Pot-roasted celery root. I worked way too much this past week which means I cooked way too little. A major project sucked all my brain power and body strength. I subsisted on salads from a well-stocked, but wilted salad bar in our office’s cafeteria. Dinners were my lazy man’s bibimbap - Trader Joe’s rice, any vegetable in the refrigerator with a fried egg on top mixed with...
I want candy
The other day I wrote about candy. Today I will post a song about candy. The Undertones, a punk/pop band from Ireland, played in heavy rotation on my turntable during my college years. Infectious and funny, their songs still makes me want to dance. And eat candy.
What I want to cook
Edible Perspective’s Sweet Potato Egg Boat What Katie Ate’s Chili Macaroni Cheese Smitten Kitchen’s Banana Bread Crepe Cake with Butterscotch
In Defense of Candy: An Addict's Manifesto
The total awesomeness of candy. When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. I won’t go into the boring details other than to say I need to maintain a consistent blood sugar level by eating frequent meals that are high in protein and complex carbohydrates, and avoid candy and sugar. If I don’t follow that diet, my hands shake, my head hurts, and sometimes, I pass out....
What we ate
I will paraphrase Hannibal Smith from the A-Team when I say, ” I love it when a meal comes together.” I didn’t blow anything up or drive a tank through a building, but I made a great dinner tonight. We had Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Herb Butter, Gnocchi with Cream and Fresh Herbs, and Lemon Panko Parmesan Asparagus. Recipes Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Herb Butter ...
Hambone, hambone, where you been?
I’m getting ready to use the leftover Easter ham and the bone to make split pea and ham soup. I just might have to make the boys sing for their supper. Get those hands flappin’!
What I want to cook
The March’s warm weather fake-out has me thinking summer and ice cream. I made Martha Stewart’s Mango Ice Cream a few weeks back and now I am dying to try these recipes. Sprouted Kitchen’s Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream Food 52’s Maple Ice Cream with Tipsy Raisins and Maple-Candied Cashews David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream Recipe
Burl and Johnny sing. Over the last few months, there has been a flurry of tweets, articles, and posts about boiled peanuts. Bon Appetit magazine had a Q & A with Ed Helms, the dentist from The Hangover and Andy from The Office. The accompanying photo is him in a bathtub of boiled peanuts. CNN’s food blog, Eatocracy, did a quick boiled peanut post less than a month ago with an online...
No Kids' Menu Allowed
I will admit I have never eaten lunch in the cafeteria at my boys’ school, but I do know they don’t like most of the hot lunch offerings. One look at the menu and I can see why. I asked Owen what’s a chicken ring and he said, “It’s just a chicken nugget formed into a ring.” “Like with a hole in the middle?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said. Who knew they used that part of the chicken? To be fair,...
Freedom come, freedom go
Evan and Owen could almost taste the freedom - and so could I. Over the past year, we’ve started to loosen the reins on the boys. They now ride their bikes to our small local grocery for candy and my forgotten recipe items. I stand at the end of the driveway, waiting and sometimes pacing; I fight the urge to jump in the car, drive to the store, and follow them home. Instead I look down the...