Falling behind on these journal entries these days. I'm not even sure they are that interesting anymore, but I keep telling myself they'll make for an interesting read 20 years from now. I may be lying to myself. Thursday (7/9), I didn't take any pictures. Okay, I took one picture of the 10 year old's … Continue reading Quarantine Week 16
As states open more and ours, in particular, continue to see rising case numbers, we are not any more inclined to join the masses who seem to be pretending the pandemic is over. I empathize with business owners who are having to make tough decisions once again on how and when to reopen. I lean … Continue reading Quarantine Week 15
So, I spend a ton of time trying to figure out how to feed my family nutritious and exciting meals. Some days, that can be a positive experience, and others it is a major heartache. First, we have a 10-year-old. Any parents out there know that kids are notoriously frustrating when it comes to food. … Continue reading Stop People Pleasing and Just Cook!
A recent blog I read and a lot of the arguing I see online and hear about on the news and radio recently got me thinking about what I miss since this pandemic started. We've been on lock-down for about 72 days now, so just over two months. We are more fortunate than many as … Continue reading What’s missing?
Those who follow my blog know that I love cooking. I love the words "from scratch" and "homemade" about as much as anyone can. I grew up eating a lot of boxed and prepared foods. One of my favorites was sloppy joes. I decided I wanted to recreate this but avoid the canned sauce which … Continue reading Eat like a 13 year old
As we continue our exciting quarantine life, I continue to journal my cooking adventures. I love to cook and this has only given me more of an excuse to focus on it and share it.
I love cooking and I love homemade food. Quarantine life has given me an opportunity to just go all in on this as we are now hesitant to even order take out.
I love getting creative with food. And I love homemade. Quarantine ,"Social Distancing", Stay in Place, Safe at Home...whatever they call it, its an opportunity for me to play with food! In our first week I made pineapple upside down cake, several new dinner dishes, brownies, and homemade burger and brat buns.
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.
I have a nice little pasta machine. It's the hand crank style, nothing super fancy. I've had it for more than a decade. I've used this machine maybe once a year. Every so often, I decide I want to make fresh pasta, and I drag the medieval contraption out from whatever generally unopened, dark cabinet … Continue reading Pasta Masochist