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July 2008 Archives

L’Chaim!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 31, 2008 at 5:10pm

L’chaim! Yep, I get dinner out with my minxes tonight, woo hoo! We’re hitting up Bar Lurcat this time, for gazpacho, mini-burgers, and those irresistible, cursed frites. I even have straight hair (for now) since I got my hair cut today – a blow out in this weather is only worth it if someone else…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 29, 2008 at 4:41pm

Hoooey it’s a hot one, wowzers. Did we swim today? Hell no, we ran errands – hot errands – like crazy people, but what can you do? Let’s just say that I’m very grateful for light-colored car seats. I told Nathan that my dad used to drive – waaaay back in the day, circa early-1970-something…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:53pm

Geez (OMG, John just said the word ‘geez’ right while I typed that – perhaps coincidence, or as he cracked, because we’re ‘yoked‘, ha), I really need to pull out my damn cam when we socialize. Argh! Last night we had dinner at Morton’s, with Mack’s and Zimmern’s, to celebrate Aaron’s birthday. No pic, unless…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 24, 2008 at 10:24am

If you were waiting for me to post recipes for gazpacho or shrimp saltimbocca, both recipes are up now. My apologies for the lame (let’s face it, lazy) delay! Last night I whipped out my new Weber Poultry Roaster again, man I love that thing. Absolutely no mess or fuss – I opened the grill…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 22, 2008 at 6:15pm

Over this past Date Weekend, great biking (a correctly tuned bike! I’m so into it!) with John and a couple of lovely meals out to boot. As I mentioned below, we kicked off a long weekend together last Thursday, in the uber-romantic bar at Cafe Lurcat (twinkly chandeliers everywhere, pic from their website). No frites…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 18, 2008 at 9:36pm

Ooh, I have a cool new grill tool to rave about – the Weber Poultry Roaster! A sort of Chicko for the grill, or as Weber bills it, “beer-can chicken without the beer can.” It has a little depression to fill with liquid – I innovated and poured in a bit of white wine with…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:24am

Wild Wednesday coming up! That means a visit from my nephew, Cooper Cuteness, yay! Cooper brightens our week, bigtime, especially since he says “n” for “l” at the beginning of words – that means he nuvs (loves) his new dog Nevi (Levi). Beyond cute. (Of course I haven’t talked to him for a week, which…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 14, 2008 at 10:00am

When we do beach in Minnesota, it’s at a lake, of course. Or even better, it’s on a lake, in a boat, with a cooler full of snacks & supplies, good tunes, and enough engine oomph to pull the water ski- and intertube-inclined of the group. Ahhh, warm sun, cool breeze, cold beer, beautiful views….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 11, 2008 at 1:25pm

Man, when it rains, it pours…literally and figuratively. Certainly with yesterday’s storms, there was plenty of the literal wet stuff – much needed and quite welcome, actually. But the figurative type, not so much, at least not in the form of the fallen tree that crushed part of our fence (thankfully nowhere near the house)…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:54am

So, I mentioned below that on the 4th, Stu The Wine Genius made the most delicious shrimp appetizer – a saltimbocca of sorts, shrimps and fresh sage wrapped in pancetta and grilled. We devoured them. Enter a craving… When my car died on Monday, it cut out a grocery run that would have included a…

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