Have you ever checked out Our Best Bites blog? It's one of my favorite go-to blogs for recipes. I've tried out several recipes over the past couple years from there, and they were all great. They recently came out with a cookbook, and I ordered one from Amazon for $10 less than cover price. I bought it in hopes for inspiration for the luncheon menu for Pearce's bday party. I got several ideas from this book, including their citrus fruit dip and the greek couscous salad for the party menu. The Greek Couscous Salad was my favorite thing from the party, so I blogged about it and included the recipe on my cooking blog here.
On a side note, we had a nice little mini "Spring Break" weekend in Seattle- staying at Jeremy's parents place. Grandma feeding Pearce her first "real" banana.
I feel like I have gotten a great tour of Seattle and surrounding area since moving here 6 months ago thanks to Jeremy's parents. Every time we visit them for a weekend (or longer) we do something new each time. This time we strolled around Snohomish and went in several antique shops- there are like 5 antique shops on every block for like 4 blocks! And it was a beautiful sunny day to boot! We spent some time drinking over priced fountain drinks by the river and it felt so good to get some warm fresh air.
But before our Snohomish adventures, we stopped at MALTBY CAFE for breakfast. FAMOUS for their GINORMOUS cinnamon rolls. I had been once before long ago...back in the pre-baby days when we could ride the Harley there. It was even better than I remembered. I don't think I got anything special the first time. But this time the 4 of us split the huge cinn roll for an appe-teaser, and I got the "California Scramble"- with avocado, bacon, salsa, cilantro, and sour cream with country style potatoes on the side.
The cafe is in a historic building, an old schoolhouse. There are little shops next door that we browsed through as well.
And we did a little girl shopping while the boys were in the garage one day. I'd never been to "U Village" (an outdoor shopping mall) nor had I ever been to a "Land of Nod" store before, so it made for a great day. Again, perfect weather. We lucked out! I thought the Land of Nod store was sooo cute! I love seeing all the baby/kid toys, books, stuff in person. They have such a great variety of things. I looked on their website for other store locations, and Seattle is the only store other than 3 in the Chicago area - So Linds, you gotta go check it out!
We took a little break at PB kids while Jenny was picking out baby girl bedding for her bundle arriving in a little over a month! Pearce was a good little shopper, and loved playing with all the dolls, dollhouses, strollers, and toys there and I think it's so cute how Pearce always sits with her legs crossed at her ankles. :-) Oh, and I loved this outfit on display at Anthro- I want to find a cheaper version of this striped jersey long skirt- sorry, but $88 is way too much for that. Heidi, can you help?
Today, we are trying to get back into normal routine, and its been drizzling on/off all day (and will for the rest of the week.) So we played dress up in Pearce's swimsuits because she will probably outgrow them before we can ever get any "real" use out of them.
and can I get a loud "hoot hoot!" that the child is now going to bed at 7:45pm!!! Sooo much better than the 9-9:45 bedtime that was just a few months ago. Hence, the little night time blogging here!!