Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Testinomy - Email from Rosie

We got an email from Rosie today. We did her daughter's Sweet 16 in June, and the whole family has been so wonderful and nice to us. Rosie wanted us to post some kind words from her, so we are sharing it with everyone here. Thank you so much!

"Eddie and Julia –

When we had planned our daughters Sweet 16, our biggest dilemma was finding the best Photographer/Videographer of the South Bay. Why? When asked, what is of great importance and is irreplaceable in ones home? Pictures are always one item that is very valuable which lasts forever. Therefore, after dozens of interviews I was truly impressed and knew that Southbay Studio was the right choice. The event was beautiful and a success! This was where I saw your passion for your profession; it was not a job but an art. Eddie & Julia you are like a family to us, and this is not the end. We are just beginning this relationship – we have much more events to come and we hope Southbay Studio will be there!!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts –

Alfred, Rosie & Alexis"

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

We had this for dinner tonight. Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, chopped sausages and fresh basil. Eddie thought it was surprisingly good, and he gobbled it up, (get it? gobbled? sorry...) despite not being a fan of pumpkin. Eddie said he would not have been able to tell if Julia hadn't told him. She will definitely keep that in mind... :P

So this brings our pumpkin update to: 14 pumpkin pies, 2 pots of curried pumkin soup, 1 batch of pumpkin squares and 1 batch of pasta with pumpkin sauce.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pumpkin Square

Still trying to use up all those pumpkins, Julia came across another recipe she thought would be worth trying. Pumpkin Bars. Except, she cut them into square, so... Pumpkin Squares for us.
It was dense, and not too sweet, which is good.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Our New Wedding Site

Eddie just finished updating our new wedding website, check it out!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day

Julia made this turkey army for our Thanksgiving dinner tonight. It's made from Oreo cookies, peanut butter cups, candy corn and malted milk balls. The darned things were hard to find! They didn't have any at Ralphs, or Albertsons, the local liquor store, and 7-Eleven. Finally, they were found at CVS... By the way, thanks for the tip, Daniel!

We also had a first tonight. Fried turkey. Yes, we know that it's dangerous, but a family friend who was here for dinner was in charge of it, so we went along. We were actually pretty excited about trying it. And we both agree, it's the best turkey we've ever had! And before you start emailing us, we had a fire extinguisher on hand the whole time!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! The tryptophan is starting to kick in...

Gobble gobble! Good-night, America. Don't forget to count your blessings and be thankful!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Brief Pumpkin Update

As you know, Julia brought home 12 pumpkins. And we promised to update you on the status of these pumpkins. So far, Julia has made 14 pumpkin pies and two pots of curried pumpkin soup. And we have 4 very happy neighbors around us!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Imperial Garlic

These odd looking things you see above are Imperial Garlic. We saw these at a store today, and Julia was curious enough to buy them. They claimed to be "one clove heads" of garlic. Once we got home and unwrapped, we found they are exactly what they claimed to be. They taste just like regular garlic. A little bit disappointing, we have to say. For some reason, we half-expected them to taste a little different...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

12 pumpkins = Pie!

This is actually the first time Julia has made pumpkin pie from scratch. She wasn't expecting it to be this easy... She plans to make more for the neighbors! Bon appetit!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What can you make with 12 pumpkins?

This year Albertsons was giving out free pumpkins after Halloween, like last year. Julia went crazy and picked out the 12 big ones you see in the picture here. Eddie is asking her, "What can you make with 12 pumpkins?!?" She swears that a lot can be done with pumpkins. Well, we'll keep you posted...