At the end of March, I apparently wasn't totally feeling the cooking vibe and definitely didn't have a photo vibe. I have like three food pictures! But I did do a little cooking. This week, I experimented with some protein bars based off a recipe I found on NYT Cooking. I made a few changes, … Continue reading Food Diary Week 104 (3/24-3/30/2022)
I'm officially done with my cooking break! I still have my husband help out with things like getting the instant pot from its storage place on top of our fridge to the counter and anything else that involves heavy lifting, but I'm back. That said, we started this week with take-out. We were really craving … Continue reading Food Library Week 95 (1/20-1/26)
This was my second week of my mini-break from cooking. We did a lot of leftovers and a lot of take out again. Okay, it was not a lot of take-out, but more often than I prefer. Like, I know what I put in my food and where the foods come from for the most … Continue reading Food Diary Week 94 (1/13-1/19)
So several weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make paella. My husband and I drove all over Chicago looking for wild gulf caught shrimp. Seriously. We hit like 6 different places. Ultimately, we found them at Whole Foods. We also found Key West shrimp, which we ultimately bought because they were the size we … Continue reading We have Shrimp!
So, I went on a "break" from cooking at the beginning of 2022. No, this was not a much needed break from meal planning and preparation. My shoulder was injured and I needed to not be standing in my kitchen, chopping, stirring, mashing, and picking up all manners of heavy appliances and such. So the … Continue reading Food Diary Week 93 (1/6-1/12)
Okay, I've officially decided to stop relating this food diary to Covid. Covid has and is exercising control over too much of life. I'm ready to move on. No, I'm not one of those people who have decided to pretend it's over or not happening, but I need a few spaces where I don't need … Continue reading Food Diary Week 92 (12/30-1/5)
Well, things are a little different again this year. Last year, we had no one over and I made a whole meal and dropped it on my Mel's porch. And I did a google meeting for family and friends and made my husband and I Cornish hens with fixings. This year, we had all three … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2021
So, it's January 26th and I'm just now posting this annual ode to a new year. This feels a little like this area I know where you drive into Missouri and they wait until you're like 100 miles in before you see the welcome sign. But I'm going to just dive in. Last year, I … Continue reading Hello 2022!
So it's New Year's Eve and I'm exhausted. But I wanted to finish out the year's journal so here I am. I apologize if it comes off a little like the ramblings of a lunatic. Kidding. I'll try to be coherent. I still have one other blog post I seriously want to post this year. … Continue reading Covid Life Food Diary Week 91 (12/23-12/29)
This year, the hubby and I decided to go to Arkansas after Thanksgiving to celebrate with my family. With my dad gone this year, we all just need more time together. We won't be going home for Christmas as none of our schedules would work out for that, so we wanted to make Thanksgiving the … Continue reading Arkansas Phipps Family Thanksgiving 2021