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A Quiet Thanksgiving Hike to Franklin Falls

A Quiet Thanksgiving Hike to Franklin Falls

Happy Thanksgiving (weekend) everyone! As is our new holiday tradition, we went outside to celebrate much that we are thankful for: our health, the great outdoors, and each other. Unfortunately we couldn’t have our families with us! It’s been such a hectic year, traveling around 7 different states, starting new jobs, planning a wedding, and just generally trying to have it all. Almost every moment of the year has been filled with some amount of crazy creative energy, so for this Thanksgiving, we took a quieter route for our celebration. On Wednesday, we worked from home and cooked our feast for two. We hustled around our tiny kitchen in an (almost) choreographed fashion to get everything on the table at the right time. We ate, then we rested.

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November 28, 2014 0 comments Read More
Lemon spaghetti

Lemon spaghetti

One of my favorite easy recipes is lemon spaghetti. I discovered it years ago as a side dish for a larger meal, but I liked it so much I made it as a standalone about once a week through my last years in college. Now Spenser has added his touch of grilled lemon pepper chicken to the mix. It’s super cheap and only takes about 10 minutes to make! Plus, it’s one of those meals that’s better the next day, in my opinion. The pasta soaks up the lemon juice and olive oil and the flavor gets even richer.

MMM, LEMONS

January 20, 2013 2 comments Read More
Chili time

Chili time

Here is our first post with a recipe that we made a lot of this Winter. We liked it so much we figured out how to make larger batches of it. The recipe was originally found online, but after making it enough times, we added and took away ingredients to make it our own. Each time is an experiment! There was a stretch where we seriously ate nothing else for dinner for around three weeks. We like it that much!

Ingredients

Cooking beef

Aww yeah, cook that beef

  • 4 pounds Beef
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 3 Cans Red Kidney Beans (1 of them drained)
  • 1 Can Black beans (drained)
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • ~6 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • ~3 Tablespoons Cumin
  • 1 Pinch of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic
  • ½ cup of water

Preparation:

The finished Product

The finished Product

  1. Chop onions, all the peppers, and garlic cloves and set aside.
  2. Mix together the chili powder, cumin, salt, and sugar and also set aside
  3. Brown meat in a large pan, remove all the grease once the meat is cooked through
  4. Add all of the chopped onions, peppers, and water to the pan. Spread the spice mixture evenly over all of the beef and vegetables.
  5. Continue cooking in the pan until the onions begin turn translucent, stirring occasionally.
  6. In a large stock pot, add all of the ingredients on medium heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer for an hour and half
  7. Serve with cheese and saltines, and enjoy!
January 15, 2013 0 comments Read More