Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Lemon and Pesto Mashed Potatoes

This was our first venture into real cooking and resulted from watching the 30 Minute Meals program on the Food Network. It came out absolutely fantastic and has inspired us to try all kinds of recipes since then. It’s actually two recipes (one for the chicken and one for the potatoes). Here’s they both are: Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings User Rating: 4 Stars Recipe located at:,1946,FOOD_9936_28396_PRINT-RECIPE-FULL-PAGE,00.html\n\n\nPesto Mashed Potatoes Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings User Rating: 4 Stars Recipe located at:,1946,FOOD_9936_28397_PRINT-RECIPE-FULL-PAGE,00.html\n\n\nHere are the ingredients we purchased: Sara preparing the garlic and rosemary: \n\nBoiling the red potatoes: Adding in the pesto to the potatoes: Baking the chicken:\n\n\n\nFinished potatoes: \n\nFinished chicken: Final Plating: Again, we highly recommend this recipe. It was really easy and tasted incredible with the lemon/garlic/rosemary/pesto flavors.

Spring Break

We just got back from Seattle this afternoon. On Monday we visited Pike Place Market and had lunch at Soundview Cafe with an incredible view of Puget Sound. Then we visited UW- all the shops and cafes near campus. I had a delicious coffee and then we went to the univeristy bookstore. That night we had dinner with a French colleaugue I worked with last year in France. She is now living in the Seattle area teaching at the French immersion school. On Tuesday we visited the Microsoft campus in Redmond and then took the ferry to Bainbridge Island. The view of the mountains was so beautiful. After the fairy I had another delicious coffee and then we headed to see the Supersonics play the Milwaukie Bucks. We got to see Luke Ridnour, a UO graduate, play. It was a great game. I hope everyone is having a wonderful vacation. Love, Sara

Up In Seattle

Hi. We are up in Seattle for a few days taking some time off for spring break. We’ve had a nice chance to relax and see some of the sites. Tonight we’re going to a Sonics game which should be fun. Tomorrow we head back to visit some of our family around the state, so we”re looking forward to that also. We”ll put up some pictures soon.

One Year Ago This Month

It’s been a full year now since we started writing this ‘blog’. I wish we could update it more frequently, as it’s really kind of cool to have a documented history of what’s been going on in our lives (you can check out the Archives on the lefthand side of this page). I’m going to try to make a point of doing this.

Good News

Hi everyone. We have had some good happenings this month. I found out last week that I got hired on with TEK in Beaverton this summer to work in a strategic finance position. It’s a great chance to work at a billion dollar technology company, and the pay and long-term possibilities are also exciting. This also means that Sara won’t have to work this summer and can concentrate on her school at Portland State where she just applied. She had to go up for an interview and she should find out soon if she can enroll in the part-time program. She’d be going full-time in the summer though, so we’re going to have to figure out whether we want to get a second apartment up there or commute every day (insert bad memories of the Paris metro system here). Spring break is next week and we both sure need it. Way too much work to get done between now and them. We are going to Seattle for a few days and then to see our families toward the end of the week. After that, I only have a month of school left. I actually can’t wait to get out and start working at this point. Talk to everyone soon.