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Day to Day Life: Weeks 10 + 11

The last couple weeks in photos:

Spring means all the daffodils are popping open!
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This guy finished up basketball and went straight into baseball season! He’s currently playing on two separate teams!
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Got to do a little pitching…
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A flat bread experiment with merlot sea salt and herbs.
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Miss Nikki is enjoying the grass that has been coming in so nicely in the backyard! I cannot wait to plant some things, too!
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Speaking of… I refreshed the soil and nutrients in my baby lettuce tub this week! Hooray!
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My husband and some of his colleagues were part of an interactive art exhibition you can read more about here. ‪#‎dotjpgandfriends‬
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A beautifully successful homemade popcorn experiment!
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Early, early morning pre-baseball tournament breakfast. Store-bought crescent rolls wrapped around Field Roast breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese. Delicious success!
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I might’ve found chocolate Yan Yan like my childhood favorite… bought one, then discovered the ‘sticks’ now say things on them!
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Homemade fettuccine!
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To go with homemade creamy pesto and homemade bread, of course!
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Chicken, doing a little Instagramming. ;)
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One of my current favorite snacks. Maple yogurt, fresh blueberries, maple granola, shredded coconut and chia seeds.
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Cinnamon apple mixture for some sweet little turnovers…
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Spinach, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, garlic, feta, and parmesan cheese for savory turnovers…
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Savory turnovers!
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Chicken, doing a little dance! Haha.

Quick chili one night. With brown rice for me… smoked cheddar and green chile cornbread for the hubby.
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Lilies!
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One of my favorite one-person meals lately. Brown rice, furikake, shoyu, red chili flakes, and a 6-minute-soft boiled egg.
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A vegetarian spin on a club sandwich with a side of homemade baked onion rings!
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Blue spring skies.
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A St. Paddy’s meal of vegetarian Guinness Irish stew and Irish soda bread.
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Goof.
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Hope you’ve had a lovely couple weeks!

Day to Day Life: Weeks 6 + 7

A little glimpse at the last couple weeks:

One of my favorite creamy pestos.

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Did you know you can order a blood typing test online? I have been curious about my blood type for years… A-Positive.

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A vanilla white russian while making limoncello.

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Chicken in a basket.

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The finest lunch materials.

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Found Art. (This was in a women’s bathroom.)

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Pasta mess is my favorite mess!

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Margarita with fresh tangerine and pineapple juice.

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Pre-rain skies.

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Fat Tuesday happened somewhere in the last couple weeks… vegetarian jambalaya and homemade beignets!

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Small kid type (and lets be honest… adult type) pizzas.

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I always pick the spin bikes near the windows at the gym so I can watch the skies.

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Morning biscuit army.

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Basketball season is winding down for this fella.

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Sammich date one day!

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I’ve been curious about making a vegetarian bolognese for a few years… so I did. Along with homemade lasagna noodles. And a homemade bolognese lasagna.

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Valentines flowers from my husband and the kids.

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We postponed celebrating Valentine’s Day to this coming weekend, with a trip to the coast… consequently everyone was on their own for dinner. Mine:

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Udderly ridiculous park art.

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I left the room for 2 minutes to grab a cup of coffee downstairs. I come back up and Chicken has let himself out of his night-time cage and flown his little ass into my bed.

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The fine art of pre-hangover 2 am food. Hehe! Frozen Trader Joes hash browns, american cheese (organic, nonetheless), scrambled eggs with lots of pepper, ketchup and tapatio.

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When you need to keep your cubes of butter cold for the sauce you’re making, crack open the kitchen window because it’s 30 degrees outside! GENIUS.

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Our friends Janet and Ray gifted us with some fresh, locally caught rainbow trout. Having only eaten trout once that I ever liked, I took it as a challenge… and even taught myself how to fillet the dang things ala YouTube.

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Silas’s class had a Bingo fundraiser at school for their 5th grade overnight field trip to the coast in May… In 10 rounds I played, I won absolutely nothing. Hehe.

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One of my favorite pizzas lately. Creamy almond pesto, herbed ricotta and goat cheese, mozzarella and parmesan.

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Post-rain skies.

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Hope your last couple weeks have been lovely!

 

Day to Day Life: Weeks 4 + 5

The last couple of weeks in some photos:

After a little rain…

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My favorite homemade pasta experiment yet! Creamy pesto with fettuccine.

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Oh, were you working on dinner? Let me have a nap right where you were standing.

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Enchiladas in the making.

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This photo of my niece is precisely the reason I am soooo stoked my brother had a kid! HEHEHE!

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These noodles!

