Thursday, February 25, 2010

Time to Say Goodbye

My parents sold their house today. Tonight they begin a new adventure. I cannot wait to visit the new home. But, I couldn't say have said it better than Whit. My sentiments exactly.

12 Weeks

But, not three months, right? Is Griff three months old on March 3rd or today?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Try It Tuesday!

Breakfast Burritos

I made these for Jose the other day and they got rave reviews. I froze mine, so he could take them to work and heat them up in the microwave. Now, hold onto your hat, Jim...I'm about to post my favorite tortilla recipe. The tortillas definitely make these burritos, so don't even think about buying some off the shelf.

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
salt (maybe 1.5 teaspoons...maybe more)
1 tablespoon canola oil
warm water (about 1.5 cups...depends on the consistency)

Combine the flour and baking powder and salt. Mix the canola oil and about a cup of water. Add the wet to the dry. Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Knead it. If it is crumbly, add more water. If it is tough, add more water. If it's like pancake batter, made need to start over.
Heat a skillet on high. I use an iron skillet and I think it improves the flavor.
Get a ball of dough about the size of a golf ball. Maybe a large golf ball...they come in sizes, right? Flour your counter or a cutting board. Whip out your rolling pin and roll your dough ball into a really flat circle-ish. You want it to be as thin as it can be without getting holes in it. Gently lay it into your skillet. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Get your next tortilla ready. Take your first tortilla out of the skillet.
I keep my tortillas inside a folded dish towel until I am ready to assemble.

Filling for 6 burritos (This is what I used this time, but anything goes!)
3 slices Turkey bacon: I cook this right after the tortillas in my skillet. Then, cut it into small pieces.
6 Eggs Scrambled: I usually add a little silk, salt and pepper to my bowl of eggs before cooking. Once the bacon comes out, pour your eggs into the pan to cook.
A Handful of Shredded Cheese: Add this into the cooking eggs.
Yummy Salsa

To Assemble
Get a tortilla.
Place the cheesy eggs on the bottom.
Sprinkle some bacon on top.
Spoon on some salsa.
Fold the bottom and top edges of your tortilla.
Roll your tortilla from one side.
Wrap in plastic wrap and foil.
Microwave about 3 minutes and enjoy!

Other Ideas: Add some spinach into the eggs. Roast some peppers and add those to the mix. Try whole wheat flour for the tortillas. Saute some mushrooms and onions and top your eggs with them. And, of course, you could add any number of spices or herbs.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Did You Do Today???

Wake up...6:30

First feeding

He loves the changing table

Getting sleepy

Story time


A little Pilates


A little privacy, please

Talking to dad Clean Fridge

Thinking about painting my toes

Right before Griff's first laugh

A little love for Mo

Making breakfast burritos for Jose

Then...Jose got home early...Hooray!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So Big and Little

Griff took his first trip in the BOB sans carseat. It made me feel like he was so big, but he looked so little in that big stroller.

Worth a Thousand Words

A fence in our neighborhood...Is this an artistic choice?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Whitney's Fashion Inspiration 2

When Whitney was younger, she and her friends decided that certain important events deserved new jeans. It's your birthday...jeans. Happy 4th of July...jeans. You got dumped...jeans. Everyone knows that the first time you wear a great, new pair of jeans, you feel hot and those are all days on which you want to look really good. Now I definitely gave her a hard time for all of those expensive jeans purchases (Do you have any idea how many CDs you could buy for that?). And, while I am not endorsing excessive purchasing of designer jeans, I think there is a time and a place for a little retail indulgence.

A special occasion is a great reason to buy a fabulous new outfit...especially if it's on sale.

Inspiration: Whit emailed me a beautiful dress that was on sale. She told me it would be perfect for my figure. I looked at it, loved it, and wished for it. Turns out...wishing is not the same as buying. Of course, as I realized Valentine's Day was approaching, and Jose and I were going out on a real date (Thanks, Mo!), I yearned for that dress. Did I buy it? No. At the last minute, I decided to make the leap, but the lovely dress was sadly no longer available. I ended up wearing the same black dress that I have worn for too many dressy events. I felt pretty. It was fine. BUT...I realized that Whit was right...some occasions just deserve something new. So, the next time that opportunity knocks and I have a good reason to buy the perfect ________, I am going for it!


Slept through the night
(Can you hear the choirs of angels singing in the background?)

Friday, February 12, 2010


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Try It Tuesday!!!

Tomato Soup

I love making soup and eating it. I don't follow recipes for my soups, but just go with what tastes good. is a simple, delicious tomato soup recipe, kind of. I don't measure any of the ingredients, so just do what hits the spot for you.

What you need:

Canned tomatoes (crushed or chopped)

Vegetable broth

Onion (chopped)

Celery (chopped)

Olive oil




What you do:

Heat up some olive oil. Sautee the onions. Add the celery. Salt and pepper to taste. Add some basil. Add your tomatoes and broth (about the same amount of each). Simmer.'re done! I topped mine with some parm.

Spice things up:

Replace the basil with jalepenos and add some black beans.

Replace the basil with sage and add acorn or butternut squash.

As it's simmering, add a grain or pasta.

Brown some chicken with your onions to make a soup with some protein.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Tiny Restaurants

It seems that recently all of the restaurants that Jose and I visit are tiny. Really. Tiny. You couldn't fit my whole family in them...tiny. But, oh my goodness, the food has been delicious. We have been eating our way through the 5280 best restaurants in Denver for 2009. Here is a few words about each restaurant we've tried so far...

Vert: minuscule eatery in west Wash Park, delicious sandwiches, roast turkey--mmm, maybe five tables
Hutch and Spoon: tucked away in 5 points, homemade passionfruit soda, chicken salad
The Squeaky Bean: potter highlands, tons of character, a few more tables, oh the soup

Maybe the small number of tables in these restaurants allows for extra time and love for each dish. So far, 5280 definitely has it right. These places are superb (They're so good I'm running out of adjectives).

Thursday, February 4, 2010