Archive for January 2012

Souper Bowl: Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

Souper Bowl:  Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup
News Flash: The Super Bowl is Sunday. I know…monumental news.  Like ya didn’t know. Like ya hadn’t heard.  Here is a great recipe to help you eat light until the 2nd biggest food day of the year after Thanksgiving. News Flash: The “latest” scientific study says no soup in a can…so here you go.  Except... Read more »

The Year of the Dragon

Today, Sunday January 29th, is Chinatown’s Chinese Lunar New Year 2012 Parade and a kick off of Chinatown’s Centennial Year.   It is the Year of the Dragon and the 4710 celebration of the Chinese New Year 2012.  I have read that this year, along with marching bands and floats, there will be a 100... Read more »

3 Up, 3 Down

3 Up, 3 Down
Before I was attacked by the Bubonic Plague/Typhoid Fever/Pig Flu this weekend, I was planning to attend three different events to write about for you.  All that changed with the Plague Fever Flu. One was the Siskel Film Center on State Street.  Tickets were purchased and date acquired. (My golf-pro-husband-date would have been so happy to see this... Read more »

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip
I am not a jalapeno lover in a sense that I don’t really love super spicy things.  I do love this dip though.  It has just enough spice for me to become completely addicted and I cannot stop eating it.  It is the perfect heat with a cold beer. Public Service Announcement: Take all of... Read more »

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad
Have you heard?  Brussels Sprouts are the new trendy vegetable for 2012.  The new “black” as they say.  (Hey, no booing!) My kids like raw veggies better than cooked in most cases, so I decided to try a salad out of the little cabbages instead of cooking them.  No smelling up the kitchen either.  This... Read more »

Seek and Ye Shall Find

If you are like me, once you have read words that remind you of a song, you cannot help but have the song in your head all day. Such was the case after a visit to the Billy Graham Museum in Wheaton this week.  Since there was such a snowy weather prediction, I decided to... Read more »

I Will Always Write This One in Pen

“I’ll pencil you in.” It is a phrase used for making an appointment. Marking the calendar.  Scheduling a date. My kids are looking out over the edge of the nest.  Standing on the edge. Getting ready to flap their arms. I feel like we are kind of cheating the system because our first is commuting... Read more »

Pixie Lott - All About Tonight

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You should add this to your iPod tonight to burn a few of the calories from all of the holiday happenings.  Get on that elliptical machine, treadmill, or stationary bike and sweat to this one.  This song is fun!   (I have been taking advantage of my kids being on school break just hanging out at... Read more »
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