Tuesday, September 01, 2009


we have this grizzly neighbor named jerry. he's probably in his late 60's, has a big ol' belly and a loud scratchy voice. he pretends to be grumpy, but he's a big softy. i was intimidated by him at first, but he and his wife have become like grandparents to us. jerry has let mr. arganbright use his riding lawn mower all summer and when we brought quinn home, he came right over (without his wife!) to hold her.
oftentimes when we come home, we find a mysterious bag full of garden vegetables waiting for us on the front step. i haven't had to buy vegetables all summer because of grizzly-bear jerry. i have to come up with ways to use tomatoes in just about every meal because he gives us so many!
last night i topped a roasted garlic baguette with a drizzle of olive oil, jerry's tomatoes, a slice of fresh mozzarella, and a bit of fresh basil. with a side of roasted pork loin and a glass of red--it was delish. (is that something rachel ray says? if so, i take it back. sorry, rach, but i refuse to use your dorky catch-phrases. no "evoo" for me. and by the way, all your 30-minute meals take me at least 45.)
the weather has been fall-like (read: perfect) and we've been enjoying a lot of meals outside at the picnic table. which works out well considering our dining room is still torn apart.
then we finish the evening with a little fire and toasted marshmallows for dessert. yum!


  1. I don't think Rachel says "delish"...but my Grandma Agnes would. She would also say "kraut" instead of crap. And she called the deli (del-ee) the deli (del-eye). She was an odd duck.

  2. Hi!
    I don't normally comment on people's blogs that I don't know...but I found you through Kasey Foster's blog (we go to the same church) and I have to say that I love your blog! It's so fun!I love all the fashion and food and it's just great. I'm really not a crazy stalker. I promise! I just found it a few days ago. Anyways, just stopping to say "hello" and nice to "meet" you!

    Abby Charlton

  3. Ha! You have another stalker! You are so almost famous!!


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