Friday, May 16, 2008

Cape Cod!!

We went to Cape Cod on Monday for a fun day trip!!! Unfortunately as you can see, the weather was rather COLD!!! Good thing we had a back up plan besides just going to the beach! We went with our German friends that are in Zack's program at school. Martin and Carmen wanted to swim, but quickly saw that only the polar bear club were swimming that day!! So we visited the Heritage Museum in Sandwich. It had a car museum and really beautiful ground to walk around, which we did very quickly since it was freezing. They also had an old carousel that we got to ride as much as we wanted!! How about that? Oliver wasn't sure he liked it, but he rode it anyway. Then we had a little picnic on the beach, we braved the cold and ate quickly! Looks fun eh? ha ha. The we visited the Sandwich Glass Blowing museum. It was fun to watch someone demonstrate how to blow glass. He made it look so easy! Anyway, it was a fun day, I guess you have to learn to live with freezing in May when you live in MA!

The Battle at Lexington and Concord

In April we went to the Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. It was also a cold day, but not as cold! I kept meaning to post the pictures, but just got around to it. It happens on Patriot day here in MA. It's the day we officially kicked the Brits hinny's!! So we missed the real battle with the Paul Revere ride and the "shot heard round the world," mostly because that was at like 5:45 am. But we did go later to the reenactment. It was really interesting to see and it was fun because as the battle moved, everyone had to kind of move along with them along the road. It was amazing to see how different war was back then. All the soldiers staying in formations and taking turns firing. It was really interesting and best of all they shot off the cannon a few times! And I guess we showed them whose boss!! Get out of here you Red Coats!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pringles anyone?

Let me many "rules" are being broken in these pictures?? No food out of the kitchen, no shoes on the couch, no eating on the couch, no watching T.V., no junk food........what can I say? We aren't very good enforcers. I guess it's hard to say no to that face!! We just came into the living room and there he was all set up with his Pringles lined up on the couch watching some Sports Center. I can see I've already been outnumbered! sigh.

A rather delicious meal!

So now that I actually feel like eating something, I tried out this recipe yesterday. It was really good. I have never been a huge meat loaf fan, but this one is seriously good. Zack and I both really enjoyed it. It was easy and tasty!

Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf

1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 small yellow onion, chopped*
1 egg, beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan
2 T Dijon mustard
1 cup flat-leaf Parsley, chopped
1 7 oz. jar roasted red peppers, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper

Heat oven to 400F.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Shape the meat into a 7x11 baking dish.** Bake until no trace of pink remains, about 45 min. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 15 min. before slicing.

* This was quite a bit of onion, it tasted good to us, but if you're not huge on onions, I'd cut down on this a little.
**You could do it in a loaf pan like usual, but the tip on the recipe siad that it isn't the best choice for baking meat. It said a larger pan would allow the heat to circulate over the meat, cooking it evenly.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The house of sickies

It's been awhile since I've posted anything because Oliver and I have been sick this last week and I just haven't felt like doing much of anything. And Zack has been busy with this insanely long stats final and has been gone all week working on that. So I thought this story sort of summed up our week:

Oliver woke up one night coughing and crying and since I was on my death bed, Zack got up and was trying to rock him back to sleep. He kept coughing and then throw up all over Zack, I mean he really got him. So the next day he is telling the guys at school about it and how gross it was and then he said, "I even found throw up in my belly button when I took a shower this morning!" They were of course thoroughly disgusted. But I thought it was really funny. Anyway, that's about the high and low of our past week, hopefully this week will get us back on our game!