Thursday, June 26, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Riggity Jig Jig!

While our stay in Holbrook was adventurous [ha! ha!] and exhausting, it's nice to be home. Let the laundry commence! I'm also scheduled to finish my Stock Program with Saladmaster tonight! Some of you may not know what that means, but in a nutshell in just three short months I'm getting 100% return on my investment in Saladmaster. I'd also like to send a shout out to the lovely town of Star Valley. Not only did they welcome me to their town by taking my picture but I've also been given the opportunity to donate $120.00 and 4 hrs. of my time to the community. Gotta love photo radar.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bon Appetit!

I have been affectionately dubbed "the cook." In short, my Mom and Dad do not cook anymore and if we (Rufus and I) want to eat we've gotta cook it ourselves. Anyway, off the topic... I've reunited with a friend of mine from high school during our visit to Holbrook. She let me look through her Pampered Chef cook book and write down a few recipes. Here's the only recipe I've tried so far, and will be making many more times in the future! YUMMO!

Chicken and Broccoli Wreath

2 c. chopped cooked chicken

1 1/2 c. chopped fresh broccoli

1/2 c. diced red bell pepper

1 c. (4 oz.) shredded cheese

1/3 c. mayonnaise

2 tsp. dried dill weed

1/4 tsp. salt

1 garlic clove, minced

2 pkg. crescent rolls

1 egg white, beaten

1/4 c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Combine chicken, broccoli, red bell pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, salt, and garlic in bowl; mix well. Unroll packages of crescent rolls; separate into 16 triangles. Arrange 8 triangles in circle on pan with wide ends 3 inches from edge of pan and points toward outside. (Points will extend off pan.) Arrange 8 more triangles in center matching wide ends with triangles already in place. Seal wide ends, do not seal center. Scoop filling over sealed seams. Beginning with last triangle placed in center of pan, bring point of triangle straight across filling. Next bring point of opposite outside triangle diagonally across filling covering point of previous triangle. Repeat. Tuck last end under first. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with almonds. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Just Keep Swimmin', Swimmin'...

This morning I decided to take Rufus swimming at the public pool. I wanted to go early because he usually takes a nap around 11am. We arrived at the pool at 9:30am and there was no one at the front desk to take our fee. The restroom doors were open so we walked in, through the showers, and into the pool area. There were guards at their post and instructors giving swim lessons in the big pool. No one seemed to mind we were there so we walked over to the baby pool to check it out. Empty. Rufus had the whole pool to himself! The water only came up to his chest so he loved just walking around and splashing. He took a few face dives, I'd pull him up, he'd sputter, and laugh! He also learned to jump in unassisted! Aw... our little polliwog.

All The Pretty Horses

Sometimes I feel so isolated up here and my blog is my only connection to the outside world. Therefore my goal while I'm away is to post a little note everyday. This is the palomino (along with a few other horses) that live across the street from my parents. Anytime Rufus is outside he makes a beeline for the horse coral! You think he has the makings of a cowboy?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I booked quite a few Saladmaster dinner shows up North this week, so Rufus and I left Albert behind to hold down the fort. That makes for a lonely Father's Day for him... so I thought I would post some pictures of our trip to cheer him up! My parents have a good sized garden in their back yard and spend a lot of time in it. If you think Rufus looks drenched in this picture you'd be correct! My mom was spraying her flowers with the garden hose and Rufus took advantage of the situation by sticking his head in the stream of spraying water. Not just once, mind you, numerous times! Whadda FISH! Looks like he's taking after dear old dad, huh? Rufus loves fixing things too... or at least he thinks he's fixing it!