Sunday, May 31, 2009

Unfaithful Blogger

If anyone is even reading this I apologize for my lack of blogging. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I a) got a new camera and am still trying to adjust and just have not been as diligent about taking pictures b) have been busy at work and home and c) haven't had that much exciting stuff to post. 

However, I hope in the next week to be able to share BEFORE & AFTER of our basement "renovation" and my attempt at growing a green thumb, my parents recent visit, my new bike and any other random photos from Alex.

This Spring/Summer should be filled with lots of new adventures . . . Festivals, State Fair, Boating (hopefully) . . . Stay tuned . . . 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cheap White Wine

A few weeks ago I found the recipe for my favorite dinner from McCormick & Schmicks online – stuffed Atlantic Salmon. I was determined to recreate the meal for us. After researching ingredients and locating them in the grocery store I was off to the liquor store to get white wine, another ingredient. (In order to get alcohol, you need to go to the local liquor store. It is not sold in the average grocery store or Target. You also cannot purchase alcohol on Sundays in Minnesota.)

I absolutely know nothing about wine. Imagine me walking up and down the aisles looking for "cheap white wine." The store clerk must have noticed my look of confusion and asked if he could help. I replied with "I have a very stupid question. I know nothing about wine, but I am looking for a cheap white wine." The clerk told me no problem, they sell Cheap White Wine. He took me over to the rack and this is what he showed me . . .


I went ahead and bought it. How could I not? With my Cheap White Wine, I was off to my make my favorite meal. The meal turned out fine but I think it tastes much better at the restaurant when someone else is making it for me.