How was your weekend?
My parents visited for my Mom’s birthday and it was wonderful. Saturday we went to the Shed Aquarium because we knew my 18 month old son would love the “shishies” (his name for fishies).
He really loved seeing all of the animals and we loved seeing his reaction to each and every one of them. One piece of advice for anyone going on a weekend to the Shed—get there when it opens. When we were leaving at 12 the line was out the door!
Saturday night we went to dinner at Bob Chinns Crab House. My Dad has been talking about this restaurant for years. He used to take business clients there and claimed they had some of the best seafood around (we live in the Midwest so it can be hard to find). I had to try it out and see what the hype was about. Lets just say the seafood was so darn good (lobster, king crab legs, oysters) and the mai thais’ were flowing. We will be going back again for the King Crab Legs—they were out of this world. I found out that Bob Chinn’s is the highest grossing restaurant in the country. They run quite the operation over there—I mean they go through 3,000 pounds of fresh seafood in one day. That is INSANE.
So all in all we had a fun weekend with my parents but as always it was too short.
Reminder to head over and enter to win a copy of Diana’s The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home by February 28th.
Now…check out my favorites from around the web (click the link to be taken back to the original source).
I saw this quote on Pinterest and it hit home—a small step really can be the beginning of a great journey, so take those steps and see where they lead you.
Source: Maxjen Photobucket
Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bites The ultimate sweet? When I make cookies I make them for the dough (shh, I only eat a little). These brown bites with chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle looks like the a special treat worth making.
Comforting: Cheddar Chive and Jalapeno Biscuits When I think of comfort food I think of a big bowl of chili with a really good bread or biscuit to go with it. These flavors sound like the perfect combo to compliment a big bowl of warm, spicy chili.
Wake Me Up: Coconut Pancakes Pancakes are a great breakfast to wake up to. Pair these coconut pancakes with a fresh squeezed glass of OJ and a side of raspberries–a great start to your day!
Escape: Interlaken, Switzerland In two months I will be here….Switzerland has always been on my never ending bucket list of places to see. You can see why, right?
Snacking: Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather Homemade snacks are the best because you know what you are putting in it. Fruit leathers remind me of being a child. This recipe seems easy to make and could be tailored to whatever fruit you like.
Slurp Worthy: Miso Soup Miso soup is the best. I liked reading Christy and Deborah’s post & recipe for miso and all of the health benefits it has –head over and check it out. I wish I had a big bowl of this right now.
Eat Your Veggies: Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki I haven’t made these before but they are on my list, ASAP. These would be great for Meatless Monday, as a snack or side to a meal.
To Sip On: Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Are you looking for healthy smoothie ideas? Add this one to the line-up. Sounds wonderful!
Meatless Monday: Skillet Lasagna For all the lasagna lovers out there (I am one of them!).
Wish List: Multi-Color Jumbo Stacking Mugs World Market is dangerous for me….I walk in and almost always walk out with something I
need want. These stacking mugs are so bright and cheery—a great way to start your day.
Fashionista: Chevron Scarf Loving the beautiful, bright color of this scarf. Spring is almost here!
On My IPOD: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite Loving Ben’s new album and can’t wait to see him in concert in Chicago. He’s so great live.
For more fun finds head over to my Pinterest page.
Have a great day!