507 – Breaking Scotch


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:

Broke some Scotch
Chad decided to splurge on an $85 bottle of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch. And then, gravity took over and suddenly there was Scotch all over the floor of Total Wine.

Steak, Corn, and Avocado

Grilled some corn on the cob
We decided to try winging it for dinner and invented recipes for steak, avocado, and corn on the cob. We learned you can cook husked corn in aluminum foil.

Met up with a friend
Ruth met up with her friend Erica this week and was actually early to the meeting. She didn’t know what to do with herself with all the extra time.

Had a delicious misunderstanding
Chad tried to suggest eating stuff in the fridge. Ruth misheard him say burgers at Ferch’s and Vintage 38. So, we misbehaved and had burgers for dinner. #notpaleo

Worked with our treadmill trainer
We had our second session with Andrew the personal trainer. We actually had to work during this session!

Creepy Admiral Aguilar

Celebrated Star Wars day at the ballpark
We were at the Brewers game on Friday and it was May the Fourth – aka Star Wars day. The Brewers had some fun graphics going on and there were a number of fans in costume.

Want to share your story about what inspires you? Want to tell us your favorite Scotch you think Chad should try? Let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

 

405 – Vintage Shopping


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:

Notes from the past!

Found a message from the past
In a recipe we made in October we left notes for future us. Past Ruth and Chad were very wise. We’re going to keep putting notes in to our recipe manager, Paprika.

Remade an old Blue Apron recipe
For dinner on Saturday, we decided to pull out an old Blue Apron recipe – Shiitake & Hoisin Beef Burgers.

Went vintage shopping
We hit up Tip Top Atomic Shop in Milwaukee to find some bowling shirts from Chad. Then we visited BC Modern Furnishings which was super cool. Ruth’s been following the owner, Eric Lewis, on Instagram. He told us,”I started chasing my passion instead of chasing a paycheck” which totally inspired us.

Made our own pizza for Wineza
We made pizza (and Ruth made her first Instagram Story!) on Friday. We have a good pizza dough recipe, so got all the toppings and made pizza at home. But first, we stopped at the wine bar.

Resolute Cabernet

Went out for burgers
Once again we visited Vintage 38 with burgers from Ricardo’s across the street and paired dinner with a  Cabernet Sauvignon by Resolute.

Want to share your story about making pizza at home? Want to side with Chad and lobby for a kitchen studio…let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

309 – Dining Out


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:

Had an unwanted guest
Ruth realized a critter had gotten into the heating ducts. She’s kinda worried it may be a demodog! We’re hoping it was a mouse.

Watched bad movies
Chad wanted to introduce Ruth to “Phantom of the Paradise” starring Paul Williams. Ruth wanted Chad to re-watch “Three Amigos!” with Steve Martin. Neither of us liked the other’s movie. So now, we’re going to have a bad movie war.

Dined Out A Lot

Pizza
We ordered two pizzas because we couldn’t agree.

Wineza this week was at Pizza Man. We got a great wine recommendation from our server, Megan. And, instead of cheese curds we tried the sausage stuffed olives. They were delicious and not as filling as other appetizers. And then we opted for dessert – a yummy tiramisu. And we decided we’re going to make tiramisu for Thanksgiving, too.

We also ordered an entire pitcher of margaritas at our nearby Mexican restaurant. We realized the entire pitcher is just too much so we’ll be pulling back to our usual half pitcher.

Cheese Curds
Curds at the Crafty Cow

And Monday, instead of going to trivia, we tried a burger joint called Crafty Cow. They serve Juicy Lucy type burgers which were outstanding. And the cheese curds…phenomenal!

Oh, and Saturday, we had brunch with friends at a place called Brunch. Our group had Eggs Benedict, Mimosas, bacon, Bloody Marys, and more.

Talked about Living Deep while Saving Money
We’ve lost several friends unexpectedly who would never be able to capitalize on the promise of living super prudently now so they can live better in the future. We are working to find a comfortable balance of being able to enjoy the now and still save for the future.

Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you want to let us know your litmus test for a restaurant or even a suggestion for the impending movie war…let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

 

115 – Tiki, Tapas, Trivia

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Tapas Dining

Tiki Thursday
We went to the opening reception for The Tiki Art of Dave Hansen. You can find him on Instagram at @laketikiwoodcrafts or on Facebook here. Dave has been hand-carving tiki for years and it was fun to meet him and find out more about his passion.

Tapas Dining Downtown
Since it was Downtown Dining Week we decided to try a restaurant off the beaten path and avoid the crowds. We decided on small plate dining at La Merenda. It was the perfect choice and we’ll definitely be back.

Cheers, Dad.

Trivia or Baseball
We decided to skip the Brewers game and go to Sporcle Live Trivia at The Hale House on Monday. We enjoyed an Aloha Burger – 1/2 lb burger patty topped with a grilled pineapple slice, house-smoked pork belly, and teriyaki sauce. Chad even liked it! We ordered a dry gin martini in Dad’s honor because it was his birthday. Cheers, Dad. Miss you!

Fry Hound

The Fry Hound
Tini loves French fries. We only recently started giving her a couple of fries and she LOVES them! We seem to have created a monster.

Frankie’s Tiki Room

Ruth in Vegas
Ruth’s friend Andrea is turning 40 so she hosted a birthday party…in Vegas. And of course, Ruth had to introduce everyone to Frankie’s Tiki Room.

Meal Planning
We are temporarily suspending Blue Apron and going to give meal planning and batch cooking a try. This week, Chad made Breakfast Burritos from Project Meal Plan. They are delicious.

Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you have make ahead meal recipes, tell us!



111 – Beagles, Budgets, Burgers

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

BREW Beagle Adoption Event
Tini’s been pretty sad since her big brother Tater Tot passed, so we took her to a BREW Beagle adoption event to see if she’d be happy to hang out with other beagles. She ignored the dogs and decided to go shopping for treats and bully sticks instead.

Are Budgets like Diets?
We sat down to figure out our budget and found we might be savoring a little too much in the Restaurants & Bars category! Awareness is key to finances/budgeting. It’s important to sit down and take a look at your finances so you know where you are and can determine where you’re going.

Industrial Revolution
Chad had a client in Indiana and was intrigued by Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille.  It looked cool, so he stopped in for dinner. They offer a featured burger for their weekly salute to an innovator.

Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Tell us!