July 2015

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too much change

too much change

Our weekend was crazy (but in the best way possible).  We hung out with friends, had Gerrit’s brother and sister-in-law stay with us, helped Gerrit’s parents move, went to the birthday party of our friends’ kid, and worked on painting the room we are converting into a playroom.  And on Saturday afternoon, while Gerrit was … more

korean short ribs

korean short ribs

Thanks to one of my favorite cookbooks of the last year, Korean short ribs have been on our family’s dinner rotation for months now.  My mom made them first, and since then we’ve had them for regular family dinners and big family Sunday lunches.  We’ve used the recipe on pork and beef and chicken.  And it … more

quick bbq pulled chicken

quick bbq pulled chicken

Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite dinners.  If you’ve been around here long, you know my family is very into its BBQ, particularly pulled pork, ribs, and smoked chicken.  And growing up as a picky eater, it took me awhile to come around to the pulled pork and ribs part of … more

salted caramel ice cream

salted caramel ice cream

On Sunday night we got to go to a special dinner at Gerrit’s parents’ house.  Some of their friends from 20+ years ago, friends from when Gerrit’s dad was in the army and they lived in Germany, have just moved to town and we all had dinner together.  Gerrit’s mom said she didn’t think they … more