Well, this coming Sunday, I am hosting another themed party.
Can you guess the theme from the invitation?
That's right . .. I am having a Downton Abbey Party!!!!!!!!!
Okay, so a quick synopsis on Downton Abbey for those of you who don't watch the show... and if you don't, may I recommend that you MUST!!
If you enjoy British literature and quick witty banter you will love this show!
Lord Crawley sees his family heritage, especially the grand country home Downton Abbey, as his mission in life. The death of his heir aboard the Titanic means distant cousin Matthew Crawley, a Manchester lawyer, suddenly is next in line and accepts moving onto the vast estate with his even more modernist, socially engaged mother, who clashes with his lordship's domineering, conservative ma the dowager. Marrying off the daughters is another concern. Meanwile the butler presides over a staff which serves the family but also lead most of their entire lives in the servants quarters, intriguing amongst themselves.
I am just tickled pink to be doing this party!
I get lost in the beauty and elegance of the clothing worn on Downton Abbey!
And speaking of beautiful Edwardian Style . . . I am in LOVE with this hat!
My Mom is hosting with me and we have invited 10 of our girlfriends to dress-up, drink tea and go back in time for an afternoon in England! I will be sure to blog all about our party on Sunday.
I'm trying a new toddler recipe tonight that I found on Pinterest. I am a sneaky Mama on a mission to cram in as many veggies in one meal as I can. :) Will let you know how it turns out, but if you are interest here it is!
Toddler Veggie Packed Mac & Cheese
Max out the mac potential by dishing out nutritious whole-grain macaroni enriched (up nutrients even more by looking for one with omega-3 essential fatty acids added). When it comes to the sauce, bypass the boxed cheese powder (and its scary list of additives) to make your own by melting cheese with whole or low-fat milk and a tiny bit of butter. Want some extra probiotic and protein goodness in this go-to toddler meal? Stir in Greek yogurt instead of milk and butter (it's even creamier than regular yogurt). You can also add in pureed tofu for protein and iron, or toss in pureed (or minced) cooked cauliflower or butternut squash to sneak in another serving of veggies.
Peas are another addition typically well received by the high-chair set.
That is it for today dear ones!