CPAs #5 / July 4th!

We actually did this last weekend, but had to share…

3 lb chuck roast from Salmon Creek Ranch
2 white onions chopped
4 carrots chopped
1 head of celery chopped
lemon pepper and herbs
1 cup red wine

Rub the roast.  In a pan, sauté onions then brown roast on all sides.  Throw everything into the crock pot 8-10 hours on low.

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So good…!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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#costcocake (not gluten free)

-S

Heading Home

Run in the Rowland Heights hills with Steve, to work off last night’s food.

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I’m allergic to most of this stuff, but the Nin Go (fried in egg) and turnip cake in the middle are two of my favorite things about Chinese New Year!

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For more insight on some of the Chinese New Year goodies we often eat, check out OpallaOnTrails’ great blog post, with recipes!  The rice cake, taro cake, turnip cake… all very similar to what I’ve grown up with here in California.

Here’s a little excerpt from her post regarding the reason for all the ‘cakes’:

The word Go is a homophone for “high” in the Chinese language. So the cakes are called Go, because anything that rises or is high (be it your salary, your rank, your grade or even the stock market) is supposed to be good.

Yay for knowledge!
Happy New Year everyone!

-S

Lasagna & BBQ!!

Lasagna and BBQ evening at Anne and Travis’ place for an early July 4th celebration!

Henning’s unique lasagna recipe…
with a middle layer of spinach-pesto-ricotta
and a bottom layer of carrot-mushroom-honey-baked-beans.
He also used brown rice lasagna sheets for his wheat-allergy girlfriend!

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Messy, but YUM!

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Travis, the grill master…

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Some sangria made using our fruit-infusion water pitcher!

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We also have entered ourselves (girls vs guys) in the Capture California contest, essentially sponsored by the California Parks Service to get people outdoors!

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Hopefully we get to start our adventuring soon!

-S