Friday, September 21, 2012


We have a nice mix here of kitchen and bebe. Some of my favorite things, of course.
Friday evening cocktails. Love me some mojitos. Totally cooked up some simple syrup as well. I may or may not have used said simple syrup leftovers in B's sippy cup and on the straw to convince him sippy cups are not made by lucifer. He agreed for a bit (hello sugar high!) but decided lucifer made them again now. Sighhhh.
No words necessary.
People. I have been making my own breads and doughs and pizza fresh for awhile now, but this recipe NAILED it better than any I've ever used before for pizza crust. It makes two very hearty pizzas or possibly 3 thin crust pizzas (but who makes those? They're so hard to work with!) I've never received so many compliments from the husband on how it tasted professionally made. I made my own pseudo sauce by using tomato sauce/crushed tomatoes and this Italian seasoning. Topped with pineapple and Italian sausage. Rocked it.
That's a full-sized suitcase. I know it looks like a carry-on, but it's not. My wee little chunk eats like a tank now and is getting quite tall. Also, don't be a hater on his socks over his pants that look like boots. My Instagram peeps already dished up a caseload of shaming comments about my questionable parenting decisions that may land me on a version of baby fashion police.
I will come, Mama. Apologies ahead of time, fellow airplane seatmates.
Fall in Chi-town has arrived. Favorite season but wasn't quite ready to turn on the heater yet! Boo.
Chili on a cool-ish fall day. And hey, why not add a little beer for good measure? 
My new mandoline has arrived from Amazon and changed my life.
Shoestring red potatoes for homemade chili fries? Topped with Tillamook cheddar? I mean... yes.
Someone call the baby fashion police.
My kid better not be the one wearing sweat pants in high school.
We'll miss Insta-Friday next week, but I intend to have plenty of photos from Deutschland to share when we return!

Bis später!
life rearranged


LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

My HS boyfriend wore sweats to pants... For some reason I thought that was hot... I'm a loser. ha.

I love the socks over pants- don't kid yourself, Grace rocks that look too- it just seems to be more appreciated with girls. ha. :)

Ich Bin Canadian. Be ready to see this in KW. :)

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Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

He is too cute. Safe travels!!!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Safe travels! Enjoy!

Brigitte said... [Reply to comment]

I've never made a mojito before, but I will now! That looked so refreshing :)

Brie said... [Reply to comment]

Safe travels!

Can't wait to hear about Germany!

Gina said... [Reply to comment]

Now I'm craving a mojito! Please post the recipe!

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

i still, to this day, when cold, wear my socks over my pants while i sleep. i mean, how else do you keep the pants from riding up at night causing your legs to freeze off?!? :)
have a great trip--can't wait to hear all about it upon your return!