Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of School!

I can hardly believe that my Zacky is in 6th grade and turning 11. What a fantastic boy! I was a bit saddened that he wanted to go to school by himself this year on the first day of school, but I know he will do great! I am really proud of the strong young man he is becoming.

Avery started her first day of being at school all day and getting to enjoy lunch there. She is very excited about that last part! My baby is in first! She did well and is looking forward to making lots of new friends to play with.

Owen is in 3rd grade now and he can't wait to find his bosom buddy. Zack and Avery love having lots of friends, but Owen searches for that one he really connects with. He makes me giggle...he will be one awesome husband someday! So loyal! Owen and Avery are at their own school now that Zack is in middle school.

It has been a great morning! I am so proud of my children and their ability to love life, learning, and school. This is going to be a great year... that I have some time, I am going to go for a run!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We made my brother, Michael's, recipe for grilled pork tenderloin tonight and it was AMAZING!

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil

3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp dry mustard
1 - 2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp parsley
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced

8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms


Blend the above marinade ingredients in blender. Pour 1/2 to 2/3 over tenderloins and marinate for 3 to 4 hours. Preheat the grill on High, throw them on for 4-5 minutes, flip over 4-5 minutes, turn it to medium, baste with marinade a few times and cook until done (15-20 minutes).

Add mushrooms to remaining marinade and heat. Slice tenderloins and pour marinade over top to serve.

(I grilled each little individual slice afterward because mine needed a little more time.)

I also grilled corn in the husk...delicious! =)

Vegetable Obedience

Avery's Primary teacher related the following to Jeremy after church today:

The teacher was asking the kids (5 and 6 year olds) ways that they can show obedience. They had lots of great answers. Avery then raised her hand and said,

"I can be obedient by being modest and not wearing zucchinis."

Teacher: "You mean bikinis?"

"No, zucchinis."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Juicy Lucy Night

"What in the world is a Juicy Lucy?", you may ask. Well, it is a deliciously seasoned ground beef patty surrounding several slices of colby jack cheese and then grilled to sumptuous perfection.
No, I didn't come up with this...we saw it on Man Vs. Food a few months ago.

You can eat it on a bun or all by itself!
It does get a little messy though!

The whole family loved them! It was a fun day...

...followed by fresh peach pie! I love cooking!