Tuesday, January 29, 2013

magic & the mouse

we surprised the {big} munchies with a last minute trip to disneyworld this week, thanks to a sweet friend who had a timeshare to spare. while thunder mountain and meeting peter pan were pretty high up there, i'd have to say collecting signatures in their personalized mickey and minnie autograph books was the biggest hit of all!

another terribly sweet friend {thank you jen!} made these for both of the bigs - with laminated covers and coordinating ribbons!

the signatures are all adorable... they each added a special flair!

tinkerbell got the prize for best character interaction..worth the wait!

getting 'Rella's signature for the little cinderella lover we left at home!

stitch pretended to eat the dagger's book. she was not impressed.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

how to feed a husband

happy husband's vice in life is food...and like everyone else in january we are trying to eat better and move more. 

i have been spending my afternoons trying to put together dinners that happy husband won't turn his nose up at - which is no easy feat. and let me tell you, after a 900 step Cooks Illustrated recipe that involves obscure ingredients and tons of fresh herbs, ambivalence is not what i am going for! 

but this, this he liked!
'crispy' buttermilk chicken over a wedge of lettuce with plum tomatoes, bacon, avocado, bleu cheese and homemade dressing. tastes like the real thing!

{just don't tell anyone i fed the munchies plates of bacon for dinner!}