Showing posts from March, 2012

House Update - we have a deck!

The deck is up, shutters are on, banisters have been stained, doors are in, baseboards are down, mantle and fireplace look great and the hard wood floors are getting started!

Best Lenten Lunch

I'm sure many of you have been slightly tarnished with the infamous "lenten tuna sandwich" many times in your life. Well, I'm glad to tell you I've made a much improved version that is sure to change your negative thoughts about tuna sandwiches. This, my friends, is a sophisticated tuna melt - AND, its low fat, contrary to its infamous counterpart!

2 Packages StarKist Hickory Smoked Tuna Packages
2 T Olive Oil Mayo
Sliced Garlic Bread Baguette (the roasted garlic is the best)
Reduced Fat 2% Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Mix tuna in bowl with the mayo, spread evenly onto thinly sliced baguette and top with cheese. Place in toaster oven for 4-5 min. until cheese is melted. Makes approximately 8 slices. I've also made this using a block of sharp cheddar cheese - clearly it was better without being reduced fat and "the real stuff".

Washington DC Trip

We made a full weekend out of getting our new Kitten, by taking a trip to Washington, DC, and then picking him up on the way out of town! We sure enjoyed all the history of the town! Two nights on the town, great food and we even got a front row seat to watch the KU game on TV!
We will definitely need to take another trip back to see more. We did the first "quick" tour: First things first- Dinner. We ate at the classic Old Ebbitt Grill, and had 18 amazing oysters among some other great seafood. Saturday it was off to the Smithsonian American History Museum, walked the mall to see the Washington Monument and all the cool sights, headed to the back of the White House, then off for a quick afternoon pick-me-up Blue Moon. Then, off the more exciting side of the White House - the front! Last sight seeing stop - The Lincoln Memorial. What a sight to see!! After our long tourist day we were off to happy hour. Finally, a late dinner at the bar at Ocean Aire. Choice seating so we co…

House Progress Update

We had our first official drink in the new house! Cheers to being together 5 years.

Valentino - The First Two Weeks!

We love our new little kitten, Valentino! He's the sweetest little cat we've ever seen. He's always busy being a curious kitten, or catching up on sleep ; )

Valentino - Our new kitten

We are finally getting our first kitten together! Here is my first kitten project..I enhanced the carrier with some gold spray paint. It looks dramatically better! p.s. - It's not splotchy in person, I think it was too shiny for the gold and the flash.