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

2014

This is the incomplete draft that I started at the end of 2014 and never finished or published. Since I did 2015’s I thought it would be nice to have this out there too. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Last year, I trained for … Continue reading

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

I’m loving the Indigo Girls latest album, One Lost Day. It is wistful, sweet, reflective, mournful, retrospective, and mature. It doesn’t have the angst of Swamp Ophelia, but then again, 21 years later, neither do I. It’s a beautiful album, full of Emiliy Saliers’s sweet voice and Amy Ray’s powerful energy. ~~~ Sarah likes to … Continue reading

On the Menu This Week

On the Menu This Week

The recipes in this week’s menu are almost entirely from cookbooks. I love cookbooks so much. Even though I will happily and easily give up all other paper books (except for my Harry Potters) for Kindle ebooks, I will have bookshelves sagging from the weight of my cookbooks. Monday: Leftovers – It will be nice when … Continue reading