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Silas won some hockey tickets at his orthodontist’s office… So we went to see the Southern Oregon Spartans play the Fresno Monsters. It was brutal! Ha!

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Cold skies.

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So maybe one day I made myself a LOT of cone sushi (inari sushi).

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Beer Thirty is one of my favorite hours.

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It goes well with pizza night. One of my favorite pies, ever. Fresh tomatoes, lots of fresh garlic, goat cheese, fresh basil, marinara, mozzarella and parmesan.

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Yumm Bowl. With black beans (mostly hiding under the toppings) and cilantro lime rice (also mostly hiding).

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Babies. Still kickin’…

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Vegetarian meatball subs and polenta fries one night. There will be many more polenta fries in our future (decided after this dinner).

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Night time happy place. And oops, too many bubbles. (Just kidding, no such thing.)

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An easy dinner. Creamy polenta, marinara I canned last summer, parmesan. And a quick sea salt and herb flat bread.

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The finest mid week adulting. Helping the hubby replace our broken kitchen sink faucet. It required two trips to the hardware store and no calls  to the plumber! Ha! And only two f-words out of my mouth…and maybe like 8 out of the hubby’s.

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I had to take a quick photo of this guy for his baseball registration…He’s going to be a super busy guy! He’s in the middle of basketball, was asked to play on a special competitive baseball league, and during that league, he’ll also start little league! Busy = staying out of trouble though. ;)

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Pre-game breakfast. Banana pancakes, cheesy scrambled eggs and veggie bacon.

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Calzones one night… the cashew pesto/fresh spinach/artichoke heart/feta/mozzarella were our favorite (Silas, too).

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Silas making the first basket in their first basketball game yesterday.

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And BOOM! Steal, basket!

 

I hope you’ve had a lovely week!

 

 

Day to Day Life: Week 3

A little look at the last week:

DOUGH!
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Which eventually turned into this garlic naan…
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Which eventually got eaten with these koftas…
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And rounded out a good Indian feast.
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We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week (hooray!).
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A little Lap Chicken.
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Perfection.
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A couple basketball games this weekend for Silas Henry…
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Scalloped potatoes, baked barbecue tofu, and salads one night.
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My buddy came to visit again!
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Rain, rain, rain…
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One of the best parts of January! Garden plotting and planning.
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I got to photograph the executive chef at a local restaurant one afternoon… a fun, new experience.
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A little spin on my husband’s favorite smoothie, which he has deemed “nectar of the gods.” Hahaha!
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Homemade blueberry syrup this morning for breakfast pancakes!
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Hope y’all have had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Weeks 1 + 2

I wasn’t sure that I was going to keep this series going, but in retrospect, it’s sort of fun at the end of the year, to look back on these posts and see some of the daily things that happen throughout the year. With that in mind, here’s a glimpse at the first couple weeks of the new year:

Little kid(s) snack plate. (Except I’d eat the same snack plate.)
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This cake experiment! Flourless, slightly boozy, plenty chocolatey.
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A New Year’s feast, southern style. Black eyed peas, smoky collard greens, buttermilk cornbread… bourbon for good measure.
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I very much love greens… leftover collards for lunch the following day, topped with an over easy egg. And my favorite hot sauce.
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This dude.
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A fancy-happy bread experiment.
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First batch of homemade noodles with the pasta rollers I received for Christmas, for our KitchenAid.
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Second batch of noodles a few days later was homemade spaghetti… with a simple homemade marinara and veggie meatballs. My husband said to me, “I hope these noodles come out good because last time you said they didn’t, and then you got drunk and went to bed!” HEHE! Real Life-Real talk.
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Beer-Thirty.
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Little winter treasures.
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I’ve decided that I really like cheese enchiladas on flour tortillas… and not just because it means I don’t have to make corn tortillas! ;)
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Pretty produce… pre-eggplant parmesan.
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I’ve been making salads that I really enjoy eating lately! WOOHOO!
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Buttermilk waffles one morning, with fresh strawberries.
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Still some of my favorite sky-scapes this time of year!
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Brunch for the hubby and I one afternoon. Chilaquiles! (SO GOOD!)
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My friend Janet and I finally got to squeeze in a Sammich lunch date. I got this, “Capone’s Paper Boy,” a special consisting of house roasted beef, salami, provolone, sprouts, Chicago mustard + mayo, plus added spicy giardiniera! I ate half… then got home and immediately at the remainder. My “leftovers” didn’t even make it to the fridge!
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Nana got me a pizza stone for Christmas, which replaced our broken stone. We christened it with homemade pizzas last night.
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Sometimes you just gotta buy yourself a papaya for lunch.
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Basketball has officially started for this fella!
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I hope your 2016 is off to a great start!