Posts in category "Food"

A first legal beer for my sons -- in Germany

A first legal beer for my sons -- in Germany
You wanna know what’s weird? Sitting for the first time in a bar across from your son and watching him drink a beer. That you bought him. I was recently blessed with the privilege of meeting up with my sons and three of their friends who spent the better part of a month backpacking and... Read more »

Bunnies: This is a Test

Bunnies: This is a Test
Bunnies are so cute! They are soft and cuddly and they have those adorable, long floppy ears and those cute tiny  little bunny noses. Who doesn’t love a bunny? They’re vegetarian. They don’t make noise. Bunnies are just really, really sweet. I love bunnies. That’s right. This is animal testing at its worst. And what... Read more »

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed
The iconic Lincoln Restaurant in North Center is closing its doors for good today. The diner was a throwback to a different era and I will miss seeing the giant Abe Lincoln head sign as I pass by on north Lincoln Avenue, you know, if someone eventually gets around to taking it down. I first... Read more »
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Worrying what the neighbors think: my milk cooler OCD

Worrying what the neighbors think: my milk cooler OCD
I try not to spend too much time imagining what the neighbors think of us, or more specifically, what they think of me, because it has such potential to become one more thing that keeps me up at night (besides worrying about what’s going to happen to Carol out there all alone on The Walking... Read more »

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this
“Give advice to a person, place or thing.” Oh, God no. Anything but that. Tonight for the first time in history, all the bloggers at ChicagoNow have been given a topic and a deadline. Above is the topic. One hour from now is the deadline. (Insert profanity here.) A City Mom does not do advice.... Read more »

Hey stupid retail store, Do you have YOUR A City Mom card?

Hey stupid retail store, Do you have YOUR A City Mom card?
“Do you have a CVS card?” “Do you have a Jewel card?” “Do you have your Staples, OfficeMax, Sports Authority, Petco, Petsmart, PetSupplies Plus, Awful Store You Only Get to Once a Year Card?” How about this, annoying retail store: Do you have your A City Mom Card? Your Kim Strickland Card? Why not? You... Read more »
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Ten things only Mom can do

Eat Spotted Bananas.
Why is it that no one is capable of eating a banana unless it is pristine? The dirty work of eating spotted bananas falls to you Mom. Thank goodness this mom likes smoothies. (And little do they know, eating spotted bananas gives you super powers!) Which all moms need when...
Please tell me it’s like this at your house. Is there an unwritten list of actions or projects or chores that no one else will do and, if it weren’t for Mom, they wouldn’t get done at all? I’m talking about small, mundane, everyday tasks that, apparently, when other members of the household are confronted... Read more »

Twinkie Thief? Yes. Yes I am.

The Twinkies were there at the party. Just sitting there, right on the table, out in the open. For anyone to take. Less than a week after I wrote this post, Hostess Twinkies don’t go! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Were these people crazy? Twinkies were selling for like, a million dollars each on eBay and... Read more »

“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say

“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say
The epitaph I used to always want on my tombstone was, “I told you I was sick.” But I changed my mind and today I decided it should be, “You’re Welcome.” You’re welcome for every load of laundry I did without complaining and You’re welcome for every one of the thousands of trips I made... Read more »
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When men talk turkey

When men talk turkey
This Thanksgiving season it seems I’m on the receiving end of an inordinate amount of advice on how to cook the turkey, and most of this advice is coming from men, most of whom have never even tasted my Thanksgiving turkey. My husband started it. He happened to be listening to the radio and some... Read more »