I can’t believe it’s been almost three weeks since these photos were taken! I like watching football, but I love it ten times more when a table full of food is involved. I mentioned this football feast in an Eats of the Week post, but I wanted to share the rest of the pics because well, they just make me happy. It was a fun day celebrating my dad’s birthday and watching K-State win big, which they’ve been doing a lot of this season, woo! My mom made some delicious lobster rolls and her famous potato salad. I kept getting the feeling that I was still in New England with the lobster and autumn apple picking! Of course, I shortly realized how mega chapped my lips and hands were and oh yeah, those mountains out the window = Colorado loveliness. I can’t wait to go back in just over a week for more food and family time!
I spent half of this week in Boston and the other half back home in Colorado. With the exception of my big chicken dinner project, my own cooking was barely cooking at all. Julia Child assisted me with some roasted chicken and potato/carrot gratin, which is now one of my favorite things I’ve ever made, like ever (Tswift anyone..?). Then I sliced up some sausage, cheese, fruit and veggies one night and then enjoyed my mom’s cooking the rest of the week. Oh, and I ate so much Mexican food at home. I’ve missed the smothered in cheese stuff that I just don’t find out here!
:: I hope Instagram is acceptable here. We ate at Boulder Cork one night and my baked stuffed chiles were a table favorite! ::
Last weekend I made a trip home to Colorado to surprise my dad for his birthday. The weather and scenery were as beautiful as ever. I’ve really been wanting to go apple picking out here in New England, but a lack of car has kind of prevented that from happening. We have had a little apple tree in the backyard at home since we moved in, but this is the first year that the apples have been so big and red! I remember picking a bunch two years ago and trying to make apple juice, but they were just too mealy. I was so happy to see all these pretty apples that were actually good enough to eat off the tree.