Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend Recap

It was a fairly Low-key weekend. Saturday I took apart the fireplace blower to fix a rattling problem, bought a replacement headlight bulb for my 4runner, and we ran some errands in town. We had Luke's girlfriend Cynthia over for dinner and I cooked up some decent grub for dinner.

-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with mushrooms and shallots

-Sauteed Pears, which go with any pork dish you ever make.

-Garlic Mashed Potatoes (DaNece actually made these, since she does them better than me)

-Boiled rutabega (to accompany the mashed potatoes for those who like that sort of thing; like me)

-Fried garlic green beans

-Steamed snow peas


Sunday me and DaNece joined up with Chris and Shayla for a simple hike up thumb butte. The hike up was easy, and at the top of the trail me and Chris decided to scramble all the way to the top (not really hard, but not something the girls were comfortable trying to do). 


The hike down the north side of the trail on the other hand was very interesting. The sun rarely makes it over there, so it is nothing but ice the whole way down. All four of us managed to fall on our ass at some point, though I think that I managed it the most (5 falls), which is okay because I was having a good time. PHOTOS


After the hike it was home to replace my headlight, and veg out for the afternoon. Aaahh, another weekend successfully completed.


Mike said...

Man, that dinner looks delicious. I'm going to have to stop coming here before dinner. Sure makes my chicken stir fry look pathetic.

Great photos from the hike by the way.

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Mike!

I'm a sucker for any food that is derived from pig, so this meal was especially great. And the pears, which are my favorite side with pork, are super easy to make. Just stick them in a pan and put on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes. They provide enough juice to cook themselves in (though a little butter and a touch of salt can add to the flavor a lot).

The hike was OK, but at 1.4 miles, it is a little shorter than I like. Watching everybody look like retards (myself included) on the ice was a blast though.

Gadget said...

Thanks for stopping by the Airstream Chronicles. Looks like I have a lot to read on your site!

TomboCheck said...

Well thanks for stopping by this little ol' blog! Always good to find another local person's site. :)