Sunday, December 15, 2013


We made the homemade green casserole again for Thanksgiving, takes forever, I'd recommend to make to soup a day ahead of time if you can. I got the mushrooms from a farm here in Fort Collins again.

simmering mushrooms for the cream of wild mushroom soup

lots of prep, this recipe takes awhile

finished product

freshly fried onions

"dessert" beer - barleywine from Boulder Beer

ready for the oven, unfortunately I dont think we took any "after" pictures

My Christmas Party

stealing a kiss in the lobby

Me and Jose

another PKG Engineer - Roman

Our (tiny) tree is up!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rednecking it

Had to get the Broncos game for Stephanie. Thanks for the antenna Mom!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Bike to Work Day

I braved the weather for Winter Bike to Work Day. Wasn’t too bad – 10F, that’s warm compared to the weather we’ve been having!  Only a 3 mile commute. Tree is up, we'll post pics soon. Supposed to be getting internet tonight.


First I stopped at Snooze, they had cinnamon roll pancakes and veggie breakfast burritos.

Second Stop - Next the gardens at CSU, very close to my work.

Freebies! Not that great compared to the past ones in Boulder but I’m not complaining. O’Dell is giving free beer to bikers tonight, depending on the darkness level I might try to go.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Soup & Beer

With the recent cold weather we have pretty much been eating soup haha. We made this last week, no recipe or name, used kale from the garden and smoked chicken sausage, almost like a minestrone. Going to make green chili tonight, have 1/2 bushel of roasted peppers in the freezer we need to use up.

I brewed a batch of beer over the weekend with Erik. The cold weather helped, we used snow to chill the wort (along with a wort chiller), took less than 10 minutes to get it from ~150F to 100F.

The Coopers got me the kit for my birthday, it is based off Bell's Two Hearted IPA, can't wait to try it! Erik said it is bubbling a lot = good sign.


We found the a amazing French bakery yesterday, I literally wanted to buy everything there! We ended up getting a spinach/cheese & ham/cheese croissant and a Nutella beignet . Also  pistachio and salted caramel macaron. Next time anyone visit we should go!