys trip snowmobiling in Wisconsin so I hope he's have a blast. I'm hanging out in the warm house with the extra special baby---
Our Baby Boy Kuba.
Hope you have a great weekend!