Friday, February 28, 2014

Mardi Gras King Cake

It's that time of year again to celebrate Mardi Gras! When we lived in New Orleans we loved going to the family friendly parades and watching the kids (and adults) gather as many beads and gifts as they possibly could. With the snow packed up higher than our cars here in Minnesota this year, it's hard to imagine that we were somewhere else this time of year enjoying the warmth of a late evening out at the parade.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Homemade Bread Bowls

We are surrounded by walls of snow that are taller than our cars which means it was a stay in the house and pretend the snow isn't there kind of weekend. Breanne's parents are also here this week as well as two new foster kids so to keep 10 people from going crazy we decided to re-finish my office. Yeah, cause we just weren't busy enough to start with. That project involved scraping and refinishing the ceiling, painting walls, trim and doors and redecorating. It's one of the last rooms in the house that we hadn't remodeled and it is nice to have it done. Still have a bit of decorating to finish up and then I'll post some pictures.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pork Loin Braised in Milk

I honestly feel like it's been so long since I've made something worth blogging about. I'm still cooking but just haven't had the time to think of anything very creative and then the week just flies by.

I was in Wyoming last week for my Grandpa's funeral. It was one of those times where it's a horrible reason to be together but it's also a great thing to have almost everyone together in one place. I brought our youngest with me since she still flies for free and then we got to spend some time at our cabin in Star Valley with cousins and my brothers. Of course we also had to make some donuts for everyone so I did even get some cooking in out there.