New Grilled Cheese

I’m going to pretend it’s not two years later and hop right in.


Plain Grilled cheese involves butter or substitute spread on toast. With butter facing out and American cheese in the middle, fry in frying pan until golden brown and delicious. 

Now for the additions:

Brussel sprouts! I sautéed these in butter until softened and added salt and pepper for taste. Then I piled them on top of the cheese and grilled the sandwich. If you like brussel sprouts then you will like the sandwich. If you don’t, then I hope you have better manners than my 1 year old who promptly threw it on the ground.

The third and final grilled cheese is made with Salami. The quality of the meat definitely impacts the flavor of this sandwich, but again… if you like salami you will enjoy the sandwich. Just place on cheese and grill normally.

Enjoy! 

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New Things / Cheesy Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Things have been busy here, but we are all alive and well!

We are about 80% moved in – the movers didn’t bring a big enough truck to empty out our storage units so they are going to finish up next Sunday. That was the only frustrating part to last Saturday. The best part was that almost everyone remembered it was my birthday. Everyone except for Little Man, but I forgive him because he doesn’t know what birthdays are.

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3 Reasons Pita Bread is the Best

Pita Bread

Pita Bread

I can’t get you out of my head.

You are so yummy,

Pita Bread

Have a safe journey to my tummy.

1. Pizza – Pita bread makes a great pizza crust. And it doesn’t need to bake very long to be edible, just pop it in the oven until your cheese is melted. (Some toppings may take longer). Tonight I made a pizza for my husband (Sauce, Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Pepperoni) and a pizza for me and Little Man (sauce, leftover steamed veggies from lunch at Rock Bottom, mozzarella, cheddar, steak (also leftover)) and put in the oven. I took it out before the oven even finished pre-heating to 400… it was probably in there only about 6 minutes. And it was delicious.

2. It’s good, by itself, or with a dip. Again, just pop it in the oven for 3-5 minutes until it’s nice and toasty. Serve it with hummus or other delicious snacks or eat it by itself.

3. I think the above two reasons are good enough, but just incase… did I mention the convenience? You buy a pack of pita bread at the store and when the kiddo’s or husband ask for 3rd lunch, you can tell them it’ll be ready in 10 minutes!

The only problem is it requires an oven, and living in Seattlexas without AC on the top floor of a many-windowed apartment gets HOT. I say Seattlexas because it’s clear that My One and Only brought the Texas weather with us when we moved to Seattle a year ago. It hardly ever rains and today it was 93* F. Without A/C…this is yucky.

Anywho, I’ve been spending my time trying to write a letter of complaint to the USCIS which I was hoping to publish here, but it is not yet ready. Tomorrow we leave on an adventure to Alaska/Canada and so you will not be hearing from me for a while, but I’m sure I will have a lot to talk about when I get back!

Pizza Sauce

Move over master chefs!

This is the second night in a row where I have had a great dinner mishap. Yesterday I managed to ruin my small pot I use for steaming vegetables because I didn’t realize the water dried up. The veggies smelled like burning so I threw them down the disposal and was in a foul mood until we were able to air out the apartment. Also, the glass of wine helped.

Tonight, I was going to show Frank that I was going to make the peas he chose over spinach by pouring it in to the pot in front of him. I had the bag of peas in one hand and the pot in the other and then proceeded to pour the peas… onto the kitchen floor.

My One and Only thinks he is funny when he says, “Look at it this way, it’s less veggies to burn!”

I shoo him out of the kitchen, but he decides to add, “at least she didn’t throw them down the stairs, Little Man.”

Your kid falls down the stairs ONE time and you never live it down. (He’s fine, he’s fine! This happened almost 2 months ago! We actually went back to the scene of the crime today and the first thing he did was try to climb up the stairs. He loves stairs despite everything.)

Well I am sure this doesn’t leave you with much confidence in my cooking skills, but I make a few good meals. I was able to convince my funny husband to love me somehow, and I am sure food has at least a small part in the play.

I better go check those bratwurst now.

Go Astros!

We took Little Man to the Astros game today. It was his first baseball game. He has a certificate to prove it and everything!  The best part was probably the fact that the Mariner (“Mariener”) Wiener fans managed to sustain a wave for an entire inning. Frank enjoyed “riding the wave”. I’ve never been to a game where even one lap around the stadium was managed, so I was pretty excited too.

The Astros won, which just goes to show what a lucky family we are.


Take me out to the ball game,

take my out to the field,

don’t spend your money on hamburgers,

or you’ll get sick and you’ll NEVER go back.

It’s root root root for the Astros

’cause they’re the best, finally.

It’s 1 -2 -3 strikes, you’re out

at the Astros game!


The hamburger wasn’t that bad, but it was burned AND they smothered it in mayonnaise without asking. Little Man gorged himself on French fries. I decided not to feel guilty because it’s a special occasion and a special day.

Happy Father’s day everyone!

Speaking of fathers, my One and Only has a few new jokes to share.. so check out my “giggles” page!