I am happy once again to give you a Soup of the Week that has come from a dear reader – thanks to Sarah at Amycake and the Dude for this week’s recipe.
We actually tried this about two weeks ago and then I got distracted by the two batches of homemade chicken noodle soup in a row that we made to fight the Hub’s flu bug. That stuff was perfect. Perfect.
I’m really not this late in posting…I had this ready on Saturday morning. Somehow, I failed to remember to link up the post, though. So here it is, better late than never.
This week has felt incredibly long.
And yet, since Friday evening I’ve found myself frequently wondering how the week went by so fast. Bizarre. There is much to do this weekend and in the blink of an eye it’s going to be Monday – and an hour sooner, thanks to pushing the clocks ahead an hour tonight. So I need to get down to business here quickly and move on… Continue reading →
Mostly, I guess, because every time I sit and write some or think about the words that inspired it, I end up with really conflicted feelings about it – one day the whole thing spins very positive and another day it spins off in the absolute opposite direction.
But I do want to try to paraphrase and excerpt Chris’ words here as well. I don’t know that I will really do them justice – the particular ones that touched me were just so right and had such a powerful impact on me. Continue reading →
The flu is running rampant in our state. At least that’s what the news keeps telling me. I wasn’t sure it was true, but then it decided to rear its ugly little head in our house.
At work on Monday, I was certain I was coming down with something – by the time I got home, I was pretty miserable. I went to bed with flu-like symptoms at 4:15 that afternoon and pretty much stayed there until Wednesday morning except for getting Kidzilla bathed and into bed at night. Was it flu? Maybe. Was it full-blown? Definitely not. So I’m thankful for that. Perhaps it didn’t develop much further because I had my flu shot? So I’ll be thankful for that, too. In fact, I’m certain that the Book of Secret Rules/Secret Book of Rules says if you’re thankful for your flu shot and two other people in the house also got flu shots then you should be thankful for those as well. So three and four are covered there. And perhaps my efforts to eat well and eat immune-boosting foods are paying off? Let’s call that number five. The Fab Hub handled dinner Monday night so I was off the hook and free to be under the weather. More thankfulness. Continue reading →
No muse befriends, this week, really, friends - haven’t found much to post here. Maybe I’ve just been focusing my brain power on other projects this week.
Anyway, better late than never, here is my list of thankfuls for the week. I am…
Thankful that – for the moment at least – it is not snowing. Or sleeting. Or raining. Or freezing fogging. That has to be perhaps the most ridiculous weather phenomenon I’ve heard yet. Continue reading →
Ever have leftover CSA vegetables you didn’t know what to do with?
Yeah, this surprised me as well. But sure enough, just after New Year’s, I found myself staring at some leftover kohlrabi, turnip, and carrot and half of a huge head of purple cabbage. They were perfectly fine – wrap and package anything properly and it will keep for a pretty long time. But somehow it seemed like if our last CSA delivery was in mid-November, these babies should probably get out of the fridge and onto a plate.
I decided to do one of my guinea pig dinners – one where I make something for the first time and serve it to guests. This is a fun game. Once upon a time, I would never have served a meal to guests without having tested it in-house first. Somewhere along the line, I got over that and now I see it as a great opportunity to try something new.
I’ve been thinking a lot about love the last couple of days.
For starters, there’s that rather large and obvious thing called Valentine’s Day that has just passed us by. Kinda can’t miss that. Love it or hate it, there it is. I can’t say we’re huge fans of Valentine’s Day here. We’re not huge haters, either. I guess we’re kind of take it or leave it folks. Don’t get me wrong – we celebrate and acknowledge it. There’s nothing inherently wrong about it. But we don’t go crazy and over the top. It’s a holiday (which isn’t even really a holiday, but a Saint’s feast day gone awry) that has become so focused on people being “coupled” and buying extravagant gifts to prove it. And if you aren’t? Woe to you. Please. Continue reading →
I’m not sure exactly how that happened. Maybe it’s because we had a three day week again…snow days Thursday and Friday and here we are in the very wee hours of Saturday already. So yeah, I’m so not prepared for TToT yet. I think we’ll wing this one… Continue reading →
I wouldn’t exactly call him a disaster. But his skill level in the kitchen is not terribly high. Although I really do think he shortchanges himself quite a bit. The Fab Hub has become an expert smoothie maker and he assembles lunch for me and Kidzilla every morning with a great degree of competence. His kitchen skills have improved dramatically since we met.
A few nights ago, we had homemade pizza on the menu for dinner. Nothing fancy – like we don’t make our own crust or anything like that. We had some flatbreads ready to use to make our own personal pizzas. By dinnertime, however, I was struggling to find the motivation to begin chopping ingredients. My hands were in pretty bad shape that day. Continue reading →