Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here's a side view in case you need another perspective.
Ahhh. They're cute when they're being sucked into the wonderful world of T.V. addiction.
P.S. We took a bunch of pictures last weekend so you have at least one more post to look forward to. Jared wanted to do them all at once, but that is pure folly. We can get at least one more week of posts out of them if we wait. We don't want to use up all of our material at once. Then we would have to come up with more material, which is no good.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Here's one of Katie with Charlotte chiming in in the background.
Charlotte had run off to a corner to pout but turned that right around when I got out the camera to film her pout in all its glory. The very end has her making her movie directing debut as she took the camera away from me.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Brazilian Shrimp Soup
by Annie's Eats
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup long-grain rice
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 ¾ tsp. salt
1 ¾ cups canned crushed tomatoes
5 cups water
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1 ½ lbs. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup cilantro, chopped
Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes.
Note: Do not cut off any body parts while chopping. That's my little addition to the recipe.
Add the rice, red pepper flakes, salt, crushed tomatoes, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until the rice is almost tender. Stir in the coconut milk. Return the mixture to a simmer, then stir in the shrimp. Simmer just until the shrimp cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the pepper, lemon juice and cilantro. Serve immediately.Oh, and I just want to tell my mom and my mother-in-law that I am not purposefully not posting pictures of the babies. I just never seem to have the camera when they're at their most cute-tastic. Hmm would cutastic be better since I'm totally making up words? No, it looks like some kind of painful medical procedure. My thoughts on that might be slightly influenced by my experiences earlier this week. Anyway, I will endeavor to take a cute picture and post it soon.
Monday, February 1, 2010
This too could happen to you if you don't pay attention while chopping garlic. Yes, I had the presence of mind to fish the thumb piece out of the garlic before putting it in the soup. No, I didn't have the presence of mind to take a picture of the thumb piece. Although I agree, that would have been awesome. That little black thing up there is the suture the doctor put in. In case you're wondering, the numbing agent did not make it to the tip of my thumb before he started the sutures. Yes, I yelped like a tiny baby. No, the Brazilian Shrimp soup I made on Sunday night was not worth it. It was good, mind you, but not that good.