We are all feeling a lot of feelings about the pandemic and the future. My feelings have been getting the best of me lately.
So, I spend a ton of time trying to figure out how to feed my family nutritious and exciting meals. Some days, that can be a positive experience, and others it is a major heartache. First, we have a 10-year-old. Any parents out there know that kids are notoriously frustrating when it comes to food. … Continue reading Stop People Pleasing and Just Cook!
Week 14 was interesting. As I mentioned, last week we got kittens. Needless to say they are a lovely distraction from all things, including remembering to take photos of my food! Also, my lovely daughter Katie came home for a few days, so I was double distracted. She has been quarantining in Wisconsin with her … Continue reading Quarantine Week 14 – Did the camera break?
This post is being published a bit later than normal, but yes, we are still quarantining. We adopting two beautiful kittens on the 24th. That would be the day I would normally finish out this weekly blog, so I was a bit distracted. But I did keep cooking...when not playing with the kittens. Thursday (6/18) … Continue reading Quarantine Week 13
This not by any means going to be an exhaustive review of my kitchen toys, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites. And yes, I call them toys. I have more fun in my kitchen than most people have at the park, so they are toys. One of my favorite items is … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
So I have been questioning why I even own a microwave lately. I mainly use it to heat water to add to bread dough and to melt butter on occasion. Oh wait, I also often reheat muffins for the kid. But I don't like it for reheating most leftovers. I know they are supposed to … Continue reading Falling Out of Love With My Microwave
We are still quarantining here in Chicago. Our city has entered "Phase 3" of reopening. This means people are flocking to restaurants with outdoor dining and getting their hair cut. We are not ready to take the risks involved with those activities, given the number of experts we still hear using the words "we don't … Continue reading Quarantine Week 11
Sometimes I find myself super sensitive about my cooking. I need the chill out. I know this, but you can tell yourself to relax all you want, and it not work. This week, I've been feeling super sensitive. Part of it is probably just pandemic stress. We all have it, and it manifests in a … Continue reading Don’t Get Cranky, Get Cooking
Some people have been eagerly awaiting the chance to go out to eat and are flocking to restaurants offering outside dining. I am not one of them. The image is my current version of "eating out".