I keep doing this. I fall off the face of the planet and then I come back apologizing for being gone for so long. But here’s the deal: My life; my kids, husband, and commitments surrounding them are what comes first. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my recipes and writing for Mommy Bistro. It’s that I was busy playing an epic game of hide-n-go-seek or teaching our daughters how to tie their shoes. It’s that I’ve been busy volunteering for their two schools or taking them to gymnastics and art class.
What IS IT with Tupperware? Every time I put a piece away, I neatly stack it nestled from large to small and lids to the side. Then I close the cabinet door and I SWEAR to you, those plastic little lunatics have a good time, make babies and those babies throw themselves around in a deconstructive manner.
What a busy few days it has been! On Friday I had the pleasure of recording a little blurb for KEYT morning news out of Santa Barbara. I had so much fun! Granted I got up at 3:30 in the morning and my bleary and puffy eyed little self had to be in Santa Barbara by 5:30 but who cares! It was a blast. The lovely Lisa Carey who is handling all of the PR for the event was with me as well. You can see a clip of it here.
Really? I mean really? 108 degrees in Los Angeles today? Hey, Mother Nature! Did you not get the memo? It’s October 1st. We are supposed to be cooling down now, not heating up! And there was no escaping this heat for me today as I was outside for most of the day.
Today I had the pleasure of going to a local farm with Buggies class on a field trip. Yes, I spent my day with tractor rides, pumpkin picking, tons of kids, corn mazes and working on my swassiness. Swassy: an adjective to describe the sweat and heat in your um….nether regions. Swamp + Ass = Swassy. Learn it and live it people.
For my birthday my mom and I went down to Hollywood and had lunch at Pizzeria Mozza. It wasn’t my first rodeo and knew that I needed the Bianca pizza and a Caprese salad. Stat. Leading up to the day, my girlfriend told me she had bought the cookbook that had all of the recipes from the menu. WHAT!?? How did I not know about this cookbook!?! We enjoyed a delicious lunch and finished it off with an order of the butterscotch buddino. And one order of the cookbook.
My last five posts have all been salads. I’m feeling proud of that and ashamed of that at the same time. On my Mommy Bistro Facebook page I asked what you wanted to see and the answer still, is… salads! I had three ears of corn that I had to use up so I kinda threw a ton of stuff at some arugula and it turned out pretty darned good. The hubby thinks it should be called fiesta salad but I thought this could be the yang to my Kitchen Sink Soup.
I’ve been busy all day playing hide and seek with the girls and enjoying my little spidergirl. One of my best girlfriends lives in Chicago and works for McDonald’s corporate. When she heard how much my little Buggies loves Spiderman, she sent a HUGE box stuffed with all things Spidey. I mean really; coloring, t-shirts, nail polish, a slip and slide, backpack, sunglasses, the list goes on. Which put Buggies into Spidey-Heaven. She immediately changed out of her adorable tutu dress and into some brown pants and her spidey shirt. And then grabbed her sunglasses and backpack and told me she was off to gymnastics camp.
Ryan and I have been on a salad kick. It’s our goal to be cute in our bikinis (well muscular and handsome for Ryan in his manly boardshorts). So I’ve been making every variation of salad and dressing you can think of.
Last night I made this arugula salad (I know! I’m OBSESSED with arugula!) with a fresh strawberry vinaigrette that was light and refreshing and yum.
Hubby’s note: Super healthy, super yummy. Good for the waistline and surprisingly filling.
My hubby is awesome. Sometimes, he really plans out thoughtful and fun presents for me. My absolute favorite musical instrument is the cello. I love the deep, passionate, resonating sound it makes. When we got married, I walked down the aisle to Jeux D’eau which is a song from the Cirque de Soleil show, “O.” About thirty seconds in, a cello starts and it’s one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.
Back when we still lived in Sherman Oaks, he rented a cello for me and got me private cello lessons. I LOVED IT! It was so much fun to learn – it was a LOT of work. I never realized how difficult it was. The funny part is, I guessed what he had planned for me. I wrote it down, brought it with us and showed it to him when we pulled up at my first cello lesson. He was gobbsmacked. Totally speechless. Honestly could not believe that I had guessed it.