Election Day Eve

Election Day Eve

You don’t need me to tell you that I’m weary of election coverage and I am ready for Tuesday to get here and Wednesday to get here and for my nerves to relax in the comfort of knowing our country is stable and in good hands. But if you’re looking for things to do to … Continue reading

Social Justice Book Club: Introduction

I’m really excited to read Men We Reaped as part of the Social Justice Book Club, hosted by Kerry at Entomology of a Bookworm. This book has been on my list for a while and this is a good enough reason as any to start now. Here are my answers to the first round of questions … Continue reading

Book Clubbing

I decided this year that I would join a book club. I actually joined 2 very different bookclubs this year: one online, and one in person through an independent bookstore (Curious Iguana in Frederick). I’ve always liked the idea of them: if you’ve ever been near me when I finish reading a book (particularly a book … Continue reading

This Week’s Menu

Getting a late start on planning things out this week. Wednesday Tilapia with lemon-caper can sauce, sautéed spinach, baked risotto, and peas. Thursday Baked ravioli (Cover & Bake), side salad Friday Tomato Soup (Slow Cooker Revolution), Frittata (How to Cook Without a Book), salad Saturday or Sunday Meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, green beans with almonds … Continue reading

So Smug, Yet So Delicious

At the top of our weekly menus lately is sautéed tilapia fillets with a pan sauce, sautéed spinach and a baked rice or barley. It’s a pretty plain meal on the surface: fish, green, grain. But put together, I am really pleased with it. The white wine vinegar pan sauce is vinegary and mustardy; the lemon-caper sauce, delightfully acidic; … Continue reading

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

Alfie Boe I listened to a few episodes of the podcast, Desert Island Discs: Dame Judi Dench, Mary Berry and Alfie Boe. They were all delightful and, Alfie, in particular, was just charming. I love his story and the way he talks about his family. He recalls his father fondly and it is just so sweet. I first … Continue reading

This Week’s Menu

It’s finally cold. My kids are having a hard time getting out of bed. And it’s January, the traditional season of trying to eat more beans and greens. Bah. Monday Tilapia with white wine pan sauce, sautéed spinach, peas, baked mushroom barley Tuesday Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup, mixed greens salad, rotisserie chicken (for the kids), … Continue reading

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

Star Wars. I have spent the last few weeks months getting excited for The Force Awakens, watching The Force Awakens, watching the Original trilogy and reading every analysis article I can find on the internet. Two good ones: This snark on the Huff Post’s idiot TFA review delighted me this morning. The Feminism Awakens By the … Continue reading

Books I Read in 2015

Books I Read in 2015

I read some really good books this year. I became a regular reader again, thanks to living in the future and being able to carry my library in my pocket and read in the dark. I always have a book going and during some parts of the year I would read every day. I definitely … Continue reading

2015

2015

 1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Worked outside of the house for the first time since Jack was born, over 11 years ago. Sent my last baby to kindergarten. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Eh. Probably not. I … Continue reading