Tom has been busy on the Eastside shelling all the walnuts, so I’ve been busy trying new recipes out with them.
First experiment was Thanksgiving, Honey Walnut Pie – tasted liked Baklava, didn’t need the double crust:
Next at my birthday party I made two appetizers with walnuts: Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip & Pear, Walnut & Ricotta Crostini – both were delish:
and finally for snack break at work I made Flu Fighter Cookies – I feel healthier already!
We have a tree! We decided to go the artificial route, and after scouring all the logical spots settled on a 7.5′ “Spruce” from Lowes – and minus discounts and gift cards it only cost us $17!
We weren’t sure how the cats would react – unsurprisingly Marion couldn’t care less and Shamus immediately was intrigued. So far though he has yet to knock it over, phew…
And BK painted our new back door!
Check out the new planting bed BK has been carving out all week – looking good! now if we only knew what’s already planted in there…
Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate our new digs with us – for those you that missed out, never fear there will be more parties! We need some sort of event to drink all this booze at!
The inaugural attempt at staking the cats in the backyard – Marion has had no trouble adapting, Seamus still dubious…