Sunday, May 30, 2010

Just Like Auntie Anne’s

My friend Emily posted to her blog about a recent experience she had making Pretzels.  Rob LOVES soft Pretzels, so I was intrigued with her experience and wanted to give it a try.  I didn’t want to waste an entire afternoon and not have them turn out, so I was hesitant. 

Today, Emily came to visit us, so I took the opportunity to have her teach me how to make the pretzels.  She was an excellent teacher and our Pretzels turned out really good.  They look good and they tasted good.  They even past Rob’s taste test, so I was pleased.  Here are some pics to document the events.


We were really happy with the golden brown color we got out of the Pretzels.


Ummmm.  Delicious!


Emily tries them out with different Mustards.  Rob likes them best with the Hot and Spicy Mustard.

If you’re feeling adventurous, give it a try.  The recipe Emily and I both used came from Paula Dean

Monday, May 17, 2010

Boys will be Boys

We had Stephen and Caitlin Wheeler and their daughter McKenna over for dinner on Sunday.  After a great grilled BBQ chicken dinner, the natives got a little restless and found ways to entertain themselves.  Rob and Stephen prove the fact that remote control cars never lose their appeal no matter how old you are.  They used Rob’s Ultimate Frisbee cones to set up a race course on our deck and challenged each other to race after race. 




Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another project done

Rob decided the Grill needed something a little extra.  So last Saturday we went to Lowe’s, bought the wood that we needed and started to build.  It was frustrating at times and we almost gave up, but in the end we both think it turned out pretty nice. 




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Side View


Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting Ready for Summer

We are slowly getting our deck ready for summer.  Rob installed accent lights around our deck and he hung speakers outside.  The speakers are connected to our main receiver in the house, so you can hear the audio of the TV and it is connected to the computer so we can listen to any music we choose. The sound is great. 


Rob is a master at the grill and he finally convinced himself to buy the Grill he really wanted the Weber Genesis.  We spent last Saturday putting it together.  It looks great on our deck and we’ve already used it several times. 


Our next purchase is a patio set.  Make sure in all of your summer planning you plan a trip to the Northwest.  We would love to grill you some steaks!