life as of late.

We are getting hit with quite a cold snap which has made me realize that winter with a toddler is going to be MUCH different than winter with a 6 month old.  Even in this cold K still likes to run around outside so we bundle up and head out.  But we will see how long this lasts because MOM is cold out there.

 

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We went out to dinner with family last week to The Little Food Inn which is a cute BYOB.  We both had different sandwiches the last time we went and we were not impressed.  But this lasagna did not disappoint.  I had a chicken tarragon lasagna and J had a vegetable lasagna.  We made a pact to only order entrees when we come here because the entrees are always so good.

 

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More running around outside in the cold weather.  At least K will keep his hat and mittens on!

 

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I made this last week and we really liked it so this week I switched it up and used a butternut squash instead of sweet potato.  I still am tweaking this recipe a bit because I think it could use some more flavor but I still want to keep it healthy.

 

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We spent some time with grandma this week.  We went to my old school’s consignment shop to get some books since I pretty much have our current books memorized I have read them to K so much.  I was pretty thrilled because we got like 15 books and two sweaters for K for about 20 bucks.

 

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This can’t be my son.  I put on Christmas music and this is what he did.  I’ll turn it off for now, but after Thanksgiving the Christmas music will be in full swing!

 

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Now.   This meal looks absolutely disgusting in pictures AND in person.  But I need to share because I discovered a cooking hack/substitute.  We love chicken marsala but it is hard to always remember if I have marsala wine in the house.  So in place of the marsala wine (that I of course didn’t have) I used a cabernet.  Now, the color really threw us off but I promise it tasted just like chicken marsala.  SO if you ever forget marsala wine but have a bottle of red in the house, you should be just fine.  As long as you can get past the unappealing color…

 

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I don’t know if this is a mom win or fail but K will finally sit and watch parts of a movie.  Not that I want my child to be obsessed with TV, but honestly a mom has to survive sometimes.  It just allows me to cook dinner without a child wrapped around my legs and that just makes the whole process so much faster.  And I just downloaded the new Disney app so we watched The Little Mermaid which was my favorite Disney movie growing up!

 

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More bundled up baby pictures.  I felt super cooped up this week but I guess we did get outside a bit.

 

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We are celebrating J’s birthday this weekend so K is going to Grandma and Pop’s for a sleepover.   We are thinking of tackling some house projects during the day and then going to a early dinner and seeing a movie.  And then hopefully in bed by 10.  #thisisour30s


Have a good weekend!

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