There are many things I could choose for today's favorite, like the brotherly love as I watched Hayden teach Max to snowboard on our bunny hill. I could talk about how as homeschoolers, snow days like today have lost some mystique--friends come over at 10 am for cocoa and sledding and things like word hunts and fireside math estimations with piles of dried lentils nearly every day, but the white stuff swirling outside still makes things feel cozy and special.
Or I could sing the praises of the guys who came by to fix our heating system--with forecasted temperature highs that don't break freezing for days, this is really key.
And as with almost every Friday, I could write an ode to my husband. J has been outside shoveling and using his genius homemade zamboni (specially constructed PVC + hose + towel) to flood and level our backyard rink (now with hockey lines!) several times today--did I already mention the temperature and the swirling white stuff? I love this man.
But this week's favorite is Jules Pizza in Jenkintown, PA. My father-in-law arrived in town and wanted to take us all out to dinner, a tricky proposal for a GF family. There's always our standby Japanese place-- J and I are curious to see if Hayden's new affinity for lox will translate into him eating salmon sushi, thus adding a FIFTEENTH item to his narrow diet. And I am always up for our favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican, but the kids are over it.
Luckily we have newcomer restaurant Jules--a small trio of family-run pizza places that feature organic, thin-crust pizza, amazing salads, an eco-conscious attitude, and GF options. You eat your pizza on long wooden boards, drink complimentary water from compostable paper cups while serenaded by Sirius radio's channel, The Coffehouse. BYOB, which we never remember. Nice family place, friendly folks and lots of selection on toppings.
If you live in the area or find yourself knocking around north of Philly, check them out:
And don't forget the GF caramel oat bars from The Grain Exchange... wow.