Friday, August 28

We Love Family Dinners!

Justin and I went to Julie and Phil's house for a family dinner on Wednesday night! Andrea is in town, so we all sat down to have supper together!

We had chips and home-made salsa for an appetizer and then we moved on to a main course of terriyaki marinated shrimp and scallops, corn on the cob, awesome coconut rice (I can't remember the whole name, but awesome is the perfect adjective to describe it), and broiled marinated tofu prepared by Andrea. Every part of our meal was out-of-this-world-amazing.....and then we had dessert! Julie had made, by hand, raspberry frozen yogurt, and she garnished each serving with fresh, organic raspberries! Is your mouth watering yet?!

Phil, our wine expert, had two bottles ready when we arrived. Andrea had given him a Venturi Aerator (as seen in the pic below) for his birthday, and we had a lot of fun putting his new toy to use. The jury is still out wether the Venturi is better at being a conversation piece or a wine enhancer....maybe a few more bottles will help us decide! ;)

After we finished our supper and dessert we lingered on the porch for quite some time just talking and enjoying each other and the beautiful night. I am sure that would could have talked the night away if Justin wasn't nodding off from not getting a full night's sleep the night before.

Thank you, Julie, Phil and Andrea for such a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, August 26

Welcome to The Salty Mango Blog!

Hello and welcome! This blog has been "a long time coming", just ask my husband! I have been talking about creating a blog for ages, but I couldn't come up with the right name.

My mother-in-law and I agree that "The Salty Mango" is a better than average choice! :)

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Mango our beloved puppy and inspiration for this blog's name....

Mango is a little over a year old, and as the "smile" on his face suggests....he prefers to be salty (which works out swimmingly for Justin and me....pun intended)! Unfortunately we can't bring Ollie the head of the house out in the boat, but he waits anxiously at the door (or takes long, luxurious naps) until we get home. When we open the door, he is usually rolling on the floor looking for some lovin' sweet and so cute!

The intent of this blog is to give our family and friends a way to keep up with us and what we are doing. Our wedding website was a hit, so we thought we would try blogging for a while! Hopefully the posts will be frequent and fun!