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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Kid in the Kitchen

Did you do any Black Friday shopping? I tried it one year and got a great deal on some fancy scissors at Michael’s and I think I got a free bag at Target too. It was fun, but I’m not really a morning person, so getting to stores at 4 or 5am just isn’t my thing. If you did go shopping, I hope you got some great deals!

We avoided any shopping craziness and had our nephew, Antonio, sleepover Thanksgiving evening. He was greeted with his own custom designed chalkboard menu and insisted on adding to it throughout the weekend.

The final chalkboard had plenty of doodles.
He helped make breakfast by whisking the eggs and flipping the blueberry bagel French toast.

After some holiday decorating, we made quesadillas for lunch. I chopped and sautéed veggies while
Antonio buttered the tortillas using a cheese spreader.

We had Antonio try some hummus, but he didn’t like it, so I made him a sour cream-ranch type dip for his veggies.

We also made some chocolate pudding and whipped cream (kids love to whisk and push buttons!).

After lunch, we went to purchase a Christmas tree and had planned on getting it from Valley Natural Foods. However, we first stopped at Home Depot to buy some more lights and ended up finding the perfect tree, a Noble Fir.

Turns out, it’s the best tree we’ve ever had, but it probably helps that we actually remembered to water it this year. After tree decorating and snowflake making, we went to eat at the Bad Waitress before grabbing second row seats at Robin Hood.

We’ve been to the Children’s Theatre plenty of times, but we’ve never seen a show on the Cargill Stage, a smaller stage without the moving parts of the main stage. It was great to be so close to the action and have the actors come right up to us, making the audience a part of the performance. Antonio loved the show and talked about the characters all the way home.

A great end to an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend.


  1. What a wonderful weekend! Sounds like you guys had tons of fun! Lucky nephew you have!

    What did you think of the Bad Waitress? Dan and I won't eat there any more, after way too many experiences involving extremely slow service, rude waiters/waitresses, and cold, rubbery, or soggy food. Plus, their scrambled tofu sucks!

    Sorry. :) I just feel very strongly about the Bad Waitress. :)

  2. That is one seriously lucky kid! Sounds like a fun day filled with delicious food!

  3. Looks like fun! What a full day!


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