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I Saved the Cheese…

Hi 🙂

What a weekend we had! If you remember from my post on Friday, I was blogging from a hotel because a crazy storm came through our neighborhood and we lost power.

We’re back in our house… with power…. Thanks goodness!

Here’s a picture of the damage done. This was just a couple of blocks away from our house.

Thankfully, no one was hurt….

Remember me mentioning I was sent fourteen blocks of gourmet cheese? The very generous people from Sam’s Club sent me some samples of a new line of gourmet cheeses they will be carrying. Is it weird that when we lost power by biggest concern was the cheese?!?!?? No need to worry… the cheese safely made it from my fridge, to the hotel room’s fridge…. and now back to my fridge 😉

Our power was restored just in time for me to host Mommy Happy Hour 🙂 Cheese was on the menu… of course 😉

Devon Squire Blue Stilton. This is a very stinky cheese. I served it with fig preserves. IT. WAS. DELICIOUS.


d’ Affinois… this was okay…. I’m a huge fan of the smooth, creamy taste of Camembert… this cheese tasted a little bitter to me. But still decent.

Have any of you tried Mario Batali’s line of cheeses? Oh My Goodness!! His cheeses are delicious! This Iberico did not disappoint! It was by far one of my favorites. It needed no preserves, crackers, or anything. It was perfect on its own 🙂

I served the cheese with a variety of crackers, flat breads, preserves, and dried dates and apricots.

All the mommies LOVED the cheese buffet 🙂 It was a great way to celebrate having electricity again, and a great way to start the weekend 🙂

Speaking of the weekend…. after that horrible storm, we had gorgeous weather! M & I were playing in the backyard and Tim decided to have a little impromptu photo shoot… All these pics are on the bio page 🙂



That’s our 11 year old lab Shiner in the background 🙂


On the agenda today:

  • Hot yoga class (I really need this today)
  • Test a new recipe (involves more cheese from Sam’s Club)
  • Work on Weekly Bite Newsletter
  • Blog 🙂
  • Reorganize my office
  • Edit photos
  • Prep for a BLOG GIVEAWAY 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • Decide what to cook for dinner… any ideas?

On another note… did you all see the “Better Than Crack Brownies” on Jessica’s blog? Holy Cow!!!! They look insanely delicious! Go check em’ out 🙂

I also want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little brother Luis!!! You’re the best brother a sister could ask for!! I hope you have an awesome day!

18 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on August 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

    OMG!! That storm is so scary. I am glad you guys are alright. And those last pictures are just SO precious. Love them!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on August 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    you and M are seriously SO GORGEOUS!!! so glad the cheese made it safely…i would totally be concerned about the cheese too. i feel like that’s totally normal 🙂

  3. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on August 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Oh my goodness, that’s a huge tree! Glad everyone’s OK. Thankfully we only lost power briefly.

    Oh, and that cheese sounds so good. Too bad I’m a Costco girl.

  4. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on August 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

    If you had let this cheese go to waste, I may have had to break off our friendship 😉 Thank goodness you guys (and your house!) are all right. And, of course, the pics are priceless!!

  5. Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick said on August 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Oh my, a cheese that doesn’t need anything else to go with it? Wow!!

    That storm looks insane, but gorgeous weather usually always does come around after insane moments and the pictures of you and M are fabulous!!

  6. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on August 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Oh, Happy Birthday to your brother! Glad you guys are ok and you had a great weekend! Love the photos of you and the little one! Too sweet! Have a great day!

  7. carissa @ Fit To Indulge said on August 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Mmm the cheese spread looks fabulous. But where’s the wine? 😉 adorable photos w/ M, as always. Happy Monday, enjoy yoga..

  8. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on August 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Oh your daughter looks JUST like you!

  9. Mia said on August 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Your photo shoot looks so sweet.

    I’m glad you cheese was safe and you had a great party!

  10. tanyasDailyProducetReviews said on August 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    that tree root is major….lucky nothing too serious happened.
    all the cheeses look great.
    noticed you are a mom…and if you check out my blog it leads you to my other website..which i’m looking for some input…thanks if you have the time!

  11. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on August 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Oh Gosh!! That’s a TREE!!

    Confession: I would’ve saved the cheese too. Those look amazing 🙂 Just like Jessica’s crazy brownies.

  12. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on August 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I love the pictures of you and M!!
    I haven’t heard of Mario’s cheese, I’m going to look for them next time at the store!

  13. Jennifer Cohen Katz RD said on August 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Got some ideas for dinner for you, as requested. I provide a complimentary week of ideas with recipes, shopping lists, and even photos at Not a diet, just healthy, seasonal, quick-prep menus to get families cooking again and on the road to better choices. It’s great to discover another RD who can cook what she preaches! Cheers to you!

  14. lynn @ the actors diet said on August 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    wow that tree pic is insanity!!!

  15. The Candid RD said on August 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Aww, happy birthday to your bro! My bro turned 14 on August 6th. It’s crazy!

    I can NOT believe that tree. Seriously, that’s my worst nightmare. We just had our HUGE maple tree trimmed. They cut it down a lot and I didn’t really like it, but now I feel MUCH safer in a storm!! By any chance do you know if that tree was really, really, really old? I just need reassurance that that’s not going to happen to the many trees around here!

  16. The Candid RD said on August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I forgot to mention those are the best mother-daughter pictures I’ve seen! You both look so happy and joyful. She’s so precious.

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on August 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I would totally be worried about the cheese too. That storm looks really scary, I’m glad everyone is ok. and I LOVE the pictures of you and M, you are both gorgeous!!

  18. Mo@MommyRD said on August 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I can’t believe how much M looks like you. I didn’t realized it until I saw the two of you side by side like that. Gorgeous!