Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some pictures for you all...

So here's the little guy, the first pix are from probably a month ago, the later ones are up through last Friday. He's gotten so much bigger, and from the looks of those paws, we're in for another bigger than usual dog.





His little paws looked like they had a french manicure when we first got him. The vet even called him a "little girly boy" and thought I had painted them...Those who know me will think that's funny...



He's been going running with Rocky, J and I lately and he's starting to really keep up...obviously in better shape than I am from the looks of this...



The two boys are starting to get along a lot better than they used to, so that's a bonus..



And three days before the big surgery...



I've also been on a cooking kick these days. On Saturday night I decided J and I needed some romance, so I made a 5 course dinner for us. It turned out to only be 4 since we were way too stuffed to eat the last course, so we had that on Sunday night.

The first course was an ensalada caprese with a little plate of some cheese. I'm a sucker for the "try a new cheese for under $3" bin at Whole Foods.



For our second course I made a butternut squash soup from a squash I picked up at the farmer's market in the morning, but I didn't take any pictures. Our third course was homemade raviolis. I used wanton wrappers and made a filling from mozzarrella, crimini mushrooms, and leeks from the farmer's market. We had a mushroom sage alfredo sauce over them. A bit on the rich side for me, as evidenced by the two day stomach ache that followed...



We made it through a crab cake with home made poblano pepper sauce, but after that we were sleepy and full. It took us more than 2 hours to get through all that food, but it was delicious. The next day I made some lamb chops with garlic rosemary potatoes and greens.



Overall we ate pretty well this weekend. Now it's me desperately trying to get back on the horse and keep up with the running regime. Oh yeah, and studying like a maniac. That too...

5 comments:

Tim & Dara said...

I miss you! Oh and Mugsy already looks bigger than Lou. How much does he weigh?

L.G. said...

I miss you too! We need to work on that trip out in December! Will you guys still be in town on the weekend of the 19th? Mugsy already weighs 29 pounds. How much does Lou weigh?

7 years said...

Cute pup!

medicine girl said...

Med school, board study, 7-mile runs, & 5-course gourmet meals(!). I am in awe. :-) So, umm, when do you sleep?

Funny thing is the day you posted this I had just finished telling my guy that while I love preparing simple meals I would probably never be capable of preparing gourmet meals. Then I read your post and realized I should take some tips from you!

Not to mention you're a great wife to J. & mom to the adorable pups. Thanks for inspiring me (& thanks if you have any tips)! :-)

medicine girl said...

Oh, AND you find time to paint Mugsy's toenails! ;-)