We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dove' 'e ora Kimmy?

  Where is Kimmy now?  She has moved to Desert Sky Middle School!  Thanks Mr. Mortenesen!
  I have say...the bambini's and I never fail to shed a tear as we approach this beautiful banner, with our Kimmy smiling at us, willing us to do better and to have a great day!  I was talking to Kim's oncologist, Dr. Taetle, the other day, and told him that each day, I struggled to meet each decision with Kim in mind and to just be a better person.  He advised me that I was setting myself up for failure, that Kim had set the bar too high!

    Anyway, we are doing our best as a family to keep each other up.  Yesterday was a half day, and I picked up the kids and their friend Lexy and we went to see the movie Narnia (I always catch a nice nap at the movies!) - then, the girls wanted to go to their favorite store 'Justice', where they bought new B.F.F. bracelets...Tonio discovered they had Webkins and got a zebra.  He had had a 'sad' day today, missing Mama, so we all took care of him to get him smiling again. We made pizza for dinner and the kids had fun playing...tonight, Skate Country!

    My sister, Lauren, told me that I should photograph and post some of the recipes that Kim used to make and that I am trying to keep alive.  This morning cemented that idea when Janene called and said 'guess what I made last night?'...Chicken Piccata!  This was my absolute favorite dish that Kim would make for me - for my birthday and for any other special occaisions...which she declared often!
    I'll have to get the lighting and presentation down...but there it is, with a little zucchini sauteed in olive oil and garlic and arborio rice.
     So, take 4 boneless chicken breast and pound them!
                   Lightly flour them.
                   Take a 1/4 stick of butter and melt it in a skillet.  Drop at least 2 cloves of garlic in it (minced).
                   When butter is hot, drop in your chicken breasts, add salt and pepper (note my dish of sea salt and ground pepper near the plate, I always keep this ready to go!).
                   Keeping burner on med-high heat, brown both sides of chicken breasts.
                   When they are brown, pour in 1 cup of white wine and 2 tbls of lemon juice.
                   Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
                   You can serve it like this, or add some capers to the top.

          Good morning today and thanks to Angie for inviting me down to Brawleys (best hole in the wall!) for breakfast with Kim and her son Micah, who fed Ernie and the Count pancakes today.  And they even paid, as I had forgotten to bring my wallet...another bizarro moment...



  1. Yes! I love the photo and recipe! Thanks!

  2. Hey Dave, we live just down the street from Desert Sky. Today as I was taking baby Henry for his daily walk, we passed by Kim, in all her glory! It made me smile and then cry. It's just so nice to her smile :) Thank you for doing this, and thank you to everyone who helped you! Take care! Sarah

  3. What a great banner, Dave!! I drove over to DSMS to see. Very cool!! It was great seeing you on Wednesday!! Keep smiling!