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Monday
Aug252014

Omelets on the go

Dark grey clouds that hung low in the sky smacked down my lofty dreams for this post. It won't be nearly as cool to tell you about what I had planned as it would have been to pull it off. I'll try. On-the-go breakfasts are awesome! Everyone is in a hurry in the morning, right? I thought of skydivers, who get up with the birds to jump out of airplanes. If the sun is shining and the plane is flying, the last thing we want to think about is nourishment. Coffee, maybe, but food. I wanted to create a video that involved skydivers grabbing these on-the-go omelets as we walked to the airplane. And then jumping out of the plane

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Tuesday
Aug192014

BLT Salad

First and foremost, I picked a winning comment from my last post. Pam G, look for an email from me with details! Can we please go to Ireland together?

I know I've mentioned this about a hundred times before, but I love salads. Especially in the summer, I could eat a salad every day. I'll be honest about where the inspiration for this one came from. Bacon was on sale. Yep. So we bought a bunch of bacon and my husband and I said to each other, "What in the world are we going to do with all of this bacon?!" And then we both said simultaneously, "BLTs!" And then one of the light bulbs in our kitchen went out

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Crockpot mac and cheese

Sigh. We are home from our last big trip of the summer. I love adventure and traveling so much. When our boys are older, I want the four of us to explore the world together. I keep telling Elijah and Sammy that our first stop on the other side of the ocean will be either Italy or Ireland. In the meantime, I am content being at home for a stretch. There is something so comforting and peaceful about being in your own home and sleeping in your own bed, isn't there? Adventure is great, but there is no place like home.

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Monday
Aug042014

Banana chocolate chip cookies

Is there anyone in the universe who enjoys packing? It's ironic that it is such a detestable chore for most people since the event that follows packing is vacation. Tomorrow we are setting out on our last summer adventure. We will spend nearly a week with family, most of whom we only get to see once a year. We leave in the morning, and guess what?! I have not started packing! The laundry is folded and ready to be put into suitcases. Does that count for anything? Will somebody please come pack for me? I'll trade you for a stack of these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. They would totally be worth it.

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Easy cheesy tortellini bake

How in the world did the end of July sneak up on me like that? It is practically August, which means it may as well be snowing. I clearly need a lesson in living in the moment. We have been occasionally having to wear jackets here in Minnesota, which has me a little grumpy. Seriously. Jackets in July. And not just one fluke day, but this has happened fairly often lately. How sad and odd that I have to think of putting jackets into the car wherever we go. In July. 

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