Sunday, June 24, 2007
Results are in! I got 16th out of 51 of the 10K runners! Whoo-Hoo! The time they have posted was exactly the same as I timed myself, so kudos to them for being accurate.
Monday, June 18, 2007
They were very tasty, just plain even with no sauce. In her recipe Giada used oregano butter, but straight butter didn't sound so good to me, so I found a light alfredo recipe to use instead with condensed milk, flour and whole baked garlic cloves, mashed. It was the perfect combination because it didn't overpower the filling of the ravioli. Here is a picture of the ravioli cooking, and then cooked (no sauce- they look slimy like little brains):
I also made this cake before I started on the ravioli. It was a recipe for a Patriotic cake out of a Pampered Cheff Cookbook, but I changed 5 of the ingredients to suit what I couldn't find in the store, plus what I already had at my house. It was supposed to be made with pound cake, but I again, I went for a more low-fat recipe and used angel food cake. It was also supposed to have raspberries and blueberries but we ended up with strawberries and blackberries instead. The filling was made with milk, instant pudding, and whipped topping all blended together. It was also super creamy and tasty, and aesthetically pleasing. :)
Sunday, June 3, 2007
We passed this awesome waterfall (which I took several pictures of because I have this fascination with moving water- well, all water really, but I'm only posting one here- if you want to see more, just ask and I'll happily show you the whole slideshow!),
and then the most awesome little lapping stream- just the kind I could have sat next to all day as a child building little fairy people and castles on the shore out of leaves and acorns, small stones and twigs. And don't forget the leaf boats setting sail on an exciting journey down the mighty river! I think what I liked the most was how the sunlight twinkled off the rippling rivulets, and how clear the water was with the little pebbles at the bottom... Sorry- I get stuck in my head sometimes... (No, I am not standing in the stream, but on a little rock bridge crossing- couldn't resist this shot!)
Then a quarter turn to the left, and here is Lake Tahoe (Westish).
Then another quarter turn to the left, and here is the shaley rock we sheltered from the wind behind eating our lunch (it was quite chilly, and there were clouds of these skinny little bugs flying everywhere). (Southish):And then another quarter turn to the left and there is Reno! If you can see it through the haze, that is. (Eastish)