Future Foodie

You know you have a good book club meeting when four hours and four bottles of wine later, everyone is still sitting around singing the “Smoke Free Class of 2000″ song (Anyone else heard of this?? Okay, me neither) and the pug is passed out snoring on the couch. No one outparties Chloe.

Our book club book was Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl. It was my 2nd time reading this- and just as good this time around. If you’re interested in restaurants, food writing or even psychology, you’ll love it. Of course we discussed the book for about, oh, 10 minutes.

Three of the book club members: Allison (with the Annie’s dressing), Camille and Julie (modeling her salad):


Julie’s yummy spinach dip- which she LEFT AT MY HOUSE. Baaaaaaaaad Julie! But Brian thanks you.


Pizza and salad:


Not pictured: Lauren’s Paciugo Gelato, Jill’s cupcakes and Camille’s Hershey Kiss cookies. And Lauren, Jill and Anna.

The latest Food Network magazine had this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that I was dying to try. It was kind of a pain in the butt to make: a layer of chocolate, crushed saltines and crushed peanuts; a layer of jelly; a layer of peanut butter frosting; and a layer of chocolate ganache. I burned the first batch of the bottom chocolate layer and had to start over.


They were worth the effort! I love anything PB & chocolate. And they’re REALLY good cold.

So Chloe would like to show you guys her new outfit…


Do you like it? I’m not sure how crazy she is about the new tee, but she’ll have until December to get used to it.




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0 Responses to Future Foodie

  1. Lisa P says:

    Does this mean what I think it means?!

  2. Jess says:


  3. gammypie says:

    No way!!! Really?

  4. Susan says:

    Sweet !!!

  5. Tammy says:

    Official congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Christina says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! December!!!! Wow!

  7. Hangry Pants says:

    Congratulations Heather and Brian!!!! Chloe will make an excellent big sister!

  8. klemons says:

    Wahoo, so glad the jig is up! I am so excited for you guys. I think it’s quite fitting that you have a bun in the oven – you are ALWAYS baking. Ha.

  9. Mary Anne says:

    Yea!! Congratulations!!

  10. Mary Anne says:

    Oh yes – and I do know the “Smoke Free Class of 2000 song” by heart. Did all that money for 12 years of private education pay off or what?!

  11. Sammie says:

    YAY Mama!!!! Feel free to hit me up for any advice. After almost 5 years I am getting pretty good at this mommy stuff – if I may toot my own horn.

  12. Julie says:

    HOORAY for Baby Baker! And I totally told you that MaryAnne would comment about the smoke free class of 2000 too :) Let me tell you that I am SO glad that the dip lives at your house because it is not welcome here. Enjoy Brian… Kelly sure did enjoy the insane alcohol content beer that he brought over, and his company of course!

    Molly hopes that you and baby baker get to rock out to some good music today. More to come.

  13. Rose says:

    Your book club looks fun!

  14. heatherwlu says:

    Yep, it’s true!! Due Dec 3… though I think it’s going to be earlier. We had a sono at 5 wks 6 days and the baby was measuring almost a week ahead. Thanks for all of the congrats! I couldn’t wait to tell you guys :)

  15. Andrea says:

    OMG! I’m so bummed I didn’t get to read your post last night and am just finding out now. I’m so happy for you guys! Y’all are going to be the cutest parents!
    I do have to admit that at first I thought you guys were getting another pug. Then, I though, why would they have to wait until December. Big fat, DUH, Andrea!

  16. Marie says:

    CONGRATS HEATHER & BRIAN!!!! such great news!

  17. Maxey says:

    HOORAY!!! Guys this is SO exciting!! :) I am so very very happy for you both and can’t wait to meet Baby Baker!!!

  18. SallyAnn says:

    Congrats Heather and Brian!!! This is SO exciting. Chloe looks like the perfect big sister. :)

  19. Heather says:

    WOW! That’s fantastic news! Congrats!

    My bookclub spends all of 10 minutes talking about the book too. The rest is a blur of margaritas and laughing. :)

  20. marie says:


    And your book club looks like tons of fun.

  21. Molly says:

    congrats heather and brian! what exciting news!

  22. awww…. I’m so excited for you! Congrats!

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