Sunday, March 20, 2011

Okay, I'll just preface this with the fact that it's a kind of a lame post, but I've been feeling the stress of getting "something" up for Al.
SO. Becky's Jaimie is a genius in the kitchen (elsewhere as well, but in the kitchen is where I reap the benefits...). The other day she made us Melt sandwiches. (Melt is a Cleveland gem where everything they make is served on a grilled cheese. Aaaamazing!) The amount of prep work is psychotic. (I'll show you...)
So this was our afternoon bringing Melt to Mom's kitchen.

First you need to buy about 5 grocery bags of ingredients.

Fry maple bacon (the house still smells of it...)

Chop cabbage.

Prepare cabbage in some complex way that I have yet to pay enough attention to replicate.

Not pictured, the caramelized port onions...

Cut cut cut...
Cook perogies

The master herself (she even had a white towel hanging out of her back pocket...)

Flimsy waiting for the joy to begin with D.

Wacko Becky. You'll see- she has a severe condition where a single camera can whip her into a frenzy...


Jes, with the slightest bit of belly bulging.

Tony researching something.

Uh-huh...

This is where the post gets a bit sad... I finally got Jaimie to let me help. I was to cook some eggs over medium. (Al is amazing at that, by the way)

Unfortunately I am not. Amazing. At that. That hardened mess in the bottom left was my two eggs. I was fired. (And those are jalepeno poppers.)

Cabbage on the perogies. Sounds crazy. Tastes fabulous. Really. Everyone feel free to come visit and give them a try! (And we love you Jaimie!!)
We went to go see Flimsy (Liz- who by the way apparently doesn't like going by Liz- she says it sounds like a little girl to her- she goes by Lizzie instead...head scratcher...) in her last Rockette performance. (She was also cheering- she is in the back there.)
Jensen is doing his classic "show the camera what's in my hand" move.

Duke looking like he belongs where the wild things are. He sleeps really well in this kind of environment...

Here is Liz (I'm saying it anyway- I'm allowed. I'm the big sister) being introduced as the Rockette Captain. She's so cute...

I watched this whole dance and only realized they were wearing sneakers when I was picking a picture to post...

Aaaaand here we have Jensen cleaning up a mess he made involving a bag full of crayons and a staple remover...



2 comments:

Jen Hamner said...

So can you please caveat this post:
"Pregnant girls do not read or else you will require a visit from Becky and Jamie to make you fabulous food!"
Oh, wait too late! Ugh, I am starving now! Becky and Jamie wanna come to NC??? We got a beach? We got some mountains? Maybe? :) Love you all!

Jess and Tone said...

hmmm...yeah thaaanks for those two FAB pictures of us.. VERY cute choices. 'preciate it!