Allergies kicked my ass this spring. We’re finally on the other side (hopefully for the foreseeable future!) and I can now get back into a routine. What that routine may be, I have no idea. I’m done with finals on Wednesday and then next week I’m off to Missouri for my first meeting for the new research project I belong to. These two nights away from Bjorn will be the longest I have ever been from him and it will be hard. The anticipation of leaving is already eating me up. I never thought I would get to be this bad.
Bjorn has been high-larious these past few weeks. The things that come out of that boys mouth! He has also become somewhat obsessed with Ballet, the Red Wings, and Dvorak’s 9th Symphony (he ‘doots’ it).
The other day we were hanging out in the living room and he just gets up and tells me “bye bye mama!”. I asked him, “where are you going?”. He replies, “to play hockey! with the red wings!”. Then he proceeds to walk towards the door. You buy a kid ONE red wings jersey and they think they’re part of the team. Its adorable. Kind of ready to embrace being a hockey mom. Kind of.
One of these days I’ll post some photos.
We have been cooking. All things I’ve posted before and don’t require too much effort. However, I did make a brand new recipe for a party I went to on Saturday night. Our friend Joe hosted a dinner and asked for me to bring an appetizer. Now–I LOVE appetizers, but I’m always horribly uncreative at cooking or providing them. Coupled with a shortage of time and this caused a great deal of stress (I believe an assortment of cookbooks are strewn across my bedroom floor). Anyway–I don’t really have a “go to” appetizer so was on a frantic search to find something that would be suitable for a gay man’s party. A tall order.
Enter Smitten Kitchen. I found this great recipe for Olive-Artichoke Crostini (its especially great if you love green olives and artichokes–which I do!). Slices of baguettes and a delicious spread. Can’t go wrong. The only thing I wish I had done differently was chop up some parsley to sprinkle on top for coloring.
This upcoming week I’ll be trying a new recipe for a school project. That’s right. We are working on a nutritional intervention for type 2 diabetes prevention among adolescents–and our presentation involves feeding the audience a Mayo Clinic endorsed zucchini bread. I know, right? Will keep you posted on if this tastes like cardboard. I will beta on Bjorn and, let me tell you, he is a man of discriminating tastes.
Anyway–have friends coming over to bake tomorrow. Best school project ever.