Thursday, October 30, 2014
I have referred in the past to my obsession with all things Weber. It's a relatively recent one, born of my decision to return my recently purchased gas grill in favor of a traditional Weber kettle and the accompanying accessories. At any rate, one of the things Weber does for their "members," is send out weekly recipes to try on the grill. Generally, they look absolutely fantastic, and I've stashed away about thirty of them that I want to try. Our grilling season is pretty short here in the Pacific Northwest, but I did manage to sneak this one in at the end of September when the weather still allowed for it!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Happy Wednesday to you all! We're halfway through the week and Halloween is just around the corner. As some of you may remember, it's been a tradition of mine since Grace was old enough to "Trick or Treat" that on Halloween, I always make chili and cornbread before we go out into the cold, damp, and dark nights begging for candy from
strangers neighbors. If some of you don't have a pre-Halloween tradition or aren't sure what to serve for dinner that night, I'm here to help you out!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1. Josh and the kids killed time at Ikea on Saturday while I was getting my hair done. Christian fell in love with this Castle tent. So while Josh and the girls were at Disney on Ice, I put the castle together for Christian and he just loves it.
2. Have you guys seen the Air New Zealand safety video with the hobbits? It's pretty funny but I much prefer the Virgin America safety video. It's more my style and I think it is really fun.
Monday, October 27, 2014
It is Halloween Week! SAY WHAT?! Where in the world did October go?
What's the weather supposed to do in your area on Friday? The forecast is supposed to rain here and I am not to happy about it. But my fingers are crossed because my little babies want to Trick or Treat!
Do you have any fun traditions for Halloween? My kids always trick or treat with their best friends and then they come back to our house and barter candy back and forth. And I always make chili on Halloween night. It's the perfect dinner for cold nights because it's warm and filling.
Friday, October 24, 2014
We were, it seemed, the last people in the Portland Metro area to dine at La Provence. While I'm sure that isn't true, it felt that way. We'd been getting recommendations from friends to try it for a year or two, and we'd been picking up bread and pastries from one of the restaurant's farmers' market stands for quite some time. Anytime I would mention the establishment to a coworker or acquaintance, typically in the process of raving about their baked goods, I would get the apparently obligatory, "You haven't been to the restaurant in Lake Oswego yet?!" Well, after going to the theater to see "The Hundred Foot Journey" a month or so ago, Chels and I were desperately craving some French food, and we happened to be at theater down the street from the restaurant, so we went.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Since the beginning of September, I have brought you a total of six pumpkin recipes! That's got to be some kind of record for me. Today, I'm stepping that number up to seven! To say I have a pumpkin addiction would be putting it mildly. I love the stuff. Maybe next year I will just dedicate one whole week to all things pumpkin. What would you think about that?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tis the season for comfort foods! Can I get an amen? AMEN!
Back in August, Josh suggest we make more Macaroni and Cheese dishes as our main entree. Well, twist my arm why don't ya!