Owen’s First Birthday Cake

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Today we celebrated Owen’s first birthday! Jen and Evan did a spectacular job putting together an adorable book-themed birthday party. Every food item was related to a book (meatball subs to go with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Swedish fish for Red Fish, Blue Fish, you get the idea). It was very clever and delicious! Their house quickly filled up with family and friends and kids ranging from 7-weeks to 8-years-old. It was fun seeing all the different kids in their various stages of development, from the sleepy babies to the rambunctious toddlers. My how our lives have changed…  … Read More

SND – Masas De Puerco

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We got together for lunch this week. Andrew made masas de puerco which are Cuban fried pork chunks. When he said he wanted to make it, I was intrigued, but honestly had no idea what it was going to be like. It involved watching a YouTube video over and over and 30 (yes, you read that right) cloves of garlic, but it turned out really good.  The meat is marinated overnight in a citrus marinade. It’s then cooked in a dutch oven with water and some fat. In this crazy way, the water cooks the meat and as it evaporates, … Read More

SND – It’s Been A While

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SND - Baby Meetup

It’s been a while.  I haven’t posted in nearly a month-and-a-half, and we haven’t had a Sunday Night Dinner in almost as long. But we’ve had a pretty good reason for our absence. We had a baby! Little Baby Eloise was born in late September. Andrew and I have spent the last month at home figuring out how to keep this little girl alive while grabbing moments of sleep while we can. It’s been a challenging month, but rewarding and we’re quite smitten with our baby girl.  But it’s also time to leave the nest. After spending over a month … Read More

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