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

I remember eating them for school lunches

It’s funny: I’ve never made Sloppy Joe’s before. I vaguely remember eating them for school lunches, I remember those insipid Manwich commercials, but I’d never actually made Sloppy Joe’s before. And then last night my sister the photographer texted me a photo of her … Continue reading

Seriously, I must love you.

When C walked through the door after bringing E home, the first words I said were, ‘Seriously. I must love you.’ He looked at me quizzically, and was like, ‘Wha?’ ‘Seriously, I must love you A.LOT. Because if I didn’t … 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 Love Lamp

You saw Anchorman, right? No? I am shocked. SHOCKED I tell you! Really, it’s a funny funny movie with some AWESOME lines. Seriously, you NEED to see this movie, like, NOW if you haven’t already. Classic lines, deliciously creative insults, … Continue reading

7 year old approved!

Dinner tonight was actually made yesterday. Love meals like that. Especially after spending most of my day running around taking toddlers in and then out of strollers and shopping carts while standing in one line after another. Yesterday I made beef … Continue reading

Can’t.Stop.Dunking.

Last night I made a big pot o’ beans. All day long I soaked a pound of dried Cranberry Beans in a big bowl of water, changing the water out twice. Then I dumped the drained beans into a stew … 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

Some days, you *just* need to eat everything in sight.

You just need to – only every once in a while – give yourself permission to eat. And today I did. When I got home from work I was H.U.N.G.R.Y. Snacking on carrot sticks just_wasn’t_cutting_it. Believe me – I tried. I … Continue reading