2020 is not quite over, but it will be in ten short days. Okay, a couple of them may feel pretty long. But as I started jotting down notes for my latest blog post idea, I began reflecting on this year. I began this blog in April of 2018. It's been a fun little hobby, … Continue reading Reflecting on 2020
Our post Thanksgiving week did not involve the usual "how to use leftovers in new dishes" menu that it usually does since I tailored our meal to be for just the husband and me. I will admit that I missed the usual chicken or turkey salad the next day. We did have a bit of … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 36
So after much debate on how to handle pandemic style Thanksgiving, I decided the husband and I would have our own little Thanksgiving feast. He suggested we do a virtual online pop-in for any friends and family who wanted to join. We set up a Google meet session to run from 4pm-8pm. We set up … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner Part 2 – the Main Event
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.
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
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
It's October and feels like fall. While my husband is obsessing about fall foliage, I am obsessing on when I can fit my favorite hearty fall dishes into the menu rotation. Think all things soup or casserole. And since we have had success with at least three soups with the kid, I am really wanting … Continue reading Quarantine Week 28
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
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.