Grilled Lamb Kofte

Print Recipe Grilled Lamb Kofte WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: We skipped the traditional bread panade in favor of a little gelatin to keep our kofte moist after grilling. And we added ground pine nuts for richness and to keep the kofte from being too springy. IngredientsYOGURT-GARLIC SAUCE1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt2 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp tahini1 garlic clove minced1/2 tsp […]

New York, 2011

New York, 2011

For Keith’s 40th birthday, we decided to get away to someplace he’s never been : New York City.  See the city, eat at some great places and no kids! Grand”maw” Joan flew down from St. Louis on Wednesday night to watch the kids, and we had an easy morning Thursday getting ready to head to the airport.  Our day was […]

Molly = ‘Male = Tamale

Molly = ‘Male = Tamale

On Saturday, we went to the Houston Humane Society and looked at all the dogs. There were lots of too loud, too hyper and jumpy dogs, but the chihuahua mix wing seemed to be much calmer. We looked at a minitiature pinscher and chihuahua mix, named Roscoe, but he was a little too much for us. Ella and Keith went […]

Evan’s Seventh Birthday

Evan picked BeniHana for dinner, even though it really doesn’t seem like they like it very much.  Ella downed an entire order of Edamame and they both had ice cream. After dinner, we opened presents.             Evan has previously not been a great present opener. He likes to get one open and then play with […]

Evan T-Ball Spring 2011

Evan T-Ball Spring 2011

Evan played for the Marlins for his first t-ball season. His season was cut short by his broken arm, but he enjoyed the part he did get to play. Warming up Catching some grounders with his teammates Nose, toes and throws Nice catch Making contact Good hit Don’t they have dog piles in baseball? Outfielder is a bit boring Everything […]

1st Grade field trip to Arboretum

1st Grade field trip to Arboretum

Evan’s first grade went to the Houston Arboretum this year. A very unusual enclave of wilderness in the middle of the city. Kids (Evan in the foreground) playing in the water Snake on a lily pad Nature trail Water snake Our guide A skink (snake-like with legs) What a bizarre place. Lots of snakes and other wildlife. Lots of poison […]