Monday, August 17, 2009

Life in these parts

Our little fourth grader hittin the books....she is amazing. She has been into riddles lately, and is really getting her timing right in telling a joke. It is pretty funny. She has also finally memorized all the books of the bible, I must give a shout out to our Kid's Church...our Children's Pastors are worth their weight in rice! Ha! They still serve as missionaries to India. We love them!
Olivia loves first grade. She is becoming more confident in her reading and loves working with objects in math. Her favorite thing about school is taking cracks me up since we are here all day long.

Olivia has caught the bug of taking pictures. She is always using my camera, I guess she gets it honestly...both girls love their new room set up, the new comforters just make the room fun. The purple and pink match the castle mural so perfectly. I am so glad because I know the days of fairytale princess times are numbered, and I was not quite ready to paint over it.

Movie night with a friend is always a hit. This past weekend we had a total of over a hundred toes occupying this house at any given time. That meant lots of Popsicles, pizza, popcorn, games, wet towels from the pool, soda and toys.

Last night a group of us "foodies" who like good company as much as an adventure to our pallet spent the evening together. This was one of the dishes. It is Indian butter chicken. There are a ton of spices, and I was told it would be better if I ate it like an Indian, with my right hand, not a fork, but I opted for the fork, and it was incredible.

Another dish we had on our table was Panang. It is a peanut coconut vegetable stew type sauce served over rice. We had a long grain rice called basmati rice which was really good too. Pepper Steak, Greek salad and a lemon chicken rice soup was the line up. But the final contestant was a winner. Ladies and Gentlemen, I ate the most fabulous brownie I have ever had in my life. It was a brownie with a peanut butter cream dollop made from a new baker friend of mine, Andrea.
On Saturday we went down to Bradenton to visit our favorite nephew, Conrad. His summer is winding up, and we needed some curly headed love. There is a hidden hole in the wall restaurant off the Braden river, called Linger Lodge, that is filled with numerous dead stuffed animals. It is all about the decor. The food is good too. I ate my first ever frog legs. It was a little intimidating to eat them when they were still connected at the pelvis, but it was like dark meat chicken. I can't say I will order it again, but it was a nice complement to the gator tail.

The guys wrapped up the evening at a Ray's game, thanks Brenda. It was great fun, and Conrad even caught a homeroom ball. They won, so it was a even better.


The Cannon Chronicles said...

Looks like ya'll are staying busy as usual. I love the girls polka dot bedding! Too Cute!

Tiffany said...

I have a super easy recipe for butter chicken! Let me know if you want it, you can leave me your e-mail address on my blog if you want.

Leslie said...

Busy, busy, busy! That food looks delicious. Did you make it or go somewhere? I am glad the girls are enjoying school. I am at school now reading blogs when I should be working!

Melissa said...

That food looks amazing and i love the pics!!

Sophie said...

WOW (impressed look). Your Lemon Chicken looks so yummy.

Here I bought a sauce pack for Lemon Chicken so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.