Archive: January 2012

The wonderful ladies from the Princeton alumni chapter of my sorority, Phi Mu, threw me a baby shower at Nicholas on Saturday. Audrey, the matriarch of the group, organized the whole thing, and it was really sweet. I had a great afternoon. Audrey took my obsession with cupcakes and turned it into the theme for the day, which I loved.

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Other Baby’s Room posts: Baby’s Room Pt. 1.

The painting is finished!

Two walls are Benjamin Moore’s Leather Saddle Brown.

Two walls, the ceiling, and the trim are Benjamin Moore White. Just…white.

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This is by no means a light dinner, but once in a while on a wintry night some gooey mac ‘n cheese indulgence is just perfect. This yielded a lot of lunch leftovers when I made it last week. The original recipe called for deli ham, but I added some crispy bacon instead.

Four-Cheese Pasta with Peas and Bacon (adapted from the December ’11 issue of Food Network Magazine)
4 servings
Kosher salt
12 ounces penne
1 cup frozen peas
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg white
1 cup evaporated milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (1 scant cup)
3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
3 ounces fontina cheese, grated (1 scant cup)
3 ounces deli ham, in 1 piece, diced
1 ounce parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

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It only took till late January to really get here, but finally some of the white stuff landed overnight last night. Yay!

Three of my 2nd grade girls presented me with this drawing on Wednesday, and I wanted to hug them but thought I would burst into tears. I’m 33 weeks now and highly emotional. I will hug them next week, when it doesn’t take me by surprise.

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