I send the child who has lived with me her entire life (all 16 years) to go pick up the Halloween candy. One honking hour later (did she travel to outer Mongolia?) she comes back with 4 ginormous bags of candy. Not a single Reese's PBC in the entire lot! Not one. "Whose child are… Continue reading Where Is My Daughter And Who Left The Changeling In Her Place?
My humble offerings this week.... Monday - Pan Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Pearl Onions Tuesday - Girls at their Dad's house (I have plenty of options) Wednesday - Garlicy Shrimp & Pasta; Salad Thursday - Beef Stew (because chuck roast was on sale) Friday - DIY Pizza (if they're home) Saturday - Lemon Chicken… Continue reading Reality-Based Menu – Third Edition
At some point it was brought to my attention (no, I can't remember by whom or under what circumstances) that there are levels of Heaven. I know - it's surprising to me, too. Here I thought that if you got there, you were, you know, THERE. Not so. If you are exceptionally awesome here on… Continue reading Having Cake and Eating It Too
Last week went fairly well. We had some successes and some not-so successes. C'est la Vie! This week I'm also going for a reality-based, what's in the freezer that can be cooked menu as well. Here's where I am so far: Monday - Spaghetti and salad. I already have the meat sauce (made it last… Continue reading Reality-based Menu – Week Deux
Well things have been going surprisingly well. On Tuesday night I made the chicken dish and it was fabulous! There are still herbs in my pots, so was able to take advantage of that; also some lonely pearl onions made their way into the dish. I can see me making this really often - easy… Continue reading Menu Update
This week's menu is not particularly inspiriting, but there is a good 75% chance that I'll actually cook it. Let's start with yesterday - we were going to have tacos, until Iseult declared that it should be pancakes instead. I told her, "have at it sweetcakes". So she made pancakes (I though they were rather… Continue reading Reality-based Menu for a Change
Well now, that was a nice long tantrum, wouldn't you say? No, there isn't much here now, but I'm going back to menu planning - but differently; and by that I mean more reality-based. See, my menus tended to be somewhat pie-in-the-sky; then when inevitably my actual life conflicted with my highfalutin menus, well, I'd… Continue reading Bon Jour