Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I AM the Iron Chef!

Kyle & Erin Bryson hosted a sweet "Iron Chef" party Saturday evening. There were 22 people attending who were all charged with making a dish from a tuber or corm. Out of a panoply of dishes including sweet potato waffles, sweet potato muffins, bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, tomato & potato curry, gnocchi, and Teresa's tapioca pudding, my Parmentier Potatoes, based on this recipe took first prize.

I modified it slightly, using a little bit more salt and herbs, and feta cheese instead of goat cheese - it turned out great!

Lucas is enjoying the prize I won - Darth Tater!

Many thanks to Kyle & Erin for an enjoyable evening!

Friday, January 27, 2006

First Haircut

Lucas had his first professional haircut on Sunday, thankfully he was very cooperative. He now looks quite a bit older, and he's been acting more independent too. He's invented his own "no" song. God, please grant me plenty of patience! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Christmas photos!

Follow the above link to see pictures from our trip to Florida this past Christmas.

Doug & Teresa

This pic is from a weekend getaway up at Lake Buchanan last fall. It's hard to tell, but behind my head, in front of the waterfall is an outcropping of rock that was apparently a ceremonial site for the Indians who used to live in these parts (obviously well before the river was dammed to make the lake..) Posted by Picasa