there’s a monster within walking distance.

I walked down to Lake Harriet to see the Lake Creature yesterday. Did I do a good enough job of making that look like a Nessie photo? It should probably be blurrier. This is not a bike trail. It’s Minnehaha Creek. Eesh. And this… this is a cherry pie. Special for Matt, because he is awesome.

meet the (boyfriend’s) parents. 1

Harlan and Judy are, in my experience, some of the least-stressful parents to hang out with. They like to chill in the yard, play cards, have cocktails, go shopping, and see new things. They’re awesome. We grilled at our house Friday night, and went to Home Depot to buy a freezer Saturday, followed by a trip to Canterbury Park (where ...

bakin’ 3

Last night, I made this: I saw the recipe posted a couple days ago, and knew we had to try it. I did just get 500 pounds of flour at Costco, after all. I’m still not that comfortable with using the dough hook in the stand mixer; I’ve made bread twice now, and I can never tell when the dough ...

south dakota, v.4

Once we crossed the South Dakota border, it took us a good portion of the drive to figure out how many times I’d been to Watertown. We finally decided that this was my fourth visit. (We based it on the number of times I’d been to the Harbor Bar, i.e. every time.) We rolled in around 8 on Thursday night, ...