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
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
So, we've hit the third trimester of this thing...kidding. I wish I could say it would only last 9 months, and at the end we'd all get a beautiful reward. I'm just not sure that is how this thing is going down. But it would be nice. So our house is coming together. I have … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 24 – wow, 6 months!
This post is being published a bit later than normal, but yes, we are still quarantining. We adopting two beautiful kittens on the 24th. That would be the day I would normally finish out this weekly blog, so I was a bit distracted. But I did keep cooking...when not playing with the kittens. Thursday (6/18) … Continue reading Quarantine Week 13
So I have been questioning why I even own a microwave lately. I mainly use it to heat water to add to bread dough and to melt butter on occasion. Oh wait, I also often reheat muffins for the kid. But I don't like it for reheating most leftovers. I know they are supposed to … Continue reading Falling Out of Love With My Microwave
As we continue our lives in quarantine or what our state calls a stay in place order, I am finding new and creative ways to explore my love of cooking.
Cooking with kids can be an adventure. However, you have to find ways to stimulate them when your in quarantine and I really want to release a somewhat self-sufficient human into the world someday.
In mid-February, my food processor/blender stopped working. The blades just were not turning anymore. This was discovered in the midst of needing the shredder for the meal I was preparing, so it was very stressful. Anyway, I contacted Cuisinart's customer service the next day and was informed I would need to send it in for … Continue reading Life Without My Food Processor
We are all in unknown territory. We can still all be reasonable and find ways to get through this still feeling good about ourselves. We can also feed our family with a few basics and without creating waste.
Dinner with a 10 year old can be a challenge. Add to the normal pickiness a vegetarian diet and it can be a challenge to keep it interesting for the rest of us.