Hello from Northside.

The sun was out and it was very pretty this morning…

Good morning from Northside….

But this evening, it was overcast again…

Good evening from Northside…

Genifer made buffalo chicken pasta for dinner tonight…

With garlic bread…

And we shared this slice of rainbow cake for dessert…

We watched a couple of movies on Amazon Prime Movies again. We watched Alex Cross. It was pretty good but it turns out we had already seen it and Nocturne. It was pretty bad. We need to find a new series to watch on Netflix. The sooner, the better. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Here we go again.

It was an overcast start to another work week…

The sun started to make a brief appearance this morning before getting enveloped by the clouds…

The sky looked really pretty. Good morning from Northside…

This evening it was just overcast and grey…

Good evening from Northside…

We had another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. We had the Asian Sesame Pulled Pork with broccoli and jasmine rice againโ€ฆ

It was so good again. The Asian glaze on the pulled pork was just amazing. At the grocery, we got a delicious little carrot cake to share for desserts this week…

It was the start of what’s going to be a crazy busy work week for me. I have two projects that both have deadlines on Friday morning. But I’ll get it all get sorted. Somehow.

While I was working on my stuff, we started watching Wanted on Netflix. It‘s wildly improbable and a bit ridiculous but very entertaining. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

A day full of optimism.

Good morning from Northside…

We made tacos for lunch…

This afternoon, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States, and declared that “democracy has prevailed.” Kamala Harris made history as the first female vice-president, and the first Black person and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. And where we are a deeply divided nation in the midst of crises arguably greater than any time before in our history, there was an optimism and a feeling of hope that had been missing for the last four years. I thought this was pretty funny…

I like gleefreshing. ๐Ÿค—

Good evening from Northside…

We had cheese tortellini for dinner tonight…

And there was garlic bread…

And Genifer made deep dish cookies for dessert…

I put some caramel sauce on my cookie and ice cream cup…

This evening, we watched Sightless on Netflix. It was pretty okay. But today was a pretty great day. And all of a sudden, there’s hope again. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

And today was the Greatest Palindrome Ever…

A cold & snowy Saturday.

It was a could and snowy morning in Northside…

Good morning from Northside…

We went over to the grocery this morning. It counts as our Saturday activity…

Both the panda and train were on the shelf today…

And the football balloons still dominated the balloons…

And then we got coffees from Mad Llama

JAVA WHIPS!

After that we were pretty lazy…

We still had some flurries this evening…

Good evening from Northside…

You can see the snowflakes on Mack’s head…

We had a Kroger flatbread pizza for lunch with Caesar salad. It was really good. Somehow, I didn’t take a photo of it. I don’t remember what we had for dinner.

But we had tiramisu for dessert…

Michigan got thumped by Minnesota. And we watched Outside the Wire on Netflix. It was pretty good. We had another good pandemic Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

It’s Skyline time!

This morning it was really overcast, dark and rainy. Good morning from Northside…

But by lunchtime, the sun was out…

We ran over to St. Bernard for lunch and we saw this funny looking truck…

We picked up some Skyline for lunch…

It’s Skyline time!

Skyline is so good. Genifer had a deluxe burrito. I had a 5-way and two cheese coneys while I finished up my work for the week. And then it was overcast again when we went on our evening week…

Good evening from Northside…

We shared our Cinnabon cheesecake we got with our lunch…

Then we headed upstairs for the night and we finished Collateral: Limited Series on Netflix. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿง€๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Thursdays are for pizza!

Good morning from Northside…

Mack and Oscar hung out with my in our studio office for most of the day…

We listened to Arsenal draw with Crystal Palace this afternoon. And then we went out on our evening walk around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

Thursdays are for NYPD Pizza parties

NYPD Pizza is so delicious. And so inexpensive. We love Thursday pizza nights. Genifer made little chocolate chip banana bread puddings for dessert…

They were really good. It was another delicious Thursday.

Tonight, we watched the first two episodes of Collateral: Limited Series on Netflix.
๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿพโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Deep dish Sunday.

