Not quite 7 shots: Week 16

Oh gosh, it finally happened. I knew it would at some point. I somehow managed to miss a day! Yikes! I realize I could cheat, but that would defeat the point. The point is to capture a little piece of every day, to be able to look back at the end and remember all the little small, happy, victorious moments from all the days. Now it will just be most of the days. Also, I’m having an issue importing some RAW files into iPhoto so Sunday Funday is missing.

This was a pretty hectic week. It started off with some sort of digestive ailment from the Bear, took us to Seattle for fun and story time with friends, and then out on a Sunday shopping trip, by Monday we all woke up with chest colds. DB has been going to bed around 1800 every night. Here’s hoping next week is full of sunshine and health. Oh and we got a Vitamix!

16Apr: Hello Mt. Baker

16Apr: Hello Mt. Baker

16Apr: Total cheat since I missed the 17th

16Apr: Total cheat since I missed the 17th

18Apr: Climbing on the table is a thing now

18Apr: Climbing on the table is a thing now

19Apr: Testing out the new Vitamix

19Apr: Testing out the new Vitamix

20Apr: A story of redemption

20Apr: A story of redemption

22Apr: At work

22Apr: At work

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7 Shots: Weeks 14 and 15

So April is more than halfway over and it’s been a total whirlwind. DB came home, we bought a new car, I went to Oregon on a weeklong exercise (and got seriously sunburnt), we had out first outdoor grill session, and then the Bear gave us both a digestive ailment that has left me behind in blogging and our house in a complete state of disarray. On the other hand, the three of us our a family again for the next few months before I head out on deployment. Here’s what the last couple weeks looked like.

02Apr: longer and longer

02Apr: longer and longer

03Apr: A day at the farm

03Apr: A day at the farm

04Apr: Shopping for a new car

04Apr: Shopping for a new car

05Apr: On the road

05Apr: On the road

06Apr: Stripes!

06Apr: Stripes!

07Apr: Big ski

07Apr: Big ski

08Apr: Bushwhacked

08Apr: Bushwhacked

09Apr: I'm not used to the sun

09Apr: I’m not used to the sun

10Apr: No really, I'm not used to the sun AT ALL

10Apr: No really, I’m not used to the sun AT ALL

11Apr: truck stop sunset

11Apr: truck stop sunset

12Apr: Reunited...again

12Apr: Reunited…again

13Apr: Saturday morning routine

13Apr: Saturday morning routine

14Apr: Books are awesome

14Apr: Books are awesome

15Apr: Tired out

15Apr: Tired out

Asparagus, Tomato, and Arugula Frittata

I spent this past week in Oregon on an exercise with my unit. Since we had long hours and were in the middle of nowhere, food options were limited to fast food or Dennys. I’m not really sure which is worse, but I definitely consumed more french fries in the past week than I had in the past 6 months combined and I felt so gross by the time I got home. I wanted and needed vegetables in the worst way. Fortunately, DB and I took the Bear for a visit to a local farm right before I left and bought a bundle of asparagus. It managed to survive the week and was so delicious in what I would like to call my detox frittata. Vegetables are really they key here with the eggs and cheese serving more to bind it all together than play center stage. Feel free to play with whatever seasonal greens you have available, and add some bacon if you want something a bit heartier.

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Asparagus, Tomato, and Arugula Frittata

 

(adapted from Simply Recipes)

  • 2T unsalted butter
  • 1/3C minced shallots (1 med shallot, or half a medium onion)
  • 1/2t fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4t coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut  into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 1 big handful of arugula (about 1-1/2 C)
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1C shredded Gruyere cheese (or cheese of choice)

– Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, arugula, salt and pepper. Stir until arugula is wilted and all ingredients are evenly mixed, about 2-3 minutes

 Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.

 Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven under broiler until cheese is melted and browned, about 4-6 minutes. Carefully remove from oven, and remove frittata from frying pan. Cut into 4 wedges and serve immediately.

Serves 4

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7 Shots: Week 13

The sun was out a lot this week so we had a lot of outdoor time. You may recall taking the Bear outside is one of my 30 before 31 goals. I guess it sounds kind of silly, of course you’re going to take a kid outside and let him run around. However, when you live in the land of always rainy on the island of always windy, it can really be a challenge. Here’s hoping the rest of spring is as bright. Bears belong outside.

26Mar: The view from here

26Mar: The view from here

27Mar: Study, study, study

27Mar: Study, study, study

28Mar: Our rock collection

28Mar: Our rock collection

29Mar: 18 months old today. Seriously.

29Mar: 18 months old today. Seriously.

30Mar: Out on a walk

30Mar: Out on a walk

31: A Bear and his blanket

31: A Bear and his blanket

01Apr: Chocolate for breakfast on a Monday. Yes.

01Apr: Chocolate for breakfast on a Monday. Yes.