Monday Meals: Tre Trattoria’s Bolognese

I'm keeping with the theme of "What will Will Eat?" as I post my next family friendly recipe. And, like most kids, Will loves pasta. The problem is that Marc hates red sauce. This is odd because both Marc and Maddie are pretty adventurous and open to all kinds of foods. So, I keep looking for something that satisfies all tastes and may even have a grown-up twist. The San Antonio Express News Sunday Food section (which is a MUST READ every Sunday morning) posted Tre Trattoria's Bolognese as … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

Before I say goodbye to the 2014 and the holiday season, I want to take a quick look back at it. . .to relish the moments just a little while longer before facing the headwind of 2015. So here are the highlights of the last two weeks. We played Monopoly. Will bought property and set up houses and hotels with gusto, laughing with absolute glee every time he landed on something that was available. But, he was a little weak on the budgeting portion of the game and had to mortgage just about … [Read more...]

AMAZING Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

My friend and work colleague said that I should only post recipes of meals that Will loves. Will is probably my pickest eater--which is funny because when you have two sets of twins 19 months apart they are all pretty much eating the same thing. So, I find it strange (and I'll admit frustrating) having a picky eater. But that is Will. It might also be that he "tastes" food differently than the rest of us. Will is allergic to eggs and the allergist once told me that eggs probably have a … [Read more...]

Mostly Multiples Links

Phew! What a week! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I'm not even close. Every day Dylan asks how many more days and I have to swallow my panic and answer in a cheerful-like-I'm-just-as-excited voice, "Fourteen more days, honey!" We do have an elf now. No, not the helpful house elf like in Harry Potter. Grandma thought that an elf would make the holidays even merrier. And, it seems to be working. . .except at 11 pm when I'm in bed and I bolt up yelling, "OH S--T I forgot to move the … [Read more...]

An Airsoft Gun: the Christmas present I don’t want to give

How do you feel about guns? I come from a family of hunters: pheasant and geese mostly. Scott's brothers and nephews hunt dove and deer. One of Marc's best friends goes out with his dad deer hunting. So, I can't say that I'm against guns. Admittedly I've never shot one. . .and to be honest, I really don't want to, but I understand that people like to hunt and target shoot, and some people might feel a sense of protection from owning one. Scott, though, would much rather shoot a 70 on an … [Read more...]