It’s that time again. Time to talk fashion. In my case, lack thereof might be more appropriate, but cut me some slack. I’m working on it.
This month, I’d like to introduce you to my new best friend at Stitch Fix, Zahra. Zahra actually took the time to check out my closet Pin board and my feedback on prior fixes. Wait, what? Who doesn’t absolutely love a listener? Exactly. Zahra also let me know that I can request a particular stylist in the future. You’re the one, my friend. Read More
Sunday mornings meant pancakes when I was growing up. We made the same pancakes every week from a recipe that was printed in pencil on the inside of an old copy of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I made those pancakes so many times that I didn’t need the recipe. I didn’t even measure. I could make pancakes by feel. When I would visit my grandmother in Louisiana, I would always make pancakes for supper at least once. I’m pretty sure it was her favorite supper. She ate them loaded with butter and drowning in cane syrup. Read More
We’ve been discussing waffles around here for five months now and you are probably thinking that the waffle is enjoying the longest 15 minutes of fame ever. If we are going to discuss food items over-staying their welcome, let’s talk about avocado toast. It’s good and all, but do I need to see six pictures a day of a piece of bread with avocado on it? Yes, yes I do spend too much time on the Internet. Read More
I’ll get straight to the point. I’m probably not the right person for Stitch Fix. I really, really, really love the idea of this. I love the idea that someone can assess your style from a Pinboard and items that you love just show up in your mailbox. Read More
It’s May, and I have not purchased a single box of waffles since I began this waffle quest. I’d say that is a pretty successful New Year’s Resolution. Perhaps my most successful resolution ever. Wish I could say the same for exercise. Read More
It may come as a shock to you that I am, in fact, still alive. It may be an even greater shock that I am still using my kitchen for its intended function. I promise to tell you why I’ve gone off the reservation at some point, but for now, I think we should stick to the donuts.
I had a lovely plan this morning to surprise my littles with homemade Mini Strawberry Donuts. Who wouldn’t love to wake up to that? Excellent plan until I realized that the recipe called for “dried strawberry bits”, which after further investigation, I concluded must mean freeze-dried strawberries. You guessed it. I was fresh out of freeze-dried strawberries this morning. Moving on, I decided to try Baked Buttermilk Donuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze. Fresh out of fresh strawberries too. I also really couldn’t get past the fact that this recipe called for yeast. Read More
As I sit here typing this review, I am wearing the sweater that I kept from my first Stitch Fix installment. It is the perfect substitute for a t-shirt – soft, warm, but still looks like I bothered to get dressed. The tags are still on my other keeper, but in its defense, our temps are still in the 30’s and I’ve not yet begun wearing tank tops. Read More
You guys. I know the internet is full of images of things you can do with your waffle iron. I know you’ve pinned them. I’ve pinned them. And there they sit. All lonely on my pin board waiting for me to get on board and actually make them. Last week, I finally made hash browns in my waffle iron. With tater tots. And they rocked. Read More
My husband and I used to be spontaneous. If it was a Friday and the older kids were not with us for the weekend, we would end up in some random town trying a meal at a random hole in the wall. Then we had two more kids. We don’t get out much anymore. Read More
I’ll admit to being in a bit of a wardrobe hole. I want to dress like a grown-up, really, I do. Can we talk about how hard that is to do when you are either doing dishes or at the grocery or shuttling kids to lessons or cooking? You know what I’m talking about. I know you own more than one pair of yoga pants. And when was the last time you actually did yoga? You see what I’m getting at? Read More
Guess what? I totally said I wasn’t going to include menu plans on the blog anymore and now here I am posting about a menu plan. And I'm not even posting it in the menu section! Aren’t you confused? To be fair, I’m not really writing a menu plan. I just wanted to give you a little head’s up about what we will be eating because I might be reviewing some of these recipes the coming weeks. Read More
Happy New Year! I’ve been thinking about this blog quite a bit over the holiday “break”, and it turns out that I am still quite bored with menu planning. Yep. Total shocker.
I’ll continue to post our weekly menu plan on Pinterest if you are needing a little planning fix but I’ve decided not to continue to post the recipe links here on the blog. To the extent that we make something from a recipe that is not already online (which we will), I’ll try to post a review that includes where the recipe came from. Does that work for you? Excellent. It works a heck of a lot better for me.
Now, what am I going to write about? If you’ve met me, or read me, or been anywhere in a room near me, you’ll know that my energy and focus and attention span are all over the map. There are so many things that I want to do and to learn and to experience. I want to be all the places and see all the things. I want to paint all the colors. I want to cook all the foods. I want to bake bread. I want to make crafts. I want to speak another language. I want to open a beignet bus at the base of Bald Mountain. I want to get my kids to stop whining. Read More