The Dinosphere was one of our favorite places. Bradley even got to "dig" for dino fossils!
Both Bradley and Rosie were fascinated to find out that the fossil at the top right was dino poop!
Mama Kara was the BEST at putting the puzzle people back together.
Great way to view the cool ceiling
Serving a strawberry banana milkshake in the Egyptian coffee house required a lot of concentration.
Rosie taking Mama and Daddy for a ride, then helping Grampy with the Rube Goldberg machine.
We headed back to the house and started getting ready for dinner. Morel dusted ribeyes for David. Smashed potatoes for Bradley. Mac and cheese for Rosie. And, strawberry torte for Kara. And, to make sure the dinner wasn't just totally meat, starch and sweet, snow peas from the garden and morel mushrooms. Both Bradley and Rosie helped pick strawberries:
So, you're probably wondering what in the world I cooked last week. Well, I didn't. At least no new and exciting recipes. I intentionally grilled two extra ribeyes Sunday evening. Those leftovers pretty much lasted us all week - at least the evenings we actually got home to eat. Steak, potato and pepper hash. Pizza topped with some pizza sauce and the leftover hash. Salads. Salads. Salads. One was a strawberry margarita salad. It was good but not fabulous. I didn't even take any photos... Friday we actually left the office by 5:30. But, I didn't get around to thinking about dinner until almost 8:00. We still had some shitakes left from our friends John and Jackie. And, yes, we still had a half of a ribeye... Time for steak and mushroom risotto. Now, that link is to shitake and duck risotto. I changed that recipe up by leaving out the duck and the duck fat. The chicken stock was replaced by turkey stock. The duck fat by butter. Then, once the steaming hot risotto was In the bowls, I tossed a small handful of steak chunks on each. The heat didn't cook the steak but warmed it perfectly.
So, there you have it. A week of no food photos or new recipes... But, Secret Recipe Club is coming up on Monday so you'll get to see the FABULOUS recipe I made this evening!