I think corned beef and cabbage is a great meal. It’s not something that is a staple, so it’s always a treat when someone cooks it up. But what really gets me going about corned beef and cabbage is that I get to make corned beef hash with the leftovers.
But only sometimes. This is certainly one of those occasional meals, when something special is happening.
And it was a special occasion, because Chelsea came to visit.
Posted in Comfort Food, Pasta, Recipes
Tagged asiago, bacon, baking, big meals, Chelsea, food, gruyere, macaroni and cheese, panko, pasta, recipe, white cheddar
The new year is interesting, especially when you’re making it apply to yourself. It gets personal. It needs to be personal. If it’s not personal, there’s no reason to bother really.
And it’s totally tough, I’m not going to lie. It’s hard being different. Not different-unique, but different-from-the-way-you-usually-run-your-life. Healthy. Productive. (More) Organized.
I’m going to have to go to the grocery store tomorrow, and this month we have to practice a special kind of frugality because of the absurd bills we will be paying. Because of this, I am going to take time today to plan what I will make during the week – enough for dinners and lunches – that way I don’t waste any money at the grocery store.
Last night, for example, I used an eggplant and a bag of cremini mushrooms that desperately needed to be cooked.
The holidays are always hectic for me. Mostly because I’m pretty terrible at planning things in advance. It’s a hard skill to learn. As such, my holiday updates always seem to be a little delayed.
That is going to start changing. And you, friends, are going to help me.
You are going to help me with a little thing called Accountability.
Sundays are always a favorite day around here. It’s the only day of the week Dan and I have off together. As such, it can end up getting cluttered with various obligations and chores.
Sometimes, though, it’s just quiet and lazy.
Posted in Brunch, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Tagged bacon, baking, bread pudding, breakfast, brunch, eggs, food, home fries, onion, recipe, stale bread, Sunday morning
I think my Thanksgiving is best summed up mostly in images.
I took pictures as much as I could during the process until things were really out of hand.
Considering this was my first Thanksgiving that I personally hosted, I would say it went rather well.
And that we’re going to be eating pie for the next year.
Posted in Holidays
Tagged baking, big meals, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cranberry sauce, family, food, holiday, pecans, photography, pie, pie crust, roasting, sausage, stuffing, thanksgiving, turkey
My solution to my horrible blue wall was to make it into one big chalkboard!
Now my holiday planning is all in one place.
It’s been hectic over here – what with cleaning, shopping, and an uncontrollable pool habit, I’ve been hard-pressed for time. My knitting has been sadly neglected until after Thanksgiving.
And after Thanksgiving, I’ll show you how we did Thanksgiving Needles&Bread Style.
Happy Thanksgiving to You and All Your Families!