Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup 3

 I survived my first road trip with the girls. It was scary. Last week, Shea (7 weeks tomorrow, whaaat???), Lily (the lazy bulldog), and I ventured to Chicago while Mr. P was in Italy for work. Rather than sitting home all week alone, I jumped on the opportunity to head to my parent’s and get… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #7 – Katie’s Chili

Katies Chili 2

Two weekends ago, we were desperate to get out of the house with the baby. So naturally, we ended up at Home Depot. As the baby snoozed away, we surveyed aisle after aisle, discussing home improvement projects and whatnot. So adult of us. We debated over which ceiling fan to get for our newly furnished… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #5 – Chili Con Carne y Frijoles

Chili Con Carne y Frijoles 3

   I don’t want to jinx it, but the baby is finally sleeping. I don’t know what came over her, but today, she did not want to sleep. At all. Whatsoever. She’d get drowsy, I’d put her down to sleep, and she’d be crying within a minute. We repeated this process for about 3 hours… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – Southwest Chicken Chili

Southwest Chicken Chili 2

First things first, thank you for all the sweet messages and inquiries, but sadly, I am still very pregnant. And uncomfortable. And ornery. And growing extremely impatient. My OB visit on Thursday afternoon didn’t go as planned. While I went in expecting details of when to arrive in labor and delivery the following day, they… 

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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Braised Balsamic Chicken 4

My co-worker in the kitchen hates chicken. She’s a big meat-eater, but chicken is just not her preferred protein. It’s a little ironic because there’s not a day that goes by that we’re not grilling and serving chicken – it is overwhelmingly the protein of choice in our hospital cafeteria. Of course, this suits me… 

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