Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Food

Gluten free pumpkin streusel pudding!!! It smells wonderful. Have to wait until tomorrow night to taste.
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Fall is coming!

Despite the warm temperatures, fall is on its way.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Great Friends

I have to admit that I have some awesome friends.  But there are four people right now that my husband and I spend a lot of great time together.  Two are my wonderful neighbors, A and E and then our friends that are like family H and J.  We have gone camping together, visit together, watched football together. (The wonderful Utah vs BYU game last week, all of us cheering for Utah).  Both A and I are gluten free and the rest support us and eat everything that way along with us. 

So why I am mention them today especially? Well today was a big dental appointment for me. Those who follow my blog know that several years ago I had all my top teeth crowned all at once. Well today was the crown prep for 8 of my bottom teeth.  I have two implants that are in process and the others are crowned.  So in the least you could say eating was going to be mushy to say the least. Normally it is shakes and applesauce. Both can get very boring very quickly.  Well my dear friends made sure it wasn't. While I still had my normal peanut butter chocolate milkshake after the 3+ hour appointment, I was gifted with some amazing food at dinner.

H and J brought and cooked, J's wonderful mexican dip full of flavor and goodness. (Mine had to be put through the blender but it still tasted awesome). I look forward to the leftovers tomorrow, but I also look forward to having it again some other time with tortilla chips.  No picture of these dip as it sort looks like baby food and not at all pretty. But very, very good.

Then a little later A and E brought over rice pudding, oh my goodness.  It was so very, very yummy and beautiful.  They had found a recipe that was more like the rice pudding that the Indian restaurants serve.  I felt so very, very spoiled. 

I am truly blessed by my friends and I look forward to spoiling them back.  I did get extra servings of the rice pudding, and I am sorry but I am not sharing. Well maybe a little with hubby as I can't eat the nuts yet. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

Tuesday was our 14th wedding anniversary.  I can't believe how fast the time has gone.  We believe in making the most of our anniversary and celebrating it in little ways over the course of September through the first week of October.  But on the night of our actual anniversary we did have a really nice meal at the local Indian restaurant that we were taken last week by our friends. We tried several new dishes this time.

Onion Bhaji-my favorite from last time

Gluten Free Bread (Naan but they call it something else)

Bombay Paneer

Chicken Coconut Kurma

Delicious Rice


This was the most delicious meal and now I can't wait to go back.  We did have a chuckle as we had the same waiter as last week but this time he told as about the gluten free bread, which was heavenly.  He did apologize for not telling us last week.  We immediately text our friends about it and they went up there today and enjoyed it.  I think I can talk hubby into going for it soon.  Mom is always up for an adventure and so is maybe one day soon! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Walking in the woods and other fun stuff

The sunday of Labor Day we took a walk with my MIL and her sister who came to visit us during our camping trip. We took a little walk to Lake Fehr. It was so beautiful.

Hubby got better pictures and I only took a few.  But it was so beautiful and green.

On Saturday, September 10th Hubby and I took another hike up Millcreek canyon. This time we went to the left and walked on Old Red Pine Road Trail.

It was a beautiful walk and sorta steep in places.   But what we notice was the slight yellows in the leaves and under brush.  The deep greens were still there but there was a hint or two of fall if you knew where to look.

As you can see there was a little a bit of water around the trail. We had to cross the river four times. The first time I did really well. The second time my foot slipped and got wet so then I gave up and just walked through the river the rest of the time.  It was a lot of fun but my shoes got really muddy.

On Sunday, after church we took a drive up the mountains. First we drove up Lamb Canyon which is on the way to Park City.

We stopped at the top of the canyon and took some pictures.  It was a pretty canyon but a tight drive so we probably wont drive this one much. We head to Park City and on the other side of Parley's Summit you could see two trees changing to red/orange. I couldn't get a good picture of them.

We drove through Park City, got out at the top of Main Street and walked through a few store. Then headed back to Kimball junction for some gluten free food,  And we found it at a pizzeria.  I had cheesy garlic bread and gluten free meatballs. So yummy. I only got a photo of the bread. 

I can't wait to go back and try the pizza. Or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich.  So what did you do on your weekend?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hiking the Provo River falls

On Saturday, while camping in the Uintas, Hubby and I hike the Provo River Falls. It was so much fun and so beautiful.  We got a lot of awesome pictures.  They seemed to go on forever.  I want to see them in the late fall and again in the spring. We definitely will be going back.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Camping

Well we had a successful camping trip this weekend.  We went with our great friends H and J along with H's mom K.  While friday night was a little rough for K with the cold and an air mattress that went flat, the rest of the weekend was great.  We had a lot of great fun and a few extra visitors with Mr80grit's mom and aunt stopping by on Sunday afternoon followed by J's parents coming for dinner Sunday night.  Mr80grit and I took a hike on Saturday then another with his mom and aunt on Sunday.
Monday we packed up last and headed out just as the rain fell.
Raspberry bushes were everywhere

Beautiful flowers

H and J's tent and K's tent

Don't know if this is the last camping adventure for the season or not. Most likely it is but not the last outdoor adventure.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Getting Ready for Fun

I did a little shopping yesterday and went to the gluten free store we have in Salt Lake City.  I think I am now ready for s'mores.
I did a little baking last night also. I made the easiest peanut butter cookies in the world and they are quite yummy.
They were made as Utah won their first football game of the season.  That was a great Thursday!