I feel like I'm tired of saying "well, we are still here," but we are. The week before Thanksgiving normally involves a lot of shopping and a lot of planning for me. There is also some making ahead of dishes that can be. I guess this year was easier in that respect. I'll post a … Continue reading Quarantine Week 35
Since we were not able to have an in-person celebration for Thanksgiving this year, I prepare a meal for my lovely eldest and her roommates.
Okay, let's just start this post with the fact that yes, I drink a lot. Anyone who knows me knows. However, I am not referring to the bottle of red my ex-sister-in-law and I used to down while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I mean actually using the alcohol in the cooking process. But yes, you can … Continue reading Cooking with Alcohol
It's 4:09 am, and I can't sleep, so I'm thinking about Thanksgiving. This is normally my favorite day of the year. I make the biggest meal of the year. I invited everyone to my house. That sounds like an exaggeration, but last year, we had our immediate family with me, my husband and our three … Continue reading Thanksgiving Planning 2020
The numbers keep getting worse and our Governor, Mayor and health officials are talking about a full shutdown again. For us, this means very little for our daily lives, as my husband and I have been pretty locked down since March. Some say I'm living in fear. They are right. I am terrified of this … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 34
A few days a week we are vegetarian when we have our youngest daughter. Other days we are total carnivores. Some meals are a combination.
So, our numbers are climbing. The election is still on-going, but it definitely looks like Biden is going to be our next president. I am so hopeful that he will be able to start healing some of the damage done by the last four years. Yes, I made a political statement there. If you disagree … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 32
I started seriously making my own broths out of a desire to always have broths handy for cooking and to avoid food waste. Yes, I said food waste. The ends of onions, celery, carrot tops, mushroom stems, and so much more can be great for flavoring broths. And let's not forget all the bones. I … Continue reading Broth
I can't blame my editor this week. He edited but I forgot to post this one until now. But here's another week of family meals during a pandemic.
We are going to deem this the Week of Pie. I don't mean the math figure. I didn't plan to go on a pie baking binge. It just somehow happened. I'll jump right in and tell you how. Thursday (10/15) - Okay, the pie doesn't start yet. It took us longer than expected the complete … Continue reading Quarantine Week 30