Friday, August 27, 2010

Scenes from a warm summer's evening

We had hotdogs and smores, then watched the bats come out of the trees.

MK decked out in her cool JV uniform. So far her team is 3-0. Go Warhawks!

Fresh Tomatoes

There is nothing like fresh garden tomatoes. You can't find them in the grocery store and when I made the mistake of buying several from a farmers' market at Oak Marr last year I was sorely disappointed. Bruce's tomato plants are having an OK year. Enough to get 3 or 4 good tomatoes a week. And enough to make the best salsa I've ever had. Here's the recipe:

4 large chopped tomatoes with skins and seeds removed
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 finely minced jalapeno pepper with seeds removed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped onion
the juice of 1 or 2 limes
1 tablespoon sugar

The key is the lime and cilantro--so yummy. Adjust ingredients according to taste, but don't add too much onion! Sometimes I add a little chopped green, orange, red or yellow pepper.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Momma Nielson's Top Ten.....

Children's Books! My friend, Lara, blogged about her's and inspired me to do the same. I'd love to hear what yours are.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Da Latest

This past week was Madison High School's field hockey tryouts for MK. It was pushing 100 degrees the first 2 days, but thanks to copious amounts of rain, it cooled down enough to make the last 2 days fun. She was all smiles when I picked her up this morning. She made the JV team:) Let the games begin!

Laura doesn't leave to go back to BYU for 10 days but has seriously already packed. We hauled a humongous box off to the PO this AM. After the box she mailed from London sadly never got here (that was four months ago!) we decided we had better play it safe and get this one insured. The girl has been itching to be out of here for so long. She's barely dated in the past 8 months and for Laura, that's saying something.

With summer winding down we are looking forward to another quick trip to the beach and football, football and more football:) Goooooo JMHS Warhawks/BYU Cougars:) Notice I didn't include the Redskins--I am a lifelong Washingtonian and guess what? I am so disgusted with DC sports teams in general that I will now be rooting for.... The Cowboys. Yep. My husband FINALLY converted me.