Sunday, February 17, 2019

Amazing, beautiful, gorgeous bread

Getting this one from all angles 'cause it's so lovely.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Book Club - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah


"Love is a creative act.  When you love someone you create a new world for them."

"Growing up in a home of abuse, you struggle with the notion that you can love a person you hate, or hate a person you love."

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Freezer Cleanout Part 3

So much room in the freezer.  So much happiness at getting it cleaned out!

Did I mention I have a small life?

So last time I had the following to deal with -

Turkey bones
Meat pies
Apple muffins
Seafood patties
Hawaiian chicken

I made another batch of turkey stock and it got used up on a chicken pot pie with biscuit crust AND  a batch of Mac and Cheese done in the instant pot.
The ham became ham fried rice which the kids loved.
The meat pies are still in the fridge freezer.
The apple muffins got taken to work because no one here was eating them.
Seafood patties got eaten.
Hawaiian chicken got postponed because we had too many leftovers.


Last week was a tough one - I was short on time for menu planning, and we had a couple of nights already set so I didn't need much.  I planned on heating up the leftover container of seafood stew I found, and  to use the hawaiian chicken that hadn't gotten used the week before.
I took a bag of buns out for sandwiches etc.

We are getting into weird territory now - 2 (or possibly more) bags of hashbrowns, so much frozen spinach - both store bought and home frozen.  Spicy sausage that I know the kids won't eat.  Coffee beans.  Lots of black bananas.

Also - I found TWO MORE half bags of ice.  I married a hoarder.   


Neither the seafood stew or hawaiian chicken got eaten as we had so much leftovers from our lunar new years dinner and enchiladas.
The buns didn't defrost well and only a couple got eaten before they started to go moldy.

I have just finished my menu plan for the week and not much from the freezer is involved.

I'm going to use a block of frozen spinach for some creamed spinach tonight.
I'm going to turn some leftover holiday turkey into turkey cakes for tomorrow's dinner.

I found a freezer bag with a ground beef/pork combo we will use for Taco Tuesday.

The Hawaiian chicken is optimistically on the plan for Friday's dinner, but that is so far away who even knows what will happen.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Another Chrissy Teigen Sunday Dinner - Thai Fishcakes with Peanut Sauce and Skillet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

I haven't been taking too many Sunday Dinner photos, or even making a good effort to remember what we had, but here's a super good one from Chrissy Teigen - Thai Fishcakes with Peanut Sauce followed by a completely decadent dessert of chocolate peanut butter blondies.

The fishcakes were very easy to make - I left out the spice for the kids and the Grandfather and they were still perfect.  Peanut sauce is my very favorite and this was a very good one.

The dessert was amazing too and I think we all gained a couple of pounds before we even cut into it.  So rich and good.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Book Club - Calypso by David Sedaris



"Our silence translated to: Let's pretend we didn't hear that."

"The times I miss her most are when I see something she might have liked: a piece of jewelry or a painting.  The view of a white sand beach off a balcony.  How I'd have loved to spoil her with beautiful things."

 "Man, oh man," he'll say in my memory, lifting his glass and taking us all in, "isn't this just fantastic?"  


My first David Sedaris book.  Heading to the library for another one.