Monday, March 1, 2010
Home Sweet Virginia
Ahh Virginia, where the farms are rolling, the mountains are green, the air is fresh, and the clouds are fluffy. It is good to be home. I always enjoy coming home to Virginia and staying at my dad's house. I probably enjoy it so much because this actually isn't home anymore. It is where I grew up, but I no longer live here, making it a treat to be here.
When Andy and I stepped off the plane after traveling for two days and seeing four sunrises, we took in deep breaths and remarked about how good it is to breathe clean, fresh air. In Taiwan you could see the pollution. I could even feel it in my lungs when I took a deep breath. I feel like I need to detox my lungs after Taiwan, but I think being in Virginia for a little while will surely help.So far it has been really good for Andy and I to be home. We are doing some thinking about what is next for us, as well as enjoying family and ourselves. On Sunday we went to a huge climbing gym in Richemond, VA with my dad and Doro. We enjoyed a day full of rock climbing on all sorts of indoor walls. We even had an indoor picnic complete with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. :)
I've been dying to get my hands on the oven here. In Taiwan we didn't have an oven and it seems like all I wanted to do was bake or cook something in an oven. Finally I have the chance! So for dinner tonight I decided to make a version of baked crepes taken from Jennifer Jo's blog: http://mamasminutia.blogspot.com/. I made crepes, an all time favorite of mine. Usually I like breakfast crepes, but this time I tried something different. I took a bunch of carrots, onions, garlic, and green pepper and sauteed them. I put them with some cheese on the crepes, rolled them up and baked them in the oven. And voila! Dinner is served.