April Little Things

I tried my first one-pot dinner. Just throw all the ingredients into the pot at one time, put the lid on, and 10 minutes later…done. So easy. It was good, but I think I’m still on the look out for a better one-pot option. Or maybe I should put in less water next time?


We finally made it to Chick-fil-A, so I could try the frozen lemonade we kept seeing in commercials while we were in North Carolina. It did not disappoint. Just thinking about it has my mouth watering. If were weren’t such old-timers who go to bed at 8:30, I would be tempted to go get one right now.


It turned out to be quite a fun date night. (Even though it ended with Grant getting a new calling…) What is it about those waffle fries?

And of course, what would April be without General Conference? The first weekends of April and October, we have the opportunity to hear from our church leaders on different Gospel-related topics. It is seriously a feast of goodness. All weekend long (4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday) we get to hear different “talks” from different individuals. You can go here to listen to any of the talks. This one was one of my favorites. (But they’re all SO good!) It is better than any self-help book you could ever read. I always look forward to it so much, and I get so disappointed when the Sunday session is nearing the end. Fortunately, we can go back and read and listen to those talks whenever we want. Different ones always resonate at different times.


General Conference weekend also happened to fall on Easter weekend this year, and it was a beautiful day! Between General Conference sessions on Saturday, we headed to the driving range to hit some golf balls.


For our Easter Dinner on Sunday we had pot roast, potatoes, and vegetables. We had this last year as well. It may become our Easter tradition. After dinner we went down the block to check out the Basilica of St. Mary. They have the most beautiful Christmas and Easter decorations, and this year was no exception.


We had a few typical Boren-style friday nights: Grant reading something academic and thought-provoking, me reading and marking my cookbooks. (Yes, it is totally possible to read a cookbook. In fact, the ones that have stories and explanations and little memories to go with the recipes are my favorite)


When the weather starts to warm up in Minneapolis, it means it’s time for food trucks! I think the food trucks are so great. Some of them have such fun, unique menus. They add a little pizzaz to the normal lunch time routine, and they give you a good excuse to spend a little extra time outside during the work day. My wonderful friend Ali came downtown to meet me for a food truck lunch one fine day.


And finally…Grant re-claimed an old hobby that he is pretty excited about and he seems to be loving-Fly fishing! He is even making is own flys (or is it flies?) He has been getting up super-early every Saturday morning and heading out to fish for a couple of hours. We have more than a few lakes within 15 minutes, so it’s a great hobby. He always seems to get back before I actually get out of bed…


Now on to May!

3 thoughts on “April Little Things

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I love reading your blog and hearing what you both are up to. We are getting excited to see you next month.


  2. We loved the General Conference links. We don’t know to do that, but maybe we’ll learn. We want to try a frozen lemonade with a gift card that we have to Chick-filet. We’re excited that Grant is back to fly-fishing. We have so many good memories tied up to that hobby in beautiful, peaceful spots.


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