Tuesday, December 29, 2009

For the love of food!!!

Hi everyone....Do not fall over with surprise, this will be the second post in less than two weeks. For those of you that know me, know that I am a cooking fanatic. I love to cook! So, Rob gave me this great idea to post some of Robs favorites recipes. I like to watch the food network and use some of the recipes from there and then add my own twist to them, or I like to make up my own.
For tonight we had a classic pub favorite Nachos! So delicious and scrumptulesent!
These were inspired by nacho dish at a restaurant in Arlington, TX .

2 Large Idaho Spud
1 Sweet Onion
2 cups Cheese
2 t Cayenne pepper
2 t Cumin
2 t Chili Powder
1 t Salt
1/2 t pepper
2 limes
1 Jalapeno
4 Chicken tenders
Ariba Red Salsa
1 T Cilantro

First, lay out chicken tenders with a little extra virgin olive oil s and p and the juice of 1 lime. Put on a pan and roast in oven for 15-20 min at 450. While the chicken is cooking I dice up a half of an sweet onion and put in a pan with a little olive oil and 1T of butter, I cook those down till they are nice and brown and caramelized. While the onions are going I slice the potatoes thin but not too thin. I dry them off to absorb the water from the potatoes.
Then I fry them in canola oil 2 times ( the first is to cook them on the inside and then the second is to crisp them). After done with the second fry dust with cayenne, cumin, chili powder, and s/p mixture while they are still hot.
When potatoes are done lay them flat in one layer in a baking dish then layer in the caramelized onions and top with lots of cheese and then the cooked chicken on top with the jalapeno cut up into rounds. I put that in the oven and let cook for 10 min at 450 till the cheese melts and starts to get golden brown on top.
While the nachos are heating up I like to warm up some salsa in a pot. I specifically like the salsa from Costco called Ariba Roasted Red Salsa.
When the nachos come out dish up with a little dab of sour cream, a spoon full of the warm salsa, and a little lime juice to perk it up a bit. Then finish it off with a little cilantro:)

Well I sure hope that y'all enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS....from Texas!

Well this is our first Christmas away from Boise and Utah! We are really sad that we will not be with our families on Christmas. But, regardless we are going to enjoying hanging out and having a little vacation.

Things here in Texas are going really well. We are really like living here although it is pretty far from Boise and Utah. I am working at a tennis club in Southlake and Rob is working as the head stringer there. I has been a lot of fun working together! We have really enjoyed the weather...it was 72 degrees today, it was great we were wearing shorts, tee shirt and flip flops on December 23rd....CRAZY! But, we are loving it.

We sure miss you all and we hope that you have a great holiday and we are very grateful for all of your friendships.

Friday, November 14, 2008

1 Year Anniversary!

WOW! It has been one year on Monday. I just can't believe it. It has gone so fast, and we have done so much. I just want to take a minute and express my love for Rob. He is the most wonderful person in the world, and I love him so much. I am so grateful to Rob and all of his love an support. He works so hard with his buisness and he loves his family, and USC sports (basketball, and football) and would do anything for both. He does so much for me and our little family. He makes dinner, mows the lawn :), and he helps me out at the Boise State tennis matches. Those are just a few examples.

We have done so many fun things this past year. Here Rob caught a fish in the Madison River in West Yellowstone. My parents took us on a fishing expeditionin West Yellowstone for a family trip. It was so much fun. We had guides that did everything for us. I did not even have to touch the fish, thank goodness. Rob caught a ton of fish :) He could be considered a real fisherman. I on the other had could not catch a fish to save my life. It was so much fun, we saw a black bear, and a mountain goat.
Rob has taken a few trips to California aka Troy, to see the MIGHTY TROJANS play. He had the opportunity to go down with his dad and brothers to watch the USC Trojans v. Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Coliseum. He also was able to take a trip down to Troy and watch the Pac-10 basketball tournament at the Staples Center. FIGHT ON!!!!!!

What a fun year it has been. We have truly been blessed. I have been blessed to have such a wonderful husband, I am so very lucky. I am so thankful for him, and what a blessing he is in my life. I do not know what I did to get such a wonderful person.

Well this update should do it for about another six months or so :). We love you all and thanks for all your love. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

3rd times the charm!

Okay, for those of you that still have faith in me and blogging...do not faint! I got an itch today to get started. Anyway, hopefully I can keep this up, and not loose my steam too fast. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Boise State Women's Tennis In Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Well I made it to Nashville the home of the Country Hall of Fame and the Grande Ole Opry. This is the coolest city in America. We are playing at Vanderbilt University. It is a beautiful campus. I will try and post some pictures sometime when I get home. The town is so cool the buildings are old and have amazing character to them. The university is huge. It is really cool to be able to see this town because of all the cool history that it has.
Right now it is raining cats and dogs. There is also a tornado warning for the next few hours. There have already been reports of structural damage here in Nashville. Pretty cool. Well, hope you all are doing well. We love you and we will talk to you all soon.