MARCH 2011

Monday, September 14, 2009

My favorite things

One of my most favorite things to do is to decorate, well ok, think about decorating. We live in a great little apartment right now and I think I've done pretty well with what we had, but I really can't wait to have a house of my very own to decorate. Well, the next best thing is my very own office! The business that I am working for is currently moving offices. We are moving from a small one room locale to a much larger two room plus locale. So that means I get to use what we currently have and furnish and decorate the rest of the place! I'm so excited about it, I can barely contain myself. I really hope I get to start looking for some stuff soon! I already have some great ideas to make it a great and much more professional office. Oh, did I also mention that I love to organize, so yeah, there is going to be a lot of that going on very very soon. I will post pictures as soon as I can get started! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Whole Wheat Pasta with Spinach and Walnuts

Tonight Z cooked up the delicious Whole Wheat Pasta with Spinach and Walnuts from Ellie Kriegers, "The Food You Crave." It is probably the best pasta salad I've ever had. We used to make this all the time in Hawaii and we never ever got sick of it. It is a combination of whole wheat pasta, garlic, red onions, spinach, walnuts, feta cheese, and a yummy dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dijon mustard. Now, Ellie says to put the pasta in the fridge after it is done cooking, but we love to keep it out so that it is a little bit warm when you mix it all up. It wilts the spinach just a little bit and it makes it all that much better! Be careful about the vinegar usage in the dressing. It is supposed to be a little bit tart I think, but if you don't get the proportions just right it will be too tart.

This is another super simple recipe that is really delicious. You don't even realize that it is actually healthy! We are lucky that we have two more meals left with this recipe! Yay! This weekend will be the Summer Corn and Vegetable Soup. I know you are as excited as I am!

On another note, Isn't it interesting how messy men are when they cook! Water all over the floor as well as onion peels. Oh, well, he's still the best guy in the world!