Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Welcome winter!

{Dylan's first play in the snow experience}

The title of this post is a little misleading, as I never welcome winter. I prefer that we stick with the seasons spring, summer, and fall. At most, I will tolerate one week of winter weather with 7 days of pretty, fluffy white snow. After that week, it's back to spring. I told this to Ben, and he said that it sounded like I wanted to move to California. Maybe?
Either way, winter has finally descended on Utah- freezing temps and all. One thing that makes me smile little more about winter is Dylan's reaction to it all. He thinks that snow is just so cool and yells, "Snowman!" about 20 times each day. Mind you, he has never built a snowman, but he does seem to understand that you make a snowman with snow.


Holy delicious. Last night I made this Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner and boy was it amazing. Ben and I both love Indian food, so this dinner was one that we loved. The only modification I made to the recipe was broiling the skewered chicken rather than grilling it, as it was snowing outside and I didn't want to deal with a grill. Plus, our grill is out of propane. Therfore, no grilling last night. The chicken tasted great broiled, but I thik that grilling would make things even better. This recipe required me to buy something I had never bought before- ginger root. Seriously weird looking root, but it was easy to peel with a vegetable peeler, and also easy to mince.

Did you all watch The Bachelor on Monday night? I am excited to say that I was at the Clay Walker concert that was part of Ben and Jennifer's date. I went with some of my favorite girls, Stacey and Jessica, as well as one of Stacey's friends. It was a very odd experience, seeing some behind the scenes Bachelor production. Lots of cameras, everything very choreographed. The crowd was told where Ben and date would be walking, what the crowd would need to do, etc. Poor Clay Walker was just a prop in the date- he practiced the same two songs for about 30 minutes before Ben and Jennifer came down, and then he was finished as soon as Ben and Jennifer left the concert. A very interesting experience that I loved being part of!

Have a great week, lovelies!


Taylor Kowallis said...

Sounds like you need to move to......VEGAS!!

Kaley said...

I thought that concert looked super awkward! That's so cool that you got to go, though! Ugh. Can we talk about how awful Courtney is? Get.Her.Out.

Terri and Jack said...

Ginger Root- use a grater. It's easier than mincing.