Day 24: Soup Season Country

I'm headed to the land where it gets cold.  I sweat picking out warm clothing to take there.  I had to pack socks, a jacket, long sleeves.  But it will all be worth it to see T1 and T2.  No doubt there will be fine celebrating - with food of course. South Florida is growing …

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Day 23: Learning to Speak Food

Speaking the language of food now comes naturally.  Speaking that language had humble beginnings.  I will prove that with the first recipe card I received.  It's for Peanut Butter Toast. Ingredients:  Bread; Jiff Creamy Style Peanut Butter. Directions:   Toast 2 or more slices of bread - light brown - spread with p. butter.  Cut into "fingers." Eat …

Day 22: Comfort Food

"You must go to bed and rest" said the doctor, many many years ago. How many days in my life have I longed for someone to tell me I had to go to bed and rest, just for a day or two. This edict long ago, was the requirement for the rest of my pregnancy. …

Day 21: Sal, The Boys, And A Rainy Day

Grocery Shopping is my staple happy space.  It was distressing when I didn't find happy in the space people do grocery shopping nearby.  It's not possible to pinpoint all the reasons why, but the grocery stores here are different enough in price, people, & etiquette that I would describe my early shopping as uncomfortable and unpleasant. …

Day 20: My One Pot Wonder

How does a one pot wonder choose recipes:   "Based on complexity, how many dishes it requires and how long it takes to prepare." Reason for cooking recipes that require only one pot:  "I hate doing dishes" What is your pot limit?  "If a recipe requires 3 or more pots, I would only make it …

Day 19: The Forgotten Lunch Bag

Hot lunch. What do those words bring up for you? Pack a lunch. How about those words - any thoughts? 27 years ago I packed my hubby's lunch every night and wrote a note to tuck in the bag.  Yes I was smitten, and still am...but I don't pack it every night anymore and I …