Summer Is Winding Down

A few things from the last week.

I am typing this post as I sip a nice, hot mug of strongly brewed coffee, delivered to me from my mother-in-law Deb, straight from Taiwan! Gooood stuff.

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Have I ever mentioned my coffeemaker on here before? I know I’ve mentioned my Bodum French Press and Cuisinart coffee grinder before, but it is also worth mentioning how much I adore my much more frequently utilized drip coffeemaker – a Cuisinart Grind & Brew. This baby can automatically grind whole beans before brewing, and can also accommodate already-ground coffee. This was a bridal shower gift from my mom and is still in great shape four years later.

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My mother-in-law Deb stayed with us for a night last weekend to visit, in between landing at the airport, and returning to her summer digs a couple hours north of here. Most of the year she lives and teaches in Taiwan, but visits each summer. We grabbed dinner at Red Robin… “Yum!!” (That’s their slogan, right?).

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The next morning, the three of us grabbed breakfast at our favorite nearby breakfast spot: Nick’s! The huz and I split two dishes: a Farmer’s Omelet with American cheese…

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..and an order of fluffy blueberry pancakes. Both were awesome, as the food always is.

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Then it was back to to work for the week.

View from my desk on a lovely sunny day this week.

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Mid-week lunch break at Carson’s. Grilled Whitefish with avocado mango salsa, seasonal veggies, and rice. This is quite the deal at ten bucks, and also comes with salad and bread.

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An evening visitor to our deck, making himself comfortable. This is our neighbor’s cat, whom we’ve named Socks. We are so creative.

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The hardest I’ve laughed this week was when I was watching an episode of Jersey Shore with Five Cent Femme, and Snooki and Deena thought they were being attacked by a shark. Have you seen this? It is priceless.

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Thursday, for dinner, I made one of my favorites: Skillet Lasagna. This dish comes together so easily and tastes delicious. It’s also a great way to use up any extra zucchini you may have lying around.

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The can find a link to the post with the recipe for ‘Skillet Lasagna’ on my newly-updated RECIPE PAGE. I spent hours adding links to all my blogged recipes. Soon, I hope to categorize them, since there are SO MANY! Let me know what you think! You can also reach my Recipe page by clicking the “Recipes + Top Posts” link below my page header.

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