Thursday, June 25, 2015


The FIRST SHAVE is a momentous right of passage for our male Gherkins - not so much for the females. ::wink:: Alex/Zander has needed to shave for quite some months. The passage was slow - for several reasons: he sort of liked growing a beard, busy schedules, traveling, his sensory issues (SHAVING y'all  - he won't even get a haircut in a salon since we left Barbara in Misawa - Arielle buzzes him) - and possibly we didn't want to admit our last and final male Gherkin was old enough to SHAVE.






The whole family participates....Arielle was a bit alarmed that "my baby brother has a razor!"
Nolan's expression is a familiar one these days
Ah, what a handsome young man he's becoming.

Rachel's Slow Cooked Tri Tip Sandwiches

Pictures  to follow but I'm determined to save this before I have to ask for the recipe again. I've not actually eaten this (being a nutritarian and all);  but it smells good, is simple and I've served it at a couple of chapel things - people always ask for the recipe - and I always ask Rachel  - AGAIN.

one tri-tip
1 can beef broth (14.5 oz)
1 jar sliced peppercinis
1 packet dry Italian dressing

Cook in crockpot til "shreddable"

 Serve on toasted French rolls with cheese.

This seems to be very forgiving....adapt it how you like.