Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home Remedy Tip

My 3 month old son has had a cough and cold for a month courtesy of his big sister who brought it home from pre-school. He has been a trooper...until recently. He was fussy because he couldn't breathe and wasn't sleeping.

I tried everything! Humidifier, saline and suction. NO luck. Then my Russian girlfriend said, "Onions! Cut it up and place it in a bowl by his head where he sleeps and he'll be able to breathe." Sure enough it worked! Our room smells like raw onions but at least we're rested.

Thank you Russian home remedy! Happy holidays and may your bedrooms be onion-free during this cold and flu season.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Fresh and Easy Holiday Treats Galore!!!

Last night I attended Fresh and Easy's Holiday party at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. I was very excited to hop on board this majestic ship since I hadn't been there in over a decade and Cal State Long Beach is also my alma mater (GO 49ers!).

If you've read my previous blogs you'll know that I'm a HUGE F & E fan and the spread at the Verandah Grill will show you why. The evening started off with a variety of hors d'oeuvres such as the shrimp cocktail, goat cheese cranberry log and crackers paired off with my favorite F & E wine Dreamstone.

I had to remember to pace myself because their very own chef Cyndi Perez served up some of their warm pre-made appetizers. My favorites were the risotto cakes, mini beef en croutes and petite quiches. Heat and serve?! That's my kind of cooking. She also whipped up some delicious cranberry glazed skewers all made from F & E products.

We topped the evening off with an abundance of desserts. We sampled pumpkin cheesecake, apple tarts and gingerbread cookies to name a few. My waistline is expanding AS I type but every bite was definitely worth the calories.

Having just given birth to a baby boy 13 weeks ago I was glad to find out that F & E also has complete holiday meals available. You can choose from a turkey, ham or roast beef dinner that includes a variety of side dishes. There will be absolutely NO cooking in my part this Christmas so I'm glad I can count on Fresh and Easy to do the cooking "for" me.

Make sure to stop by your nearest Fresh and Easy store to check out their holiday treats and fresh seasonal floral!!!

Thank you for getting my holiday celebration started of "Fresh" AND "Easy"!!!

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. The views expressed are my own personal and honest opinion. Fresh and Easy is dope. PERIOD.

Friday, December 2, 2011

MOM Discount for Disney on Ice "Toy Story 3"!

Hey Southlanders!

Make sure to take advantage of the MOM discount for Disney on Ice "Toy Story 3"! Use it online or at the box office.

See you there!