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Triple-Dip Evening in Des Moines

Triple-Dip Evening in Des Moines

We triple-dipped last evening. We had planned to  do the sequence with friends, Bill and Susan, but as it turns out, they were unable to join us. So, it was just the two of us, and still very fun. First, we headed downtown for burgers at Zombie’s.  Eddye had introduced us to this restaurant earlier this week (like two nights […]

On Friday evening, we made our annual Autumn Garden Soup. It takes at least an hour to make this soup because we always make a huge batch (2 large soup pans full) and the process involves a great deal of veggie chop-chopping. The recipe calls for seasonal vegetables like turnips and parsnips, which give it a very rich hearty flavor.

Snapshot of 3 months

I just realized we haven’t posted anything on vanderkwaak.com for almost 3 months.  Yikes! Time flies.  I see too, that others in the family are in the same pattern of ”no posting on vdk.com” that we’ve been in. In a strange way, I’m comforted to know we’re not the only ones.   So what have we been up to since […]

Nice, but OUCH!

Ouch!

We had supper with Michael and Amanda and little Michael tonight. They are doing well, and send their greetings to the rest of the family. Afterwards, Michael showed us his new tatoo: