Hangin’ with Hannah & Nanna

So to continue my Mom’s birthday weekend, I had yesterday off, so my Mom and I met my niece Hannah for lunch at Big Bowl in Schaumburg. Hannah didn’t have to be at work until 3 so we had plenty of time to eat and shop a little. I love Big Bowl and I usually…

Gourmet Chicago – Part One

For those of you who don’t know, for the second year in a row I was able to volunteer for Gourmet Chicago at Millennium Park. I have been looking forward to this day for a while and beginning last week the weather forecast kept getting worse and worse for this weekends events. Some areas are…

Happy Birthday Momma!

It’s my Mom’s 71st birthday today!!! I was looking through my big box of old photos my Mom gave me a few years ago and I found a few flashback photos: That’s my Mom and me running behind her. It was a Christmas performance and I was on the pom pom squad in high school….

links….

I visit a lot of blogs during the week, and sometimes don’t pass on the ones I really love – so here you go! One of my new FAVORITE reads is also a frugal food shopper. I don’t even remember how I heard of it, but she is the Frugalistic Mom. We all know that…

Taco Rice Bowl

One thing I have realized over the years that for me to stay on track trying to lose weight, I HAVE to bring my lunch and it has to be deluxe. If it sucks, I may be tempted to stray outside my office to find food. Which is not good, since within walking distance from…

Baby eggplant

Yesterday at work, our salad club regrouped after a couple weeks off and we had an awesome salad choices! For those of you who don’t know, me and a few of my friends at work bring a green, and a fruit or veggie to share and we make a huge salad. I brought cauliflower, blueberries,…

Chorizo, chicken vegetable soup

Earlier this week, I made a few things with soy chorizo. It was so good, but by the end of the week, I still had half a tube left and wasn’t sure if I could freeze it, so I decided to make a soup with it! I just used things I had leftover at the…

Soy Chorizo

I’ve passed by the vegetarian chorizo so many times over the years at the store but always hesitated in buying it. Sometimes you buy soy products and they have a horrible taste and taste super fake. So I was leery about what it would taste like. The only thing that changed my mind was that…

Fire roasted tomato sauce

Hi everyone! It’s been a super busy week and I haven’t had time to post new stuff! The first few weeks of school are always hectic, keeping track of 3 kids at 3 different schools – making sure what things they have going on, it’s crazy! But, one highlight this week – my baby is…