Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cheer Leading Competition

Kyle and I went to the Jamz Nationals Cheer leading competition in Las Vegas to watch Kylie's team, Utah Xtreme Cheer.  Melissa, Dawson, and Fred came with us.  Rachel and Sam met us there in Las Vegas to be with Fred.  We walked around, went on the New York, New York roller coaster, went bowling and ate lots of food and of course watched Kylie perform.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Perk-Jazz Game

One of the good things about Kyle being the head coach of University of Utah is he gets a few "perks".  He has met a lot of great people who give him tickets to an occasional Jazz game.  So we were on the front row,  Jazz playing the Spurs.  Tony Parker, who was married to Eva Longoria (famous people), plays for the Spurs.  I could not believe how little he looked.  I guess he is listed as 6' 2", but he just looked little on the floor next to the other players.  And in the pictures I had seen of him with Eva Longoria, he had looked so tall.  I guess he is tall next to her, the disappointment of the night.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crab Pasta

In 1988 when Kyle and I lived in Pocatello, Idaho there was a couple on the coaching staff named Louie and Marci Giammona.   Louie was Italian and as a married couple they had lived in Italy and Marci told me how she learned how to make this Crab Pasta over there.  They had us to dinner and Kyle and I loved it, Marci sent us home with some leftovers and we ate every drop.  I had her teach me how to make it.  It has since become a family favorite with all the Whittingham's.  It is so easy to make.  The ingredients are not measured, there is no exact amount to make this delicious. Don't let the garlic scare you either.  It becomes tender and mild.  The first time I ate it I picked the garlic out, but not any more!
Ingredients;  Olive Oil, diced Tomatoes (28 oz), canned Crab Meat (2 cans if small or 1 lg can), White Pepper, Red Pepper, and 1 bulb Garlic
Peel entire bulb of Garlic
Slice and saute Garlic in Olive Oil for several minutes
Add Crab juice from canned Crab, dash of red pepper, about 1-2 tsp white pepper and simmer 2 to 3 minutes
Add 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
Simmer for 10-15 min adding the Crab Meat the last few minutes.  Sauce will thicken and lighten as it simmers.  Flavors will be blended and it should not smell like canned tomatoes or fishy. Add more seasonings before adding crab, if needed.   It will smell delicious!  The Red and White Pepper are season to taste.  Red will make it spicy.  White Pepper will make it spicy too if you use a lot.
Make it ahead or refrigerate over night.  When adding noodles, simmer together for at least 10 min.  We like it over Rigatoni.