I hate "recaps" I really do...I like to read about what has just happened in life not old news, but unfortunately this post is "do as I say not as I do" post. I am much better at old news. With that out of the way, let's just say that March was busy...but I'm back and will try and catch up on some of the highlights. Unfortunately, I didn't grab my camera as often as I should have and missed a few of the "highlights".
First....a very late "Happy Birthday" to my dear husband! He is thirty~*$bla-bla. Not so old, but closer to 40 than 30--whew!
I surprised him by fulfilling a request he has had since we moved back from Japan. Learn to cook Ramen. This isn't your freeze-dried smack ramen that we all have in "food storage", but the real deal. Great broth, al dente noodles, and fresh veggies topped with sliced cha-shu (pork roast) and appealing to the eyes and mouth. Lucky for him, I have an amazing Japanese friend here that could do just that (She is truly an amazing cook and friend). Ramen really isn't complicated, but it was nice to learn the "traditional" ingredients and method as well as where to purchase the items. I also made a trip down to Soho with some girlfriends and they helped me pick him up some new "Ramen" bowls and chopsticks.
We only had time for a short birthday dinner on his "real" birthday, so we saved the rest of the "birthday" for Saturday. As an I-Banker he truly has no time for hobbies and I was tired of giving him i-tunes gift cards so we decided to do an all-food birthday. He loves to cook and sometimes he still has time to sit and eat real food. He loves Belgian waffles so we got him a fancy waffle maker that flips and makes 2 waffles at the same time. Perfect for families! Not to leave "lunch" out we also got him a Panini grill to go with it all!
He wasted no time putting it to use...we had the best waffles for breakfast and great sandwiches for lunch. Since then we've already put some serious mileage on the waffle-maker. It is fantastic!