The problem with showers

I had the day off, and despite that, I felt rather productive today. I got some painting done (more on that later; the project is hush-hush at the moment), got some writing done (fiction, primarily, and now this post), got a game of C&C set up for when my honey got home, and I evenContinue reading “The problem with showers”

Stairs hurt

So…I lied about being patient and reading and learning before canning. This weekend, Eric and I went and bought the final supplies for our canning adventures. And then we made peach-honey butter. Here are some things we learned: 1. We were given two pressure cookers, which is awesome, but unnecessary for things like jams andContinue reading “Stairs hurt”

A tale of 12 ravioli

I mentioned in my last post that I made a fresh meal for my mother-in-law yesterday, and I also promised to post about the ravioli I made. Before I do that, though, I have to explain why making ravioli is so important to me. My maternal grandmother, Margaret, was, above all else, a very lovingContinue reading “A tale of 12 ravioli”

Let canning season begin…

Since moving here, I have been increasing my desire to make things from scratch. I am quickly becoming addicted to the idea of saying “I made that,” and I am always looking for ways to make a meal just a few, if any, preprocessed ingredients. It was with this goal in mind that I askedContinue reading “Let canning season begin…”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Mmmmmanicotti

Eric specifically requested some sort of baked pasta this week for a dinner, and in the interest of doing something new, I decided to make “manicotti.” Of course because it is a weeknight, and because I have been feeling a bit lazy lately, technically what I made was cannelloni, but who’s keeping track, am IContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Mmmmmanicotti”

Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter

I woke up this morning with a craving for that almighty Dynamic Duo: chocolate and peanut-butter. Knowing that Eric and I are both trying not to become as wide as we are tall, I felt the best way to get my fix without overdoing it was to make something that he could take to hisContinue reading “Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter”

At least I remembered my password

Wednesday strikes again! I don’t know what it is about Wednesdays lately, but they have  just been nitpickingly (new word – just go with it) bad. They’ve been made up of all the little things that drive me absolutely mad. If my work is questioned minutely on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, I simply proveContinue reading “At least I remembered my password”

Woops! Wednesday: The alliteration continues

This week has already been a whirlwind! How is it Wednesday? And before you ask, the whirlwind/Wednesday one was NOT intentional. They just happen so naturally! I have been doing a lot – mostly work related stuff – but I have not made the time to post about it. Thus the “Woops!” But I’m notContinue reading “Woops! Wednesday: The alliteration continues”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Bean and Tomato Salad

What a day. I learned a trick to get a pick-me-up in the day that I will try tomorrow for date night. In light of all of that, I am showcasing a salad I made last week: tomato and bean salad. The original recipe calls for it to be served a bed of tomatoes, butContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Bean and Tomato Salad”

A “wicked” oriental salad

This week has had me dragging my heels, and this blog is suffering for it. Sorry. Again. Geez, I’ve been saying that a lot, huh? Need to get my butt in gear. The good news is that work is keeping me fairly busy, plus cooking and crafting – mostly painting – and that is whyContinue reading “A “wicked” oriental salad”