As promised, wedding photos! There will be more to come in the next few weeks. All photos courtesy of Joy Lyn Photography. Have a nice Wednesday!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
|someone is distracted|
|crab boil, with crawdad starter|
Monday, August 29, 2011
|seared scallops and brussels|
The seared scallops above were cribbed from an Alton Brown tutorial.
Below are salt-baked potatoes from the September-October Cook's Illustrated. I've been a subscriber for years and find their regular issues to be hit or miss (the seasonal entertaining issues however, which aggravating don't come with the subscription, are always worth buying), this issue was a WINNER. Salt-baked potatoes, a French-style pot roast, veggie lasagna, potato gnocchi with browned butter and sage... forget summer salads and bring on those hearty dishes!
|salt-baked potatoes, roasted asparagus and garlic|
|3-bean chili and toppings|
*side note: Alex and I just recently started Mad Men (yeah I know we're culturally years behind) and in the first scene of the first episode when the waiter says, "women sure do love their magazines!" and he and Don Draper laugh, I cringed but can't deny that it is so true.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Now there's a happy boy! Sorry we've been negligent bloggers this week. I promise to be better, especially now that I have the disc of wedding photos from our photographer! Keep an eye out for those in the next week(s), among other yummy things.
These photos were our last meal in North Carolina after a very brief but fantastic visit. We went to a gorgeous wedding, saw some great people we hadn't seen in a while, ate good food, and sent a good friend off on her travels. What better way to end the weekend than with a bo' berry biscuit and chicken for breakfast?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
|hot and sour soup|
|egg drop soup|
|fish and coriander rolls|
|extra spicy duck soup in a hot stone bowl|
Monday, August 15, 2011
While we were in Minnesota, Alex's dad took us and Bubby, Alex's grandmother, to the newly-reopened Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN to try our luck at the races.
It ended up being Alex and my lucky day! We won $11 dollars on the quarter horses, giving us a net profit of $1 for the day when you subtract the $5 per person entry fee.
Although no one was a big winner that day, we had a really nice time. Thanks Gary!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
|flower arrangements & kokechi|
|The legendary Iris at work|
|Photo credit Laura Emiko Soltis|
We're finally back in Atlanta! After our 3 weeks in Turkey we flew to Minnesota to celebrate our marriage with Alex's family and their friends. We had an amazing time with everyone. It was great to finally meet a lot of the people I'd only heard about. Everyone really chipped in for the event. Alex's mom organized the whole thing and her good friend Iris catered. Iris is an incredibly accomplished woman. On top of her illustrious credentials, she is a kick-ass chef. She made what must have been a dozen tarts, hundreds of cookies and scones, several salmon and shrimp loaf cakes (an incredibly tasty Icelandic specialty) and a krunsekaka, aka Norwegian wedding cake. Needless to say, no one went home hungry and we enjoyed the leftovers for days!
A big thank-you to everyone who contributed, stopped-by, and helped us close-out our month-long celebration of marriage!
Friday, August 5, 2011
The middle school I attended has been purchased by Carleton and is being converted into an arts center. This all seems like a good idea but it still Ida strange to see childhood haunts disappear.
Similarly the crabapple tree in my parent's front yard died and has been replaced with a small breakfast patio area.