Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter and Wyatt

 Man, time flies! I always tell myself to update the good ol' blog, but never get around to it until a whole month later. Currently it's a blizzard outside, so today is the perfect opportunity to catch up. I haven't been doing a ton of baking since we traveled to Indiana for the holidays, and it's hard to bake something and bring it in the car with all our other crap, plus a dog! But on Christmas, I did make a breakfast casserole for the fam in my mom's kitchen, and it was so nice to have a huge kitchen with lots of counter space to use! I am really looking forward to the day I have a bigger kitchen. It will honestly make me less stressed when I cook and bake! 

I was able to sit and read while enjoying a french toast bagel with maple cream cheese and coffee while we were in Indiana at The Caffeinery. It was so nice to not have anywhere to be and relax.

This veal and beef ragu was delicious from Cafe Spiaggia, which is where former top chef Sarah Grueneberg worked for a while, and plus it's Obama's favorite restaurant, so that's cool. I've been wanting to go here for a while, so I'm glad I can cross it off the list! 

My friend Sharyn and I took a cake decorating class before Christmas, so we could maybe decorate something for the holidays (which didn't happen). I thought it was actually really informative! I'm not sure when the next time I will be decorating a cake, but when I do it will hopefully look semi-professional!

Here is another breakfast that I LOVED, and it's only a few blocks from our apartment at Cafe Selmarie. Cheddar Zucchini pancakes. It sounded risky, but tasted amazing. I want to go back for more, but they probably don't have it on the menu now since they always rotate things in and out.

One thing that I've been wanting to do for a while is see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and someone from work offered me a ticket for one of their Friday night concerts. Of course I accepted, and loved every minute of it! The theater is so pretty inside, and makes you feel like you've gone back in time. The orchestra is SO good, and it seems so effortless when they play.

We've been keeping busy with Wyatt, and he is such a baby sometimes but we love him anyway. He goes crazy in the snow! We took him outside today and he ran around and around and ate a bunch of snow.


We tried to see if he wanted to wear boxer shorts, but they didn't fit so well.


Wyatt and his best buddy Ruger loved playing together over the holidays, and he was so sad when we had to come back to Chicago.