Somewhere my mother has a picture, I am sure, of my sister and I standing on chairs in the kitchen so we could reach the stove. However, I didn't really learn to cook until well into adulthood. I can remember an awful meal I made for my mother right after I moved into my first … Continue reading How I Came to Love (and some would say be decent at) Cooking
Remote schooling has officially taken over our lives a couple of days a week. My husband and I negotiate the command center (this is his name for my desk because it is equipped with multiple monitors) on a daily basis depending on our work needs. We are still getting everything through curbside pick up or … Continue reading Quarantine Week 26
I hope someone besides me enjoys these posts, but in the end, I still believe they'll make an interesting read someday when we are long past this bleak era in history. If they bore you, please don't tell me, but maybe check out my other posts. As promised, I have started meal planning. And per … Continue reading Quarantine Week 25 and Counting
Back when this whole pandemic thing started and we went into quarantine mode, I, like many, had a slight feeling of panic, but more of how to be prepared. I wanted to be prepared if the "two week" shutdown turned into something longer. Because of experience I can only credit to being from a state … Continue reading Opening the Big Can
So, we've hit the third trimester of this thing...kidding. I wish I could say it would only last 9 months, and at the end we'd all get a beautiful reward. I'm just not sure that is how this thing is going down. But it would be nice. So our house is coming together. I have … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 24 – wow, 6 months!
My husband was leery of me even posting this one because he said just reading it stressed him out. This one is not about cooking or feeding my family, but I felt like sharing our recent stress.
This week was all about packing and more packing. And then the terrible moving day. Then unpacking. I think you can see a theme. I haven't meal planned in a couple of weeks. I lost half the contents of my freezer and my garden in one day. So this is all to say cooking has … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 23
Early in our quarantine life when everything was shut down and we started ordering our groceries online and doing curbside pickup, I noticed that the price of bacon soared. This led to us considering it a luxury and only ordering it about twice in 3 months. The problem is that we love bacon. Then, back … Continue reading Makin Bacon!
So we've been packing most of the week. This is definitely a record for me with us finding a place and moving within a two week span. The actual move happens Monday, but I've been packing like a mad woman for the last 10 days. I actually planned out our meal menu through the move … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 22 – Getting ready to move
The fact that I am getting this post (and last week's post) out this week is a bit of a triumph. Last week, we were informed that we need to vacate our apartment no later than November 1st. Our building was sold in May 2019. The new owners wanted the building for the storefronts downstairs … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 21