Friday, November 19, 2010

Good Eats

Thursday night I tried a new recipe - portobello red pepper broccoli melts.  It was also my first experience using the broiler.  You toss the veggies with olive oil and roast them in the broiler.

There's a garlic mayo you make and spread on some bread.  Then just stick these veggies on, put some cheese back on and stick them back in the broiler to melt the cheese.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time flies

Six years ago Keith and I started dating.

We celebrated with snuggling and going out to dinner.

Life is good.

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Happenings

Saturday, October 16th, when Keith and I woke up, he asked if I would like to take a walk because it was such a nice fall day.  I said yes, of course.  Keith said that he wanted to drive to a new place, so we did.  When we got out of the car, he asked if the destination looked familiar at all, but it didn't... until I saw the street signs.  We were at the intersection of Ashley Lane and Keith Avenue in Waukegan, a place that Katy at my work had told me about back in the spring.

We walked around the neighborhood for a little bit and ended up coming back to this intersection and then... Keith proposed!!!  :-D

I was so surprised!!  I was not expecting that AT ALL.

Also, Keith told me that he had met with my dad when he was in town and I was at the Stars concert and talked to him, which I didn't expect him to do, so that was a surprise.  Sneaky Keith & Dad.

Keith proposed with a ring that was my grandma's that my grandpa had given me.  Later that same day, he took me to a jewelry store and said that he would like me to have an engagement ring, and that he wanted me to help pick it out.  We decided not to tell anyone about the engagement until we had the ring, so a week went by, and then we started telling people.  We are very excited!!

Even though Keith and I have known for quite some time that we are going to get married, it still meant SO much to hear him ask me.  I love him so much, and couldn't be happier!

Also, we carved pumpkins with friends.

This past Saturday we had a Halloween costume party. That's me as Ariel, Keith as Popeye, and our friend Rachelle as Jasmine.

Lots of good times!! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vegetable Enchiladas & Fall

I made vegetable enchiladas about a week ago.  I got the recipe from Martha Stewart.  They were delicious!!  Keith liked them so much he told me that he felt like it was a special occasion.  They are on the menu again for this week.

Fall has been very wonderful to us. :)

I am a big fan of Halloween. And so is Rio.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Day By The Lake Went Too Fast

Keith and I took the train to Chicago on Friday. It started out as a chilly, windy day, so we stopped and got some hot chocolate.  We walked around and went into a couple of stores before stopping at Giordano's for lunch. Mmmm.

When we left there, the sun had come out, so we went to the Sears Tower. 

The view was nice.  :)

It was really neat to walk out on the glass ledge and look down at the city below.

They take your photo up there, and we ended up buying one because we thought it was neat. Our house will get homier one step at a time.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hot Stuff

On a normal weekday, I am just waking up when Keith is leaving for work.  Today, however, I was covering the earlier shift and was up with Keith.  When I came out into the living room he told me there had been an "incident."

He woke up at about 2am to get a drink of water and smelled a weird burning smell, but could not figure out what it was, then came back to bed.  This morning, as he grabbed a clean bowl out of the dishwasher, it became clear.  A lid for a little tupperware container had fallen onto the heating coil thing at the bottom of the dishwasher and melted.  So, he was smelling burning plastic when he got up.

I am so happy to live in the age of the internet where I can Google "how to clean melted plastic off a dishwasher" to solve my problems.  (By the way, the answer, which was what I was thinking of doing but thought it would be best to look before doing something that would ruin my dishwasher, is to turn the dishwasher on the drying part of the cycle and let it melt more of the plastic.  Then wipe with a wet rag.  I'm pretty sure I got most of it off and it was not difficult.)

This evening we watched Survivor, which had a pretty intense tribal council for it only being the second show of the season.  I think this season's going to be pretty good.

For dinner, I added tofu to some frozen veggies with teriyaki sauce.  This was my first time cooking tofu, though I've had it out at restaurants plenty of times.  The tofu was so good.  I don't know what took me so long to make it myself!  I'm definitely going to be looking up some new recipes.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The beginning of fall

Keith and I are taking advantage of the nice fall weather recently and going for lots of walks.  We also have been watching football and agonizing over our fantasy football teams. Plus, we have had some fun hang out time with friends.

We have some fun stuff coming up, so the blog should get a little more exciting soon. :)