Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Trip Highlights

We decided to make a quick trip home to KY over the 4th of July.  We had the BEST time but of course the time went by too quickly!  It was wonderful to be back with everyone; we are SO fortunate to have such a close group that loves and supports us!  On Sunday we headed back to NC with teary eyes; but we look forward to having visitors down soon!!  (First up - The Winebarger's in just a couple weeks!)

July 4th - KY 031

Best friends reunited!

July 4th - KY 038

New best friends!

July 4th - KY 105

Bowling on the 4th!

July 4th - KY 111

Quality time with my sister and nephews

July 4th - KY 116

A visit to Gillum's Sports Bar with Kelly, Baby Anna, Dusty and Brittany

July 4th - KY 122

Anna 1st Birthday!!


Our going away breakfast at mom's!

Whole Wheat Waffles with Strawberry-Black Raspberry Sauce

July 4th - KY 129 

2 C. whole wheat flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 T. honey
4 eggs, separated
1 C. plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/3 C. skim milk
1/3 C. canola oil

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.

In a separate bowl, blend together the honey, egg yolks, yogurt, milk and oil. Add the dry mixture to the wet, blending thoroughly. Fold beaten egg whites into the batter.
Bake according to directions on your waffle maker.


Mom and I also picked fresh green beans from her garden on Sunday morning.  I snapped them on the drive home so that they were ready to steam when I got back.  It was comforting to have a quick supper from back home to make once we were back in NC by ourselves.

Sesame Green Beans with Tomatoes

foodblog 004

1 lb green beans, steamed (from Mom's garden)

1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered (from my garden)

2 jalapeno peppers, minced (from my garden)

1/4 cup peanuts

1/4 cup TJ sesame ginger vinaigrette

salt and pepper


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl - serve at room temperature or cold.

No comments: