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Jordan, Emily, Natalie, and Zachary

Archive for March, 2009

St. Patricks day 2009

Tue ,31/03/2009

So Justin and Julie could go to the temple, we babysat their kids.  Emily made play-dough and they loved it.  Their landlord was fixing their washer for a while.  For dinner, Julie made Irish food; corn beef, bread, cabbage stuff which was all pretty good.

Mom’s and Jason’s visit March 2009

Mon ,30/03/2009

My mom and brother Jason drove down from Orofino and visited for the weekend.  They came because my Grandma Ruth died and her funeral was on Monday.  It was  fun visit with them.  Mom stayed with Justin and Julie and Jason stayed  with us.  We mostly hung out at Justin and Julie’s.  We went to church with them for sacrament meeting.  I made lettuce wraps which were delicious if I can say so myself while Justin made sushi which was also delicious.  Most of these pictures are of the kids; they are cute.  We played rummy Sunday night until late.  Check out the pictures…

Pictures from fish and chips

Sun ,29/03/2009

Here are some pictures from our fish and chips adventure.  Our apartment smelled like deep fried fish for at least a week, maybe longer.

Emily’s birthday

Sat ,28/03/2009

Wow, this is way late.  We are horrible.  Well, Emily’s birthday was fun.  We got her a bunch of pilates stuff since she is into that right now.  She is hot  when she does pilates.  😛 Her parents bought her a carrot cake which was good.  We went over to their house on Sunday for her birthday.  Emily and i went to Red Robin for her birthday since they have free burger coupons when it’s your birthday.  Anyway, check out the pictures.

No more cellphone for me

Fri ,27/03/2009

Well, my phone has finally completely broken.  There are plans on getting a pay-as-you-go phone for emergencies, etc but I won’t be getting another one.  My contract ends in like two weeks so I’m not out too much money.  I have skype so if you do, you can contact me that way since my little laptop and I are on the internet most of the day.  I also plan on getting a skype phone number.

Snow

Thu ,26/03/2009

It snowed last night.  ‘nough said.

Poor Jordan…

Thu ,19/03/2009

Jordan’s xbox 360 started acting weird last night when Nathan tried to play Halo 3. So we tried to restart the consol and this is what resulted:

For those of you not familiar with Xbox 360, those lights are suppose to be green (like the center) and not flashing red.

Jordan said those are called the blinking red lights of death (that means not good). So anyway, Jordan looked on the Microsoft website, and there is a 1 year warranty on Xbox 360’s, but a 3 year warranty on blinking red light stuff. So, guess he’s getting a new xbox.

Fish and chips

Fri ,13/03/2009

So Emily and I watched Throwdown with Bobby Flay which we don’t actually watch that often because we don’t like it too much but the guy he competed with was an Irish guy from New York who was famous for making fish and chips and so we wanted to see how they made them.  The Irish guy ended up winning.  Anyway, we started to crave fish and chips and so we though, what the heck, we should make them.  So on Monday the 9th, we went to the store and bought some good cod.  Our batter consisted of:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 2 egg white whipped to a soft peak
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring (optional, just to make the batter more golden color)

Mix the first two ingredients, then fold in the egg white and mix in the coloring.  We also made homemade french fries from russet potatoes which were also deep fried and seasoned with creole seasoning.  We also sliced pickles and deep fried them as well with the same batter.  We didn’t think the house smelled awful until we got home from work the following day.  The whole house smelled like fish so we opened up all the windows.  Overall, it was really delicious.  I’d recommend the batter to anyone.  The food wasn’t too greasy, nice and crispy, and really delicious.

Potato and green bean casserole

Thu ,12/03/2009

Emily made a good potato casserole like four days ago that was really good and fairly cheap to make looking at all the ingredients.  We modified the recipe that we had to include the mushrooms, garlic, cream of mushroom soup (to make it easier, although two cans might be a bit too much), and green beans.

6 medium russet potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
½ medium onion
½ tablespoon garlic
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can of french style green beans
1 can of mushrooms
1 c Parmesan cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese
salt
pepper
preheat the oven to 375. Cook the potatoes (either keep them whole or cut them in half but no smaller) in boiling water. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan and add the onions then garlic. add the mushrooms and then add the cream of mushroom soup and seasonings you want (we added Montreal steak seasoning). when the soup is warm, add the green beans. When the potatoes are cooked cut them into thin slices (an egg slice works well) and lay 1/3 of them in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Layer the sauce and then 1/3 of the cheese. Add the remainder of the layers and end with mozzarella . Bake for 40 minutes and enjoy.

Hamburgers

Wed ,11/03/2009

Emily went to bunco last night and I had my friend Chase over so I made hamburgers for the two of us (ok, there was supposed to be one for Emily for another day but we ended up eating all four of them because they were so good.  I put 1 lb hamburger, bread crumbs, worchestershire sauce, soy sauce, 1 egg, montreal steak seasoning, and a couple dallops of a horseradish sauce we have from Harry and David.  I sliced tomatoes, onions, and put feta cheese with deep fried pickles (see next post) on the burger.  It ended up being so good, possibly one of the best burgers I’ve  ever eaten.  The horseradish sauce really added flavor without making the burgers too spicy and helped keep the meat moist.  Of course, red meat and I don’t get along (I can’t tell when the meat is done because of a certain eye disorder that I have) so Chase helped cook them.