Monday, March 17, 2014

Dana's Bakery

If you didn't already know, or follow me on Instagram, I love macarons. I've tried my hand at making them some, but I still need to perfect that. I will one day. In the mean time, I buy them. I order them from Dana's Bakery.  They are based in New York and they deliver nationwide. They are definitely worth every single penny.
Each month, they offer a new flavor. They also offer a Macron of the Month package where you can get a box a month with the new flavor. You can also build-a-box and order some other combinations. I've gotten two boxes so far. The first box I got a variety pack. I found out which flavors I love and which I could do without. They are all amazing, but I do have favorites. 
These macarons are such a pick me up throughout the week. I keep them in the freezer and pull one or two out at a time. I keep them at room temperature for about 30 minutes or so before I eat them. 
Pretty plates are optional. This month's flavor was Mallo-Mac. Homemade marshmallow, brown sugar shell, and covered in chocolate. Good. Real good. 
My two favorites are Cookie Dough and Fruity Cereal. I could have a box of each a day... and then be real fat. But happy! Happy and fat. 

If you were ever interested in macarons, or can't get them where you live, please order from here. They are really amazing and ship pretty quick. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Week Fourteen

Week fourteen: someone slept 7 hours straight! Only for one night, but yah! That's a win in my book. We ordered these amazing (AMAZING) Bobo Choses onesies....and well this dude is too long. 3-6 month sizing is too short for him. The buttons almost popped just taking these photos. Ha! Chubby guy. We moved up in feedings and hoping for longer nights sleep. He still loves in swing...a lot. But only once he's already asleep. So far, this three month thing is looking good. I'm hoping for a 4 month relief (FINALLY) from colic. It's getting a little better, but man. He's a screamer. S C R E A M E R. Let's go 4 months!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dinner Idea // Stuffed Sweet Potato

This is probably my new go-to meal. It's super east and a great way to get rid of stuff in the fridge. I used some of the compound butter I saved from the last dinner I had. I keep it in the freezer in case I need to use it. SO...

Find a nice sized sweet potato. Poke several holes in it and put it in the oven at 400* until it's soft. In the mean time, cut up whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. I used zucchini, squash, sweet peppers, kale and some sausage. Sauté all the vegetables and sausage if you use it. When the potato is done, cut it open and pour the mix on top. I topped it off with the butter. SO GOOD. And REALLY filling. (HOLY CAPS!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


This guy has been dying to get into his sandbox. We finally filled it up with some new sand and now I can't get him out of it! 
We're learning to NOT throw sand at mom......

Monday, March 10, 2014


Today was one of those days that by the end of it I needed a glass of wine. Yeesh. 

Jack isn't feeling well so he tends to not be so happy. Mason was extra cry-y today because of the time change. Our landlord is coming by tomorrow, so I had to clean. My mom is coming Friday (yay!) so I'm trying to organize the house oh and clean it. We were all up last night a ton. Me more than anyone else since I was trying to keep everyone else asleep. I'm just tired. Wah. Wah. Wah. 

Well, I just ate three macrons and drank my glass of wine and I don't even feel bad. Good night. 

* Those macarons are from Dana's Bakery. Google them. They are the absolute best I've ever had. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Dinner Idea // Salmon

Now that I am home all day, I have to schedule my time pretty well to get everything done. Nap time is my prime hustle time. During one of Mason's long naps, I prep everything for dinner. What I have figures out is that if we buy just random groceries, I can't make dinner. Meal planning is something that is too hard for me. I don't like having a meal schedule throughout the week. What usually happens is I make the plan, then don't follow-through and get stuck with groceries I waste. What we do is buy a bunch of different proteins, vegetables, and a few starches. With these groceries, I can put together dinner pretty easily.

Last night's dinner was, not to toot my own horn, but TOOOOT! I made baked salmon with herbed compound butter, steamed purple cauliflower, and sauteed zucchini and squash.

 I love the way chopped herbs look and well, smell. Herbs are something that I always try to keep on hand. They can make a meal or dish much better. We usually buy parsley and cilantro. We have dill and mint plants.
 Compound butter is my favorite. You can make so many different kinds for so many different dishes. This one had parsley and dill.
And this stuff. If you have a Melting Pot anywhere near you, get some. It's so worth it.
 It's just so pretty.
 Chopped parsley. I always chop extra in case I need some while I cook.
All done. So good!