The Whole Story (or Lack Thereof)

May 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM 6 comments

I apologize for giving out “bad” information yesterday when I said the Texan was no longer printing paper copies. Based off the Twitter messages I read, that was what was going on. However, later in the day, they posted a message that they were NOT ceasing to print paper copies, they were only switching printers. How confusing! When they posted the messages

“Thank you to the Texan printing press crew for all the years of service. We appreciate everything you have done for us.”


“We’re working on the last issue to be printed on our printing press…”

you can see how people got the wrong idea. If only the person tweeting those messages had said “We’re working on the last issue to be printed on our printing press before switching to the Statesman’s press” the misunderstanding wouldn’t have happened!

Oh well.


We tried another new recipe recently: Grilled Asparagus with Orange Dipping Sauce.

The recipe is (again) from Real Simple.

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Since we don’t have access to a grill, we did the broiler method. Also, green asparagus is hard to come by here, and we could only find the mini green asparagus, so we used that (Chelsea, I’m sure you would have approved).

The sauce is really interesting and is a perfect partner for the asparagus. With a mixture of mayo, orange, tarragon, anise and cayenne pepper, it’s definitely a flavorful addition to the veggie.

Note: I didn’t use fresh tarragon, because I couldn’t find it. I also didn’t crush the anise seed…because I forgot (oops). Regardless, it still turned out great.

I really suggest you try this sometime soon! Yum!


Also, today is Thursday, which means it’s “Hi/Lo Thursday,” a blog carnival from the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else’s highs and lows for the week.

Our Lows:

  • Having to wake up at 5 AM on Tuesday to get John to work by 5:50 AM.
  • Poor John having to get up at 4 AM this morning to be to work just before 5 AM.
  • Getting stressed out over our to do list.
  • Not being able to find my passport…I have to find it before tomorrow since we’re going out of town for the weekend.
  • Having extreme internet problems. Can’t watch our Slingbox.
  • Discovering I’m caving to the iPhone craze. Now I kind of want one…

Our Highs:

  • Finally getting our repaired coffeemaker in the mail. They actually gave us a new machine altogether. We have enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table in the morning with a cup of coffee and homemade yogurt.
  • I am LOVING my morning yogurt with some honey and blueberries. Holy cow. Tastiest breakfast ever.
  • Experiencing a couple mini-thunderstorms this week. You know how I love them and they make me happy.
  • Being extremely productive all week.
  • Our excitement as we look forward to going to see Jacoline in the Netherlands this weekend! Note to self: learn a few basic Dutch phrases while there.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sweet Pea  |  May 14, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    The asparagus looks yummy with the dipping sauce. And your going to the Netherlands this weekend? How cool!

    • 2. osarah  |  May 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM

      Yeah, it will just be a quick visit, but we’re planning on going to Amsterdam on Saturday so we can walk around and hopefully see the Anne Frank house.

  • 3. purejoy  |  May 14, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    mmmm on the recipe. i am seriously going to try this!
    and what about your homemade yogurt. . . how do you do that?
    hope you have a great time in the netherlands. do take some pix, ja?

  • 5. Jacoline  |  May 15, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    whoooooooo!! Looking forward to see you guys today!!

    • 6. osarah  |  May 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM

      We are looking forward to it too! I can’t wait to get on the road!


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