Posted in May 2012

Chicago Getaway–Day 1, Part 2

Chicago Getaway–Day 1, Part 2

On Friday, after arriving in Chicago and partaking in an architecture walking tour, we walked to the River North area for dinner. The huz and I actually ended up walking to River North for dinner all three nights of our trip. This area seems to hold many of the “in” restaurants in the city, and … Continue reading

Chicago Getaway–Day 1, Part 1

Chicago Getaway–Day 1, Part 1

Well hello! Hope you all had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. The huz and I just got back from a mini weekend getaway in Chicago. We had a wonderful time, and, as always, I have plenty of photos to share from our trip, including some amazing dining experiences. Friday morning we boarded the Megabus in … Continue reading

Cooking-Free Weekend

Cooking-Free Weekend

Commence Day 1 of not-cooking-at-all for the entire holiday weekend. Which is good and bad. Good because it’s fun. It’s tasty. It requires no effort. Bad Less good (yeah, that’s some sophisticated grammar) because it can be expensive, and difficult to eat a balanced diet. I actually have pictures of everything I ate today – … Continue reading

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice

I’ve been depriving myself of sleep over the last week or so, dudes. I can’t seem to catch up. By “sleep-deprived” I mean that I’ve been getting anywhere from 5-7 hours each night for the past several nights, which I understand is the norm for a lot of people, but not for me. I really … Continue reading

Black Rock Bar & Grill

Black Rock Bar & Grill

Saturday night, after co-hosting my BFF’s bridal shower, it was time for the bachelorette party! We departed Flushing and caravanned down to Black Rock Bar & Grill in Hartland. After some initial, not-so-friendly confusion regarding seating our party, we had a round of drinks. Black Rock is pretty stingy with their drink menus. Our party … Continue reading

A Bridal Shower

A Bridal Shower

It’s amazing how quickly weekends fly by. It seems like I just got out of work for the weekend and now it’s already Sunday evening! I spent most of the weekend in my hometown, co-hosting a bridal shower and attending a bachelorette party for a BFF of mine. We rented a township hall in the … Continue reading

Curried Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Curried Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Curried Chicken Shepherd’s Pie. I actually made this over a week ago. I don’t know why I haven’t shared it with you sooner because it was quite tasty. The recipe is from Taste of Home. Curry powder adds an exotic and playful twist to this classic comfort food dish. Buttah + veggies galore (onion, celery, … Continue reading

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s been an Asian kind of day. Nagomi Sushi’s Bento Box for a work lunch outing. I love lots of different tastes on one plate. Everything was great! Nagomi was empty when we arrived at 11:45 and nearly full by the time we left an hour later; service was prompt and accurate. Good food and … Continue reading

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Happy (now-belated) Mother’s Days to all the mothers out there, and especially to mine. My mom hinted that she might like some RoosRoast coffee for the day. I brainstormed ideas of things to go with coffee, and came up with biscotti, since my mom isn’t a huge “sweets” person, and biscotti has only a mild … Continue reading