We've had a busy week here. Yesterday we had my brother and sister-in-law, and their son over for dinner. I made marinated London broil out of one of my Mediterranean cookbooks, roasted broccoli, green beans and couscous. Yummy!
The recipe for the London broil is as follows:
1 c dry red wine (I just use a red table wine)
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cloves
salt & pepper to taste
Mix ingredients together, then pour over London broil. The recipe calls to put the meat in the oven, but I just put it in a large saute pan with a lid and flip it every 5 min or so until its cooked through. The wine mixture reduces down and creates a nice sauce. Every time I've put it in the oven, the meat tastes wonderfully, but the wine mixture is burnt to my baking pan.
Jay was having a blast with Ewan's toys. It was so cute to see Ewan try to play with him. The little guy wants to play with kids older than him so bad, give him a few months and he will be right in there with them!
Tonight, Rachel and Eric invited us to meet them at the Slice for dinner. I had been thinking about seeing if they would like to go tonight all week, but they're going on vacation soon so I figured they would be busy getting ready. I guess great minds really do think alike afterall! It was nice to get the kids together. Ewan is able to interact and play with Anya more and more. I love being able to see all the new things he figures out.
Saturday, we're going to the pumpkin patch, something I look forward to all year. I LOVE fall, especially October. Pumpkins, apples, corn mazes, hayride, bonfires...I love all of it! We went to Linvilla Orchards in Aston, PA last fall, but I was 7 months pregnant and didn't get to enjoy it as much as I normally would. I absolutely cannot wait to share with Ewan the wonder that is fall!
Sunday is Megan's bridal shower in St. Louis and my mother-in-law and other sister-in-law are driving here, then I'm driving us all to the shower. The boys are staying here and ordering pizza and watching football..I'm glad they all get to spend time together, but I'm so glad I don't have to be here for that!
Then, on Monday, Alan is leaving for the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference in Buffalo, NY. He'll be gone all week, meaning he'll spend his birthday in New York. I guess that means he doesn't get his dreamsicle cake this year! (j/k! he'll just have to wait til he gets back)
Then, our actual anniversary is October 24. Not sure what we're going to do yet, but it'll probably be low-key since we just took our trip to North Carolina. After that it's Halloween, then Thanksgiving, Mary's wedding, my 30th birthday (ahhh!), then Christmas, New Years' and Ewan's birthday...where has the time gone?!