Monday, August 22, 2016

I ate Monkey Brain

...not literally, that was the name of the avacado, tuna, and crab sushi I had tonight. I had to order it just because of the name 😜.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Homemade cheese crackers

Harvesting all those potatoes made us crave potato soup. So along with the soup we used this recipe to make homemade cheese crackers: http://www.superhealthykids.com/whole-wheat-goldfish-crackers/
I added fresh cracked pepper to the mix...about 7 cracks of my pepper grinder.
They are surprisingly addictive. The best part was that there was no aftertaste like you get from store bought ones...and no preservatives at all! 5 ingredients if you count the pepper. 

This made me laugh so hard I almost cried...

Found at an Alaskan campground on a lake:

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Simple sheet pan chicken dinner

Realize, I feed a herd....you can reduce this as needed.
Preheat oven 415 F

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
10 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/8 pieces
About 15 German butterball potato (probably any potato would work) cut into 1/4s
1 onion cut into moons
3 T extra virgin olive oil

Seasoning:
I'm a sprinkle and dash girl...sorry, I didn't measure
garlic powder, salt, pepper, ground corriander, dry parsley....season as you like

Toss everything together. Spread out on a cookie sheet (I have huge ones, this would take two of the Sam's 1/2 sheet pans).

Bake at 415 for 25-35 minutes, or until chicken is done and veggies are fork tender.

This took about 15 minutes to prep. Everyone raved. For 6 people....there were No leftovers.

Harvesting potatoes

This has become one of our favorite activities for late August...potato harvest day. A local (well, it is an hour away....in AK speak, that is local) farmer has a you-harvest-it farm. We get several veggies, but mostly 5 different varieties of potatoes. We got to go with the friends who introduced us to this adventure.


We got 150 lbs of potatoes!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Photo Dump

Camping and eating with work friends.

Hubby fishing in Nowhere AK.

Hubs caught an eagle in flight.

Peach canning day...34 pints of peach salsa, 14 quarts of sliced peaches, and a bunch of fresh peaches.

The Silvers are in (salmon).


Cuteness...

My oldest snapped a passing pic of my Minnie. I am aware that I am biased....but she just oozes cuteness to me.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer picnic with friends


We have to enjoy every minute of summer here! 
It is a small world. We have been friends with their parents for over a decade.

Still a love puppy

She may be getting old, but this dog lives to give and get love.
If you have by any chance been reading this blog for years, Prince Charming is still her "people puppy"....even at 7 yrs old. She just loves that boy.