1. Joseph had his first bout with strep throat last weekend, ugh! He started complaining of a sore throat Saturday afternoon, went to bed with a low-grade fever, and by Sunday mid-afternoon his fever was over 103 and he was complaining of being sore all over. Off to Children’s express we went and sure enough, strep throat. Two doses of antibiotics and less than 18 hours later, he was back to his normal self… kids are so resilient! *knock on wood* no one else has fallen victim (yet?).
2. Dominic totally lives his best life on Mondays and Fridays, running errands with me and getting some one-on-one time. HE. LOVES. IT. Especially Fridays since I let him get a snack after swim class and he usually asks for a cookie so sweetly at the grocery store that I can’t say no ;-)
3. Isabelle is standing up constantly now… she’s only let go once for a few seconds and isn’t totally surfing yet, so I think walking is still a bit away, but she’s absolutely loving being able to interact more with her brothers :)
4. Loved this short Q&A with Mark Bittman (now I need to make his cacio e pepe recipe!)
5. A few months ago, I was going through my grandma’s recipes and snapped some pictures of her old recipe cards from the 1950’s. I shared them on my Instagram stories and got so many wonderful comments from followers, so I loved this article >> In the Pinterest Age, Family Recipe Cards Become Priceless Heirlooms.
6. Are you doing anything to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? If you need some recipe ideas, these are some of my favorites: Guinness Beef Stew / Classic Irish Soda Bread / Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe / Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes / Shamrock Shake Cupcakes / Grasshopper Pie / Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
7. Quick reminder about this month’s bake-along recipe: Kouign-Amann! Have you made it yet? I’ve absolutely adored seeing all of your pastries come up to life! Thanks to those of you emailing me pictures, posting on Instagram and in the FB group; I love seeing your creations! If you want to be sure to receive all of the announcements and special bake-along recipe emails, sign up here.
8. Last Friday night, my husband and I went to see Jerry Seinfeld and HE. WAS. HYSTERICAL. We absolutely loved the show; it was all material we hadn’t heard before, and no joke, my face hurt from laughing so hard for so long. If you’re a fan and he has a show in a city near you, I highly recommend!
9. Oh, Aunt Becky :-/
10. TGIF! I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
My Mother-in-law passed away shortly before Christmas in 2013. That year we were not in a celebratory mood, but the following year we were looking for ways to celebrate her presence. A small business local to me had advertised cutting boards engraved with recipes for sale. You send them a jpg scan of the recipe card and then their laser cutting machine recreates the entire card on a board. We attempted to go through her files and find recipes that she had either made with or made for each sibling. It was tough to find ones that were in her actual handwriting rather than typed or photocopied from someone else. They really turned out neat though and definitely evoked many memories of her when they were opened!
Oh, I need to know where you got the Peppa Pig puzzle he’s working on – my 2 year old is obsessed with Peppa!
Hi Lee Ann, My mom got it for him last Christmas, she said she found it on Amazon!
Years ago I read a story about a family in which the mother was either hospitalized for an extended period of time or had died. The father hired a woman to cook and clean, but was worried about what she would serve the family. Night after night she served foods they liked prepared just the way they liked them. He finally asked how she was able to do this. She had gone through the mother’s recipe box and picked the recipes with the most spots and stains.
For St. Patrick’s Day I’m making colcannon. Total comfort food!
When my two cousins got married and then when I got married, my mom put together a recipe box of handwritten recipes from generations of women in our family. She made copies and laminated them. She also asked us to write some recipes that we each love and asked my mother in law and her sisters to share some hand written recipes. I’ll be able to pass them down to my daughter one day. It was a wonderful gift.