Giada Comes To Milwaukee

Hello & Happy Easter!

Agh, I’m still getting over being sick. I’m feeling about 75% normal…hopefully will feel 100% in no time.

Let’s move onto the weekend festivities since that’s more fun đŸ™‚

Friday night we headed to the RIverside Theater to see Giada De Laurentiis for her book tour.

Each ticket purchased also included a copy of her new book, Weeknights with Giada. I love cookbooks and tend to forget I have them, so this renewed my desire to cook from a cookbook!

Ryan and I had never been to anything like this, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Ryan kept calling it a “fireside chat,” which was pretty accurate except for the fireside.

Giada talked about everything from her family traditions, to a few cooking secrets, to what her life is like now while having a 4 year old. She said how all of her cookbooks are a symbol for a period of time her life. Weeknights with Giada symbolizes how now that she has a child, she needs to have quick, easy & healthy meals to serve to her family.

She seemed so geniune & sweet as well as easy to talk to! Milwaukee sent her off with a Harley Davidson jacket (the headquarters to Harley Davidson is in Milwaukee, FYI).

Saturday was spent cleaning, grocery shopping, exercising, and studying. After a quick trip to the store & the gym (finally back after being sick for 3 days!), I started studying for my first IIN exam. I was nervous because I had no idea what to expect. They gave us a study guide and I knew that there would be 30 true/false & multiple choice questions but besides that I didn’t know much else.

Turns out doing the homework helps! đŸ™‚ I missed one question, but you get two chances to take the exam so I will probably give it a second go some time today. We have until April 19th, but next weekend is my birthday & we have friends visiting so I probably won’t feel like taking an exam then.

Today we came home after going to the Easter Sunday service of church and are doing a bit of relaxing & a bit of cleaning. I wanted to make special meal for today, but we didn’t get our act together to figure out what we wanted. Maybe grilling is in our future?

Oh, also! We are working on planning our ceremony today. I may do a Wedding Wednesday post, but I don’t want to give away all the details to readers that are also invited to the wedding! Gotta have some mystery, right?

Off to enjoy the rest of the day! Have a great Sunday!

  1. Amanda said:

    Thanks for sharing all of this with me, Britt! I may just have to check out that cookbook and let you know what I liked!

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