Snow Day

While we weren’t particularly surprised when the school district called a snow day at about 8 pm last night, we were deeply, deeply pleased. We were psyched to know ahead of time so that we could sleep in. And we’d gotten the supplies we needed just in case we’d have a snow day that we … [Read more…]

New Vegetarian Recipes

The girls have evolved over the years. When they were little they were much more suspicious of vegetables, they gravitated toward kid-friendly options, and they loved their fried meat. Then they started to like a lot more vegetables and became willing to eat most things. In retrospect, I should have appreciated that Beautiful Heyday of … [Read more…]

More Paris! We Climb Some Stairs on Monday

Once again I received a delightful room service breakfast courtesy of Cute W, who went out extra-early with J to locate coffee, quiche, and pastries while M and I slept in. Monday was cloudy with intermittent rain as we started walking up the Champs-Elysées, so we’d duck into a covered arcade whenever it rained bit … [Read more…]

Saturday: Wandering Paris

Even though it’s taken me forever to get to this, I promise that I haven’t been slacking off. Really. I’ve written three articles for KidsOutAndAbout.com. You can find them here: Eight Reasons Why Paris is Awesome for Kids Review of Blue Fox Travel Tours in Paris Review of Paris Charms & Secrets Tour As I … [Read more…]

Christmas Preparations

The other day I was at the post office mailing a package. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself, because I’d managed to pull together a crafty little gift for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Then I got to the post office. First, I was in a line with multiple people who were sending several packages for … [Read more…]

Treats for Me

In my last post, I was whining about the snow. Due to my general bad attitude, we didn’t tube or ski or do anything active that Saturday. Instead, with an unexpectedly free afternoon and a gift card in-hand, we went to Cafe Tesoros for a family lunch. One of the burdens of being a member … [Read more…]

Shortbread=Life

Last night I was pressing shortbread dough into molds, Cute W was applying orange frosting to blue cupcakes in preparation for Monday Night Football, and we were catching up on news of the day. Cute W said, “A girl I went to high school died. I didn’t know her well. Cancer.” I gave a little … [Read more…]

Round-Up of Recipes I’ve Posted

Breakfast Overindulgent Breakfast Carbs: Cinnamon Rolls & Banana Bread Yummy Mini Donuts Yummy Mini Donuts, the Sequel Snacks Roasted Chickpeas Corn & Blackbean Dip Curried Eggplant Dip Lime-Spiked Black Bean Dip Out West Bean Dip Fresh Salsa Cheeseball Spicy Cheese Sticks Homemade Pickles Fruit Smoothies Buffalo Chicken Dip Salads Kale Salad and Grilled Coconut Kale … [Read more…]

Breaking Bread

Over the weekend at church, we had our annual Thanksgiving service, one of my favorites of the year. Several members of the congregation bring bread: a great-grandmother’s recipe, the new recipe that the 4-year-old always requests, the gluten-free vegan recipe, or the bread they always pick up at Perreca‘s because nobody bakes at home. On … [Read more…]