Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Menu Monday

Happy Memorial Day!  It's a rainy one here so I suspect our plans will shift to getting a few things done around the new house.  We've been here for just over two weeks and are settling in nicely.  Unfortunately due to the Verizon strike, we're without phone, cable or internet until mid-June.  So I've taken an impromptu blogging break...I jumped on the borrowed MiFi to check in today!

I'm glad the rain held off until today, yesterday I ran Boston's Run to Remember half marathon which recognizes our fallen officers, firefighters and first responders.  It was a great run through Boston and Cambridge, with officers from several communities lining up their cruisers at the five mile mark on Memorial Drive in Cambridge and thanking runners for their participation.

I hope you're enjoying better weather than we are., enjoy your Memorial Day! 

Here's what's cooking this week...

Monday- Bison Burgers, Fries, Corn, Beans & Cole Slaw
Tuesday- Homemade Pizza & Salad
Saturday- out
Sunday- TBD

Monday, May 16, 2016

Menu Monday and Moving Scenes!

So I really should be unpacking, but I'm taking a break to blog!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend, ours flew by!

Last afternoon at our house...
My shoes could have used their own truck...
 Loading the first truck (we needed a second!)...
 I left Mr. PS in charge and picked up Rowan from school...we opted to stay out of the way at Panera!
 Six hours later we were moved in and off to a middle school social!
 First dinner in the new house...
 Chicken pesto farfalle with spinach and tomatoes!
Dessert was compliments of both our new and former neighbors!  Spring sugar cookies from Quebrada Baking Co. and chocolates from Hilliard's.
So despite digging out all weekend and then jumping back into school routine today, I made it to the grocery store and we're cooking!  Here's what's on the the menu this week...

Monday- Trader Joe's low sodium tomato soup & TMB panini
Tuesday- Tacos, Mexi Rice & Salad
Wednesday- Pepperoni Pizza Waffles & Salad
Thursday- Baked Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach
Friday- Grilled Chicken Caesars
Saturday- out
Sunday- TBD

Hope your week is off to a great start...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

I'm running a bit behind here, it was a busy weekend and an even busier Monday since we're into full on moving mode!

Somehow I've pulled together a menu for the week since we still need to eat and get through our weekly routines!

Monday- Vegetable Risotto
Tuesday- Sloppy Joes, Tater Tots & Green Beans
Wednesday- Chicken Parm, Penne & Salad
Thursday- Chicken Parm Subs
Friday- out
Saturday- TBD
Sunday- TBD

Our weekend flew by as usual, we kicked it off Thursday evening in at the Rhode Island Convention Center with the City Year Providence Starry Starry Night Gala.
Mr. PS on the stage and big screen!
Friday morning we closed on our new house and busily ran around afterwards!  I was up and out early for a 10K road race on Saturday morning.  I was excited to come in second in my age division...until I saw the official results and realized that there were only three of us in the 40-49 category!
 Despite the chaos and boxes, we still enjoyed Derby Day with a Derby-themed dinner...
 Bourbon marinated pork roast, pineapple casserole and green beans.
Sunday we gave our parents their first peek at the new house and took them to a local favorite, The Red Wing Diner for dinner!  Only the best for our moms!
Hope you had a great weekend and Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms, grandmothers, aunts, Godmothers and special women out there! You can get this print as a printable Lilly Pulitzer card!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Derby Day!

We closed on our new home yesterday and are living among the boxes, but we're still going to celebrate the Kentucky Derby tonight...stay tuned for a recap on Monday!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wrapping Up San Fran

When I visited San Francisco back in 1982 with my parents, the cable cars were off line for the year being serviced so it was a thrill to finally take a ride on one!  These crazy kids rode like this...
 Rowan and I enjoyed the ride inside the cable car!
We took it to Market Street and then walked the rest of the way to AT&T Park to catch a Giants game!
 We had to have some Anchor Steam, the local brew, of course!
Thursday evening Mr. PS and I snuck out for an adult dinner at Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern.  It's located in the financial district and gets a huge after work bar crowd, but we were still able to snag a couple of spots at the bar before sitting for dinner.
We were happily seated upstairs where it was a bit quieter.
 These amazing popovers appeared on our bread plates and disappeared very quickly!
 I started with the baby kale salad...
 Mr. PS started with the potato tot "poutine"...
 I enjoyed the sole meuniere and Mr. PS had the short rib stuffed filet!
 We split the housemate donuts with creme fraiche and apricot dipping jam for dessert!
The next morning we were up and out early for our last full day in California.  The weather was cool and rainy, but that didn't stop us form exploring Muir Woods just north of San Francisco.
 The redwoods are truly impressive!
We were hungry after exploring the park so we hit a California classic for lunch...In-N-Out Burger!
 We did a little more sight seeing in the city after lunch.  The Painted Ladies...
 And Coit Tower...
For our last dinner in San Francisco we decided to carb load for the trip home at the Boudin Bakery and Bistro Boudin!
 Sourdough Chowder Bread Boules!
 Crab Louis Salad...
 Sourdough Upside-Down Bread Pudding...
Cinnamon-Sugar Dusted Sourdough Beignets...
 Goodnight, San Francisco!