Breakfast Crepes filled with smoked cheddar & asparagus scramble and

The World Cup has been raging strong at our household and it’s been extremely exciting to watch! Now, we don’t have cable (I’ll wait until everyone catches their breathe) but we’ve able to stream it through our Roku…have been hanging on every kick!

So, this past Saturday my sister, brother-in law, Mike and I gathered in our newly renovated kitchen/family room to watch the game and eat some good grub.

I was feeling inspired by the Argentine spirit, plus always like to pull out the big guns when company is over, so made Argentine-style breakfast.   After we filled up, we headed to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival to jam out with some Soul School (who were amazing!). Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

Egg Scramble

 Breakfast Crepes filled with smoked Cheddar & asparagus Scramble

I served these with sweet potato & onion hash browns – simply diced up a sweet potato & 1/3 of an onion & sauteed in garlic.  Delicious!

Crepes

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup water

2 eggs

2 tablespoons melted butter

Mix all ingredients together, butter being last, until lumps are out. Take 1/4 cup and scoop out the batter onto a heated skillet  (melt some butter in the skillet first). Spread the batter thinly in the pan – cook on medium for 2-4 minutes a side, then flip

Crepes

Egg Scramble

A handful of fresh asparagus, chopped

4 chunks of smoked cheddar, sliced in bitty pieces

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 eggs

a splash of coconut milk

1/4 of a small onion, minced

Heat oil, onion & garlic in a skillet for three to six minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for another 3-4 minutes, mixing frequently. In a separate bowl, mix eggs and coconut milk. Add mixed eggs to veggies – mix so egg scrambles slowly. When almost done, add the green onion & cheese. Stuff crepes with egg scramble & top with tomato & avocado.

Happy Breakfast!

 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

 (This is my sister and I at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival!)

A Vermont Wedding

This past weekend, Mike and I headed east for one of my best girlfriend’s wedding. She and I have been friends since the 7th grade – a long, long time! I was the maid of honor and couldn’t be more excited for her!

Taking a late afternoon flight, we arrived in wet, humid Boston around 8pm Friday night. That’s something that we haven’t seen in quite some time: the wet humidity of early east coast summers. Anywho, it made us appreciate Denver even more.

After renting our convertible (yup, we splurged!) we hit the road – 3 hours and some change later we made it. In the pitch black, we didn’t get a chance to see the beauty New England has to offer, but I knew the ride back would be glorious.

Vermont

The weekend couldn’t have been more beautiful, full of fun. It wasn’t stressful or over-the-top. Bridezilla was not invited. Drama hadn’t RSVP’d. Mountain Top Inn, the resort she choose, had the quaintness of any New England resort, with a modern twist. And the backdrop for the actual wedding day – breathtaking!

Vermont House

I’m not sure how I feel about marriage – a product of divorced parents, with statistics of failure always jumping out at me, plus I don’t want kids….well this wedding had all of what I’d consider to be perfection. A mix of friends, family, activity, partying, relaxing. Mike and I couldn’t have had more fun!

Mike and Catie

Bridal Party

Before I Do

At the reception, we danced the night away – I mean, 80% of the guests were on the floor, shaking what their momma gave them. The party, food, hosts….amazing. As the maid of honor, I had to give a toast, which I was thrilled about. I was there the night the two met – a chance encounter, where the groom had taken the spot of a friend who had bailed on reservations. If you don’t believe in fate, this may change your mind.

My Toast:

A Tale of two souls, from distant cities,
One had the Red Socks and one had the Phillies.

They met on a whim, over tapas one night,
A coworker coaxed him out, he didn’t put up a fight.

In for work with the brotherly love,
No one could have guessed it was a sign from above.

They were destined to meet, it had to be fate,
We joked we’d better be invited to the date.

Boxes were packed, futures solidified,
Then he asked her one day, if she’d be his bride.

Now we stand and raise a glass to their vow,
Forever began that day and brought them to now.

A Toast to my dear friend and her perfect match-

May you continue to feed each others mind, body and soul
And may you always taste life’s adventures with an open palette.

 

Cheers to love & everlasting happiness!