Thursday, May 19, 2016

Food Truck Border Brawl {and a Ticket Giveaway}

Win tickets to the Food Truck Border Brawl (PA vs. NJ) at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 11!

One of my favorite foodie films of all time is the 2014 movie Chef starring Jon Favreau. If you haven't seen it... It's about a chef who decides to launch a food truck business after a bad review leads to an epic meltdown on Twitter.

Now, I can't say whether the film necessarily had anything to do with it, but the food truck scene has simply exploded since 2014. I'm in awe of the variety of cuisines you can try from food trucks today, and I love it when a new truck has their break-out moment.

So when the team at ArtsQuest offered me a pair of tickets to the Food Truck Border Brawl (PA vs. NJ) at SteelStacks in June, I accepted their invitation to cover the event. PLUS, I arranged a ticket giveaway just for readers of Taste As You Go!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vanilla Bean Basmati Rice Pudding

This Vanilla Bean Basmati Rice Pudding is creamy, sweet, and oh so delicious! Serve it warm or serve it cold... either way, you'll find yourself going back for another bowlful.

You guys, yesterday was HARD.

The sweet girl who made my Mother's Day so wonderful (with the help of her dad, of course) disappeared. In her place was a toddling terror I didn't recognize. It was almost as if she were giving us a sneak preview of what she might be like during the Terrible Twos.

Keeping up with her tiring. And frustrating. And I hit a wall by the time I put her down for her nap. I was hoping that a little rest would help her, but the afternoon was just as difficult as the morning.

It was so tempting to call it a day and go to bed after she was down for the night. But I needed to do something for myself... something to recover. I decided to unwind by writing so I could share another story with you.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Still looking for some last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas? Don't worry... I've got you covered.

Last year, Mother's Day was a blur.

I was only two months into motherhood and too sleep-deprived to enjoy it. Plus, we were on the go for most of the day, trying to pack in as much as possible.

*rookie mistake*

By the time we sat down for dinner, Caroline had hit her witching hour... HARD. Poor Stephen spent the majority of the meal walking her up and down the sidewalk to try and calm her, while I scarfed down food at our table all by myself.

It was pathetic, you guys.

This year, we're taking a different approach. We're going for brunch (of course), but that's the only thing on our schedule (as far as I know). Mother's Day is likely going to wind up being super low-key, and I'm really looking forward it.

And, if I'm spoiled with gifts like these, then so be it...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for May

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for May at once.

Let's see... Not much has changed since I posted our menu plan for April.

The non-blogging areas of my life are still taking up most of my time. Caroline took her first solo steps earlier this month (!) and requires a little more supervision than before. When I can carve out time for myself, I'm spending it pitching potential clients.

Even so, I, somehow, still managed to write four new blog posts this month, including this one. And I'm happy with that. Happy because I'm writing when I feel inspired to write rather than when I feel pressured to.

What a difference!