The mission: make a healthy, grab n go breakfast that’s gluten free and is actually satisfying. Impossible? I thought so. Basically everything that you can munch on in the car is some kind of baked good. Then I discovered baked oatmeal. It’s just like a regular oatmeal recipe – a combination of milk and rolled oats, but you add 1 egg and a bunch of delicious flavorings, bake it, and it holds together nicely *almost* just like a muffin. It’s a bit more delicate and should be stored in the fridge, but it’s been car-tested and so far we’re stain free!
Happy Mother’s Day! What are you doing today to celebrate your mom or yourself? I’m lucky that my mom is here with us today! She lives across the country so it’s pretty special to celebrate Mother’s Day with her in person.
First on our agenda is heading off to the farmers market this morning to scoop up some fresh veggies and other delicious treats. I am so excited that our farmer’s market was rated one of the 10 best in the country, by country living magazine! [Read more…]
Sometimes, even the best laid plans get thwarted. There I was, after work, at a honey tasting from an amazing local company called Waxing Kara. Kara Brook has made some amazing products that are local to Maryland but she’s gotten some amazing national recognition. She’s even been featured by Martha Stewart! What an inspiration.
So anyway, I’m having fun tasting 6 types of honey (the Spring honey is my favorite), trying every possible beauty product you could imagine made from honey, picking out (spoiler alert mom) Mother’s Day gifts, and in no hurry because the hubs is getting the kids and we’re going out to dinner.
And I get the call. Plans have changed, can I pick up the kids? Dinner out tomorrow night instead. [Read more…]
“I’d just like a nice Caesar salad with some grilled chicken” says my 5-year old son occasionally. Because, you know, that’s a typical kids dinner request.
No problem though, I like your style and hey let’s make it together! [Read more…]
Picnics and potlucks and parties, oh my! Got to love the start of the social season. I’m so looking forward to concerts in the park, school social potlucks, pool parties, backyard parties… [Read more…]
Yippeee! yahooo! It’s SPRING!
Why am I so excited, you may ask? Well, you probably don’t ask–who doesn’t like spring?
I am so excited because…WE GET TO LEAVE THE HOUSE. Cold, wet, grey weather does NOT mix well with young, active children. I can categorically declare that I can build just about anything with Legos and that I know every word in Frozen. It’s time to move on to outside activities. [Read more…]
You know that movie “Conspiracy Theory” with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts where every time Mel sees a copy of Jack Kerouc’s “On the Road” he is compelled to buy it?
Yeah, so, that’s me and Shrimp and Grits. Every time I see it on the menu I pretend that I’m considering other options but every single time I order Shrimp and Grits. Creamy grits, topped with a spice sausage gravy, and sweet shrimp, who could resist? So obviously I had to figure out how to make it using what I like best from the many, many, many versions I’ve tried. [Read more…]
There is something about spring that just makes me happy. Going outside, seeing friends you haven’t seen in awhile, watching the daffodils and tulips come up. It makes me think about the things that make me happy: [Read more…]
Congratulations! We made it through another week! Doesn’t it often feel like you’ve finished a marathon by Friday night? Like you walk through the door and there should be confetti and a medal and champagne? [Read more…]
Um, yeah, so it’s snowing again. It’s late March and it’s snowing. But I can’t stop believing that someday, one day, soon, we will have an actual spring. With picnics, and potlucks, and get togethers. And outside. Playgrounds. Running, jumping outside of my house….that’s not a dream is it? We will be able to leave the house, won’t we? [Read more…]