Winter Is Here

Apparently I was a little too arrogant about the beautiful weather we had last weekend. Things definitely took a turn for the cold here starting Friday night when we got our first snow.

It started out beautiful and light, but by Saturday morning it was an annoying mix of snow and rain. I trained a client in the morning and then made my way to teach a couple classes. When I left, I headed north to meet Neil and was greeted by much heavier snow. I didn’t have a chance to break out my new boots yet, so I was stuck in my sneakers for a couple hours.

Chicago snow

Since we were already out in the cold, what better way to warm up with another trip to Dimo’s? Seriously, I think this is becoming a problem. Neil, Matt and I grabbed some slices and warmed up before heading back outside. Bet you can’t guess which plate is mine.

P.S. They just reformulated their mac n’ cheese pizza and it’s just as incredible as the original but with five different types of cheese.

Dimos Pizza

We headed back and I immediately changed into sweatpants and the warmest socks I could find. Then I nagged everyone until they decided to try out American Horror Story. I reeled them in and we got through four episodes before it was time to call it a night.

Sunday morning I woke up early to train another client and then headed back to Sweat to teach a couple more classes. I quickly learned that just because it’s not snowing doesn’t mean that it’s warmer than the day before.


It’s nice to take a walk down Michigan Avenue when it’s not swarming with people. Just go out at 8:30 in the morning on an 18 degree day.

Michigan Avenue

I taught two awesome classes and was so proud of everyone for braving the cold. I had one more client and got home around 1:30 pm. The previous night, we decided to make a Thanksgiving dinner, so by the time I got home Neil and Matt already started on the preparations.

We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce. It was amazing.


It photographs nicely, but here’s a behind-the-scenes look at dishes and mess. Imagine this on two other counters.


Thanksgiving food wouldn’t be complete without chocolate chip cookies. Basically any day isn’t complete without chocolate chip cookies. I usually get Toll House (and eat them straight from the package), but these actually turned out really well. The dough doesn’t taste as good, but the final product is amazing evidenced by the fact that I ate half of them.


After gorging on tryptophan, we ended up finishing the whole AHS first season. It’s really the only thing you can do when winter sets in.


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • Have any Thanksgiving plans?
  • Snow–yay or nay?


    • erinsinsidejob
      November 23, 2015 / 6:49 am

      I know it was so gross. Girl you need to relax on that ice walking. I would just take lots of naps. That’s what I prescribe you.

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 23, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Oh sure thing. I’ll send it right your way but there may be some bites missing

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 23, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      It was great! I always wonder why we don’t just make it for fun any other time during the year

  1. November 23, 2015 / 10:03 am

    Mac n’ Cheese pizza. I have no words. That’s probably the best combo I’ve ever heard in my life.
    I actually would love to see a bit of snow. Anything other than rain. Friggin’ Scotland. Lol
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 23, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      It’s so amazing. I can’t stop. I’ll send as much snow your way as I can!

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 23, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Haha it’s ok I can still be cold in 70 degree weather too. It’s a tough life!

  2. November 24, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Is that a piece of old-school Pyrex I see? My mom has been collecting certain patterns and loves it haha.
    No Friendsgiving yet this year, but I can’t WAIT to eat all the Thanksgiving dishes!! Mmmm
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 25, 2015 / 10:59 am

      Ohhh yes. We inherited a lot of cookware from Neil’s parents so we have some sweet ones haha.

  3. Jeanette
    April 2, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Super late comment, but I’ve been scrolling through your blog for days now, and you keep introducing me to new fun food places in Chicago! I NEED to get to Dimo’s! Yum

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 4, 2016 / 8:06 am

      Dimos is magic. You’ll have to let me know how you like it!

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