grant and kelly kebabs
soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes in cool water. meanwhile wash and cut up zucchini, peppers of all colors, red onion, and pineapple. wash whole mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. cut desired meat into chunks. make marinade:
2 C real mayo
2 T peanut butter
2 T soy sauce
2 T bbq sauce
assemble skewers and cover heavily in marinade. put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. meanwhile, make brown rice and more marinade for dipping sauce. grill!
and it always looks so scraggily. i mean, i like ragamuffin kids, but it's beyond that. i convinced her the other night to let me try giving her hair a pretty wave just for fun. to my absolute amazement she agreed. (and doesn't she look happy about it?) alas, the rollers lasted all of five minutes before she yanked them out.
and now, the rule is back to not allowed to do her hair. which is why when we see coco in a week she is getting it chopped to her chin. (cate doesn't let anyone but coco near her hair, a direct quote). don't worry- it looks really cute like that, we've done it a few times before:
man, that was only a year ago.
he's just my favorite. we wish his cooking show was on food network more- we miss him and have had to watch way too much tyler's ultimate lately. grant in the kitchen reminds me of a mix of jamie and tyler, come to think of it. grant's a really good little slicer and dicer. (speaking of grant cooking, i'll show you his amazing kebabs tomorrow. he got a new grill as an early father's day gift and has been feeding us well).
but back to jamie. besides our love of his kitchen gardening ways, and that cute lispy accent, i'm a huge fan of his food revolution passion. i believe completely in what he is trying to do. teach your kids to cook at home! eat whole foods! fight those horrid school lunches! seriously, watch this. what a guy.
but what got me thinking about jamie this morning was looking at his cooking and storage and entertaining products, good gracious they are beautiful. i've been buying more and more from the bulk bins, as well as making more things at home i store in jars like granolas and crackers, etc. making jars overtake my pantry- so this organized pretty system really appeals to me. and i would like re-do my spice rack situation (after we move of course) and these jars about made my heart stop (and so easy to do yourself, too):
so beautiful! get one of jamie's amazing cookbooks, jamie at home: cook your way to the good life, here.
get one of jamie's amazing cookbooks, jamie at home: cook your way to the good life, here.
girls' camp preparations are in full swing. our camp "hero" is pocahontas. could you imagine a better theme for camping in the high desert? we are wearing braids and leather headbands, making moccasins, sleeping in tee-pees, painting tribal designs on everything and designing our own dream catchers. feathers and beads everywhere you look. last night i spent a few hours with the girls tying fringed faux suede and tribal print fabric onto looong lengths of string to hang around the border of our camp. they look rad. (i'm in native american design heaven.)