Disney Planning

Okay, let me share a little secret about my family. We LOVE Disney. And we are slightly obsessed with all things Disney. So, naturally we have been planning our trip to Walt Disney World for the last 2 years…I kinda wish I was exaggerating. I’m not. But to justify this crazy behavior, we have been planning with a lot of extended family. At one point we had around 30 people that were on board to go. Sadly, life happens and we are down to 11. We will not let that harm our fun though!


We all have our room reservations now. Unlike normal, we are all staying at different resorts. Jake and I are staying at Art  of Animation. Alysha and Zach are staying at the Yacht Club. Mom and Dad, Patty, Eddy, and Alicia are all staying at the Grand Floridian. Pat and Leigha are staying at Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.


We are planning our meals out now because we can make reservations 180 days out.  Actually, we have even made our dining reservations already. That is insane to me that we are already so close to the trip. My mom and I went online to make our breakfast and dinner reservations for our whole group. Unfortunately, since we have such a large group, we had to split into two groups for dinner. But they are all within 5 or 10 minutes of each other, so hopefully we will be able to sit near each other. Here is a list of where we are going for dinner:


Sunday: ‘Ohana

Monday: Tiffins

Tuesday: Artist Point

Wednesday: The Hollywood Brown Derby

Thursday: Yachtsman

Friday: California Grill


For now, that is all we can plan. We are able to make our fast pass reservations at 60 days out. I will share ALL the photos and reviews in a few posts after the trip! Bye for now 🙂

When Jake Cooks

So I have been absolutely terrible about taking pictures when Jake has cooked dinner lately. Mainly because our kitchen is tiny and I tend to get in his way… Oh well. I do have some great photos of Jake cooking at my mom’s with my cousins. My cousin is super interesting in cooking and it was a great opportunity  for him to cook with Jake. It was really great to watch them interact with each other and my family, as usual, loved the meal!


I also have a couple pictures of Jake making biscuits for our New Year’s Day Brunch. They were delicious and paired so well with his gravy.


We have had some great meals lately though, even if I don’t have any pictures of it. I got Jake an immersion circulator, or Sous Vide, for Christmas and he loves it. For those of you that don’t know what that is, don’t worry, a year ago I had no clue! Basically it is used for cooking food at a precise temperature in a water bath. So you put the protein in a sealed bag and then put it in the water and it cooks at the temperature set on the Sous Vide. Lately we have had ribeyes and pork chops cooked in it so far. Both were fantastic.


Hopefully I will be able to get some more pictures of Jake cooking soon!!!