Did you know that a food processor is not the same as a blender? Spoiler alert: They are not the same. At all. I've been in the market for blender for some time, and anyone who knows me knows my struggle with the current blender I have. It was a great blender for its intended … Continue reading One of these is not like the other.
Y'all, I made that! I did. I made it all by myself! I struggled with trying to figure out how to cut the butternut squash into "2-inch wedges", so I just opted to cube them, but I made that meal. The whole thing. Even the mushrooms, and I hate mushrooms. My family loves them, but I … Continue reading Pan Seared Chicken Thighs and Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms, with Roasted Butternut Squash.
Parenting is a balancing act. Not a juggling act, but a balancing act. Balancing requires finesse. Unlike juggling, which makes other think you're having fun, balancing requires a person to be poised and calm. There is a sense of regality with balancing. "Look how perfect I am, because my spine is straight and this book … Continue reading One Day.
I'm a poet and I didn't know it. And Ikea was a terrible idea. I don't know if it's because the kids are out of school and have been for what seems like years and I just needed to get out of the house come hell or high water, or if I just get sucked … Continue reading Reinventing the Wheel, Otherwise Known as, “Let’s Go To Ikea! That sounds like a great idea!”
So, you know how we've had some trouble keeping fish alive? Not anymore..... Apparently, PetSmart sold us a pregnant fish....she had two babies. Here is one of them. At first I was pretty mad about it. But look how dang cute it is!!! I did some more searching on the interwebs to find out … Continue reading Uh-oh…..
For a while now I've been trying to be a plant-based vegan. I have my ups and downs, but generally being meat free has made me feel better. Surprisingly, I usually lose 5 pounds every time I hop back on the vegan train. I'll have a moment of weakness (Thanks, Chick-Fil-A), and then kind of … Continue reading Enchilada Casserole, Not Entirely Unlike Shrimp Soup.
I'm sure you've all been dying with anticipation of my next entry seeing as it's been a while since I last posted.....(insert crickets chirping). That's pretty much what I expected. Truth be told, I've had a lot of successes. There have been a few misses such as tonight when I tried to make fish. Remind … Continue reading Bueller?…. Bueller?….Bueller?….
Well, I have made several meals over the last couple of weeks. Some hits, some misses. I'm not going to go over every single one as that would be not only excruciatingly painful to write, but I'm sure it would be as equally painful to read. You might as well pick up the 7th book … Continue reading Holy Procrastination, Batman!
Ok, well, it's been a while. I did cook one meal that I didn't blog about. I should have though, it was wretched. But life is busy and I got the stomach flu. I hope the wretched meal and the stomach flu aren't related, otherwise I really need to take some cooking lessons. Moving on … Continue reading Half Means Half
Tonight's post is a twofer. Two nights in a row I used my fail-safe slow cooker. The night before last was Chicken Chili. It was pretty good considering that I ran out of half of the spices involved. I can't tell you how many time I Googled "Substitute for...." and fill in the blank with … Continue reading A Tale of Two Slow Cooker Recipes