Here's a recap of our week -
Tuesday: We went over my parents house on Tuesday and met Auntie Theresa there. She picked up the boys at daycare because I worked pretty late. The boys had some ziti, meat sauce, milk, and veggie pouches. They are starting to fit in a regular seat and actually eat their food, rather than falling off the chairs. Since we do it down the Cape, we tried it at my parents. It's so adorable...and hilarious. Look at Conor's face trying to see his plate. LOL.
Saturday: Conor slept in a bit this morning...almost til 7am. When he woke, he was so snuggly. He then relaxed on the ground, so I put a blanket on him. He is the snuggliest little guy. It's so sweet.
And Caden proceeded to take the blanket OFF of Conor....
They started getting a little fussy around 8ish - we had been changed, we ate first breakfast, we got dressed, we played...but they were still a little cranky. I put on the original "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" that I grew up with (pre- Daniel Tiger days). The song came on and they saw trolley. THIS was their reaction. It is so priceless.
Wednesday: I worked on Veteran's Day, met with Lindsay/Chrissy and others for a bridal shower prep lunch in Dedham which was so fun!! It's nice having meals with other adults. :) Then Jim and I had some friends over on Wednesday night. Rather than preparing a formal sit-down dinner, we asked if they would like to do some light apps and enjoy some amazing Del Dotto wine we picked up from Napa a few years ago. That vineyard was so unique and incredible. They have a different concept where the wines are stored in caverns. We toured the caves and they gave us taste tests from a "wine thief" straight from the barrel! Certainly one of our favorites. The Colellas agreed on apps, so I made some bruschetta and my favorite baked brie recipe. It's great in the fall. I also had some shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers and fruit, and veggies with an awesome yogurt ranch dip.
This baked brie recipe is always great in the fall. I buy one triangle brie package, chop off a bit of the edges, and then slice it in half to sort of make a square. I add some frozen cranberries, apple slices, and brown sugar. I wrap that all up in a crescent roll. I bake it at 325 for about 15-20 minutes...basically until it's all bulked up and slightly brown. You will know when it's done. Sorry I don't have an after pic. Serve it with a bread knife and more fresh apple slices. You can add crackers too - but the bread/crescent is really enough to go with it.