Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What Kate Ate

A delicious summer salad!
-feta cheese
-sliced almonds (I like honey roasted)
-your favorite sweet dressing. Usually we like Ken's light Raspberry Vinaigrette but last week I bought a delicious maple honey dressing at the farmers market so we used that.

Wash it down with an ice cold diet coke and enjoy!


With Jason in law school, there aren't a whole lot of opportunities for us to take vacations mostly for two reason: A-he's ridiculously busy and B-law school means we are broke as a joke. ;) When we realized that Jason had a day off for the holiday we took advantage of the occasion and headed out! Seattle's just a quick 4 hour drive away so we packed up, left early and were there before we knew it.
Our first stop was the Mariners game! Jase made sure we were there early (an hour and a half to be exact) so we could be one of the first 15,000 to get a free hat. Ha! Note to self-free hats are cheap hats and are not worth the ridiculously early arrival. Don't tell Jason I said that though he loves the hat. The game was a blast! Afterall, baseball is the great American past time and being there the day before our Nation's birthday only seemed fitting.
Next up was the public market. Get ready for a confession-this weekend was the very first time in my 25 years of existence that I've eaten fried fish! Can you believe it? Well I must say I was highly impressed with the fresh cod Ivar's had to offer and I plan on going back on our next visit. My friend so sweetly told me that I've set my fried fish bar way too high now being that I ate it fresh from the ocean and I won't be satisfied with anything else. That's ok though. Like Jason's favorite quote states, "I've got the simplest of taste. I'm always satisfied with the best."
The weather this weekend was absolutely perfect. Not a cloud in site for three straight days. We took advantage of the clear skies and ate at the restaurant atop the space needle. The food was deliciously overpriced but I justified it by saying that we were paying for the experience and memories.
We ended our trip with a bang. We watched the fireworks over lake Union. I'm gonna make a bold statement here-that was probably the best fireworks show I've ever seen. The place was a little too crowded for my liking but without a doubt the show did not disappoint.
All in all, we had a fabulous weekend. I love living so close to a big major city. Weekend getaways are a lot more fun when you have a cool place to visit. Thanks for the memes Seattle! We promise we'll come visit again soon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Holiday Getaway

So we ditched out on Spokane and spent the 4th in Seattle! The weekend could not have been better. Pictures of our trip coming tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Bevy

My most favorite summer beverage is a tall, ice cold glass of mint limeade. When I lived in Utah I use to go the Provo Farmer's Market every Saturday. There was a stand that sold the most amazing limeade that my taste buds had ever come in contact with! I copycated the recipe and now I can have it when every my little heart desires.

Mint Limeade
1 large mason jar
5 small limes
1/2 c. organic sugar (it has to be organic. that's the secret ingredient)
mint leaves

Half the limes and use a good citrus squeezer to get all the juice out. I like using this one. Pour lime juice into the mason jar. Fill jar with water-not all the way, leave about 2 inches. Add sugar, put lid on and shake shake shake! Next add your mint leaves. I like to pour a little of limeade into a bowl and muddle the mint leaves. Add back to the mason jar and repeat your shake shake shakes! Pour over ice (or in my case just drink straight out of the jar) and enjoy!

Happy Summering!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog neglect

If you're wondering where I've been:

We've moved into a house! Isn't she cute? I am so excited to have a yard, loads more space and luckily for you a guest bedroom! Come visit.

Popsicle eating.
I can not stop eat bomb pops. Blast you Walmart for conveniently having these delicious treats always in stock!

Enjoy the outdoors.
I was not feeling Spokane for the first 7 months I was here. I really thought winter was year round. But now this place is gorgeous. Like really gorgeous. We live just a hop, skip and a jump away from an amazing park that we love to go on walks in. Please summer, stay awhile! I'm lovin' the sunshine.