How is it possible that in one blink, just one blink, 5 years have passed?
Marriage isn’t easy. Anyone who tells you it’s easy is lying. But life with a partner who’s just right for you makes life so much grander. more colorful. brighter. Happier.
For our 5 year anniversary, my PhillyBoy made me this beautiful video of our lives together. It literally starts from day 1 - when we met at a wedding and fell in love right away – and continues all the way until today, 2 homes and 2 kids later. It’s a 30 minute video, and I couldn’t even speak while watching it. What is it about nostalgia that makes you choke up inside? And what is it about me specifically that makes me want to bake cookies at 7 AM after watching that video?
I know most of you probably won’t spend your morning watching this, but I’ve shared it all from the start. How could I not share this too? Here’s the video:
And here’s a first year wedding anniversary video that showcases just our wedding photos specifically.
What a full and happy 5 years together! Happy anniversary my love.
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I tried to make this gorgeous salad my friend told me about from Bon Appetit. When I saw the photo I wanted to stick a fork right into my screen to taste a bite. Unfortunately, despite making a special trip to the market for the ingredients, I still had to make some substitutions. The resulting salad was really tasty, but I still need to try the original recipe! I expect to make this several more times as it was a hit among our guests and I loved how it took something so basic as corn and elevated it to a special side dish. I served this with fish tacos and it was a great match. Enjoy!
Charred Corn Salad with Cotija Cheese
*Adapted from Bon Appetit, not on purpose
4 ears of corn, husked
1 jalapeno, sliced into rings
juice from 2 limes
4 T vegetable oil
4 ounces grated Cotija cheese (I couldn’t find fresh)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
kosher salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Directions: Follow the instructions from the original recipe. Add the tomatoes at the end and toss to combine.
Note: I don’t make a separate dinner for my kids, but I’m always aware that they may not like certain flavors. I often take some of the components of a dish and put them aside for the kids. In this case, I charred 2 extra ears of corn and set them aside for part of the kids’ dinner.
2013: Tricolore Beet Salad
2012: Pulled Pork and Cabbage Slaw Sandwiches
2011: Lemon Feta Pasta
2010: Healthy Zucchini Pasta
2009: Midnight Salad
2008: Zucchini Panino