Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Theatre with Jane Gray and Allan

Every summer San Diego has a Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Lowell Davies Theatre in Balboa Park.  It's outdoors!  We saw The Taming of the Shrew earlier in the summer with Eric's family.  Last week we took Allan and Jane Gray to see The Madness of King George III.

It's not a Shakespeare play, but it was set in the same time and place as a book I recently read for my book club (Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire), so I was interested in seeing it.

Then two weeks before we wanted to go, I got an email from the media director for the theater that the tickets had gone down in price to $10 (usually $50, or $20 if you are 30 yrs old or younger).  SO we snatched them up.


After a hectic day with work and school (Jane Gray got a job!), it was nice to take a break and enjoy the show.
Right after this photo we got reprimanded for taking pictures!

We enjoyed walking through the gardens in Balboa park and sipping hot chocolate in the intermission.


Fun night with friends!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In the Kitchen with Katie: the latest

Here is a large photo dump of the food I've been making lately, with a few recipe links:

Baked Citrus Cod on a bed of roasted tomatoes and potatoes

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Peach Crisp

Ryans last meal before going back to college:
Ribs, Corn on the cob, corn muffins, potatoes




Chicken in a gorgonzola sauce
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Zucchini Cupcake (shown without cream cheese frosting)
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And lastly, some garden produce.
I think my garden got it's second wind.  Suddenly my zucchini and peppers started blooming again this week!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pizza Night: Girl's Style

A couple of weeks ago, Carly, Dyan, Adrienne and I got together for our monthly-ish girls night. Typically we split up the food prep and drinks and enjoy them at Thomas and Adrienne's house.

This week we decided to try our hands at some homemade, gourmet pizza. Both Eric's dad and a bookclub member have fig trees, so we have an abundant supply this time of year. We picked a recipe that involved figs, and attempted to recreate an herb potato pizza I had at Leucadia Pizzeria in the spring.

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Carly and I tossed and stretched like pros and then set the pizzas on boards covered in cornmeal.

Adrienne started sauteing the potatoes and I carmelized a sliced red onion.
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carly spread the oil and we topped
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Dyan chopped all the herbs!

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And the yummy result:
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We ended the night with homemade salted caramel ice cream. delightful.
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Here are the recipes we used:

Fig, Onion Goat Cheese
Sage Rosemary Potato

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