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Vol. 6 May 28, 2023
We always talk about how life is messy and real life can make good intentions swerve! Holly and I had breakfast in March at Yolk in the fun Burr Ridge Village Center! We filmed an 8-minute video for YouTube about the fun restaurants in Burr Ridge, books we were reading and asking for book recommendations, talked about fun shopping in Burr Ridge and the importance of carving out intentional time with girlfriends! We finally posted our video to YouTube! Watch, subscribe and give us a thumbs up! Send us an email with your favorite book recommendations and if you would like to join us for breakfast and shopping in Burr Ridge!
It all started with a conversation about ranch dressing. Cemono’s ranch dressing to be exact! I was watching Stella and Sophia play volleyball at Holy Family and was sitting with the amazing Natalie Castillo. The girls play with Natalie’s powerhouse volleyball daughter, Izzy! We were chatting during the game. I’ve shared before with Natalie how much our family loves her family’s business, Cemeno’s Pizza! We’ve been going to the Joliet tradition, Cemeno’s for decades for birthday parties, class reunions, after football games, basketball games, for funerals, and lunch and dinners with family and friends!
We had recently ordered takeout again from Cemeno’s and dinner was fabulous! The girls love the Cemeno’s antipasto salad, the ranch fries and the pizza! They also really, really, really love the Cemeno’s ranch dressing! I asked Natalie if they make the ranch dressing and how much ranch dressing they go through in a week. She immediately shared that their food is homemade! The recipes are from their Grandma Tressie and for more than 40 years, Cemeno’s has created delicious, fresh food for their guests who are like family to them! I asked Natalie to guess how many gallons of ranch they go through in a week. Natalie shared about 15 gallons and I was surprised! I started asking her about other food items and other the next several volleyball games we chatted about the insane numbers, like 40 barrels of homemade pizza dough! Check out the crazy amounts of fresh, wonderful food that is made in one week at Cemeno’s! We hope you visit soon and know you will love the food, incredible service and friendly atmosphere! Also, we love a secret menu - while this is not a secret we want to let you in on our inside information! Izzy introduced us to the ranch fries and cheesecake and both are fabulous! Natalie also introduced us to the spinach calabrese pizza which is amazing! We’ll see you at Cemeno’s!
Mark your Calendars
June 1 is National Say Something Nice Day!
June 2 is National Doughnut Day!
June 3 is National Bubbly Day!
June 8 is National Best Friends Day!
June 9 is National Movie Night!
We love all of the great grocery store deals over Memorial Day weekend. Jewel has ribs on sale - buy one get two free! Tony and my mom both picked up ribs! A few summers ago we had the great rib cook-off at the lake with my mom, Tony and Messy Mommy Kim! Maybe we can talk them into sharing their recipes and rib tips in a future newsletter! We also love Holly’s ribs and here is her secret recipe!
The Messy Mommies love to cheer on other amazing women and we are excited to share exciting news! Fashion designer Sandhya Nair is launching a new luxury fashion brand, House of Nayar! The Brand vision for House of Nayar is “We live and create by values and traditions that are thousands of years strong, and ever relevant. Our respect for our craft, the quality and sustainability of our materials - as to mitigate the strain on our planet, as well as our commitment to creating bespoke beauty that only enhances the grace and uniqueness of those who would rather have one perfect thing, than a closet full of the common - is the true thread - the invisible thread - that stitches the soul into Nayar.” Follow, share some love, and support Sandhya’s exciting journey on Instagram at @houseofnayar
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