Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Girls Night: February

It was my turn to host Girls/ Boys Night last Friday. It was great seeing everyone especially since I haven't felt like getting out much because of the snow. K. was 9 months pregnant (she's at the hospital in labor right now, actually! I can't wait to meet the new little one!), so it was especially nice that she ventured out.

I've been craving Spinach-Artichoke Dip so I randomly used this recipe. I really liked it and would definitely make it again. And I've been in the mood for Monkey Bread ever since I had my sister-in-law's a month ago in South Jersey. I used this recipe. I always put white frosting in the center of the "bread" because the million cups of sugar already in the recipe are obviously not enough for me. K. and P. brought goodies as well. I think I ate myself into a food coma.

I decided on a practical craft that I found here. It seemed pretty easy: save tin cans with lids from the recycling bin and cover them in decorative paper. Kids always seem to have a ton of junk, like broken crayons, markers, little toys, etc. These tins are easy storage.

It's also a great way to recycle if you are trying to be more green.

Baby C. likes to roll his empty containers around on the floor. Here's another tip for new parents: don't buy your child any toys; just give them trash to play with. Baby C. can have the nicest toy in the world sitting right in front of him, but he will inevitably want to play with an empty box of spaghetti or toilet paper roll. Why is this? If he had his way he would beeline for the trashcan, knock it over, and then spend an hour or two happily sifting through the garbage. Nice. Maybe he'll go into Maintenance when he's older? He also likes putting his hands in my mouth and picking away at my teeth/ gums. So, he may gravitate toward dentistry instead. Who knows?

We will be taking a short hiatus from Girls Night since K. will have her hands full with her little newborn. P. is also expecting in the spring, so we will probably not meet regularly for a little while.


  1. You just made me very hungry... thanks. The craft was cute, for sure. I wish I lived nearby so I could participate too. :(


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