Can you believe July is almost over? Schools are going to be starting soon. And there is much debate across the country on how that should look. I won't jump into the politics of said debate. I will just say that, for myself, I dread school starting, and I'm somewhat glad that Chicago starts a … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 69
Yep, life is a little more open and about to get even more so. I'll tell ya'll more about that soon. But we are still being cautious. We go to places in person, though not indoor dining yet. But we have the 11-year-old who is not vaccinated, so she still goes pretty much nowhere. We … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life…Week 64
My husband is back to working in the office three days a week. This has been going okay, and it often leads to me having at least half a day a week alone in the house. I won't lie, sometimes that is nice. I never got annoyed or bored with having him home all the … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 63
Well, I've been doing this journal for a while now, and as I look back through the early weeks, I have to admit I probably am not quite as engrossed in my cooking as I was in the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I still love the cooking and playing with recipes. I guess it's … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 62
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
Back when this whole pandemic thing started and we went into quarantine mode, I, like many, had a slight feeling of panic, but more of how to be prepared. I wanted to be prepared if the "two week" shutdown turned into something longer. Because of experience I can only credit to being from a state … Continue reading Opening the Big Can
Well, almost 5 months into this quarantine life. It really hasn't been that bad. I'm an introvert anyway, and I'm agoraphobic, so really, this is the life I kind of would think I would enjoy. Granted, I could definitely use with it being more of a lifestyle choice and not a fear of serious illness … Continue reading Quarantine Week 19
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!
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
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.