Thursday, July 24, 2014

North Dakota...4...at the lake...2014...

...our first trip back to our favorite point on the lake...
...the lake was like glass...
...so we took a nice long walk along the beach...
...and speaking of glass...we found some sea glass...very pretty...
...and we got everything all set up and ready for a huge cook-out...
...and had a few pre-dark fireworks for the little ones with early bedtimes...
...took turns with the canoe on the calm water...
...watched a gorgeous North Dakota sunset over the lake...
...and more still water canoeing...
~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...North Dakota...Day 3...

...once we got 'home'...
...the boys broke out some of the (MANY) fireworks...
...and got busy making noise...
...then they made a little noise inside playing some virtual games...
...and the whole family is doing a 100 foods challenge...so we all tried a Bellini...(not a very vegan friendly list - but I was surprised at how many things I have tried)...interestingly I love peaches...but did not particularly love this drink...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

...Video fixed...

Thanks for letting me know it was broken...sorry about that

Link to post - My View

~Have a lovely evening...

...North Dakota...Day 2...

...we got up bright and early for breakfast...NOT...we had a leisurely 11:00 brunch...after we stayed up until 2:00 AM talking...I always mean to take photos of the delicious vegan food that I eat out and about...but I usually forget...

...as usual...I went off menu...and asked for a butter-less scramble of hash browns, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, peppers and onions...all fixin's from the omelette portion of the menu...and our sweet server informed me that it wouldn't hold together without the egg...haha...

..it was delicious...this is definitely going to be my new go-to breakfast order when we're out...
...then we headed off to do some bowling...
...bowling is always a lot of fun...and the lanes were not busy at all mid-week and mid-day...
...y'all know I'm always surprised to find photos of myself on the camera...so I often share them with y'all...here someone snapped one of me...see how excited I get when I actually make a strike...it hardly ever happens and it's totally an accident when it does...haha...
...after the bowling...the boys found a vintage 4 person pacman machine and had a couple of games...it was fun hearing all of the beeps and funny sounds again...
...then we loaded up and drove to Devils Lake...where Scout has a bucket list of things he wants to do...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 21, 2014

...North Dakota...2014...

...we no sooner get home and get all the laundry done up...and we're off on vacation again...
...this time to North Dakota...(that's the Fargo airport...funny there is no
...we lived and served there for 7 years...and made some really wonderful friends...

...Scout and his friends picked up where they left off 2 1/2 years ago...not skipping a beat...
...it's so nice visiting friends and seeing familiar places...

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

...Tomatoes with Vegan Cottage Cheese...

...here in the middle of summer...we get the best vine ripened tomatoes...we don't grow them because of our herd of deer...
...perfect for making this pretty and cool salad...just cut out the stem...
...and then cut a little zig-zag around the middle...
...and separate...
...then scoop out the seeds...
...and you'll have two pretty little tomato flowers...
...put them on a bed of lettuce and fill with Vegan Cottage Cheese...
...they make a beautifully refreshing first course...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

...reveal...

...my sweet nephew and his lovely bride are expecting another babe...and they had a 'reveal party'...

...traditions are funny...just 16 (17 really) years ago I'd never heard of a reveal party...

...but I've started the new baby's blankie...

...and you can guess the gender I think...
...no more pictures until it's gifted though...

...nephew's baby afghan here...

...great-nephew's baby afghans here...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

...Salad in a Jar...

...have y'all ever tried taking a salad in a jar...
...this one has my sweet mustard dressing...
...basically...you just put the dressing on the bottom...and then the greens...and when you're ready to eat...just shake it all up...

...such a simple way to carry a salad...here served with leftover vegan penne, french bread, and some fresh cantaloupe...

~Have a lovely day!