Belated Happy Father's Day Post and This Week's Eats

Our Father's Day weekend was a pretty typical one.  On Saturday my husband spent the morning/afternoon taking the kids to the children's museum and lunch while I was off to another race (running a 5K PR!).  In the evening, after playing soccer in the backyard, he made us a lovely chicken Parmesan dinner.  Which we enjoyed with a big bottle of wine after the kids went to bed. 

Yesterday, after he got to sleep in, we enjoyed some perfect Seattle weather, lunch at Chipotle and... Target.  Yes, my husband willingly goes with us to Target on the weekends.  Afterwards, I had wanted to go to the Brooks Outlet and visit the Cavalcade (and my friend who works there) while the kids were resting; but, I stayed home so that my husband could accomplish his one father's day request.  He wanted to get the kids 'graduation' presents (big brother's pre-K grad and baby girl a toddler group grad), but I secretly think the 522 piece Lego set was more for his enjoyment and not big brother's... 

Um, yeah, who d'you think put that together?  Not that kid!  And certainly not me.

And now my daughter is the proud owner of a new Disney themed attachment item to tote around, her own soft Buzz Lightyear doll. 

He knew she loves to play with the one at the Y, and now they are inseperable.

We are all so lucky to have such a remarkably wonderful man we call daddy 'round here.

  • Monday - Pizza
  • Tuesday - Pioneer Woman's shredded pork (I eat it on tortillas with some fixins, hubs with bbq sauce on a bun)
  • Wednesday - chicken wraps via pinterest
  • Thursday - probably making sandwiches or something light for dinner, as I'm off to Meet Dimity and SBS at the Train Like a Mother house party!
  • Friday - Pomodoro with angel hair pasta (just saute garlic and onion with olive oil in a large pan, add a 28oz can of whole san marzano tomatoes and mash with a potato masher, season w/salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, cook about 15 minutes/until it thickens and add LOTS of fresh basil and fresh grated Parmesan cheese)
  • Saturday - strip steaks with peppercorn crust, twice baked potatoes and wedge salads with blue cheese dressing
  • Sunday - Chicken and veggies stir fry with Trader Joes Red Curry Sauce and brown rice
Huh, looks as if we don't have any experiments/new dishes this week.  Last week's went well: the Thai Crunch Salad from How Sweet Eats was very tasty!  Although it was a little on the sweet side; next time I'll probably omit the brown sugar called for in the dressing.


  1. Hi Andrea! This is Lindsay...we "run" into each other at many local races (I think the last one was Capt Jack's) and the Y... I'm the super short mom with two boys. Anyway, I came across your blog and saw you are doing something with SBS and Dimity - AWESOME! They will be at the RnR expo so when I go pick up my packet I will be sure to say hi too... I'm so glad I read that because I've been dying to meet them. Anyway, have an awesome week and some great runs. I had a lovely one this morning enjoying the sun in the 6 AM hour. Cheers...


    1. LINDSAY! HI! Dude, send me a direct message: andrea at bornandracedinchicago dot com and I can send you the invite to the Train Like a Mother shindig if you don't have plans tomorrow nite :)