Saturday, February 17, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Simply Greek in the Uptown section of Case Western Reserve University. Simply Greek used to be located in Bainbridge, and we were regulars. Then one day they up and disappeared. We have missed them until tonight when we found out where they were relocated.
What a fun evening! We need to get out more.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
She will be turning 30 in the fall, and I will be turning 60 next January, so we decided this September would be a good time to celebrate our big birthdays with a road trip!!
We are going to hit four cities and nine bookstores in three days.
First stop: Columbus, OH
Second stop: Cincinnati, OH
Booksellers on Fountain Square
Ohio Book Store
Blue Manatee Bookstore
Third stop: Louisville, KY
Fourth stop: Indianapolis, IN
Wild Geese Bookshop
Indy Reads Books
We plan to leave on a Thursday and come home on a Saturday. We're hoping to see Peter and Kendall while we are in Columbus, and we could run into Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy when we are in Louisville.
Stay tuned in the fall for all the photos and details!
Monday, February 12, 2018
Baked Ham & Cheese Sliders
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1 t. poppy seeds
1/2 t. dried chopped onion
12 Hawaiian rolls
1/2 lb. Virginia ham or honey ham
1/2 lb. Swiss cheese (or cheddar if you prefer)
The rolls come unsliced and attached to each other. Carefully slice the entire package of rolls from one end to the other to make one huge bun. Lift off the top part of the buns and set aside.
Place bottom half of the rolls in a 9 x 13 pan. Layer ham slices on top. Then layer cheese slices on top of the ham. Carefully place the top half of the rolls over the cheese slices.
Pour the buttery mustard mixture over the top of the buns, spreading it with a pastry brush.
Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and sliders are warmed through.
When you take the pan out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes, then slice into individual sandwiches.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
|Photo: Liz Husk|
There's never a dull moment when Roman comes to town! He has boundless energy, and he will knock you flat on your back if you aren't paying attention. His philosophy is - why take one step at a time when you can take five? He's also a big cuddle bear.
It's going to take Riley a few days to recover from this Roman weekend.
Riley's toys may never recover.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
I found the woman who knows what to wear! She is the same age as me, and she wears clothes that I like. I am so excited to get ideas from her. She has a blog, a Youtube channel and an Instagram account.
Her name is Beth Djalali.
Her blog is called Style at a Certain Age.
Her Youtube channel can be found here: Style at a Certain Age.
She's so pretty. She reminds me of Aunt Pam.
If you're of a certain age, I encourage you to check her out!
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
But this one time (there were probably others), a particular child of mine got me to the edge and then pushed me over. I won't mention any names.
This child was very active and squirmy. He would not stay in his crib when he was a baby, and he would not stay in his car seat when he was a toddler. He also wouldn't stay in his clothes.
There were probably more factors than one that pushed me over the edge that day. This was just the incident that broke my proverbial back. I can remember it like it was yesterday, and he probably can too.
Before leaving the house one day, I buckled all my children into their seats as usual, like a good mom. I headed down the driveway and into the street. But when I looked into my rearview mirror, I saw my child standing in the van - out of his car seat. He was about four years old. I had told him five hundred times to stay in his seat and warned him about what would happen if we got in an accident. I guess he didn't believe me.
This is where the bad mom kicked in.
Without saying a word, I hit the brakes. Not terribly hard, but hard enough for him to lurch forward into the dashboard. I told you I was a bad mom!
There were tears. I felt kind of terrible. I told him, "That's what happens when you aren't in your car seat."
Sometimes you have to learn the hard way. He never got out of his seat again.