Bites of Life (#4)

Noble Pig Hawaii
It’s hard to believe it’s March already. Twenty-one days and counting until I am back sitting on some of my favorite beaches in the world.  I can’t wait to feel eighty degree temps and cool ocean breezes. I look forward to it every year!

What are you doing for Spring break?

Noble Pig Queso
This week started out with more partying…more eating. I made some epic queso dip with all the usual suspects; cheese, refried beans, jalapenos, Ro-tel, green chiles…it’s always so addicting.

Noble Pig Treadmill
And since we are always on an eating frenzy over here, I finally had to get a treadmill. I do run outdoors daily, but sometimes I want to vary my workout and this seemed like the best way to do it.

We literally spent a year comparing all treadmills and all that they offer. There are so many options to consider and we ended up with a very highly rated model for a good price. It does take a semi to deliver this giant piece of equipment.

Noble Pig Basketball
Middle school basketball came to an end this week. I’m going to miss watching the kids play, they really enjoyed it.

Noble Pig Turkey
Have I told you all about the band of wild turkeys we have in our neighborhood? They are kind of cool to watch and not afraid of the dogs or humans. In fact they are pretty friendly.

Noble Pig Barrel 47
We finally ate at Barrel 47, the new restaurant right across from our winery tasting room. I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture but their Barrel Burger is about as big as your head! We hope you come out and give them a try soon.

Noble Pig Mardi gras Pinterest Board
Mardi Gras is in full swing as we approach Fat Tuesday. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Mardi Gras recipes. Make sure to follow along if you don’t already. Many also refer to Fat Tuesday as Shrove Tuesday where pancakes and related fried breads or pastries made with sugar, fat and eggs are also traditionally consumed. Check out my Pancake Pinterest board if you are looking to make something in that category.

Things I’ve Seen Around the Web This Week:

Wow. If I knew these wouldn’t get so dirty, I’d want them too.
This burger. I want it.
Casserole of the week!
This is the perfect snack for me.
I love this and it’s going to happen for dinner soon.
A cake I must make. Now.
Grilled cheese sandwiches my kids will love (and yours too).
Perfect Academy Award party appetizer.
Heck yeah for Mardi Gras.
Cute and inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day gift.
Easy, yummy soup.
Stuffed pepper yumminess.
If only I were crafty.
Baked pasta, it’s all I need sometime.
Cute breakfast idea!
I grew up on these.
Make your own.
A breakfast you wouldn’t expect to be packed with protein.
I have a fridge full of arugula and this is what I’m going to do with it.
Totally making this.
This mac n’ cheese. I die.
Oh no wait, this mac n’ cheese.
Easy weeknight dinner.

That is all friends, until next time.

See other editions of Bites of Life.

Two Years Ago: Fried Mozzarella-Pepperoni Sticks ~ Made Easy
Five Years Ago: Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Six Years Ago: Boneless Pork Chops in a Shallot-Fig Reduction


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my baked shrimp scampi! I hope you make it – my husband said ” that was freaking awesome” after we ate it.

  2. I love the wild turkeys. we need to make our way out to your area for a tasting visit – Barrel 47 sounds good!

  3. Ahhh Hawaii, ooo HAVE FUN!! oo and I love that Mardi Gras board!

  4. Thank you so much for the pancake love!!


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