Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
There were over 500,000 lights are here are some images of a few of them.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The wedding was so beautiful and was at Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle. It was a rainy day (but luckily they still got their outside pictures done) and the hotel is so modern and cozy, the atmosphere was perfect: during the cocktail hour we were drinking wine by the fireplace!
Friday, December 17, 2010
If you haven't heard of them yet, you will when they perform at the Oscars! Prepare to be amazed and you can check out their blog here.
video: PS22 Chorus
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
On Friday, Nick and I went to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker with our friends Jackie and Chris. It was awesome! I did ballet for so long and I still love it so much! The PNB is in Seattle and is actually considered one of the top 3 ballet places in the country (I didn't know that until I read it in the program).
And to top off a great weekend, the Huskies beat the WSU Cougars in our annual riverly game, the Apple Cup. Holiday Bowl here we come!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Deanna, me, Tara, Ashley
Erin and me
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sadly the game wasn't as fun as the tailgate and so Nick and I left at halftime. Here's to a better game next time!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
see - it is all about me in this picture! haha!
1. What would your dream day consist of?
-Sleeping in (but not too late), spending time outside, a panini sandwich for lunch and then a full day of cooking for an amazing dinner and a movie. I'm pretty simple!
2. What's your favorite reality tv show?
-Easily Top Chef. I love this show and am just waiting for them to come to Seattle. Please!!!
3. How tall are you? How tall would you like to be?
-I'm 5'5'' but I tell people I'm 5'6''.
4. If you were stranded on an island, what would be 2 things you wish you had with you?
-Hmm that is tough. I would say an ipad and chapstick.
5. Do you look at the keyboard when you type?
-No way, I'm a typing pro!
6. What's your favorite ice cream?
-Anything homemade with chocolate in it! My friend Carrie gave me an ice-cream maker for my bridal shower and we use it all the time. A book with great ice-cream recipes is The Perfect Scoop.
7. Are you afraid of flying?
-I get a little nervous in small planes, but not afraid of flying in general. Nothing will stop me from a vacation!
8. Which restaurant has your favorite french fries?
-The truffle fries at Canlis restaurant here in Seattle. I could eat a plate everyday!
That was fun - thanks B! My tag goes out to all who are reading! :)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I gave this book four stars, and had a hard time putting it down. It was a pretty dark book, but seriously, you can't put it down.
reading the book on the honeymoon (yes, pictures are coming soon!)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1 3/4 cups (12 1/4 ounces) sugar
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
1. Adjust rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-inch-wide by 2-inch high round cake pans; line bottoms with parchment paper. Grease paper rounds, dust pans with flour, and knock out excess. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 1/4 cups sugar together in large bowl. In 2-cup liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together butter, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and 6 yolks.
2. In clean bowl of standing mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat egg whites at medium-high speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. With machine running, gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar; continue to beat until soft peaks form, 60 to 90 seconds. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
3. Add flour mixture to now empty mixing bowl fitted with whisk attachment. With mixer running at low speed, gradually pour in butter mixture and mix until incorporated, about 60 seconds. Stop mixer and scrape whisk and sides of bowl. Return mixer to medium-low speed and beat until smooth, 10 to 15 seconds.
4. Stir one-third of whites into batter to lighten; add remaining whites and gently fold into batter until no white streaks remain. Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans, spread batter to pan walls and smooth tops.
5. Bake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pans and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen cakes from sides of pan with small knife, then invert onto greased wire rack; peel off parchment. Invert cakes again; cool completely on rack, about 1 1/2 hours.
Chocolate buttercream frosting
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream (cold)
1) Melt chocolate in heatproof bowl set over saucepan containing 1 inch of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside. Meanwhile, heat butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Increase heat to medium; add sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt and stir with heatproof rubber spatula until sugar is dissolved, 4 to 5 minutes. Add melted chocolate, butter mixture, and cream to clean bowl of standing mixer and stir to thoroughly combine.
2) Place mixer bowl over ice bath and stir mixture constantly with rubber spatula until frosting is thick and just beginning to harden against sides of bowl, 1 to 2 minutes (frosting should be 70 degrees). Place bowl on standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment and beat on medium-high speed until frosting is light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir with rubber spatula until completely smooth.
The two best cakes in the class
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Blueberry pie made by Brooke and myself
Brooke and baby enjoying the baked goods
Yeast recipes and cakes (including butter cream frosting) are next on the agenda!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Matt and Nick were friends from their fraternity and Meredith and I were friends from our sororoty (I was her first roommate)! So even though we are friends with them as a couple, we were both friends with them before Nick and I even knew each other. And now Meredith and I are work colleagues and volunteer for ADPi corp board together!
So here are pictures from their lovely wedding on Sept. 4 at the Artic Club Hotel in downtown Seattle.
the beautiful dome ceiling