Monday, October 5, 2009

Big Weekend

What a weekend! SPH returned home late Friday from his week long trip to Dallas. Let me tell you, any weekend, no matter what happens, is sweet after flying solo for a week with little ones. I have such respect and awe for single parents.

Saturday we headed out to the country for a little:
and a little

We picked about G's weight in apples, and I realized that our eyes may have been bigger than my desire to peel all of the apples we now have in our kitchen.

Sunday was a big day! R and G's new baby cousin sweet baby boy I was born. Of 8 grandkids on this side of the family, we now have 7 boys! I can't wait to see this little pumpkin and give him some love...

And on the home front, R scored his first soccer goal at his game on Sunday afternoon! To celebrate, we cooked him up one of his favorites, fried okra. But instead of the traditional fried okra, we kicked it up new school style and fried them like this:

Very tasty, although I seem to recall the traditional fried okra tasting quite nice too.

A busy weekend, a busier week to come.

Our meals:
Grilled Steaks, Fried Okra, Roasted Tomatoes, Pistachio and Lemon Couscous
Tofu and Broccoli Stirfry with Brown Rice
Slow Cooker Moo Shu Pork (I can't *wait* to try this one...I'll share if it is yummy)
Indian Chicken Burgers and Roast Zucchini
Some sort of Soup...haven't decided yet!

Oh, and a couple of you emailed me for the Tandoori Chicken Slow Cooker recipe. Sadly, this recipe wasn't quite up to the SPC standard, so I will try, try again to seek out something a little tastier to share.

Have a great week all-


Deep in the Heart said...

Yea R!! How I miss fall up north. We're battling 90s and crazy humidity. Sigh. We'll be back in VA in 3 weeks and will soak it all in then.

Deep in the Heart said...

BTW, I keep meaning to thank you for introducing me to Short Stop. She is such an amazing mom. Makes me feel good to check in on her and her boys.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Congrats on the newest addition to your fam!!!!!!

It's still crazy hot here so I am looking forward to picking apples or a pumpkin soon. And I LOVE fried okra so much, just never made it at home. Your kicked up version looks amazing!