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Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Ever!

I am really terrible with most “domestic” things. Meal planning has never lasted more than a month for us, and most of the time I am too busy chasing Adelaide around to cook and clean properly. Thankfully, Chris has embraced his inner chef and has been doing most of the cooking since I got pregnant. He especially loves to grill, and he is fantastic at it!

I am so grateful to have such a helpful partner. The other night we were both getting peckish, and having no meal ingredients in the house, Chris came up with a craving for grilled cheese. He agreed to chill out with Adelaide while I ran to the store for supplies. Going to the store hungry is never a good idea, but this trip, I think I managed to do a pretty good job. I even managed to get everything on my list except for avocado, which was meant for Adelaide. Whoops!

Anyway, here are the ingredients for the best grilled cheese ever (*bacon not pictured, but very much required) :


The cream cheese added a richness that made this meal seem much heartier than it was. Also, the cheese combination was heavenly. I’m glad that I was suckered into buying 2 cheeses, since they were on sale 2/$5 at Dillon’s.

Here’s a picture of the finished product, served alongside Art’s & Mary’s jalapeño chips:


They were so good, I even had another for lunch the next day, minus the bacon. What’s your favorite grilled cheese ingredients? Do you have any quick and easy go-to recipes to share?

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38 Weeks 4 Days

Today marks the day that Adelaide has been an outside baby for as long as she was nestled safely in my tummy. I know, I know, the first 2 weeks of pregnancy don’t really “count,” but for all intents and purposes, this is a big deal in my mind. I have an almost 9-month-old baby. This time last year I was big, sweaty and uncomfortable. This year, I’m sweaty, uncomfortable, sleep deprived and just a little bit bigger than I was before pregnancy. Ah, memories.

We are still busy with preparations for our family vacay, but  Adelaide and I took a break from it all to go to the Discover Center with my sister and nieces and nephews for nephew Tony’s birthday. (Shout out to Tony and Frankie, brothers and birthday buddies!) You know, there really should be a combo word for nieces/nephews. In Spanish, it’s “sobrinos.” Anyway, here’s a picture of my baby girl enjoying the “infant sensory garden.”


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