Archive for March, 2011


might be getting ahead of myself


but i can’t wait until rocco is older. i am totally going to buy him these for our trips to the zoo, park, etc ;)


new dinner inspiration


so since the little man joined our lives, we’ve been eating out less….still doing it on occasion and trying to take advantage of this time when it’s easier because he’s small, quiet and usually just sleeps but…still less. so i’ve been meal planner. i’ve never really been much of a meal planner. this blog, actually, has helped…but overall i’m totally fine with being the type of person who shops daily just for that night’s dinner. enter a babe. ha…making trips to the store more of an ordeal and just naturally allowing the time of the day to pass by much quicker…i started planning and shopping for meals 3 days at a time. usually that’s as far as we can get before dinner plans hit our schedule, conflicts with john’s schedule or just wanting to have the flexibility to still go out if we feel like it…
this week all my meals are from savory sweet life.

…kind of my new favorite blog…

last night and tonight were deliciously successful and tomorrow night‘s actually i’m the most excited for.

go, check it, and get inspired.


just because


so last time we were at the grocery store, i sent john to grab some baby bok choy and he came back with endives….not sure quite why ;) but he did and insisted that he wanted to try them. for whatever reason he said he never had and they sounded good so last night i made endives w/ goat cheese and walnuts and they were fantastic!

turn your oven on to 350*
1/4 c chopped walnuts drizzled heavily with agave syrup
bake for 10 mins, stirring once at 5 mins in

heat 1/4 c balsamic syrup (we use the balsamic vinegar of modena from o & co – it’s amazeballs) with 3 tbs oj in a small sauce pan on high until it reduces down

wash and spread out the endive leaves – plop a tsp size blue cheese (we use a goat blue cheese from whole foods which is also incredible), a mandarin slice (i used canned), and the baked sweet walnuts – drizzle w/ balsamic sauce and top w/ chives & white pepper

nom nom nom….. :) delicious!

def plan on making/bringing these to my next dinner party