>I saw santa riding a mountian bike.

20 Dec

>My what a busy weekend its been. I got hella crafty, explored my neighborhood and got my daughter a puppy- swoooooon! I also redesigned the blog- what do you think? I am so excited about this upcoming week because I’ve been doing a bit of plotting and have started organizing an amazing giveaway! Starting on December 25Th and going until the new year 3 lucky readers will have the chance to win some super awesome LOCAL swag to reign in the new year.
here’s a clue about our giveaway sponsors- our sponsors are neighbors and love this great city and one keeps you awake and one makes you pretty one fills your tummy and one can make you a friend and all of them want you to enter
and win!

Tonight is going to be a christmas cheer filled night! Don’t have any holiday traditions well start one now by going to see The Nutcracker, a Christmas classic, at the Egyptian Theater or
The Holly, a celebration of beloved secular Christmas music, at SJCHS Black Box Theater. Both are at 7:30 but there is also a 2:00 matinee on Dec 18th of The Nutcracker and The Holly plays all week at 7:30 and 2pm.

On Tuesday try taking a class at Eccles community arts center. Zuhra Zakiyah (Candace Baker) will teach Middle Eastern (Belly) Dance Techniques at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on from 6 to 7 p.m. December 21st through January 18th. All ages and levels are welcome. Tuition: $35. To register for this workshop, please call a member of the art center staff at 801-392-6935.

The Audubon Society presents a different speaker or slide show every month and this tuesday you can go and see for your self. Please visit www.wasatchaudubon.org or call the Ogden Nature Center for details at 801-621-7595.

Want to just hang out and relax? Free Texas Hold-em at Teazers Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes!

And don’t forget about brewskis heavy metal karaoke! Unleash your inner metal head and rock out !

also yes, i did see Santa riding down the street on a mountain bike haha

Besides chasing my toddler, wearing shiny pants and blogging i love to cook. I am saving up to go to the Weber tech culinary school just so i can learn how to make more food to eat. I am a foodie hence my love of yelp and i don’t think my family has any complaints. I try and make sure i make a good home cooked meal several days out of the week and i love to experiment. i have a complete inability to follow recipes and i love to substitute and make it my own. Last night i forgot to pull out the chicken breast from the freezer so i had to come up with a plan b for my chicken Parmesan. I had some eggplant that needed to be cooked and i really wanted to make Israeli couscous so i thought id play with an old eggplant parmeseana recipe i knew. Earlier in the week i got a bunch of tomatoes from a great produce sale and made some marinara sauce with yellow peppers and tons of garlic. I grilled the eggplant with onions and added the marinara sauce and put it on top of the Israeli couscous with some fresh Parmesan cheese. It was frigging delicious, i wish i had leftovers but ALAS with a good meal there are often no leftovers. Here are some pics and i would love to hear about and try out your favorite homemade recipes.
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