Friday, May 17, 2013
Since I'm a slight rhubarb kick over here, I thought I would try out this coffee cake with rhubarb and buttermilk. Oh my goodness, I'm not lying when I say that this is probably the fluffiest coffeecake I've ever made or tasted. Which is saying a lot because I've made and tasted a few coffeecakes in my day.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
If I were to ask my daughter Grace what she would like to see for one of the dinners on my menu on any given week, 99% of the time she will request spaghetti carbonara. If I were to ask her why she likes it, she will just shrug her shoulders and say," I don't know. I just like everything about it!" Kids, these days. They just can't give ya a straight answer.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1. Today is my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you so so much!
2. I read this story about Angelina Jolie getting a double mastectomy! She is so brave! Kudos to her for being so pro-active!
3. Everyone hear about 24? I'm so stoked! Jack is Back!
Monday, May 13, 2013
This post is getting out a bit late today. I'm overly tired, but in all good ways. Saturday, was Grace's Birthday and we had a big party for her. We had 19 people at our house and it was a blast! I think she got everything she wanted and more!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Recently I bought 5 lbs of strawberries from our local fruit and vegetable market. I think lucked out because I had a Groupon deal that I had bought a few months ago, and we had decided to go and use the deal the same weekend that they were celebrating their 25th Anniversary! One of the deals going on was 4 for $4 on a pound of strawberries. I ended up with 5 pounds of strawberries; as a result of that, you might see a few posts involving strawberries around here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
As anyone who reads Catz more than, oh, once a decade is aware, I love to grill. It's my favorite way to prepare a meal, hands down. Certain aspects of grilling I've become quite skilled at, and many, many more I have yet to master or even attempt, but all in all, it's an awesome way to kill time outdoors. For the first five or so years that Chels and I were married, we grilled only occasionally, using a "patio" style gas grill by Charbroil that my parents got us for our wedding. When we outgrew that, I grabbed a larger, four burner Charbroil on clearance at Home Depot, and, boy, did we ever stretch that grill as far as it could go, both in life expectancy and capability. Truly, this was a low-end model designed for hotdogs and hamburgers, but we tricked it into grilling flatbread, pizza, skewers, steaks of all shapes and sizes, and even baskets of fish! Eventually, though, we got to the point where it needed some parts replaced, and we needed something more capable.