Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is a great opportunity to try new restaurants or old favorites with a very affordable prix fixe menu, all while raising money for Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. The event was held in September, and we had a chance to try two restaurants this year. We sampled one new location, K Wine Bar in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood, and one old favorite, Funky Monkey Wine Company at Pointe Orlando in the International Drive area.
My three words are eleven, eleven, eleven, but really, I need to add one more word this week, another eleven, because my very own ‘Lil Buddy turned eleven months old on Nov. 11.
The first year of life is nothing short of amazing, and the transformations we, as parents, get to witness are amazing. But even within this time period, there are times where your little one’s growth and development seems more linear and predictable and other times when it seems like that development is explosive, almost exponential. I feel like we’re in the latter right now, as we approach ‘Lil Buddy’s first birthday.
I am training for my first half-marathon in December, but in between all the must-do training runs, I think it’s nice to do a race that’s just for fun now and then. The Parenting Magazine Fit Generation 5K and Stroller Roll on Oct. 1 fit the bill perfectly. The event featured a chip-timed 5K, an untimed 5K stroller roll, kids races and a family festival after the race. The starting and finish line and the festival were hosted at the Winter Park Village shopping center in Winter Park, Fla.
I’m not much of a chef, but I love browsing for recipes on Pinterest. One of my favorite things about Pinterest is that, due to its visual nature, many of the recipes pinned are really beautiful or interesting to look at. Even better, there seems to be a wealth of recipes that are interesting to look at and easy to make, like my last Pinterest Challenge entry, Antipasto Skewers. Today’s recipe also fits the bill, and I am lovingly nicknaming it the Franken-Cookie.
**talking in spooky announcer voice** It’s an Oreo. It’s a chocolate chip cookie. It’s both. It’s the Franken-Cookie!!! **insert cheesy sound effects scream here … or the sound of everyone drooling!**