Friday, October 28, 2011

Culture Voyagers October Dinner - Greek Night

My monthly dinner club met last night for an amazing Greek meal. There were only four of us and we drove down to Appleton to enjoy dinner at Apollon. It was one of the best meals that I've had in Wisconsin. We enjoyed an appetizer of Saganaki, also known as yummy flaming cheese. I have fond memories of eating Saganaki at a restaurant in the West Dundee, IL area with my family in high school.

We also enjoyed stuffed shrimp, sea bass, Gyros, and a rack of lamb. You receive soup and salad with your meal and amazing homemade bread and roasted red pepper hummus. You get your money's worth at Apollon and the four of us highly recommend this restaurant.

Photos courtesy of Lorrie Blaylock.

Lorrie, Me, Jeanne and Sara enjoying our Greek Night
Saganaki - Flaming Cheese
Flaming Rack of Lamb

Monday, October 24, 2011

GO PACK GO

GO PACK GO! It's awesome that we currently have an undefeated season. AND it reminded me that I forgot to post some photos of the Packers vs. Rams game on October 16th. Enjoy!

That was a LOUD flyover!

My friend Sara and I, once again, almost all the way at the top!


My favorite part of football - the team entering the field!

Kickoff


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Olive Oil

You're probably thinking to yourself, "why on earth does Lindsay have olive oil as the header of this post?" Because it is one of the best products on the face of the earth! I LOVE olive oil and I LOVE good olive oil, which (unfortunately) usually comes at a hefty price. I'm lucky enough to have a dad who buys me a nice bottle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for Christmas. (hint, hint dad!).

Another thing in the food world that I love is the Washington Post's Food section, which is published every Wednesday. I was giddy when I logged on this morning and found an article, recipes, and a chat about olive oil. I know most of the hints and tips that are written about olive oil, but I thought I'd pass these links along so that you can learn something new that you may not already know.

Sadly, a lot of olive oil sold in the grocery store is old, rancid, and generally not great. Since that is what a lot of us use or grew up with, we don't know any better. Buy yourself a nice bottle today and experience the difference!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Beautiful Eagle River

It has been a very busy few weeks with several work events and projects on my plate. In the middle of the chaos, I found a weekend to sneak away with my friend Sara to her brother's cabin just north of Eagle River. We had a great time attending the annual Cranberry Festival in Eagle River. We couldn't have asked for better weather. We were also blessed with beautiful fall colors.


View of the lake from Tom and Darcy's cabin on North Twin Lake

I couldn't wait to see the World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, but
it was already cut up by the time we got there.

Beautiful colors on a 60+ degree day in October

Power of the Purse

Part of my job at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is working with the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay. Before I started my job at the Community Foundation, I volunteered with the Women's Fund and quickly fell in love with the mission of raising and granting money to support programs for leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls in the greater Green Bay area. On September 28th, we had the 7th annual Power of the Purse luncheon and raised over $114,000! This money is placed in an endowment fund and will grow for years. Each year, five percent of that endowment is granted out to programs.

Thanks to co-chairs Lorrie Blaylock and Marcia O'Leary for being such great co-chairs and leaders of a committee of 40+ women to make this a successful event. View some photos on the Women's Fund Facebook page.