Friday, August 17, 2007

Off the subject

K: I just have to share since I think this is the best thing ever... and it once again proves I'm completely domesticated.

In an earlier post, I wrote that Mark and I are trying to save money by not eating out. Well, we've cheated here and there (it is hard), but are doing our best. The hardest thing about eating at home all the time is that you can only eat the same things so many times. There are only so many ways to cook pasta and stir fry (that we knew of). We were in a food rut.

So then I found this website (endorsed by Oprah, so you KNOW it's gotta be good): The Six O'Clock Scramble. Each week you receive 5 recipes in your email inbox, which includes a grocery list (so helpful). The recipes are healthy, simple, and only take about 30 minutes to cook! We tried out the sample recipes last week which included:

1. Asian Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries*
2. Lighter Macaroni and Cheese
3. Warm Chicken Salad with Mixed Greens*
4. Roasted Halibut with Balsamic Marinade
5. Spinach Burritos*

The only one we didn't make was the roasted halibut (who knew halibut costs $11/pound!), but every other recipe we cooked, we were obsessed. We subscribed immediately.

So, looks like there won't be any more boring meals at the Johnson household. Give us a call whenever you're in the area, you're more than welcome to swing by for dinner! :o)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Foot in the mouth *maybe*

K: Just realized I've been slacking on this blog! It's been almost a month. This summer is flying by! Guess there just hasn't been much to report. I wrote an email to my brother in which I (jokingly! - I put a smiley face after it, I swear) told him as his "little sister" I just had to ask if there were any wedding plans for him and his girlfriend. Then I didn't hear anything back from weeks. He usually replies immediately! I was starting to get worried maybe it got lost in translation or maybe SHE was the translator and this put him in a really awkward position. Then I got a message from him saying:

"kim: I 'm sorry .I just read your email. beacuse I 'm in korea now .my computer can't work in here .so if I come back to Beijing I will touch with you ^_^ "

WHEW. That could've been bad... but still no reference to the marriage question. Typical guy!?!??!