The new year is off to a good start. I’ve been eating right, exercising every day and snapping lots of pictures. Being off work, away from that stress and noise has allowed my brain to refocus on more creative elements.
My father had a way about him. He wasn’t always the nicest guy, but I know he loved me. He had a sarcastic sense of humor. I can’t tell you how many birthday cards I gave him with a picture of a little kid picking their nose that said I picked this one just forContinue reading “The things that stick in our head”
Coming home to cook dinner has always been one of my favorite things. After my glorious road trip, I’m trying to be good so tonight’s dinner is cauliflower fried rice w sautéed carrots, bell peppers & cabbage topped w sweet chili sauce and cilantro.
Today is Fat Tuesday. A day of celebration, over indulgence, parades, and king cake. While this festival has it origins in religion, folks now celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday just because. The baby is hidden in a king cake, and the person that finds it, has to host the party next year. My coworkerContinue reading “Fat Tuesday’s Baby”
A couple girlfriends and I threw a mac & cheese dinner party last night. We had 4 different mac & cheese dishes, wine, & punch. It all turned out quite tasty! And like every successful party, the fire department was peripherally involved. I’m sad to report the lobster mac did not survive. Clearly this meansContinue reading “A punch in the head”
Thanks to a couple of wonderful girlfriends I was gifted a few weeks of #BlueApron. This is NOT a paid endorsement. Certainly, if they want to, I wouldn’t say no. This week I made chicken & orange kale salad, steak & roasted broccoli, and tonight was the orange glazed meatballs (sans rice and I forgotContinue reading “What a delicious week!”
It was 50 degrees when I got up this morning with a high of 60. Tomorrow evening we are supposed to get back down to the 20’s with another winter storm coming in. My downstairs neighbor keeps their apartment so warm, I had to turn on my air conditioning today! And my office is… I’veContinue reading “one of those days”
I don’t think I eat anything all that special, strange, or different, but with startling regularity, someone really makes me wonder. My parents were foodies before there was such a thing; going to cooking schools and coming home to experiment on me. I was the last child and they were trying to find something theyContinue reading “what’s for dinner?”
I know I’ve talked ad nauseum about the roller coaster of the past year and a half. I’m almost tired of hearing myself talk about it. But the more I get this detritus out of my head the more I heal and the healthier I am. The past three weeks I have felt better thanContinue reading “That’s using your noodle”
When the gentleman caller (here forward GC) and I were out the other day, I mentioned how cooking for one gets a little boring. I buy a bunch of veggies and something to go along with said veggies and I make variations on a theme for a week. then I realized I hadn’t posted myContinue reading “dinner for one”