Wednesday, November 23, 2005


For our church's pot-luck Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday, Greg mixed up this kick-arse coleslaw. The recipe is based on one that I found at Taste Of Home on the message board (a great, free resource). This slaw is a punch in the mouth of flavor, and the spicy, garlic-infused dressing is totally addictive. I've been eating the leftovers all week.

Greg's Smokey Spicy Coleslaw
1 bag shredded cabbage

Chipotle Dressing:
1 cup Aiole (recipe to follow) OR OTHER MAYONNAISE
6 tblsps cider vinegar
2 1/2 tblsps unsulphured molasses
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 canned chipotle chiles, minced, plus, for more heat, 1 to 2 tsps of adobo sauce from the can

1 cup mayo
1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp minced garlic
2 to 6 drops Tabasco sauce or other hot pepper sauce
In medium bowl, whisk the ingredients together. Uste the mayo immediately or refrigerate. It keeps, covered and refrigerated, for up to several weeks.

To prepare slaw:
Prepare the dressing, whisking together the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss the dressing with the slaw and refrigerate for at least an hour for the flavors to develop. Serve chilled.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

This is one of the best things about living down South:

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You've probably had them at the gas station.  You've probably

never had them hot.  You probably never should.  Andrew never

should have.

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First you have one.

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Then another.
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The next thing you know, a dozen donuts are gone, and no one knows how.

So just take my word for it: never eat them hot.

Oh, for those with questions from last post:

Jessica, we don't know where we're going next -- the Army thinks it's

fun to keep you on your toes.  Also, we don't know how long we'll

be there -- refer back to the "toes".  =)

Megan, we don't know which post yet in Germany.  I wonder if it's the same one you guys were at? 

I'm pretty excited, but it hasn't sunk in yet that we're actually going there!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

news flash

Hey everyone, I don't have much time to write today, but I must give you the latest update on our little family. Friday, Greg called me from work to let me know that we got the spot in Germany. We'll be moving there probably in the summer. I'm a little sad because it's so far away, but really excited at the same time, because how often does someone get to just up and move to another country for a little while? We probably won't be there very long (maybe just a year, maybe more), but I'm going to try to learn German before we go. Does anyone know of a good home study language program?