Every week, it looks like the world is moving toward opening up more. While I still have some mixed feelings on this, I am looking forward to cookouts and dinner parties. I have an entire "This shit is over" party plan. It's gonna be epic. But for now, let's talk about this week's cooking. Thurs … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 49
So I don't usually put a lot of recipes into the actual blog. I like having them separate, but I thought I would write about our New Year's Day dinner this year because I was especially proud of it. I did a separate blog on the superstitions associated with this meal, so I won't go … Continue reading New Year’s Day Dinner 2021
Not being able to cook a big dinner for my family and friends because of Covid definitely sucks. However, we have found a few ways to cope this year. One of my major ways is to prepare a full dinner for my vegan daughter, Mel, who lives just a few miles away, and deliver it … Continue reading Merry Vegan Christmas!
With Christmas almost here, I did a little cooking...okay, maybe a lot of cooking. Thursday (12/17) - We had take out. I felt like it had been a while and was in the mood for something new. However, it was very cold and wet out, so we didn't want to have to go too far … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 39
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
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
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
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
Well, I still haven't moved my grill outside at the new place. But I am loving my new kitchen. All of my stuff fits, and there is still cabinet and drawer space available. It's awesome to be able to get to all of my stuff without going into storage or having it piled all over. … Continue reading Quarantine Week 27
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!