Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chili, Pumpkin, Family and Friends!

Last Monday night I had my family and friends over for home made chili and pumpkin carving~ We had so much fun!
I loved doing this and think it will become an annual tradition!
I did not carve because I was having too much fun taking pictures of everyone else~
Here are some photos from the night!

Happy Halloween!!

September recap #4

A weekend in Park City...
My best friend Heather had planned a girls birthday weekend in Park City for she and myself~
She ended up surprised me by inviting 3 of my other best friends~ We had such a fun few days ~
Hiking, eating, getting massages, hot tubing, and relaxing.
Here are a few photos from the trip~
(I think they are all taken with I phones, I wasn't using my camera that much at this point.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Soba noodle yumminess! :)

I went for a walk with my friend Rachelle last week and she cooked us dinner after. It was amazing!
I got the recipe the next day and tried it myself on Saturday ~
It is so delicious!
I am not sure who to credit the recipe to but thought I would share it!
Thank Rachelle, for introducing me to such a yummy and easy meal~

Soba Noodles with honey jalapeƱo chicken-


12 ounces soba noodles
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded or sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions, green part only
1 Red pepper
1 cup snow peas (or other green veggie)
2 tablespoons pickled ginger, minced


Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, combine jalapenos, honey, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper and puree until smooth. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the mixture until desired consistency is achieved. Pour the 2 teaspoons of olive oil into a preheated skillet add chopped red pepper and snow peas, cook until tender. Add the shredded chicken and the blended sauce and cook until heated through.

In a medium bowl, combine cooked soba noodles, soy sauce,sesame oil, scallions, and pickled ginger. Toss and then transfer to serving bowl. Pour heated chicken, veggies, and sauce over noodles.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

September recap #3~

Labor day hike with friends to Cecret Lake~
It was awesome to be able to share this amazing place with my friends!

(Photos taken by Becky ((or random strangers)) again)

Monday, October 24, 2011

September recap #2~

Birthday dinner with friends~(Pre~artshow)
I loved the food and the decor with plenty of dragonflies!
This was early September (I was still in the splint until mid-October).
Photos taken by Becky!