Idaho Trip and Bear World 2015

Idaho the beautiful. It really is a striking place. If you have not visited Idaho, then I suggest you pack up your cotton shirts and blue jeans and go. With our new trailer, "Audrie" we love to glamp at Wakeside Lake R.V. Park. It is one mile west of BYU Idaho in Rexburg.

We enjoy the cable company wake boarding and paddle boarding. The Park is super clean with beautiful vistas. My 14 year old daughter, Hayely, snatched my Nikon SLR and took these beautiful photos. She is a natural and gifted photographer. She sees things with fresh eyes. The incredible part is she has no formal photography training. She is going places.

Across from the Rexburg LDS Temple is a golden field of wheat that looks like heaven on earth.

The Three Bears.

Sleepy little guy.

Elle pines after having goats like Prim from Hunger Games.

In Bear World, the bears and wildlife roam free. Of course, we stay in our cars and drive through with windows usually up. It was a bit of thrill having these gorgeous animals up so close.

Madi and Hayley were not quite as enamoured with the animals as Elle and Luke. 

Papa Bear. 


Cliantro Honey Lime Chicken

As a family of seven, we love grilled food. Even while we live in climate with four seasons, we grill year round. Cilantro Honey Lime Chicken is another grilling favorite. The lime and cilantro give it a bright taste. We paired this with Fresh Tomatoes with Herbed Feta and Corn on the Cob.

Serves 6

Calories: 150 per serving

6 chicken breasts cut into thirds
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbls. honey
Juice and zest of 2 limes
2 Tbls. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves minced garlic

1. In a 9 X 13 dish, place chicken.
2. Sprinkle with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
3. In a small bowl, combine oil, honey, lime, cilantro, and garlic.
4. Pour marinate over chicken and let sit 20 minutes.
5. Discard marinade.
6. Grill chicken over medium coals about 3 to 4 minutes per side.


Coconut Seared Bananas

Coconut Seared Bananas are easy and tasty with the complimentary flavors of almond butter, cream, and coconut oil.

2 green bananas cut into 1" pieces
1 Tbls. coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 Tbls. Mexican cream
2 Tbls. powdered peanut butter (optional)

1. In medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add bananas and cook for 2 minutes per side.
3. Smear tablespoon full of almond butter on plate.
4. Add bananas and sprinkle with feta cheese, cream, and peanut butter powder.