Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

I heard a Mumford and Sons song yesterday.  Haven't listened to them in ages.   Only love is my absolute favorite so have it back on repeat after months on hiatus.

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my oldest thank goodness.  Hopefully thereafter I will have time to post a little more.  These past few months have been killer!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Block Party

I had the big idea of doing a block party.  It become SUPER complicated so wound up just having some families over for dinner on Saturday.  We had a fabulous time!  Grilled a whole filet mignon, chicken, corn, salad, bread.
We lucked out with fantastic weather so the kids played in the pool while the adults relaxed.
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Brown Rice & Chicken Casserole

It has been weeks since I posted!  OMG the title of this blog no longer applies to me.  I am drowning at work and home.  Dear lord.  I am slowly digging my way out so hope to be in better shape within next three weeks once school/sports are over!

In the mean time wanted to save this recipe for chicken, broccoli and brown rice casserole.  Using organic brown rice in casseroles has proved to be a challenge for me -- the rice doesn't always cook right.  Finally found this recipe which works perfect!  Made this last night so my Dad can heat it up for the kids tonight.  They are going to devour it!

Also just saw this on facebook and think it is true!  Love it!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beef and Cheddar Casserole

It's been a crazy couple of days.   Last Thursday night I organized a huge group to go to Paint Night which was so much fun.  Friday night went to a friend's birthday party and Saturday went out with a group of parents from school for drinks.  I paid for it all day yesterday -- could barely move!

The one thing I did do yesterday was prep dinner for tonight using this recipe for Beef and Cheddar Casserole.  I substituted the beef for ground turkey and used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  Tried a quick bite and it was DELISH and very easy to throw together.  Kids are going to love it.

My big excitement is one huge project at work is reaching the finish line this week.  It's been a year in the making and I am so relieved to have it get off my plate you have no idea.

And the biggest most exciting thing ever is I am the flipping-out-excited holder of tickets to Guns 'N Roses in July.  I do not remember the last time I was so excited about something.  Bucket list material. :)

Some of my playlist for the foreseeable future:

Rocket Queen
Welcome to the Jungle
November Rain
Paradise City

GAH!!!! I don't care what he looks like now, no one is more bad ass than Axl Rose!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Healthy Corn Casserole

Haven't had a chance to post because my life is complete insanity

So here is a recap via photos + a recipe for healthier corn casserole (one of the sides I made yesterday for Easter) that everyone loved.

I love Eataly in NYC.  Met someone for drinks and have to post this photo because isn't is just beautiful?  That proscuitto was like butter.  Seriously.

Party favors for 29 kids who came to my middle's guy's birthday party at Ardsley House of Sports -- they did a great job!

These photos are in order of my camera roll.  Before my son's party we had 8 AM kick off for lacrosse. Going to be jam packed weekends with lacrosse and baseball for the two oldest.  My little one isn't even in the mix yet!! 

Amazing Minecraft cupcakes for the party.

Took the day off on my middle guy's birthday to take him to/from school.  Got all the Easter shopping out of the way in between.  That night we went to his favorite - hibachi!   Here is my youngest enjoying some soup.

Representing for the school/church bake sale.

These were supposed to be star wars eggs, but none of them were into the stickers.

Sweetness on St. Pat's

My youngest was so proud of the eggs he colored in school.

Late at night the easter bunny finished hiding the eggs and left their baskets at the bottom of the steps....then proceeded to fall into bed. :)

Orange Pecan French Toast for Easter Breakfast

6:00 AM Easter Morning!

It's a wrap!  Easter 2016 is in the books!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

As a rule not one of us likes raisins -- in anything.   Except my oldest will once in a blue moon randomly ask for cinnamon-raisin bread.

I haven't found an organic version that is good so when he asked for it the other day I told him I would make it for him.  I used this recipe for the bread machine.

The end result?


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mini Vacation

The kids had a BLAST at Camelback Resort last weekend. Highly recommend for a mini break -- only 90 minutes from NYC!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Tickets in hand for July 16th - YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!  Saw them a few years back and can't wait to see them in a few months!!  One of my faves and this one too...and I can keep going!