costco.

4 12 2010

I love any place I can get:

a hot dog.
drink.
piece of pizza.

all for less than $3.

Costco has everything.
Literally.

Did you know they sell caskets?

My personal finance teacher at BYU said Costco caskets are the best deal on the market!

If only Nephi had access to a Costco, he would’ve been alright when his bow broke. (yeah that’s right, you can buy a bow at Costco)

Although, if he had a Costco I doubt he would have been concerned with a bow. He’d probably just stock up on hamburger meat!

“And it came to pass that as I, Nephi, went forth to slay food, behold, I did break my bow…” (1 Nephi 16:18)

? What’s your favorite thing about Costco?





master chef.

6 10 2010

Leah got me hooked on another show…
Yes, I know – I already have too many. But this one’s really good! (just like all my others)

Master Chef!

It’s one of those reality TV show competitions. (yeah, I know, very played out at this point in time)
But it has a new feel to it. Amateur chefs from across the country all competing for the title of: Master Chef!

I hate to admit this, but Leah and I probably watched close to 6 episodes last weekend.

Well, I was thinking about the show and thinking about my wonderful wife – because tonight we had pulled pork sandwiches, potato wedges and corn on the cob!

Leah is pretty fresh to the whole cooking thing. she lived in the newsroom for the past 2 years, so cooking consisted of popping a Lean Cuisine in the microwave.

She’s decided to try and develop cooking as a skill and I totally support it (why wouldn’t I, right?)

I thoroughly enjoyed tonights dinner and I felt the need gush about it on my blog.
I’m really liking this whole married thing!

“…will take your daughters to be confectionaries and to be cooks and to be bakers.” (1 Samuel 8:13)
*yeah the scripture is a bit of a stretch- but I’m tired and I don’t feel like looking through a ton more!

? What’s your favorite thing to cook?





grocery shopping.

20 08 2010

Leah is living in our future apartment right now. She is all moved in and pretty much just organizing stuff now. It’s nice that all of the moving will be done before we even get married. (my stuff will get moved in when she leaves for AZ)

Tonight it was time to fill the fridge and cupboards.

This was our first trip to the grocery store!

Think long and hard about your first grocery store trip with your spouse to buy REAL groceries.

Each of you may have had slightly different grocery experiences in the past.

Leah and I come from different schools of thought.

Kyle: Can, I get Sunchips? It’s like 2-3 meals.
Leah: Sunchips are not a meal.
Kyle: I don’t understand, I’ve had them for dinner before and even lunch, or even at 11:20 pm when I’m trying to go to bed.

Yeah, this conversation ended with me being allowed to get a bag of the mini bags of Sunchips so that Leah could limit my intake.

It was very interesting. I am used to corn dogs, cran-grape juice and sour patch kids. Leah is used to Lean cuisine and Simply Lemonade.

I felt like a lawyer at times trying to win a case. Imagine pleading for justice on behalf of your client; Whole Milk. It’s a difficult case to win. Each item was a new case with new arguments. We each had some victories and defeats.

Overall I feel like we both were able to see a few of our clients be found free to enter the fridge!

I should just be grateful I have a grocery store with all of the options. It used to be that you just went out into the forest, hoped for the best and came back with whatever you could get!

“And it came to pass that I did slay wild beasts, insomuch that I did obtain food for our families.” (1 Nephi 16:31)

? What groceries do you like that your spouse won’t let you get?





diet.

31 07 2010

I have not stopped sniffing since about 10 this morning.
UGH.

Allergies.
My nose is running like a leaky faucet, my eyes are glassy (as if I’ve been…. well, anyways) and my body feels SO fatigued.

I’ve been at work all day and I’m exhausted.

It’s been a loooooooonnngggg day.

I’ve got a couple minutes to do this and then I am off to do a dance performance/competition at the McKay Events Center over at UVU for National Dance Day!

I’m very excited – just hoping my body holds up.

I’m not sure if the fatigue is from my allergies or because I don’t exactly have the best diet at the moment.
I’m good when I can eat with grandma and grandpa because they aways have awesome meals!

But, my schedule is so weird that I don’t get to eat with them a lot.

That puts me at the mercy of convenience and cost.

Ultimately that leaves me constantly asking the question:

“Whither shall I go to obtain food?” (1 Nephi 16:23)


Perhaps a shift in diet is just what I need right now.

? What is your favorite thing to eat that is easy and FAST and cheap?





lunch @ La Jolla.

22 06 2010

The Shops at the Riverwoods is doing a major overhaul right now. They are tearing out an entire parking section to put in a walking path and have added several new stores with several restaraunts on the way. The renovations will hopefully breathe new life into this shopping center.

One of the restaraunts that will open soon is called La Jolla Grove.

The owner came into the store the other day and invited some of us to come in and taste test some of the food.

Free food? I’m in.
AND I got to invite Leah!

I was excited to go because I love free food – BUT when I realized this was a pretty posh place, I was overjoyed!

It’s a French style place with a beautiful decor. There are large lemon trees throughout the restaraunt that make you feel like you are eating in a large lemon grove.

We sat down and our waitress brought out a menu with NO prices on it.
I wish Carl’s Jr was like that.

We ordered appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts!
Amazing!

It was easily the best beef I have ever had. EVER!
And Leah loved her salmon even better than the salmon she gets at her favorite place in Portland!

“For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food…” (D&C 49:19)

They were ordained for our use and they were prepared at La Jolla Grove in the most magnificent way possible!

When this place opens you HAVE to try it!

? What’s your favorite restaraunt?





favorite food.

28 03 2010

Living at home has some HUGE perks.
One of the best has to be the great food.

Mom is an amazing cook. She never messes up.

My diet during my time in college consisted of several basic staples:

Ramen
Corn Dogs
Chips
Cranberry Juice
Candy
Cereal
Frozen Pizza

That’s pretty much all I bought every time I went to Smith’s. And I actually really liked it. Corn Dogs are delicious.

But they don’t compare to mom’s chicken fajitas, shrimp tacos, smoked salmon, navajo tacos and the list goes on and on.

It will be a sad day when I move back out and have to resume the all corn dog all the time diet.

I feel like we have a much better variety of food than our ancestors did.

John the Baptist ate locusts and honey. Not exactly much selection.

Bread and fish seem to be the other big staples of the time.

“And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.” (Matthew 15:36)

I’d love to see this story retold with smoked salmon and corn dogs.








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