My take on Bon Appétit’s Pan-Roasted Rosemary Chicken

My take on Bon Appétit’s Pan-Roasted Rosemary ChickenThis rosemary chicken recipe calls for a quartered chicken, but you can pan roast three pounds of thighs, breasts, or drumsticks if you prefer. I needed a recipe for a whole chicken tonight. My wife usually does this amazing Paula Deen inspired dish. She wasn’t feeling very well […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 7 Preview Catch up with the rest of the series here: Episode 1: The Search For A New Nulla Ratione (Mode of Transportation Episode 2: The Pizzazz-less Cockpit Episode 3: Unfortunately Going Where Plenty Have Begrudgingly Gone Before  Episode 4: The Path to Nowhere and an Unexpected Player Episode […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 6

HITTING THE RESET BUTTON The Armada changed things for our search. The two of us didn’t think that we needed that much space in a vehicle. But your stance changes when you’re able to comfortably put car seats in and out of a car without having to play Jenga in the process.  Cars taken off […]

Family of Five Car Car Search Series: Episode 5

THERE AIN’T NO ROOM FOR BORING, BUT THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE (Car seat In the back)   I love these commercials because I too ain’t got no room for boring. But The Muppets can’t put in another tether in the third row seating, which is only available in the middle seat of the back […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 4

THE PATH TO NOWHERE AND AN UNEXPECTED PLAYER The Pathfinder was the realistic leader of the pack coming into this search. After getting into it with three car seats and playing around with it, it is not a reasonable option for us.  Here are the pros. The Pathfinder does fit three car seats across. It […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 3

UNFORTUNATELY GOING WHERE PLENTY HAVE (Begrudgingly) GONE BEFORE Now when my wife and I were newly weds we made a pact. There was no blood taken or lambs sacrificed. We simply agreed that under no circumstance whatsoever would we ever, ever, ever ever ever ever ever, get a minivan. We were naive. Very naive. And we […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 2

THE PIZZAZZ-LESS COCKPIT  Our first stop of this journey towards comfort and capacity sent was the Honda Pilot. A very capable vehicle. My parents have an older model, I’d say around 2000. It runs nice. No major repairs. Interior has held up well. It’s big but drives small.  This edition appears that it will be […]

Family of Five Car Search Series: Episode 1

THE SEARCH FOR A NEW NULLA RATIONE (Mode of Transportation) We have searched high and low for a solution to our latest family dilemma. Now that we are expanding to three children, how in the world do we get all of those car seats comfortably into a vehicle that is NOT a minivan? Can we […]

Quick Hit: Can You Teach My Crocodile Manners?

So I previously posted about the Nina Needs To Go shorts that appear on Disney Junior and how they are counterproductive. I would like to now applaud the short Can You Teach My Crocodile Manners? It’s setup is one of teaching and they provide options for the youngsters/viewers to select which approach to a situation […]