Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Night Special

I work full-time for a conservation nonprofit organization but on Fridays I work from home. This truly is my most exhausting day of the week because I'm also dealing with my toughest boss: Jack. Today, we had friends over in the morning for blueberry crumb cake and a frittata (spoiler alert: I make this for practically every breakfast I host - just so you know if you ever come over). I did get to some emails, phone calls and the like for work during naptime. Once Jack woke, we hit Chicago's Clybourn Avenue. Haircut at Snippet's (not a tear, thank you very much). Bagel for Jack at Panera Bread. (Good grief - Panera now has cherry vanilla bagels.) A visit to Right Start. (Jack truly enjoyed zooming around on this scooter - $99.95 price tag). And rounded it out with a grocery run at Treasure Island.

I'm tired! A perfect evening for time with my husband, a homemade dinner and catching up on our Tivo-ed Check, Please! episodes. Cooking Light's jambalaya is comforting and delicious. We rounded it out with a bottle of sparking wine: Lucien Albrecht Blanc de Blancs from Alsace. This is such a nice, reasonably priced sparkler. I first discovered it at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park. Jeremy is the sommelier in our house, but I actually bought this one. It also was a perfect complement to our dessert: cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B's, brought over by one of my dear breakfast guests. G'night!

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