Friday, February 20, 2015

On My Bookshelf Now February 20th, 2015

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is an astounding, all-consuming, MUST READ novel. If you are a lover of the written word please pick this book up and leave yourself nothing to do but read for about four and a half days. What I think I love most about this book is the way the story is a mirror image of our post-9/11 society. But beware, there is such deep sadness in the characters of this book your thoughts will be consumed by them.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vegetable Soup

A recent trip to Costco awakened me to the once ridiculous sounding possibility of my children eating salad with stinky cheese, mayo enhanced albacore on crackers and smokey chipotle sauce on cream cheese slathered crackers. Yes, all of those foods sound like the absolute dead last thing a four-year-old would say yum to, but not if the cute Granny at Costco serves it with a smile and a my aren't you cute? 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Raw Carrot Cake Truffles

I have a new thing. Raw Food. But not raw like a carrot you crunch away on - no not that simple - raw food that tastes like candy. Raw food disguised as healthy adult candy for people who adore licorice have been known to hound a sweet tooth. I know, Gwyneth Paltrow has been touting the raw food movement since 2003, but I live in the Midwest - trends hit us 10 years behind the rest of the planet. And I'm all raw baby.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Spring Rolls + acoupla shots of Cancún

Hello! Are you withstanding the doldrums of winter? The month of January had me hanging on for dear life - I wasn't fairing so well (remember when I told you dates were the highlight of my life and no, not a date with my husband) - pretty sure my Vitamin D stores were in negative deplete stage, but recently was able to travel to Cancún with some girlfriends from church to celebrate 40th birthdays!