Archive for November, 2011

Turkey Enchiladas

Posted on November 30th, 2011 by Jess Food
The End Result

Of course we had even more leftovers than just the smashed harvest veggies. We have a ton of turkey! My favorite Thanksgiving leftover. Last year I tried turkey soup and a turkey pot pie. Both of which turned out great! This year I decided to give turkey enchiladas a try. That is what I spent […]


Huffing for Stuffing

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by Brent Photo/Video Run/Hike/Bike
And across the line!

Last week marked the annual celebration of Thanksgiving. As we had done the previous year, we decided to run the Huffing for Stuffing 10k to benefit the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Not only does this race support a great cause, but it also get us off our lazy rears to do something good for a […]


Smashed Harvest Veggie Ravioli

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Jess Food
Smashed Harvest Veggie Ravioli with a White Sauce

There are always so many leftovers from Thanksgiving. I decided that my smashed harvest veggies would be tasty inside some ravioli. Tonight I decided I would give making my first ravioli a try. (First noodle making experience as well). It was a little difficult considering I do not have a pasta machine, but I rolled […]


My First Turkey

Posted on November 26th, 2011 by Jess Family Food Photo/Video
My First Turkey!!

Brent and I hosted Thanksgiving again this year, but we were in charge of the meal. I woke up bright and early at 6 to prepare our post Huffing for Stuffing Race caramel rolls. While the dough was rising, I prepared my first turkey. I was kind of nervous because people tend to make a […]



Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by Jess Life Run/Hike/Bike

Flexibility, that is what I have decided that I need throughout this winter. The other day I wrote a blog pretty much just complaining about the effects of snow on my running. Those days that I have my runs planned and then they get ruined by weather are hard on me. I look forward to […]


Afternoon Snow

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by Brent Photo/Video

The other afternoon, we had a wet and heavy snow fall, one in which put out Jess’s hopes for a run, but was beautiful none the less. I decided to pull out the camera and shoot these shots from my work window. I hope you enjoy!


The Magician’s Nephew

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by Jess Life

A couple Friday nights ago, Brent and I went to a fundraiser event for Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Clydehurst is a bible camp that I attended in middle school and high school. I always loved going for that one week each summer. A week of riding horses, hiking, swimming, and several other random activities. What teenager […]


It’s Official

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike
Jessica is a Finisher!!

Last week, Brent and both got an exciting email from the Portland Marathon. It is finally official that we finished the marathon and now we have the certificates to prove it! Just in case anyone was wondering if we really did complete our 26.2 mile jaunt back in October. I do not know if you remember my time, […]


It’s a love hate relationship between me and the snow.

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by Jess Life Run/Hike/Bike
Out Our Back Door

Yesterday afternoon I was looking outside my window at work watching the snow start to fly. It looked beautiful, but I had skipped my lunch run in hopes to get a run in with Brent after work. If we do not run together, he just does not run. Which is fine. That is why I […]


The only allowed exception in early holiday fare

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by Brent Life

As each store continues to light up with ads for Christmas, catering to kids, moms, grandparents, even dogs, I notice that with each passing year, the commercialization of the holiday season comes earlier and earlier. Why do we need to stock up on Christmas trinkets and bobbles nearly two month ahead? It’s not like we […]