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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

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

A journal, a post, a craft and a goal ~~~ I’ve had various notebooks floating around for menu planning: I have one where I scribble the week’s menu as I’m hashing it out. Then one where I jotted down recipes I wanted to make and didn’t want to forget. Then yet another where I wanted … Continue reading

Chickpea Casserole

Chickpea Casserole

I made this once a long time ago (and then again on Monday), and honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t made it more often. This chickpea casserole is so good and fresh and lemony. And super easy to make ahead. Chickpea Casserole with Lemon, Herbs and Shallots from Faith Durand’s Not Your Mother’s Casseroles … Continue reading

happy friday

happy friday

It’s been a lovely week-ish around here. Things have improved dramatically since this post about the way things were going with my kids and family. As with all things parenting, everything passes and so I am happy that this particular rough patch has passed. Helping things is the fact that my sweet Sarah turned 7, my … Continue reading

Go Read These Things

Go Read These Things

While I’m on the subject of kids: There are a couple of fantastic moms that are raising children older than mine that give me hope that things don’t have to be as scary as I think they will be when my kids hit middle school or high school. Linda from All & Sundry and The … Continue reading