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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baptism and LOTS of Food

It's Monday.


I'm sure everyone is saying that, right? This weekend flew by. Family in town, little man's baptism, going here, running there, and well, here we are.

Saturday was spent on the move. But before we left the house, we needed a proper breakfast! Scrambled eggs (eggs, milk, shredded cheddar, salt, pepper) and homemade english muffin bread with strawberry jam. Can't beat this breakfast!

Although, I will say it didn't keep us full, so when we arrived at our destination that afternoon, a Jimmy John's stop had to be made! Shockingly, I hadn't had Jimmy John's in well over a year....it was worth the wait.

What's your favorite sub shop?

We hung out at the hotel, where my husband's family was staying, most of the day. Little man did great! Such a trooper. Before we headed back that night, it was pizza time! Casey's pizza in fact. We all know my love for pizza.

Yesterday we were up early and moving! Our little guy got baptized with all the family in tow. It was such a nice service and he did well! Here's our loving family pic:)

Afterwards we all headed to the Iowa River & Power Company for a champagne brunch. All I can say is OH MY GOSH. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere and service was even better. I cannot even tell you all the stations of food they had...and so yummy! Here's my plate (okay, ONE of my plates).

And we cannot forget my mom's famous sugar cookies! Which of course she decked out for the occasion. I haven't tried one yet, because I am still FULL...but trust me I will!

So, that was our weekend in a nutshell. This week is a little more low-key, but I do have some good food to post about!
  • Brown Bottle Lasagna
  • Ranch Chicken Dip (which I forgot about last week!)
  • Baked Apple Chips
  • Brown Rice & Veggie Casserole
  • Crockpot Italian Chicken

Everyone have a great Monday!

Would you like to comment?

  1. He looks so adorable! Congrats! I'm sure you're glad your family was there. Sorry I'm missing out on the cookies :)

  2. Congrats on the baptism! The family photo is priceless.

  3. Seems like yesterday I was doing my sons baptism and now this Sunday is his First Communion! Where does the time go???

  4. aw, your little family is adorable! :)

    - Beth @ www.DiningAndDishing.com

  5. Aw, your family picture is adorable!! Can't wait for the chicken ranch dip recipe! :D

  6. Beautiful family picture!! Congratulations on the baptism. I know that is truly special!

  7. I think I usually prefer Jimmy John's over Subway, but I hate that it's a lot more expensive. Although I rarely eat out at either, so I guess it's not that big of a deal-breaker for me either way! :)

    Congrats on the Baptism! He looks so cute all decked out and I love your hair. If mine wasn't so curly I'd attempt something cute like that!

    Your mom's cookies look great! If I needed something like that I'd have to buy them! hehe

    Can't wait to see the upcoming recipes, esp Brown Bottle Lasagna - sounds intrigueing!

  8. Thanks Christina! I actually do have naturally curly hair...so...when I go out of the house I have to straighten it!

  9. Ooooh, I love champagne with brunch :) My friends all swear by Jimmy Johns but I don't get what the hype is? I personally like subway :)

  10. Congrats on the baptism!! Thanks for visiting my blog...can't wait to see your recipes!!! I really like Subway and Submarina!

  11. oh what a wonderful celebration and brunch!

  12. Congrats on your little one's baptism! Our Cora just got baptized this month, too! :)

  13. Congrats on the baptism!! Thanks for visiting my blog...can't wait to see your recipes!!! I really like Subway and Submarina!