To all the dads out there, happy Father’s Day! I had an article about children who followed in their dad’s culinary footsteps published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today to celebrate the holiday. On the cover is Michael Engel and his three sons of Pastiche in Bay View. (You can read their story here). For the entire five sections, visit JSOnline’s Food section.
I know I’ve been slightly MIA for most of the week. I was actually in Minneapolis Wednesday and Thursday for work. I’d love to get back up there to visit and see the city more – especially St. Louis Park (I saw they had a Lululemon and I pretty much squealed).
Last night, my mom, sister and baby Tristan came over for dinner. Me and my sis left for a bit to see “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” I LOVED it! I’m so embarrassed to admit, but I actually cried about 3 times during the movie. I wasn’t expecting so many emotional parts.
When we got home, we made homemade pizzas (the sourdough pizza crust is our go-to recipe from King Arthur flour). Toppings included pepperoni (it said Wisconsin Quality on the package, but it was actually manufactured in Kansas!), green peppers, onions, kalamata olives, Mozzarella cheese and Asiago. On the side, we dolled up a Suddenly Salad pasta salad with peas, kalamata olives and bacon bits. The meal deserved a gold star for sure.
Nuts About Granola Product Review
This morning before my 6-mile run, I tried out my Nuts About Granola sample. They have a ton of flavors, but I was happy to receive their Peanut Butter Granola to try. It may go without saying, but this granola tastes homemade (and has a similar texture to my Apple Butter Granola). I’ve tried other commercial brands and some flavors just taste…off. This stuff tastes like I made it myself, fresh, simple, tasty.
I also love the very distinct peanut butter flavor. I can see myself sprinkling it over waffles or pancakes (in addition to yogurt). As far as ingredients go, everything is natural: whole oats, peanuts, brown sugar, honey, natural peanut butter, canola oil, organic wheat bran, cinnamon and natural sea salt. You can buy Nuts About Granola products at these locations or online.
Questions: How did you celebrate Father’s Day?
What’s the last great movie you saw? Besides “What to Expect,” Brenton and I saw “In Time” with Justin Timberlake. I saw it got some flack, but we really liked it.