Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yummies

Dinner: Homemade PF Changs Lettuce Wraps and Eggrolls

Josh helped me make dinner this week and it turned out to be a huge success. Here are the recipes we used:

Lettuce Wraps

Sharon: I like to make 3x or 4x more sauce then they suggest and then I fry up some Chinese rice noodles to add the crisp on top like Changs does it.

Ingredients

Stir Fry Sauce

Directions

  1. Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.
  2. Saute chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side or done.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and cool.
  4. Keep oil in the pan, keep hot.
  5. As chicken cools mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.
  6. Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.
  7. When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.
  8. With the pan still on high heat, add another Tbsp of vegetable oil.
  9. Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan.
  10. Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes then serve it in the lettuce"cups".

Egg Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion (optional) SHARON: I added like a cup and a half, but I like onion.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • cornstarch
  • 20 egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying

    DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots, sprouts, celery, and onion. Stir in soy sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Pour beaten egg into a skillet placed over medium heat; cook flat and thin, flipping once, until done. Remove from skillet, cool, and chop finely. Stir egg into cabbage mixture. Sprinkle top with cornstarch, mix, and allow to sit 10 minutes.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water. Set aside.
  • Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture into the center of an egg roll skin. Dip a spoon into the water and cornstarch mixture, and moisten all corners but the bottom corner. Fold the egg roll skin from the bottom over the mixture, making a tight tube of the shrimp mixture. Fold corners in from the sides, and press to stick against folded roll. Then roll the rest of the way. Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a deep frying pan to a depth of 3 or 4 inches, and heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Carefully place egg rolls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Remove to paper towels.

Friday, July 24, 2009

How cute is this?!?

josh and i are moving out of our lindon basement apt. after living here for 2 years. i am packing and while going through everything i came across this letter from amy.

SO CUTE

the letter is complete with a $2 gift and drawing depicting amy and i as penguins.


here's her follow up christmas letter....




macie's chrismas letter...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

out with the old, in with the new


josh and i bought the canon tx1 right before we got married to take on our honeymoon with us. after a short 2 years, it won't focus! lame. luckily, i work at a camera store and we have a SWEET canon rep. he let me exchange my camera for a canon g10... can you say AMAZING :)

i love my g10
here's one of my first shots with the new guy.

these are some tomatoes from our garden --- we are so proud that
a. our tomato plant grew and
b. that they taste delicious.

good buy

TIGI BED HEAD 1875W ACTIVE IONIC TOURMALINE DRYERmy old blow dryer went ka-put. i found this bad boy at costco for $15!!! best $15 i've ever spent. it works like a charm. you can change settings from negative to positive ions for more conditioning or faster drying.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tremonton Rodeo

Josh's uncle was in charge of the Tremonton Rodeo and Josh's cousin Conner was ridding bareback, so we went to show our support, plus we love rodeos.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Not Much of a Blogger Aeh...

So if you haven't quite clued in after my four months of silence, I'm not really the blogger type. Don't get me wrong, I try, but I never end up getting around to posting. I'll try and do a quick update.

Tasha the dog... GONE GONE GONE.

TOO much dog hair, TOO much sneezing, TOO many accidents, TOO much too soon.

Don't worry. She's with a new loving family.

If you have not already tried Nothing Bundt Cake. You have not truly lived yet. It is Josh and my new obsession. We got one on my birthday, pumkin--- divine. For Josh's birthday we got red velvet---delish. I had a work party over the weekend and we brought the cinnamon swirl, and it was a HUGE hit.

I LOVE NOTHING BUNDT CAKE

The weather is finally warming up and we can enjoy going outside. It has been rainy for several weeks straight. Yeah for summer!

We had a great time celebrating our anniversary in St. George and Las Vegas with Brittani and Jason. (Our anniversaries are only a few days apart.) It was amazing.


We went and did a session at the St. George temple before embarking on our adventures in Sin City.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The newest Falk...




Monday, January 12, 2009

For those of you that don't know Josh and I teach primary. It is really fun and also really challenging. They say that darnedest things.

We like to ask the kids about their week and this was one of the responses we got.

Megan, one of our girls told us that "My brother said that he was going to kick me in the nuts if I did not give him my toy"

Madeline is one of our girls and she is autistic. She LOVES to scream at the top of her lungs as often as possible. BUT Josh and my favorite is when she yells in front of the whole primary, "YOUR BREATH STINKS, DON'T TALK TO ME!"

We have found that this comment can come even when you have just brushed your teeth and even have a fresh stick of gum in your mouth. FUN HUH. :)


And through it all we are so excited to see their sweet faces week after week.

(We made them a fort for snack time. It was uh... to show them uh... what it was like to be Lehi and his family in the wilderness dwelling in a tent.)

Briana Palmer's Wedding

The weekend after Thanksgiving Josh and I went to my best friend when I lived in Vegas' wedding. It was the nicest wedding we have ever been to. Here are some pics.

Isn't she a beautiful bride.
The most unbelievable part of the night was, on our way out of the hotel's casino, there was a ball of crinkled up money that we found on the ground. We were excited that it might be $5 or $10. OH NO... it was $200 baby!!!!

Josh felt a bit guilt about taking the money. I talked him out of trying to turn it in. In "sin city" there was no way to find the rightful owner. It was a casino for crying out loud. EVERYONE had lost money that night. :)

After that Josh and I had fun spending our extra cash at some of the fine dining Vegas has to offer. Claim Jumper and Buffalo Wild Wings.