Cherry tomatoes make good squishy missiles

We had one of C’s friend over for dinner tonight. Athi is really health conscious and I wanted to honor his dietary needs – so after some discussion, we settled on making some sort of chicken for dinner. I made … Continue reading

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

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I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading

Note to self: BUY HOISIN SAUCE

Pinch of Yum had a recipe for a healthier version of General Tso’s Chicken (my all-time favorite chinese take-out dish) that it got outta the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook Comfort Food Makeovers. I thought I had everything on hand to … 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

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

Here fishy fishy fishy

C said to me, ‘How hard was this meal to make?’ That translates into, ‘You’re gonna make this again, right? Like A LOT? Please please please?’ We had Beer-Battered Chesapeake-Style Fried Fish for dinner, with homemade white bread, oven-roasted cherry … Continue reading

I suck at cleaning.

If you ask my husband what it is the Number One thing I’m bad at?  His immediate response is “Washing Dishes”.  *sigh* Tonight’s dinner made a huuuuuuge mess in the kitchen.  Thank goodness it was delicious. We had Provençal Sauteed Chicken with … Continue reading