Weekend in review

In short, we did the following:

1. Tinfoil dinners in the mountains behind our house (Hank came too).
2. I had my very first motocycle riding lesson (no stalls! booyah! My baby is an amazing teacher)
3. Planted the garden with my lovely friend, Gules (radishes, beets, purple carrots, orange carrots, broccoli, swiss chard, white eggplant, purple eggplant, lemon cucumber, regular cucumber, butternut squash, zucchini squash, cantaloupe, 8 tomato varieties, 6 pepper varieties, a sweet potato, and string beans.)
4. Picked up a killer old-man desk chair for $3 at a garage sale (I swear my dad has this very same chair when I was little).
5. Took the motorcycle down (I was on the back -- Ty was driving) to a little town south of Provo and saw Salmon FIshing in The Yemen; and also discovered that I look like an alien when I have my motorcycle helmet on (sorry for no picture on this one).

It was a nice summery weekend. Relaxing and still productive -- my favorite combination.


54 canoe said...

What was in the foil dinner?

Club Narwhal said...

you guys are so my hero! love all the motorcycling :)

Tara said...

Oh Gules. So stylish even when gardening.

Nicki Clark said...

@andy -- I should have posted a pic. It was potatoes, ground beef, carrots, grape tomatoes, broccoli, corn and onion doused with a little bit of olive oil and a lotta bit of spices.

54 canoe said...

Do you blanch the potatoes first? I find that if I put the potatoes in raw they're either not cooked when everything else is ready or everything else is reduced to mush by the time the potatoes are fully cooked.

Nicki Clark said...

You know, I always just take it that the potatoes will be slightly undercooked when I eat them. Ours weren't too bad though -- I think if you cut them small enough the under cooking could be minimized. Blanching isn't a bad idea though. Ty loves tinfoil dinners, so I'll give it a go next time and let you know how it goes.

54 canoe said...

We should do some dutch-oven cooking next time we see you guys.

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