Under the Pier

The beach in winter is a favorite of mine. These were some photos from our time at Huntington Beach during our family vacation in January that I haven’t shared yet.

I find the underside of a pier interesting and love watching the waves roll through.

Our niece Debbee and Lenny were married in 2013 in Huntington Beach and they took their engagement photos here so it was fun to try to recreate that moment.

This day was also Lenny’s birthday.

Today we are nowhere near the coast and we still have that white stuff on the ground and it’s not beach foam.

Our Colville kids are coming over for dinner tonight. Speaking of dinner, tonight will be the third dinner in a row that I’ve made. It’s a Notable February for that reason and others, too. Wednesday we had an Asian Stir Fry with actual vegetables. Here’s the dinner we had Thursday night. Leg of Lamb with vegetables in my Jamie Oliver Retro Roaster. We like lamb and I know many people don’t.

Tonight we’re having Oven Baked Tilapia with rice and vegetables or salad.

Speaking of food, 18 eggs were $4.24 at our local Wal-Mart on Wednesday. They were not the brown eggs, or free range eggs, or Beverly Hills Eggs, just the white caged bird eggs.

What have you been eating these days? Happy First Friday in February.

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23 thoughts on “Under the Pier

  1. Actual vegetables? Are they like carrots? 😉

    Those first photos are so intriguing. Loved seeing that perspective.


  2. We really enjoy lamb–especially leg of lamb. We just finished growing out to sheep and now our freezer is full of delicious meat. Your meal looks delicious!

  3. Lamb! I love lamb and have found a couple of sources of inexpensive ground lamb for shepherd’s pie.

    The last time I was at a Walmart looking at regular not-fancy eggs at $6.32 per dozen. Aldi had either plain-jane or organic eggs for around $5.36 a dozen. Our local Trader Joe’s locks in their prices for many things, so my favorite dark-yolk dozen remained at $3.99 though shoppers are limited to two dozen. And, as you probably know, California requires cage-free eggs.

    The other ingredient that is rising is butter — even Trader Joe’s is $4/pound. That’s a dollar a stick of butter!

  4. I, too, am fascinated by under-the-pier views! You got some great shots! It was a great idea to recreate the engagement photos of your niece and her husband too.

    I have done a lot of cooking recently because our Kati and family were here for a week and a half. Gotta feed those babies! We recreated our Christmas hors d’oeuvre buffet that they had missed. I made a couple of soups while they were here and a poppy seed chicken casserole and some hearty breakfasts. And now it’s back to normal in the kitchen which is more hit-and-miss. 😉

    Happy February to you too! How did it get here so fast?!

  5. Is that a Costco lamb? We have had some great lamb from Costco here in BC and the rack is always on somebody’s birthday menu. Spendy but what isn’t theses days.

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