So far, this trip has done me good. SO GOOD. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some pretty amazing beers and ciders! Now if only I could figure out a way to get some of these … Continue reading
Oh hey there! Checking in quickly today to share some brews I’ve had from last week. There was a nice little break up of beer AND hard cider since we are now in New York and taking advantage of the … Continue reading
Happy Friday, guys! It’s weird, because all week felt like either a Thursday or Friday, and now here we are and it somehow feels like the beginning of the week. It’s been a relatively low key week over on our end. I sort of love these weeks because it’s a lot more one on one time with Wes. Backing it up…
Monday: I made a batch of these Baked Breakfast Cookies on Sunday night in hopes of enjoying them for a couple of breakfasts throughout the week. So I had a couple on Monday morning, and….eh. I wasn’t super impressed by them at all. But it didn’t hurt to try, and I already had all the ingredients on hand.
Once Wes was up and had his breakfast, I bundled him up and we walked down to the grocery store. I love doing some grocery shopping on weekday mornings, but I do NOT love the female cashiers that want to grab my son’s hands and give him germs on weekday mornings. There’s an etiquette for that, people! after some play and lunch, we bundled up again and walked down the street to the swings. Wes loved it per usual but the wind picked up and we headed home shortly after.
For dinner, I made a super quick and easy chicken fried rice. I’m pretty impressed with the turnout considering I made the entire dish while holding Wes! (Tyler was downstairs working out and Wes decided he didn’t want to sit in his high chair any more. Pff) I recommend making fried rice from scratch rather than ordering takeout any day!
Tuesday: I attempted to take photos of Wes for his 11 month birthday. The kid is a speedy little guy!
After the whole ‘ordeal’ I gave him a bath (with a new aromatherapy oil I received) and he napped for almost 3 hours! We were afraid this would totally screw us come bedtime, but it didn’t! WINNING.
I intended on making loaded baked potatoes for our dinner, but I opted to chop up my sweet potato and eat it deconstructed instead. Delicious choice.
Wednesday: I tried to make pancakes for breakfast, but only had one egg left. FAIL. I whipped up a batch of avocado protein pancakes and they tastes SO GOOD but the consistency is still a bit off. I’m hoping to play around with this a bit more because avocado and pancakes? Yes please.
The big outing for the day was a trip to Superstore. I really only needed to get a veggie to include with dinner, but we ended up browsing the store for over an hour. Wes loves being in the cart and the store is so dang big that we didn’t look too crazy going up and down every aisle. Plus, the ladies love him 😉
His face is so funny in that pic!
Dinner was some tortellini and zucchini. Boring, but it hit the spot.
Thursday: I broke my 39 day anti-coffee streak. THANK GOD I DID. I initially gave it up because I was having a bit too much and was having a hard time sleeping. Now, I’m drinking it again because I’m still no longer sleeping AND I was a huge unhappy beast. Coffee saves relationships people.
I also reintroduced my favorite Shakeology into my daily routine. Coffee + Shakeology + Fizzy water = the best triple threat ever.
I feel better already. PHEW.
We dressed in green and played with some random green things around the house to celebrate St. Patty’s day. AND GUESS WHO DECIDED TO START CRAWLING?! I have a few videos on my phone of it, but they’re super long and probably 100% boring to anyone besides me and Tyler.
I met up with my friend Jen once Tyler got home. She moved to Vancouver a while back and I hadn’t seen her in forever! We went to an Irish pub (duh) but there was a wait for a table and we ended up sitting outside with drinks for TWO HOURS before deciding to relocate for dinner. It was an early evening and timing worked in my favor because I caught a train/bus home without having a single minute to wait for either!
And here we are at Friday! Forecast for this family? Lots of together time. And a Costco trip, obviously.
Hi friends! It’s probably more like Thirsty Thursday by the time you’re reading this, but at least I remembered to post! BTW, staying home with a baby has really gotten me to like the Today show- especially the 4th hour with Kathy Lee and Hoda.
Sound advice, I should try that some time.
Anyhoo, on to Winesday Wednesday! This week, I have TWO newbies to share with you!
First up, Brickworks Ciderhouse. From the website: Batch 1904 is a UK style dry, tart cider with a refreshing full apple finish. We only use one ingredient: 100% Ontario hand picked heritage apples: the best Niagara and Georgian Bay have to offer. Our apples travel no further than 300 kilometers, from the tree to our cider house in Toronto; a benchmark for local food and sustainability.
At first, I didn’t think I was going to like it because A) I had never heard of it before, and B) It was in a can. BUT- it was SO GOOD. Not too dry and not too sweet. This is one of those ciders that should be enjoyed ice cold. Mmmm, now my mouth is watering for one. Which means I should probably head back to the store and see if they have any left. Well worth the $4/can price tag. I like supporting the smaller companies, too!
Second, is Angry Orchard’s Iceman. From the website: Inspired by the tradition of Ice Ciders in Quebec, Iceman uses the process of freezing the juice from culinary and bittersweet apples to produce a rich, complex and unique cider with a crisp apple taste and notes of caramel and toffee. This cider is sweet but not cloying. The addition of oak-aging yields a smooth and pleasing vanilla character. The result is a perfectly balanced, full-flavored cider that delights the palate with clean apple notes and a lingering toffee finish. 10% ABV
I enjoyed a glass of this while I took a bath on Sunday. And I am just now realizing that it was 10%ABV which explains the buzz I got from one glass! I really enjoyed this cider and it was really neat to learn the process for this particular batch, Will definitely purchase again!
What are you drinking this week?
PS: Can you tell I’m on a cider kick? What should I go to next?