This is not my usual writing. I debated even posting it once it was written. But it helped me get in touch with my feelings and maybe it'll help someone else.
I love cheese. Cheese is a very big reason I would never choose to go Vegan. You can do so many things with cheese, and there are so many different varieties of cheese out there. I could not even name all the varieties of cheese. Cheese are generally categorized, at least in the US, based … Continue reading Cheese
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.
My vegan daughter has been around for dinner more frequently lately, so I have definitely had to adapt. I don't want her feeling like she's got the "special" plate and everyone else is eating a different meal, frequently something she would have liked a lot prior to going vegan. So we're adapting. Don't get me … Continue reading The Semi-Vegan Plunge
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
Potatoes are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. I love potatoes. I have not found a preparation of potatoes that I don't like. And yes, I'm now going to go on about potatoes like Forest Gump went on about shrimp. There was a time in my life when someone convinced me to go on … Continue reading Potatoes
Two major changed occurred recently in our house. First, we decided to start menu planning at the beginning of each week to avoid the "what's for dinner" conversation every day and the impulse to just order in or go out. Second, my 18 year old moved back home. These two developments have resulted in me … Continue reading Food Planning
My husband loves breakfast. I mean really loves breakfast. He has a crazy obsession with eggs in most any form. However, I'm really not that into breakfast. Most days I don't eat it. If I am hungry in the morning, I've been known to order the lunch dish if available at local restaurants. When I … Continue reading Breakfast is Complex
As I learn more and more about cooking, I find there are more lessons to be learned.
It's here. It's the big day. I've slept maybe 3 hours. I hear "Jen, it's 3:30, I'm gonna shower"...and I am immediately up and in the bathroom. I get ready and head upstairs in minutes. We get back to the site where our team member has already left and our brewer is manning the station. … Continue reading Beer and BBQ Fest – the Event