Sunday, November 16, 2008

Green noodles

I have stumbled upon the very best food website. This week for Dinner, every Sunday the blog is updated with Jane's menu of the week. I have been trying out some of the recipes she does and so far all have been wonderful! I was quite proud of how the "Green Noodles" turned out I even made Colby get the camera out!

Here is the recipe:
Number 3, aka Green Noodles
- Spinach Fettuccine, 8 or 9 oz package
- 1 boneless/skinless chicken breast, cubed
- ~3/4 of a package of mushrooms, chopped
- ~2.5 oz prosciutto, chopped
- Pesto cream sauce
- Feta cheese, to taste
Saute chicken & mushrooms in a bit of olive oil. Add prosciutto once chicken is cooked and heat through. Cook pasta as directed on the package (I use fresh pasta). Drain.
Make a cream sauce with pesto mixed in…or buy the Garlic & Herb pasta mix (Knorr makes it, and one of the other brands makes it as well…don’t buy the pesto pasta mix, it’s not quite the right flavor). Follow as directed on the package, but use about 1/3 more milk…so if it calls for 1 1/2 cups milk, use 2 cups.

Mix everything together…pasta, chicken mixture & sauce. Add crumbled or cubed feta cheese at the end so it doesn’t melt away…but mix it in. Put in as little or as much as you like.
Makes enough for about 4 people.
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Out for a drive

Colby and I took a drive out to Black Diamond in search of the famous Bakery. We now understand why it is famous!

We decided to try a loaf of the cinnamon raisin bread as well as some old fashion sour dough.

We also had to get one of the world famous apple cinnamon rolls!

We plan to visit the bakery when ever we have guest in town!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Our neighbors in the Northwest

These are a couple of "characters" that we have been passing on the way home from work every day. The first is a scarecrow that is trying to hitch hike his way out of Issaquah with his little friend on his shoulder. He has been there since late September but hasn't yet found any takers.

This next guy popped up only a week or two ago. Apparently he is keeping watch over this field and protecting it from invaders.

You can see to the right the remnants of one of his foes who was not lucky enough to have armour.

We hope everyone had a great Halloween and I will try to get a picture of Kim's costume on here soon. She can't tell me it's too embarrassing of an outfit since I had to wear it for four years ;o)

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Whoa there Big Boy!

I guess I am becoming a travel nerd of sorts. I saw this jet as I was waiting for a flight at LAX last week and just had to stop and take a picture. This is the newest plane for Qantas Airlines out of Australia, the A-380. I had actually looked at the stats after a recent contest on the Alaska Air site. The plane is 238 feet long, 79 feet tall and the wing area is 4 1/2 times the square footage of our house!

It has 4 different classes inside - economy, economy plus, business, and first. All but the economy are first-class size seats and all come with power ports, USB, Internet access, and your own travel kit. I guess you need those types of things on a 10-20 hour flight with 450 people on board.

To give you some perspective, that little plane next to it is what I normally fly on - a 737!!
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Unique New York

I thought I would give you a look at one of the more interesting buildings I have been to. Our warehouse in Queens was built on a site in which some old buildings couldn't be torn down. You can kind of tell by the picture that the buildings were basically combined together , with a covered walkway in one instance, to create the space we needed. It makes for some very interesting architecture and nice pictures.

Also, the site is directly on the water overlooking Manhattan. There is only a small walking trail separating the parking lot from the water.

When I finished my work at the building, it was after dark and I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to take some nice nighttime shots

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