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It’s Friday, I’m in Love

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

Books Aaaaaalllll the books right now. Since the election, reading is my coping strategy of choice. I find that I need to check out a lot more lately lest my head explode reading Facebook and Twitter. Book Orders Remember the newsprint fliers you brought home from school with the teeny form you, or your mom with her neat … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

This Week’s Menu

This Week’s Menu

High Soup Season continues! Even though I’m still sweating in my kitchen making dinner every night.     Sunday – Cook’s Illustrated’s Baked Ziti, salad, Pepperidge Farm garlic bread Monday – Minestrone, salad, rolls Tuesday – Veggie Chili Wednesday – Leftovers Thursday – Miso Sweet Potato and Beoccoli Bowl

The Summer of Pickles!

The Summer of Pickles!

Pickles. Vinegary, sharp and crunchy. I love them. I think my first child was about 65% pickle in utero (and 35% bacon grilled cheese) because of all the delicious deli kosher dill pickles I ate when I was pregnant. And after having the pickle jar appetizer at Vintage in New Market, I went looking for refrigerator pickled … Continue reading

Even More Podcasts

After my last post about podcasts I added even more to my list. Some came from suggestions from other people, and some came from that thing a podcast host will sometimes do at the very end of the recording and say, “if you liked this podcast, you might also like __” (So, yes, podcast producers, those little plugs … Continue reading

What We’re Eating This Week

What We’re Eating This Week

 Sunday – grilled black bean burgers (Wegmans) and grilled squash, zucchini and mushrooms (pre-cut from Wegmans) Monday – Spicy Orange Shrimp with Caesar Salad  Tuesday – Stir-Fried Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms (from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook), brown rice, pork potstickers (Wegmans frozen) Wednesday – kids’ activities + out for dinner Thursday – leftover pork (from … Continue reading