Thankfully not many of you had harsh words or judgments about my last post and how I am Christmas crazy already. Phew. Hmm, maaaaybe it could have something to do with that little giveaway I threw at you as a distraction. (Be sure to enter here BTW). Anyway, now that the house is fully decorated and the new guy’s room is pretty much done, what is there left to do but drop Andy off and maybe take a little babymoon with Mike. Right? [Read more…]
First off, I want to thank all the fellow picky eater parents that reached out to me on Facebook with their best advice. I greatly appreciate your wise words and am already trying out a few techniques. I will get this kid to eat vegetables by the end of the year… Maybe.
On to my next kitchen battle that I need your help with: the slow cooker. I am normally all about the slow cooker this time of year. It is the best friend to the woman/man on the go who still wants to cook a homemade meal. The last time I used my slow cooker was during last month’s brief cold snap. I made my slow cooker minestrone soup. It was delicious if I do say so myself. [Read more…]
Women be crazy! That’s what I would say if I were going to approach this blog post like a stand-up comedian, be it a not so good stand-up comedian. But yeah, women be crazy! And when I say women, I am clearly speaking of myself here.
Why am I so crazy? Well, it all went down over the weekend. I had been looking forward to this little thing called the heirloom tomato festival happening at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I added it to our Google calendar (much to Mike’s chagrin). I had been seeing a lot of pictures of these beautiful, ripe, and multicolored tomatoes all over my social media feed and I was getting sooo amped up! Yes, I know that in itself sounds crazy already but lay off me I am a food blogger/lover/hungry pregnant lady. [Read more…]
This week’s edition of the series that I like to think is single-handedly bringing America back to the dinner table features a rendition of a dish my mom made for us all the time when we were growing up. In our house, they were called Polish pork chops. It says something when a dish successfully feeds a family of five and never gets complaints.
In fact, I tried to make my Mom’s version on the blog way back when. Follow this link if you want to see crappy pictures. Also, my Mom just informed me recently that I messed up the blog version because I used crushed tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes. Oops! Despite the first version being a little soupy, it was still good. Not my Mom’s version good, but good none the less. [Read more…]
Hey all! I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday and an uneventful New Year. Yeah, uneventful. Trust me, it is better than any drunken drama or shenanigans. I had a great Christmas and a Happy Netflix New Year. All was right in my world. Except…
As I watch buttloads of snow fall, I have a few choice words for Miss Mother Nature right now. I wanna tell you something! This is too little too late! Where was all this fluffy beautiful snow on Christmas? Don’t you know people have to get back to their lives after New Years? Ugh! Seriously.