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 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
I'm a week behind in even writing this post. Some weeks, the diary posts are getting more difficult to motivate myself to write. That probably means they are getting less interesting for you to read as well. But I committed to memorializing our quarantine life this way, and I still believe it will make for … Continue reading Quarantine Week 29
It seems I owe an apology to my pasta machine for my previous blog Pasta Masochist. It seems that one of the many lessons I have learned during our new quarantine life is that the machine is very helpful if I am humble enough to accept that I often need assistance when using it. This … Continue reading An Apology to My Pasta Machine
Chili is by far one of my favorite foods. People have a lot of opinions about chili. Some like it hot. Some like it mild. Some like it with beans. Some actually like it without beans. Some like their chili thick and hearty. Others like a soupier version. Some people use ground meats. Some use … Continue reading Chili