Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Weekend

Connor had 2 ball games. They won the first one and lost the second.

Genna and I picked strawberries.

We gave Troy his gifts Saturday night since he leaves so early for his Bishopbric meeting.

I had to set my alarm clock for 3:30 am to put the brisket in the crockpot. It was totally worth it. Here is the recipe from the Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooker Recipe Book:

2-4 Pounds Brisket or Roast
Kosher Salt
Coarse Ground Pepper
Garlic Cloves
2 T. liquid smoke

Place meat in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil. Rub the brisket with salt, pepper, and garlic. Drizzle smoke sauce over meat and seal foil up tightly. Place foil packet in crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove from foil. We used a fork to shred the meat, which just fell apart. We then poured the juices from the crockpot on the meat. You could also serve with BBQ sauce. So easy and yummy!

My Mom and Dad came down to Nebraska City for church. It was so nice to be able to sit by my Dad during Sunday School. We had a very hurried lunch together. It was definitely too short!

We were so rushed because we took Jameson down to Scout Camp. It's his first time spending more than a night away from home. I am a little nervous considering last week's Scout camp tragedy that hit so close to home.

We had supper with Troy's Dad. He got to test out his Father's Day gift right away.

We picked mulberries off of our bush that I was going to cut down.

We have one tomato that is very close to being ripe. BLT's and fried green tomatoes aren't too far away.

We have a new little bluebird couple using the house. There are 2 eggs so far...we'll keep you posted.

Hope your weekend was as good as ours!


Amber M. said...

LOVE Jameson's haircut! Looks like you had a great weekend.

April said...

mmmm strawberries and tomatoes!
Sounds like a fun weekend alright! :)

Kristi said...

I just love all of your outdoor pictures. The stawberries look especially amazing. Oh, and the birds too! Happy Father's Day to Troy. :)

Freer Family said...

What a great weekend. I love that easily distracted shirt. My 5 yr old needs one too.