Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bed Partner...

I have never known a more cuddly dog than our little Frenchie Face.  We are practically nose-to-nose before he goes to sleep at night. He is the best sleep-aid in the world.

Strings Tradition...

I have just loved loved loved having Emma home for a month.  I miss her like crazy when she is away, but she is so happy at school that it makes it easier to have her living far away. Whenever she is home we make time to have a steaming hot bowl of ramen at Strings. Thankfully we squeaked in our traditional date this week. Now she is on her way back to Philly. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cuddle Bugs...

Pets play and important role around our house and these two get all the love they deserve and so much more!

Some Recent Dishes...

Shashuska with Chickpeas and Raisins
Ahi Poke with Green Tea Longevity Noodles
Homemade Bagel and A Veggie Schmear
Julebord Swedish Meatballs, Nutmed Potatos, Cucumber Pickle and Lignonberries 
Pickled Fig and Brie Crostini
Green Growing Garden Salads
Thai Beef Skewers
Queso de Cabra with Olives and Capers
Wild Mushroom and Sage Foccacia
Eggrolls for my Dad
Campfire Shrimp Boil
Fresh Salmon Nicoise Salad for a Lunch Meeting
Denver Omelet Burritos and Colorado Chili Verde
Big Night Inspiration
Coconut Lime Magic Cake with Blueberry Compote
Elvis Inspired Freak Shake
Grapefruit Ceviche Tostada
Lots of Cranberry Cheesecake Jars
Coconut Shrimp
Wing Dings
Pot Stickers
Grilled Cheese and Roma Tomato Soup
Spanish Style Sticky Ribs with "Bath in it" Sauce

Patio Treats
Fried Chicken Gochujang and Slaw Sandwich
Baguette for my Baby Girl
Seeded Challah for Friends

Photo Shoot Fare
Mashed Potato Madness

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Movie Date...

We took Nancy out for an afternoon in Oak Park today.  We took in an afternoon showing of La La Land (I La La LOVED it) before having a family meal at Skrine Chops in Forest Park.

Friday, January 6, 2017


I just love seeing my graceful girl on the Hubbard Street Instagram feed!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

NYE Celebration...

The Seelback Cocktail

1 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce cointreau
14 dashes aromatic bitters
Brut Champagne
Orange Twist

Shake the bourbon, cointreau and bitters together in an ice filled shaker.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Top with chilled champagne and garnish with an orange twist.
 Every NYE celebration requires a fine cocktail and merry company.  Thankfully we had both! We loaded up the car (Fitz included) and headed to Wisco to spend to welcome 2017 with some of our most favorite people on the planet!

 We ate snacks before dining on shishito peppers with mint and prosciutto, cauliflower soup with chorizo, the longest cooking lobster risotto in history and harissa steak with roasted green beans. By the time we finished our dinner it was moments before the stroke of midnight!
 All we needed to do was toast the new year with a bit of bubbly, take a fun portrait and hit the sack! It was a fun and festive way to welcome 2017.  We really do have the best of friends!
Happy New Year!
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