Coming up with lots of nicknames for this little princess:


Some of the more popular ones:
– (Where’s) Baldo (?)
– Droolia
– Queen of Spits
– Rotten Bob
That last one needs a bit of explaining.  As detailed in the previous post, and not without a little drama, we have realized that Julia has a rather round face, similar to Bob the Tomato’s.  When she is being bad, she’s like a rotten tomato.  But not just any tomato…no…BOB the Tomato.  And that there is the convoluted way in which we arrived at the name Rotten Bob.  In case anyone cared…

Hitting up the Grower’s Market on Saturday mornings.

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That purple thing is an eggplant, if anyone was wondering.  I thought it was a type of fancy squash.  Traci thought it was an eggplant.  Traci was right.  But you really can’t blame me for pausing for thought when trying to decide what it was.  It doesn’t resemble a traditional eggplant.

That entire bucket of peppers: $3.50.  10 peppers!  It was the steal of the day.

Making Blackberry Cobbler with the blackberries from the Market

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This is the easiest cobbler you will ever make.  It’s mostly all fruit.

– 2/3 c. flour (I use half whole wheat, half white)
– 1/2 c. sugar
– 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 2/3 c. milk
– 2 TBSP butter, melted
– 2 c. your choice of berry (blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, etc.)

-Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.  Stir in the milk and mix until combined.
– Pour melted butter into pie dish.  Pour in batter and sprinkle berries on top.
– Sprinkle 1 TBSP raw sugar on top
– Bake at 350 for 40-45 mins or until lightly browned.

Mike and I can easily eat an entire cobbler for breakfast.  Try it!  So easy.

Cooking favorite dinners:

Chicken Milano


Chicken Kabobs

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This is one of our current favorites.  We’ve been eating them at least once or twice a week!  I just marinate the chicken in Italian dressing then skew it along with fresh veggies.  Then Mike grills them up and we eat them with brown rice.  Soooooo good!  I think we’ll keep making them until it’s too cold to grill.

And that’s been our life lately. 

I’m interested in what my life will look like in the near future.  Tomorrow is my birthday, and Mike has some surprises up his sleeve apparently.  I’ve been good, though, and haven’t snooped.  I’ll let you know what happens…

Happy (almost) Friday!