Saturday, September 27, 2008

Adrian and the Tramp

Thursday I found myself with an hour to kill before work and decided to go to the train station. Preface for Mom: Don't worry! It was light, I had my cell phone, was in a semi busy area, and definitly could have swung hard and taken someone out with my tripod if need be. With that said, Union Station has some pretty cool old trains and my camera and I enjoyed a self guided tour. I guess all my camera clicking was a tad nosier than I realized though, because as I was focusing, a hobo came stumbling out of a near by train. I don't think he noticed me as he rubbed his eyes and proceeded to relieve himself on the tracks. I then decided it was about time to leave for work.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My summer wrap up

As I was buying ingredients for this amazing pumpkin bread the other day, I realized that it is officially fall! Due to this, I decided to post a summer summary.

went to the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival

visited the fair

and went to my 1st demolition derby

attended this beautiful girl's wedding reception in Rexburg

took pictures of this great family

and went to Cats.

Not to mention swim parties, concerts in the park, camping, a big murder mystery date, the rodeo, and of course turning 23! Talk about a fun summer!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Impressing the In-laws

I came across this delicious dinner recipe in one of the many cookbooks I checked out earlier this year. Since then, it has become one of my favorites and one that Steph claims she will eventually use to wow her new in-laws. You should all give it a try. It’s quite tasty, not to mention simple.

Oven-Baked Apple Barbecue Chicken

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 min
Baking time: 35-45 min

One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total)
1 large apple, cored, peeled, and cut into large chunks
1 large onion, cut into large wedges

Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a large bowl, combine: tomatoes, soy sauce, chili powder, vinegar, honey, and garlic. This will be your homemade barbeque sauce. Spread over the chicken, apple, and onion, and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Note: For a fruity twist, pineapple can be substituted for apple.