Today was our last day of the our long holiday break…

And it was another grey and rainy day.

Good morning from Northside…

This morning we ran over to the grocery store to get stuff for the upcoming week…

According to the balloons at Kroger, I guess the next major holiday is the Superb Owl…

We made BLTs for lunch with turkey bacon. I really like turkey bacon a lot. I made my BLTs on little Hawaiian rolls with two slices of cheese. They were delicious…

We watched football until it was time to take the dogs on their walk.

And then it was good evening from Northside…

For dinner tonight, we enjoyed out second Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza that JJVE sent us for Christmas. The deep dish cheese pizza was really good and we were really excited to try the pepperoni one…

It looked and smelled so good…

It was delicious! Thanks so much for the delicious pizzas, JJVE! We really enjoyed them.

For dessert, Genifer made gooey deep dish cookies with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. And we paired the cookies with little ice cream party cups…

They were delicious as well. Genifer always finds the best recipes to make.

This evening we finished the second season of Marcella on Netflix. It’s a good show.

We had a wonderful long holiday break. NO matter how long it is, it never feels long enough. I think I always have delusions of grandeur that I’m going to get more done or get more accomplished. This time I didn’t really accomplish a whole lot. But at least, we got to hang out and spend lots of time together and watch a bunch of movies and have a great holiday. And it was very relaxing. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ•๐Ÿช๐Ÿ“บ

It’s Skyline time!

It was very pretty this morning. A little chilly but still a very pretty morning…

Good morning from Northside…

We were pretty lazy this morning…

We went to St. Bernard to get some Skyline chili for lunch…

We used our #15 gift card that we won from a Skyline Chili virtual parachute drop on Twitter during one of the Xavier basketball games a while back…

That gift card didn’t last very long. It’s Skyline time!

Mmmm… Cheese coneys…

And we ordered a slice of Cinnabon cheesecake to share…

We ate our lunch, watched Arsenal beat Brighton & Hove Albion, puttered, and took the dogs on their evening walk around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

This evening we watched a couple of terrible movies on Amazon Prime Video. Terrible. I don’t remember what they were called but they were so bad that I’m not even going to look them up to see what they were called. Ohmigosh. They were so bad. Movies, bad. But our day off was really good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Urban Artifact + Kitchen Factory.

Good morning from Northside…

Day 20 of my Lego City Advent Calendar…

Good evening from Northside…

Shannon ordered us some Urban Artifact beers for Christmas. This evening we ran over to UA to pick up our order. We were really excited to see what she got us…

And there’s our order…

On our way back home, we stopped to pick up dinner from The Kitchen Factory

When we got home with our dinner, the sunset looked so pretty from our backyard…

And tben it was back to our dinner from Kitchen Factory…

Genifer ordered their Veggie Meatball Hoagie…

I ordered the Baked Chicken Pesto Hoagie…

We both ordered the pasta salad as our side. And it came in a condiment container…

It was less of a side and more of a mouthful of pasta salad. Still, it was really good. We just wished there was more of it. We also ordered a side of their Famous Vegan Mac & Cheese…

Our dinner was sooo good. The hoagies were amazing! We’ll definitely be ordering from Kitchen Factory again. We’ll have to order a couple of their pizzas sometime as well.

Genifer made some incredible seven-layer bars for dessert…

Now that our bellies are full, let’s take a look to see what Shannon got us…

Wow! Those sound like some delicious beers! We placed them under our Christmas tree. And we can’t wait to try them! Thanks, Shannon!

We’ve been watching Mindhunter on Netflix. It’s about the origins of the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit in the late ’70s. It’s been a really good show so far.

And we had a really good Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿพ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Banana pudding is delicious.

Good morning from Northside…

And good evening for Northside…

I found this recipe for how to make the banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery in New York City at home. We didn’t make this recipe exactly. But Genifer still made banana pudding for us…

I mixed my pudding and ReddiWip all together…

Banana pudding is delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

And this photo of Oscar showed up inย my Timehopย todayโ€ฆ