What’s Cooking on the Web (November edition)

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

I considered titling this post “How to Get Drunk in 12 Minutes” or “Sleeping in until 8:30 a.m. for Beginners” or maybe “The Joy of Peeing Without an Audience”. Kiwi and I took a well-deserved little mini-break down to Miami Beach last weekend, and temporarily reconnected with our pre-children selves.

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

I wish I could say that the highlight of the trip was strolling hand in hand on the white sand or sipping cold drinks next to the pool, but honestly I couldn’t get past the sleeping and solo bathrooming. Oh, and the plane ride. The PLANE RIDE. If you’ve ever flown across the country on your own with two small children one of whom inevitably has to pee as soon as the other one falls asleep (and I happen to have done this *six* times since April), you will appreciate how blissful it is to get on a plane BY. YOURSELF. With a small purse, a cappuccino and a copy of In Touch magazine. Bliss.

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

We returned from our little vacay feeling rested and ready for the busy holiday season. Which really came out of nowhere this year, didn’t it? My Pinterest feed is full of eggnog lattes and gift wrap and snowman crafts and all that stuff, and I still haven’t packed away my summer clothes. If I were a half-competent food blogger, I’d be posting “Succulent Brined Turkey” and “Grandma’s Peppermint Shortbread” by now.

But guys, it’s really hard to think about gingerbread when you are eating eggs on a patio and drinking beer under the sun. That’s my excuse.

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

While I can’t help you with your holiday baking (yet), I can give you everything you ever needed to put off the holiday prep for at least another couple of hours. Aka, the best of the web for November.

Miami | www.kiwiandbean.com

 

4 Responses to What’s Cooking on the Web (November edition)

  1. jess meddows December 6, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    Okay Sarah, I’m dying to know…. what WAS the beef between Jen and Ange over Brad? hehehe 😉

    Miami is a fantastic destination to get to during Toronto’s winter. One year I was on the beach in 25 degrees Celsius in Miami in the morning… and flying in to -25 at Pearson airport around 7pm!!! Bit of a shock to the system. 😉

  2. Anna (Hidden Ponies) December 6, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    SO FUN. I dream of a plane ride with just my hubby! After flying cross-country twice with 3 kids and one on the way this past year, I’m pretty done with that 🙂 Love this post!

  3. Teresa December 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I think sharing about a dreary-season vacation and a list of great links is a great change of pace from the ubiquitous eggnog late recipe posts. 🙂

  4. Heather December 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Your humour makes me smile!
    Looks like an amazing place to visit and forget all about the holidays and snow and cold and eggnog everything!

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