Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hot Dog Eating Contest

On Monday, our friend came over to ask Charlie a favor. This friend manages a Maverik store and needed to come up with somebody to take part in a hot dog eating contest on Wednesday (yesterday).  Charlie was a little hesitant, but was off on Wednesday and Paul needed help.  The goal is to be the fastest person to eat 5 1/3 pound hot dogs plus their buns (they are called Bahama Mamas).  The winner from yesterday gets a trip to Salt Lake City to compete next month against all of the winners from all 10 regions.  The winner in Salt Lake City gets an all expense pain trip for 2 to the Bahamas.

When we showed up at Maverik yesterday morning, there were a couple of guys strutting around.  Charlie had kind of decided that there probably wasn't a huge chance that he would win, but it was a free lunch and he likes hot dogs.

Lining up at the beginning:

Getting down to business:

Finished #1.  The current fastest time was 8 min 30 seconds.  Charlie's time was 4 minutes 57 seconds.  Two people came up to Charlie when he was done and asked him if he ate hot dogs professionally.  Nope, this was his first rodeo.  Yes, the guy behind him is throwing up.

Picture at the end with the radio station.

So, we are going to Salt Lake August 11th and if he wins there we get a trip to the Bahamas.  Who knew the only way we were going to see the world was by Charlie eating his way there?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Temple Square Layout

 I think that I made a New Year's Resolution to do one scrapbook page a month so I should probably try a little harder.This is from our impromptu trip to Utah in April. Charlie had a graveside in Springville so we went with him and it was a really nice trip.  We don't get to travel with him very much so we take advantage of it when we can.

Freezer Cooking 2

I loved how easy May was with not having to think about dinners so I'm going for round 2 of freezer meals.  There are only 6 meals this time that I will double for 12 meals total.  I will supplement them with regular meals that we feel like eating and what we have in the freezer.

Here is my Google Document with my shopping list and recipes.  These meals were compiled from a couple of different places so I needed the recipes in one place. I haven't tried the BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, but they sound good this week so we'll give it a try.  Ally told me this morning that "I don't like the manicotti.  I LOVE it!"  It really is good.

This month's 6 meals:

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Cream Cheese Chicken
Café Rio Pork
Asian Marinated Drumsticks
Sloppy Joes

Monday, July 2, 2012


We had a whirlwind two weeks in June.  Four days in Utah, one day home, and then four days in McCall.  I was ready to be home but we had a really good time.

Bridal Veil Falls:
Emily, Madison, Hannah, and Ally


Madison and Hannah




 Dinosaur Museum in Provo
Emily and Ally

Madison and Hannah



Fish Hatchery in McCall
Madison, Ally, and Emily

Madison fell getting off the trampoline and sprained her ankle. She is showing how far the bruise goes on her knee.  She is still hopping around on one foot.