Friday, July 21, 2017

Old Photo Friday: Mr. Green Thumb


WHO: I think that might be Brian's brother, Kerry and his Dad on the front porch
WHERE: 109 Tamara Circle, Newark, DE
WHEN: Late 1960's

Brian truly has the green thumb.  Our yard in West Seattle always looks magnificent.  It's easy to see where he got the inspiration after finding a picture of his childhood home in Newark, DE.

Enjoy!
Stacy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Recipe of the Week: Italian Skewers


A client invited me to their annual summer party last weekend and we were asked to bring a light appetizer.  What do you bring to a summer (outdoor) party that doesn't need to be chilled?

I've made skewers before and I did a quick Pintrest search and found a couple of other varieties. These are super easy to make and always go quickly at a party.

Enjoy!
Stacy



Italian Skewers


Ingredients:

1 (8-9 ounce) package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
25 slices salami
25 slices pepperoni
about 50 cubes of sharp white cheddar or Gouda cheese
1/2 cup Italian Salas Dressing
1 can black olives
1 can green olives
decorative toothpicks

Directions:

Cook tortellini according to package directions (about 4 minutes).  Do not overcook!  After cooking, drain off water and let them cool for about 10 minutes before placing them in a ziploc bag.  Add salad dressing to the bag and marinate the tortellini for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

On each toothpick, thread the tortellini, salami, cheese and olives however you would like.  I sandwiched the cheese between the folded over salami.  I also alternated between pepperoni and salami....green or black olives to add variety.

Place on a single layer on a serving platter.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

28/52: West Seattle Summer Festival




Parties and festivals are what make the summer season so special.

Brian and I had a cocktail soiree for a client of mine in Portland on Saturday afternoon and then we hightailed it up to Seattle to finish the weekend out at the West Seattle Summer Festival on Sunday, a favorite of ours every year.

I always try and get a picture of the crazy bikini clad dancing man and Brian loves to chow down on some pizza slices.

What summer time activities do you look forward too?

Enjoy!
Stacy 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Menu Plan Monday: Middle of July 2017


Happy Monday to All!

Thanks for stopping my my little corner of the Internet.  What's on your menu this week?  If your answer includes words like..."I don't know" you might want to consider checking out Laura's site for some great ideas.

Here we go....

Enjoy!
Stacy

MONDAY: Yumm Bowls
TUESDAY: Grilled Fish with a Steamed Artichoke and a Garden Salad
WEDNESDAY: BBQ Chicken Thighs with Green Beans
THURSDAY: Black and Blue Steak Salad

Friday, July 14, 2017

Old Photo Friday: Grandpa Gone Fishing!


WHO: James Wharton
WHAT: Fishing
WHEN: late 1930's (written on back of picture)

I don't remember much about my Mother's Father, James H. Wharton.  He passed away when I was eight and lived in Seattle long before I made regular treks north.  Every summer we made at least one trip in the car from Springfield to their home in Bothell to swim in their pool and get terrorized by their yappy dog, Suzie.  I know he loved me as there are many many pictures of the two of us together when I was a baby.

In this picture I see the eyes of his son, my uncle Mickie but I also see the eyes of my cousin, Mickie's son, Matt.

Enjoy!
Stacy