Lay it on me people. Three hour car trip with a 7 month old and a two and a half year old. How is this going to go? What do I need to bring? DVDs? New toys? Benadryl? Lots and lots of Benadryl. Just kidding on the last one. But it all seriousness, any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. We are embarking on our annual family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. A week of swimming, sun, adventures, laughing with family and, of course, cheese. I mean it is Wisconsin. [Read more…]
Have you ever been to one of those small plates, fancy shmancy restaurants? You know the ones I am talking about. The ones that think food is a piece of art and that 15 small bites served one plate at a time over the course of 15 hours for the mere price of $500 is what you, the diner, really wants. Well, forgive me, but I don’t think I am your kind of clientele. If I am spending $500 on something I would rather it be an entire new wardrobe or plane tickets to somewhere other than here. I will take my food cheap, ugly, and greasy. Paper plates or bowl? Yeah! Bring it on!
Also, most people I know go to those places for dinner and then end up going to a real food restaurant shortly after for a giant cheeseburger. If that were me, I would have just gotten the cheeseburger to start off with and, if I wanted to spend more money, I would spend it on a few fancy beers.
But, it is all about the experience, right? I mean that’s what people say. Once in a lifetime.
As you all know, we moved. With a big move comes new experiences. A new neighborhood. New grocery stores. Finding the new “good” Target. (Because you know there is always a good Target and a bad Target. I will forever and always go the extra distance for the “good” Target). New parks. New places for the kids to go. And new neighbors. Well, guys, we met the neighbors and I think it is safe to say we have made friends!
(PS Hi new friends! You guys reading this?) [Read more…]
I hope everybody is enjoying this long weekend. And by everybody, I mean all you ‘Mericans. I wasn’t even planning on posting a recipe today. However, I kind of invited my family over for an impromptu BBQ later today. And while running around, scrounging through my pantry and freezer for items to make for dinner, I thought of this super easy, last minute appetizer idea. [Read more…]
It’s about that time in the post pregnancy phase of life in which I come to realize that all the benefits that come from carrying a baby, i.e. beautiful thick hair, clear skin (and for me, weight loss), have sadly come to an end. The move into the new house kept me preoccupied for a while. But we have many mirrors in this house so I can no longer avoid my own reflection. Big old chin zit. Great. Oh boy, is that the start of a bald spot or receding hairline on the right side of my head? I am 100% sure I am not carrying a baby currently, but that looks like the start of a food baby/beer belly. Ugh!
I have to admit, I did notice this a few weeks ago. It was like I didn’t want to admit it was happening though. I then started to do this weird kind of reasoning with myself. Tell me if you have said some of these things to yourself recently. [Read more…]