Around Here

Happy weekend everybody (for us - Baroque recording, Verdi's Requiem and Piazzola weekend)!!

Life around here has been a quick, fun and pretty crazy.  We are supposed to get hit with another winter storm on Sunday but I can sense Spring on the horizon.  Here are some tidbits of what we've been up to!

Climbing requires A LOT of energy and what better than homemade pizza to re-charge.  Cooking with Soren has just gotten more fun (and adventuresome).  He LOVES to make pizza and has gotten quite good at it  - or at least eating the toppings while putting them on 'more cheese, pleeeeease' and of course I comply, since I am scarfing it by the handfuls as well.  And I am always reminded 'ovens HOT! momma! BEEEEE CARE-ful!'

It actually warmed up enough that all the snow FINALLY melted - can you believe it?!  Which also meant GIANT, GIANT puddles for toddler play.  We had a blast out in the warm sun splashing in puddles and going for bike rides.  Oh - and not only is Soren a great kitchen helper, but he's in charge of the list at the grocery store.  And to think - I almost forgot candles, who put those on the list?!

yes - food is kinda a big deal around here.  We dig food - to cook, eat, smell, taste and touch.  Soren was making 'yellow dough, momma!' on the right.  He was stained with turmeric for almost 3 days - love it!  Here he is chowing down on the broccoli cheddar soup I made while he prepped the 'dough' and baked potatoes (and yes, my kiddo eats the skins first.  It took a silly amount of convincing to try the inside - he ended up dipping it in his soup.  Whatever works!)

The soup in the pic is pureed but here is my general recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  YUM!!!