Monday, August 30, 2010

A Fun-filled Weekend

Keith and I visited our friend Fern who lives in Evanston this weekend.  It was a beautiful day!  We walked along the lake and went out to lunch at Siam Pasta.  Thai food is one of our newer favorite things to eat.  This place had a great lunch special with a taster and then an entre for only $6.95!  I had spring rolls and pad thai.  As much as I always want to try new things... I end up getting pad thai because I love it so much.  haha  This restaurant had an rooftop seating area, which is where we ate.

Afterward we walked around downtown Evanston. I got a smoothie from Red Mango.  It was a wonderful day!

Sunday we had our fantasy football draft.  Some friends came over to hang, even though the draft is online.  It's fun to be in the same room while the draft is going on. 

Keith and Kevin are doing some last minute research.

All in all, a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Noms

We tried a new recipe yesterday from a 5 ingredient vegetarian cookbook.  It's a pasta dish where you put roasted red peppers and tofu in a food processor to make the sauce.  This makes it creamy, but full of protein-y goodness!  I have a teeny food processor guy, so I had to put the peppers and tofu in separately and then stir them together. It worked fine, of course, but I might be asking for a bigger processor for Christmas.  It will just make my life a little easier since I have been using it more and more lately. 


Ready to eat.

I had somewhat high hopes, so I was a little disappointed.  It just ended up being a little bland.  (I guess that's what I get for only using 5 ingredients?) So, next time I think I am going to add some more veggies and maybe even just some straight up marinara sauce.  I like the idea... it just needs to be tweaked a little.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birthdays and cupcakes

Keith and I were busy this past weekend celebrating a friend's birthday.  On Friday I went to the city with her to see the Bean and hang out. When I got back I made cupcakes for her party the next day.  She enjoys Scrabble, so I decided to make some Scrabble themed cupcakes.

I made Scrabble tiles out of marzipan and used an edible ink pen to draw the letters and point values.

Then, I stuck these on some chocolate cupcakes.

My new cupcake carrier, really came in handy!  I was pretty proud of the way the cupcakes turned out. :)

For her party, we had dinner at Giordano's then went back to her place to play games.  It was a wonderful time!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Keith and I tried a new pizza place, and we both enjoyed it.  The waitress talked us into getting a big pizza though.  At least we had leftovers to eat.

vegetarian special: spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic

Friday, August 13, 2010

A short post to get back in the swing of things

Sorry for the lack of updates.

Last weekend Keith and I went to Michigan for his family get together.  We went tubing, played games, ate lots of food, and basically just hung out with everyone. 

We have some fun things coming up, including a (short) homecoming of a friend, a birthday party, visiting a friend in Evanston, and a scavenger hunt.