Friday, August 29, 2008

Fun Times...

There are a few things I would like to blog about but I don't have the time right now...so I'll just blog about a couple of them...

We finally harvested our corn! Yay! Who knew gardening could be so rewarding? We have a fridge full of corn right now and have been eating corn almost every day for the last week...which is not a bad thing, we love it! Even Jacob loves it! I am also running out of things to do with zucchini so if anyone who reads this would like to contribute with a recipe, I will surely try it! Let's see...so far we have sauteed it, grilled it, stuffed it, made zucchini muffins, a casserole, and ate it raw with ranch dressing...I think Randy is getting sick of it! I really like it though...but right now I have 3 sitting in my fridge with no immediate plans...my mom suggested using them instead of pasta in lasagna...hmmm I think I might give that a try. We also have about 9 cantaloupe which will all be ready about the same time...I guess our neighbors will be getting some! I don't bring them zucchini because almost everyone on our street is growing it too!
We have been going out to pick raspberries almost every day, they are endless...And oh so yummy! Jacob and I eat them like candy every day...did I mention gardening is so rewarding? Here are a few of the pictures...




On another note, we went to a merchandise show on Wednesday as part of Randy's job. It was fun, and definitely a break from the norm. They even gave us vouchers for lunch at the Mayan Adventure! It had been a while since we had been there. Last time we were there you had to order your food, almost cafeteria style and then they brought it out to you. It was better this time around, the show was different too. It still had the divers but they were all dressed in Mayan costumes. I told Randy I should have gotten special treatment because my ancestors are Mayan! hahaha They really are though :)
Jacob really enjoyed it too. At first he wasn't sure about it because it's a little dark in there...but as you will see in the video...he was even dancing to the music while the show was going on. He loved watching it, he was so into it, it was so funny!
After lunch we went back to the Expo center for about an hour, Jacob got a football, and Randy and I played a couple of Carnival games and won a couple of prizes...nothing big, but it was still fun!





6 comments:

Stephanie said...

How fun! I have never been to the Mayan. I heard it is better now so maybe I will have to get Mike to take me there sometime. I can
to wait to have a garden someday I love garden veggies I eat my parents tomatoes like candy.

Joel said...

Ugh. Me and the Mayan do NOT have a good relationship. I'll tell you the story sometime soon.

And this recipe was on Beth's family's recipe site, http://gloriousgloriousfood.blogspot.com/2008/08/zucchini-crisp.html

I don't know if any good or not, but it's something different.

Kami and Spencer said...

Claudia! I am so glad you found our blog! This is such a fun way to keep in touch. I cannot believe how big Jacob is! It seems like just yesterday to me that I was at your baby shower! We are due on October 7th..Only 5 weeks away. I can't believe it! My shower is on Sept. 13...I sent you an invitation, you should probably get it Tues. or Wed. I hope you can come it would be great to see you and your adorable little boy!

Brett and Megan said...

Hi Claudia! I cannot believe how big your son is. It's crazy how fast they grow up huh? I am so excited for Spence and Kam to have their baby! Keep in touch!

Liz said...

You can always freeze the zucchini in the appropriate amounts for bread for the winter season. You just grate it (peel and all) and separate into separate freezer bags and use it when you want to!

Those pictures are so adorable of Jacob and Randy- can you say mini me?

Familia Taylor said...

Joel-Thanks for the recipe...I tried it and I loved it!