Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Yesterday, Scott and I went to the Minnesota State Fair.

It was the perfect day to go. . . middle of the week and sprinkling rain on and off really kept the crowds down so there was actually room to walk!

so excited for the fair. . . Winking smile

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First fair food: Roasted corn on the cob. . .

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always the best corn ever!

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Up next: sunfish fillets with yummy sauce in a boat!

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And the sweet stuff. . .

Scott always has to get Sweet Martha’s cookies.

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And he always has to get the huge bucket. . . where they pile it super high and you have to eat a ton before you can even put the lid on!

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And our ‘new’ fair food this year: pig licker –> chocolate covered bacon sprinkled with sea salt

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It was interesting. . . it tasted like bacon with chocolate on it! Smile Both Scott and I said we didn’t think we would get it again, but it was a fun thing to try!

Also eaten but no pictures: Nitrogen frozen vanilla ice cream – so rich and creamy and Scott got a vanilla milk shake from the University of Minnesota Moo booth.

Laura and her boyfriend got to the fair just before we had to leave, so I was able to snag a few mini doughnuts from her!

And fun self portraits on the bus on the way back to the car!

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Always a good time at the great MN get-together!

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Ice cream for dinner

Lazy Sunday afternoon.

Took Scott and Abby for a 4 mile run.

Decided cooking was too much work last night.

So, this happened.

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M&M dairy queen blizzard.

And yeah – it was good!

Perfect end to our weekend!

And now it is Monday again. . .

Super excited for tomorrow – Scott took the day off work and we are going to the great MN get-together –> the State Fair!!!

Hope you had a great end to your weekend and a good start to your week. . . do you ever eat ice cream for dinner???

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Scones redone

Last night was a perfect Saturday night in my house: Papa John’s pineapple pizza and Season 5 of Dexter!

And some peppermint bon bon ice cream for dessert!

This morning, all I could think about was the scone I had for breakfast yesterday. . . but I wasn’t going to get dressed and drive all the way across town. . .

So, the next best thing: make something up!

Thankfully, we had some bisquick in the pantry. So, I made some biscuits. I made a mesh between the standard biscuit recipe on the box and the recipe for the ‘shortcake’ biscuits on the box. Basically, I just added a few tablespoons of sugar to the regular biscuit dough. I also sprinkled sugar on top too.

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Hit the spot. . . topped with a smear of strawberry jam. Perfectly sweet, doughy, and delicious!

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Abby wasn’t sure if she wanted to play ball or have some biscuit. . .

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Hope you are having a great Sunday! Smile

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2 weeks!

It’s been a lazy Saturday morning here at our house.

Abby and I went on a coffee run to Panera this morning.

My first caramel skim latte in 2 weeks!

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A scone sounded really good too, so a quick stop by Dunn Brothers – just down the street from Panera – to get a delicious mango scone.

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Except that it wasn’t mango. . . I think it was mandarin orange??? Actually I have no idea what flavor it was, but it was soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. The filling in the middle – whatever it was- was sweet and fruity.  Smile Perfect Saturday morning breakfast.

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Scott and Abby had some play time. . .

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well more play for Scott and pouting for Abby. ..

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Other than a run later this afternoon, not sure what else is planned for today. . . which is really nice for an end of the summer weekend!

Also, just finished watching the Packers v Colts pre-season game from last night – awesome finish Packers! Go Pack Go! Can’t wait for the regular season. Smile 

Hope you are having a good weekend! What are you up to???

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5 Things Friday: Summer favs

Happy Friday!!! Aren’t you so excited that it is almost the weekend??? I am! Scott and I have nothing planned, which I am super excited about. Smile 

Since next weekend is already Labor Day. . . I thought this week would be a good one to reflect on my summer favorites!

1. Weekends at the Lake

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2. Thunderstorms

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3. Long days with lots of sunshine

4. Corn on the cob

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5. Fresh summer fruit: watermelon, strawberries, peaches, nectarines

What are some of your summer favorites?

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Teddy bear treats

Happy Thursday. . . one day closer to Friday, right?

This morning started out with waffles and syrup x 2.

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Abby was very interested in breakfast. . .

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Lunch was leftover hamburger with Colby cheese (and lots of ketchup) and bbq potato chips

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And some of this. . . Winking smile 

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This afternoon, Abby and I went to Petco to pick up some more puppy treats for her. Well, I guess I should say that I went to Petco this afternoon. I tried to take Abby in, but she wasn’t going anywhere near the store. It might smell like the place we take her to be groomed, which I know she hates. . . so she hung out in the car and left the treat picking to me.

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Look at these cute teddy bear treats I got!

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Scott and Abby are now outside planting a tree in our backyard and I am watching Jeopardy Teen tournament – which I love cause I actually know some of the answers! Smile 

Hope you had a great day! See ya tomorrow for 5 Things Friday.

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24

Still not feeling back to my 100% self after last week.

So, I have been taking it easy.

And that means lots of TV and couch time.

Thankfully my husband has all seasons of 24.

How did I never see this show??? Jack Bauer is awesome! Smile 

It sucks you in right away and keeps going thru the whole season.

I am about halfway through season 2 right now!

Have you ever seen 24?

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Last CTI

Last night I taught my last CTI class for a while. Sad smile

I am going to switch to a kettle bell class for the fall and winter schedule.

It’s nice to switch it up, but I have been teaching the Monday night CTI class for over a year now, so it was hard to say goodbye to the class and all the members that take it on a regular basis.

I did a similar class to this one.

This morning, after a quick bagel and cream cheese with blue Gatorade <—best flavor!

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I had to drive to my new clinic for a provider meeting. I am starting my new job in just 2 weeks! I can’t believe that it is almost here. It was nice to meet everyone that I will be working with. It was also hard to jump into a meeting after no meetings for almost 2 months!

Lunch was leftover cheese hotdog and BBQ kettle chips from this weekend at the Lake.

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Now Abby is being super cute while taking her afternoon nap. Smile 

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It is super hot and humid today so happy to be inside with the AC!

Just checked my Google reader – 311 unread! Where to begin??? Well I guess I know what I am doing this afternoon!

Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Smile

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Update

*Finally* feeling better!

Had a great weekend at the Lake.

Eating lots of good food.

Taking long rides on the boat.

Playing games.

Reading the 2nd book of the Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire (OMG so good!)

Good car discussions with Scott.

Finally feeling well enough to go for a run this afternoon.

Great weekend.

Back to regular blogging tomorrow.

Hope you had a great weekend! Smile

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5 Things Friday: Food Pictures

Finally Friday! This week, 5 of my favorite food pictures since starting my blog. In all fairness, I think that pictures of Abby should be saved for another week because obviously she is my favorite thing to photograph! Winking smile 

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Hope you are having a good Friday – any plans for the weekend??? Scott and I are headed to the Lake. . . see ya Monday!

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