My husband and I had some neighbors over the other day, both retired, and at one point they asked me- "You're so busy! When do you get free time?" Now, we were cooking and doing some minor kitchen cleaning afterwards, juggling a mildly fussy baby (we would find out less than eight hours and a fairly … Continue reading The Concept of Free Time/ Ode to a Young Family
Child says: "I made this for you!" Translation: "Here, throw this away when I'm not looking." Parent Says: "I love it!" Translation: "I'll throw this away when you're not looking."
You know, the only soup I’ve ever had at a wedding has been Menudo, but I dig the concept. And I forget exactly where I first read about Italian Wedding Soup, but I do remember why it piqued my interest. The article I was reading was written by some mother who mentioned this soup was … Continue reading The Occasional Recipe Post: Italian Wedding Soup
I gripe at my kids daily to not leave their shoes in the living room but just picked up three of my own pair from there. I believe there was a 1980s anti-drug TV ad that covered this very topic...
I remember a few years ago there was an impromptu reunion from my graduating class at Wurstfest (roll with me here- it's a sausage festival in my hometown. It's kinda a big deal round these parts). Now, I was there that evening because my husband and I had worked at my family's booth at the … Continue reading Newsflash- sometimes growing up is hard… I’m breaking new literary ground here, don’t I know it.
And... another recipe post. These will automatically tell you that the paralysis of going too long without a post has set in and so I trot out the already created content as a way of knocking myself out of it. It's like my L Dopa. (Oliver Sacks reference there. Drink up.) And , as I've … Continue reading Recipe Post: Penne Pasta with Wine Sauce and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Something I Enjoyed in 2016: One of my greatest joys this past holiday season was replying to a "Merry Christmas" offered by a retail associate or receptionist with "Happy Holidays." It's akin to the 3 years I made sure my mother-in-law's Christmas gift was wrapped in "Season's Greetings" wrapping paper after she forwarded an annoying … Continue reading Happy Holidays