Friday, September 14, 2012

What We're Doing. And Eating.

You know those weeks where you are just on your game? Your dinners are delicious and vegetable-laden, your work to do list is completely checked off, your thank you notes are written, your child is napping like a champ, and you aren't sitting around still in your pajamas and with a stain of questionable origin on your shirt at 11:30am. Yep, not one of those weeks around here.

I was trying to remember what we have eaten in the last six days so I could share it with you. Here's what I've got:
  • The rest of our cheese from our date-night-in order from Murray's Cheese Shop.
  • Five Guys. 
  • A truly mediocre baked eggplant pasta dish from a website that had never before disappointed me with its recipe deliciousness. 
  • Honey Nut Cheerios. I mean, really.  At least there was a banana in there.
  • Carbonara. Still in love. The only upside from the fact that Hugh didn't get home until after 11pm was that I got to have my favorite dinner. 
  • Takeout Mexican.
Awesome. You win some, you lose some, I suppose. Next week, I'll aim for a dinner recap that looks more like this. You know, a few meals that are not entirely composed of cheese.

I did manage to clean the house in 40 minutes (!) last night while Hugh was giving Pen a bath and getting her ready for bed. So, there's that. Because even if the rest of my life seems a little bit messy, at least my house is clean.

In other news, we are still over the moon for that baby of ours. One of her parents is more excited than the other about her latest babbling:

I realize that she is just making sounds and not intentionally calling me mama, but I would be a big liar if I didn't admit that it still makes my heart feel like it's going to explode.  I think this is officially the most you can love a person, right?

Check back next week for a homemade donut recipe (alternately named: sometimes I still feel like a kitchen badass), some motherhood musings, and, hopefully, a few dinners that are not going to make you fail a cholesterol check. 

Happy weekend, frinternets!


  1. 1) jealous she is so accepting of your cheese love.
    2) she is,in fact, saying mama
    3) yes, Hugh, it is funny.

  2. haha that is an awesome video!! She is a gabber :) And oh so cute!

  3. You are amazing!

    Side note - things I ate today:
    (1) soggy cereal - poured milk before a dirty diaper and sibling feud
    (2) PB&J crust and partially nawed carrots
    (3) Margaritas and 2 glasses of red wine

    Missing you and wishing for a visit soon!