Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where I'm at...

I figured out how to make something and pin it I wasn't that bored....

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First Concert

Cello Section

Saturday night was the kids first concert.  We never took them to see Barney, the Doodlebops or Dora on Ice....I guess we "deprived" them (ha ha)

We went to Salisbury University to see the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra "A Bach & Mozart Celebration".  It was fantastic.

I managed to snap a few pics...

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto Les Nicholas, clarinet  - Mr. Nicholas gave a PHENOMENAL performance!
  • Sachi and Francis
  • J.S. Bach Double Concerto for 2 violins
    Francis’c Restesan, violin
    Sachiho Murasugi, violin
The duet played was tremendous.  Very moving.
  • J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
  • Mozart Symphony No. 2

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The kids loved the show and we had a great time.  We went out for dinner prior to the show and had dessert after the show.  Some nice "blue-haired" lady told daughter that she looked "exquisite" and that made the girl feel super-special!

Daddy & his exquisite girl
The kids were on their BEST behavior...
Me & MSB
a good time was had by all.

(okay, it wasn't RUSH, Porcupine Tree or Transatlantic...but we will get there!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Something Important

Some people have a gift of enlightenment.  Some people have something important to say.
Jeff Bethke is one of those individuals who has been blessed with insight.

I share what I feel makes a big impact -- and here it is:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Falafel Friday!

Friday was Falafel Friday!  My husband really wanted me to make falafels (again) and I wanted to experiment a little by making them from scratch.  In the past I have made them from a box, but that limits us to just hubby and I eating them, since most mixes are processed in a plant that may have cross-contamination with nuts -- and then our daughter cannot eat them.

So, I found out how incredibly easy it is to make falafels from scratch.  Husband now says that I made a big mistake, because now he wants me to make them all the time!

First you rinse and drain a can of chick peas.  Then you mix them with parsley, onions, salt/pepper, cumin, garlic and a little lemon juice, about 2 tablespoons of flour (whole wheat flour in our house - of course!)  Mash all that goodness together.

Roll into balls. 

then fry them for 5 to 7 minutes (you can also bake them, but I have a good deep fryer, so I used that.)

I also made homemade hummus (which in my head I call it "yhummus!" because it is so good), and tzatziki sauce (cucumbers diced up with my homemade yogurt, lemon juice, dill weed and garlic) -- served it all on whole wheat flatbread with lettuce, tomato and hot sauce. 

I'm glad I have pictures to prove that I made this -- it was all gone in about 30 minutes!