Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Good thing squashes have a long shelf life. I think I bought this one at least two weeks ago after seeing some pretty delicious looking recipes for spaghetti squash lasagna. I picked up the sausages for dinner and didn’t feel like having a plate of spaghetti with meat sauce as well as sausages, so I came up with this recipe and it was delicious and gluten free! Although the sausages were not but they were pretty good too. I will definitely be making this one again.
1 Spaghetti Squash
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
3 oz Goat Cheese
4 oz Sharp Cheddar
1/4 cup milk
1 kernels removed from 1 ear of corn
Salt and Pepper
1. Cut Spaghetti Squash lengthwise, scoop out seeds, brush with olive oil and season with Salt and Pepper. Bake cut-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper at 375 for 45 minutes.
2. Saute 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/2 of a finely chopped large onion in 2 tbsp of olive oil until translucent. Add 3oz of goat cheese (I used Boursin), 2oz of shredded cheddar (I used white cheddar), 1/4 cup milk and one ear's worth of corn off the cob. Cook until combined.
3. Shred Spaghetti Squash and remove from skin. Place in casserole dish. Stir in sauce. Top with 2 oz of cheddar. Season with Salt and pepper.
4. Return to oven and back for another 1/2 hour.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Barkerville, the historic gold rush town, was our first stop of the day. It is really cool but so remote. Sacha, who loves museums was in a grumpy mood when we got there and took a while for him to warm up to it but once we hit the general store and picked up a couple pieces of liquorice for the kids and soap candies for me, moods improved all around. It was our first really rainy morning and it was not crowded at all. We took the stage coach ride and panned for gold. We found 6 flakes the size of salt crystals, Sacha was slightly disappointed, he was hoping for a golf ball sized nugget. I also purchased their authentic sour dough recipe to take home.
After Barkerville, we stopped at another historic house, Cottonwood House for lunch. It was on the road to Barkerville. They had some good soup and scones.
Then it was on to Horsefly to visit our friend Marc and his 4 month old chocolate lab puppy named Charlie.
So it was kind of crazy to plan a trip with two kids under 7 that only had one non-driving day but I would say they did really well considering. And if they don’t know any different (all people travel like this as far as they know), then they don’t expect anything different.
We spent the day playing in the tall grass and picking wild flowers in the fields around Marc’s house, and briefly touring the town; it is about 3 blocks in total. Marc had signed up Andrew and himself for a horseshoe tournament at the pub in the afternoon, so I took the kids to swim in Horsefly lake. I think it was the first time either one of them had swam in fresh water and it was very pleasant. Not too cold and fun to watch baby trout swimming around.
It was very nice to have a day to relax and hang out, I even got another new bird, the hammond’s flycatcher and saw a merlin.
Home again, home again, jiggedy jig. We took the Fraser Canyon route home. We were pretty tired so we debated about finding a lake to stop and take a quick swim but we decided to press on home instead.
It was a really great trip and I would definitely do something similar again. Ideally giving ourselves a bit more time so we didn’t have such long driving days.
This map says the drive was 11 hours, but that is not even close. It is more like 6, we stopped for lunch in Cache Creek in a sit down restaurant and stopped for gas and it wasn’t anywhere close to 11 hours.