Thursday, September 29, 2011
What's not to love about clam chowder, corn bread, salad and Boston Cream Pie? Dinner was very Boston-y and delicious. We had someone speak about the church history in Boston; both people and places--she did a fantastic job. And we wrapped things up with a slide show of some favorite day trips. Everyone got to take home our own "Arlington Ward Best of Boston" book filled with lots of great ideas (best bakery, best park, best grocery store, best eye doctor, best Relief Society President--hahaha!).
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Today marks 13 years since my brother Robes died. I try to do something in his honor on this day so today I'm eating some Red Vines, one of his favorite treats.
When my sister-in-law Kim and their kids went to the mortuary after Robes died they each put something in his casket. Kim put some French chocolate and Red Vines in a ziploc bag near Robes' hands. The day of his funeral we were all in the R.S. Room getting ready to close the casket and have the family prayer. Kim lifted Adrienne up (she wasn't quite three and a half) to say goodbye to her dad. Adrienne noticed the Red Vines and started yelling, "RED VINES! I WANT RED VINES!" Kim knew there was no way Adrienne would stop until she got some Red Vines so with Adrienne on her hip, Kim reached into the casket, opened the ziploc bag and pulled off a piece of Red Vines for Robes' little girl.
I smile when I think of Robes and his Red Vines.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This is Annie, I mean Sister Johnston. She's going to Taiwan on a mission in a few weeks. Her (non) farewell was last Sunday--she gave a great talk about conversion--but I didn't get a picture of her until today. She's going to be an amazing missionary. Annie is a strong, funny, and genuine gal.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
There has been a request for the recipe (not to be confused with The Recipe on The Waltons).
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Blend: 4 eggs, 3 cups sugar, 2 cups pumpkin (good luck with that), 1 cup oil, 2/3 cup water
Sift together and add to mixture: 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 T baking soda, 1 1/4 t. salt, 1 t cinnamon
Stir in: 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes
This recipe makes 7 small loaf pans (bake for about 35-40 minutes)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Apparently canned pumpkin is hard to find. Good thing I've got some stashed away.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
My friend Leah invited me over for dinner tonight. The food was delicious--black bean and sweet potato enchiladas, chips and guacamole, green salad and this peach and blueberry galette for dessert. The food was delicious and the eclectic group of people kept the conversation fun and interesting. It was a nice evening.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
When I saw this post and this post I made a mental note to find that farm stand (when I did, it was off season). I can't believe I had never noticed it; I passed it numerous times on my way to the Boston Stake Center in Weston. So today (it's Fall!) I went again and bought an apple and a spaghetti squash.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
My friend and I went to the Brimfield Fair today. I bought some old magazine ads, a "cake" tin (from England) and a cool metal shelf. My friend bought an anvil. I didn't even know what an anvil was until today. We had a great day; we ran into a good friend, made a new friend, enjoyed a delicious BBQ sandwich, and saw lots of treasures.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Soon after I moved to Boston, I found myself on a downtown street corner waiting for a WALK signal. Everyone else was jaywalking and I quickly realized that life would pass me by if I waited for a green light/walk signal...unlike California where they give tickets for such shenanigans.