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Mainly creative menus and recipes (usually healthy) and always from scratch with tips for party planning, theme parties, weddings and decorating tips so you can give swank parties or dinners to delight your guests from a part time caterer, owner/operator of a coming soon Entree Vous, but mainly a cook and eater who grows much of her own food and loves to laugh.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Summer Camp

It's really summer, although we have a few days break from the above 90's temperatures and are enjoying the low humidity. Last week was a real circus, being that we had kids for the week. For those that only know me through this blog, appreciate that we have no children although we enjoy them immensely and have a house and property which is great for kids (golf cart, 12 acres, indoor pool, spa, etc) it is something to get used to. One of my nephews (age 14) and two of my nieces (twins, age 11 soon to be 12) were here for the week at my neighbors pottery camp. They had a great time and so did we. When they pieces get glazed and fired, I'll post a few of them for fun! I can't wait for you to see them.

What to do about food when you have picky eaters (well the girls are picky)? Make them try new things, that's what. Monday we had cedar planked salmon with a maple glaze and rice pilaf and grilled vegetables. The appetizer was the kicker: we had stuffed squash flowers, stuffed with a pesto garbanzo bean mix. Quite good and they ate them, although they couldn't believe they were eating flowers. The next night we had Bricked Chicken that was marinated in a lemon garlic vinaigrette. Yum! It was their favorite for the week. One night we had pizza, one night we ate out because we went to the $2 movies at a wonderful old theater in Graham. They were excited because they sat in the balcony. The last night we made spaghetti and meat balls. Yes, we made the noodles from scratch and everyone always loves them, especially us!

Great fun last week at the AHHHH Spa (nickname for our place) with some great, well behaved inspired, gifted, fun kids! I didn't get a lot of pictures because everyone was hungry and I was late getting food on the table. We tend to eat later than a normal family! For recipes, go to the website!


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  • At 6:09 AM, Blogger katiez said…

    That must have been a busy week - 3 of them! I'm not sure what I'd do..... Oh yeah, put'em to work weeding the gardens...LOL


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