This is the first weekend I’ve wanted to rip my hair out in quite some time. Little people and cold temperatures can be quite the experiment in parenting. I’m not a patient person. At all, whatsoever. Turning a trip to the grocery store into an experience (thank you, fish tanks) and riding the $0.01 ... Read More about Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Sage Sausage + Weekly Menu
Work parties, hosting book club, holiday planning...where did fall go? My neighbor has had Christmas lights on for at least the past 2 weeks and I hope she doesn't read my blog, because...seriously? She's totally going to read my blog. Gina and I have been chatting about healthy holidays on the ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 102): Here Come the Holidays!
Technology is great until it isn’t. I remember when I got my DSLR camera back in 2009/2010 and within a week, dropped it and shattered the SD card cover. I thought for sure the camera was done for and yet, it’s 2019 and going strong. It’s missing the cover for the SD card and there’s plenty of ... Read More about Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Butternut Squash, Pepitas, and Cranberries
The weekend, per usual, flew by. And I’ve got a major case of the Sundays. Probably because I have the late hockey game…again…and a busy, full day at work tomorrow. At least my morning started off good: coffee and finished up The Reckless Oath We Made. So many tears those last 20-30 pages. The ... Read More about Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Cream + Weekly Menu
I got home from work and a beer with some hockey friends to find some rambunctious children wanting to “play” with their Halloween candy. At this stage, they’re much more into counting and organizing it all than actually eating it. Believe you me, I’m not complaining. This has allowed me to make ... Read More about Chorizo-Stuffed Bell Peppers
For sports, it's my favorite time of year. Basketball on Friday – Illini win. Football on Saturday – Illini win. Big. Being at the game with a college friend I haven’t seen in WAY too long? Priceless. It was a great weekend, even though it ended with my hockey team getting our butts ... Read More about Cajun Shrimp Linguine + Weekly Menu
I haven't posted a Family Friday in over a month - how is that possible? I have a few random updates and thoughts to spew your way today! Halloween - went well. And unlike much of the midwest, southwest Michigan did not get hit with snow. SMALL MIRACLES. Yet, the winds were so strong the rain ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 101): Random-ness.
' I am back from Philadelphia and the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (upcoming podcast on the conference!). Learned some things, experienced a new city. Definitely missed my family! The curse of motherhood: can’t wait to get away from them and the second you do, you miss them like whoa. ... Read More about Weeknight Saucy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bowls