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Showing posts from March, 2013

12 Hours in DC

I am always so happy to have family come to visit. I hate living in Virginia by myself. My brother and his family came for Easter and gave me a challenge. They wanted to wake up and get to DC by 6AM to get tickets to the Department of the Treasury. We made it a little late so we weren't able to get tickets until 6:15PM. We had already paid for parking so we couldn't leave and come back. We had to stay in DC all day. I took the challenge.

As none of the museums were open we went to the Forestry Department museum and saw Smokey the Bear. Smokey scared Eli to death and the kids got posters that we had to drag around town all day. Then we went to the American History Museum. We saw parts of the museum I hadn't seen before. Then we walked to McDonald's and ate lunch all the way near Chinatown. Then we walked around the outside of the Archives because there was a 3 hour wait to get inside. Then we went to the National Gallery of Art, my favorite place in DC. Then we walked f…

Wendy's Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken

I wasn't planning on eating out today, but I saw a sign in front of Wendy's for their new flatbread sandwich and couldn't resist. It looked delicious not to mention healthy at under 500 calories.

I ordered the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Sandwich because I love Wendy's Asiago Ranch sandwiches. What made this sandwich different was the bread. The bread is what I loved most about this sandwich. The sandwich had the perfect mix of acidity and toasty grilled flavor. It definitely did not taste like a fast food sandwich.

I looked for the sandwich on Wendy's website but could not find it. I hope it makes their menu. I hated Wendy's since they changed the french fry menu and this sandwich just might get me going back to Wendy's.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I am still searching for meals my kids will eat. So far we have spaghetti, tacos, quesadillas, and chicken adobo. Tonight I am going to try Sweet and Sour Chicken from a recipe I found on It has soy sauce, ketchup, and sugar so it can't be too bad.

I have to cook 2 pounds of chicken because it is getting more and more difficult to have enough food for my kids. Ever since I weaned Eli, he has been eating like a pig. I think Eli eats more than anyone else right now. He eats waffles, apple sauce, and anything that I happen to be eating. He loves to beg his father for food the most though. I think Eli does it as a way to bond with his daddy. Eli is 20 months old now and can pretty much eat anything.

Another boy that is getting older is Jon who just turned 9. Jon still loves Star Wars, a life long love that began when he was 1 year old. Now he collects Star Wars the Clone Wars Lego Mini-figures. He even makes custom mini-figures. They entertain him for hours. He also …