Chicken-Mushroomy-Spinachy-Joy

Know what sucks? Yesterday the babies decided they were done with two naps. *sigh* I mean, I knew it was gonna happen at some point… but so SOON?? I was really starting to get the hang of the two-naps/day deal. Now … Continue reading

The cabbage rolls kinda sucked

It’s funny how someone’s off-handed comments can change the trajectory of your day. In this last Smitten Kitchen email she mentioned something about mushroom filled cabbage rolls in a Greek Avgolemono sauce (it’s an egg-lemon juice concoction). Anyway, Ms. Perelman … Continue reading

Doing my HAPPY DANCE!

WOO HOO! It worked! It worked! IT WORKED! I took a whack at making Chicken Pad Thai again – this time using real ingredients instead of a bottled sauce – and it was WORTH IT! Woo Hoo! Last time I thought … Continue reading

I only used 2 breasts

For dinner tonight I made Ina Garten’s Chicken with Wild Mushrooms… but with button mushrooms, not wild. No. I don’t count that as a real substitution. Nuh uh. Wait – does it count as a substitution if you didn’t use … Continue reading

I burned the Pancakes

C was working overnight last night, so I tried to take over the pancake-making this morning. I was only partially successful. We had to throw out the chocolate chip ones…they were too burnt to eat, though E valiantly tried (No. I didn’t … Continue reading

I think I gained 5 pounds this week…

I was away at a conference this week. I was busy busy busy and I ate more than my usual. I *tried* to be mindful of my eating and I made sure I exercised every single day…but still. I ate. … Continue reading

I forgot to defrost the chicken…*sigh*

I had a Sunday School teacher who once described my style as ‘Cooking by the seat of my pants.’ By this she meant that I kinda make things up as I go along. A pinch of this, a dash of … Continue reading

Mission Gnocchi: ACCOMPLISHED!

I Diiiiiiiiiiid IT! WoooooHooooooo! Me + Smitten Kitchen = GNOCCHI!!! I’ve tried making gnocchi like, what, a dozen times? Seriously. No joke. I’d nearly given up. But ooooooh no. Smitten Kitchen had to go and re-ignite my desire, nay my NEED, … Continue reading