I'll try to keep today's post brief, so I can get it done before my computer crashes again! Yeah, the fancy new PC we got 6 months ago is turning out to be sort of a lemon. A few weeks ago it crashed completely and Tony was on the phone with Dell customer service for FIVE HOURS as they determined that we had some sort of virus, because the anti-virus software they sold us with our computer was the wrong one. After "fixing" the problem, it started happening again a couple days ago. Some mornings I can turn on the computer and use it for an hour but then it will crash again. They are supposed to be mailing us some new software and we will probably have to wipe everything and start over. My mother-in-law bought the same model at the same time we got ours, and is having the same problems. Ugh. One lesson I've learned is that the newest version of something is not always the best! Luckily, I already knew another important lesson: always back up your files! I have thousands of pictures of my little family double-backed-up because I am that paranoid.
These guys right here, they are my life. I love documenting our life together and couldn't stand to lose those images.
We cooked out last night, and I made some jalapeno poppers. Some of them lost their little "hats" in the grilling process, but the cheese stayed inside where it belonged, so I was happy. For the filling I used Wayfare Foods' We Can't Say It's Cheese, hickory cheddar flavor.
I made a raspberry-lime dipping sauce by simply thinning out raspberry jam with lime juice until it reached a saucelike consistency. Tony and I were once served jalapeno poppers with a strawberry dipping sauce at a Mexican restaurant, and we loved the way that the fruity sweetness both complements and lessens the heat from the peppers.
We also grilled veggie burgers, and I baked some sweet potato fries. I usually make my own fries, but this time I used the Alexia frozen fries. They're really good. It's hard to get my homemade fries this crispy, so I'll probably buy the Alexia ones from now on, and deal with the crushing blow to my ego that comes with not making something from scratch (kidding...sort of!)
Hope to be back soon with regular posts after we get our technology back in line. Have a good week!