Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring is near?

So, it's basically March and still cold as ever. In fact, snow is in the forecast again next week. Seriously, what the hell.

Anyways, there was a day or two last week where temps were above freezing. We, of course, capitalized on it and spent as much time outside as possible.

*No head on shots of T because he literally does not sit still all day. These are the only photos that weren't blurry from him bolting from one thing to the next.

What else have I been doing to entertain myself in the cold?


I whipped up this pasta dish a few weeks ago and it's been in the rotation ever since. Super easy AND healthy.

I don't have exact measurements for a recipe because I kind of threw it together based on what I had at the house.

Here's what I did: sautéed 2 bunches of kale in olive oil and a few minced garlic cloves, sprinkled in some red pepper flakes, salt & pepper. I chopped up 2 big chicken breasts that I had cooked earlier. 1 box of whole wheat penne from TJ's. And about 1 cup of Parmesan cheese. I combined everything in a big bowl and tossed it together with a little bit more olive oil, salt & pepper, and lemon juice. I kept testing it until I thought it tasted right.

And balancing it out with these.....


I was so excited to have plans for Valentines Day but Mother Nature had a different idea (more snow, duh). So, we ended up staying in and giving Tanner a roll of painters tape which provided him/us 30 minutes of entertainment. Parenting win.

Tanner loves taking pics on our iPhones. #selfieexpert

I have a trip planned to Chicago next month to visit my college roomie and couldn't be more excited! Counting down the days...

*Tans courtesy of Miami Beach ca. 2006



  1. That pasta dish sounds delicious! I cannot even recognize you in that last pic! Gotta love Spring Breaks in Florida. :)

  2. Genius use of painters tape!!!


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