Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sun, Moon and Kitty Cat

In true Bend fashion they do a full moon ski at @MeissnerNordic and perhaps on any other size moon as well! We decided to take advantage of the mild night time temps (25 F) and have a ski.
It was fun and we just might have to do it again!

The full moon peeking through the trees and clouds

At the Meissner Hut, the light in the distance is Bend

Jim at the fire pit warming up.... 

Cameras at the ready!
Earlier in the week we got out for a road ride!
No matter where you are and what you do there is a vista to be had!
And this blog post would not be complete without a few pix of our kitty!
We got him a cat tree, and he loves it!
and it's the prefect height to get great pix of him!

all that playing,climbing,scampering wore him out!

Friday, January 11, 2013

A week in the life...

She likes sweet potato!
...of official Bendites/Oregonians.
 Well, we have settled in nicely and are able to get out and enjoy our surroundings...wanted to share some photos of our week.
tsk likes to watch the deer come by
he is a true Bendite now!
Aspen Grove at Shevlin Park

Inside the covered bridge

covered bridge over Tumalo Creek

Jim skiing at Swampy Lakes.... that or a Yeti....

up up up
Sweet little birds.....
Gray Jay
ok... so they are also known as Camp Robbers...
a little fireside dining

It's official!

one of our many views...
We have barely scratched the surface of all there is to do in Bend and the surrounding area. Check back as we share our discoveries. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

We Made Bread!!

I made a major life breakthrough! Finally overcoming longstanding obstacles. The perfect New Years Day resolution! I made bread. Though this may seem such a minor thing to some, I on the other hand am yeast afflicted. Yeast impaired, a Yeast-ochondriac. If I read a recipe and it calls for yeast I know to turn the page and move on. I am a yeast flop.... until today!!!! WooHoo! 
A bread recipe that had yeast in the ingredients... but looked easy, as if even I could do it.
So I tried it....
Behold! It has risen!

Getting ready for the cast iron pot

Just out of the oven

Cooling on the rack

Freshly sliced... and YUMMY!

I would recommend this recipe to anyone. I found it on Pinterest. The blog post and recipe is here 
I will try some of the other versions as well. 

Chicken Parm Meatballs.
 We made another pinned recipe to have with our bread. The chicken parm meatballs.
Both recipes are keepers!

Bon appetit!