Sweet end to the week

I am beyond wiped out; it’s been a long, exhausting week (with a major highlight of our awesome dog door being installed). I wasn’t sure I’d manage to get anything done today. But after checking the fridge, I realized we needed some fresh groceries. Off I went and dragged myself around the store. My reward for such…

The “kids” are drinking

The best part of today was a wonderful visit with family friends — one of whom we hadn’t seen in more than a decade! Mama and I loved reconnecting with Marti last year; we could talk forever and still have more to say. We just adore her. Marti’s oldest son was one of my best friends…

Divine pumpkin curry

We’ve been craving Thai food for ages now so tonight we finally broke down and ordered delivery from our favorite local spot. The most delicious pumpkin chicken curry and steamed rice arrived on our doorstep within half an hour! The pumpkin just melted in our mouths, and the dish was flavorful without being too spicy.…

Beautiful brunch for Mama

During the week, we tend to eat less elaborate meals. But I like to make weekend brunch feel more special. Today’s menu featured crispy turkey bacon, fresh persimmon and grapes, and a pumpkin pie bagel (toasted and topped with cream cheese and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter). Plus, orange juice and coffee to wash it all…

Adorable little note, MUSH and more

Mama’s new glasses were ready for pick up today and she looks ADORABLE! They fit her well and she’s thrilled with them; plus, she got to meet my new friend, the Optical Goddess! When we got home, a box Mama and I were eagerly awaiting arrived! It was the MUSH Overnight Oats we saw pitched on SharkTank. MUSH…

Lovely Sunday 

We enjoyed a pleasant and low-key Sunday today. Mama and I harvested tomatoes and basil from our garden and feasted on a delicious Caprese salad. For the rest of lunch, I paired the last of the smoked salmon from the farmers market with fresh avocado on top of corn tortilla chips. It was so good!…