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 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
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
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
Es otoño en Chicago. Me gusta el otoño. El clima es muy bueno y la comida es más buena. Me gusta cocinar en el otoño. Okay, that is about the extent of my ability to discuss this topic in Spanish. Also, I'm not sure how many Spanish speaking readers I have, though I hope someday … Continue reading Es Otoño