1. I found out this week that my kale sausage soup recipe won a photo contest from Artizone. I'm honored to win, but also super excited to snag $100 to spend on the site. The choices are overwhelming, but I think I'll focus on getting some really high-end proteins. As much as I love ALDI, they don't have a ton of choices in the way of meat.
2. It's finally here! The 2015 First Look for Charity for the Chicago Auto Show is tomorrow night. My dress has been pressed and altered, the tickets are stowed away and I might even try to get my nails done tonight. I'm so excited to get all gussied up, see some pretty cars and indulge in amazing food, all in the name of charity. Follow me on Instagram to get the inside scoop, and stay tuned for an event recap this weekend.
3. After a yearlong hiatus, I plan to make my triumphant return to the Chicago Food Swap on Sunday. I have all my ingredients and packaging ready to go. It'll be nice to get back to swapping with people as passionate about food as I am. I'll recap that one soon, too!