One Red Couch

Category - Family & Friends

Tuesdays

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Dinner was awesome last night and I wanted to save the recipes I used so I can remember for next time.

For the pork: Fennel Crusted Pork Chops

I used fresh fennel seeds from my fennel planted that had gone to seed. Then we finished the pork in our need wood fired oven. I think next time I might add the carrots to the oven with the pork as they could have used a little more “doneness”.

For the potato-parsnip mash: Mashed Parsnip Potatoes

I’ve made this before. I also added a couple of cloves of garlic to boil with the potatoes and I dramatically cut down on the butter and used half n half instead of cream. I like to serve them with a mix of horseradish and sour cream.

For the carrots: Glazed Carrots

I always make extra of these because they are great warmed up.

 

 

A day in the life…

This is just a collation of photos from my phone that are just everyday life in all it’s glory.
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This dude likes beans.

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Take your kids to work day…

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Levi and grandma enjoy some ice cream by the firepit at the hotel in Pheonix

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Stopping by the Dinosaurs at Cabazon after Spring Training in Peoria

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Jake makes fun of mean because I like to make the PJs for these guys match. I figure I only have so long while they’ll let me keep doing it 🙂
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The chicken whisperer
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A couple of grainy selfies. Is it sad that most of my photos are now from an iPhone? 
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Corvallis

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Levi handled the 11 hour delay for a 2 hour flight pretty well. The iPad, white blankie and cheep certainly helped. We almost didn’t bring them to conserve on space and I’m sure glad we did.

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We finally got to have dinner at the hotel in Portland at 9pm and these two still had energy to roll around on the big sofa bed. 

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Levi explains to Grandma the qualities of a perfected latte at Stumptown Coffee, in Portland. 

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Cheepy has many uses.

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These two got to check out Pajaggle Headquarters.

Waiting for a table at Sky High Brewing where I had the most delicious Hazelnut Brown Ale.

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Levi and Buff doing some projects around the house.

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Trevor was sweet and gave up his room for us even though he was whiped out after two days of swimming. 

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Jameson and I waiting for lunch at the Laughing Planet.IMG_0622

The boys were inspired to wrestle after watching Rambo and Balboa rough house in the living roomIMG_0604

Balboa was so sweet with Jameson.

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We’re looking forward to visiting again soon!