Souper Tuesday: Thanksgiving methadone (aka Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup)

Souper Tuesday: Thanksgiving methadone (aka Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup)

Can you believe it’s already December? I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was nice, even if it didn’t quite go as planned. First, I woke up really, really crabby. Here it was, my favorite holiday of the…

Souper Tuesday: Ten Things on My Table This Thanksgiving

Souper Tuesday: Ten Things on My Table This Thanksgiving

Hands down, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What’s not to love about a day that revolves around gratitude, relaxation and food? It surprises some people that Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday, since I haven’t eaten turkey in 14 years….

Souper Tuesday: Vegetable Soup (and more)

Souper Tuesday: Vegetable Soup (and more)

How is it already Tuesday again? I’m glad it is, because that means it’s Souper Tuesday, and that forces me to figure out in advance what I’m making for dinner tonight. However, I’m currently having trouble putting a sentence together,…

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

If anyone were to ask Pat and me about our secret to a happy marriage (they haven’t), surely one of us would borrow this line from Best in Show: “We both love soup.” (Not to mention talking or not talking.) I love…

Possum come a-knockin': a story of cooking nostalgia (and horror)

Possum come a-knockin’: a story of cooking nostalgia (and horror)

One thing I haven’t written much about is cooking. It’s a shame, because I really enjoy it. And since I haven’t been working, I’ve actually managed to cook most days (it’s one of the few “Happiness Commandments” I’ve actually gotten…

Scenes from a Move

Scenes from a Move

We’re moving on Thursday. I finally had some time to write about the last week’s adventures while I was waiting at the new house for the painters. So here it is: Moving, in three acts. Act 1: Breaking, Bad In…

Commandment #4: Cook most days (or, man vs. garbanzo bean)

Commandment #4: Cook most days (or, man vs. garbanzo bean)

Confession: I have made zero progress on Commandment #3, Go to bed earlier. With the move coming up, it’s just not gonna happen. Instead, I’m making the coffee a little stronger, trying to sneak naps when Pat has the kids…

SnoBall

SnoBall

Stay calm and put the Sno Balls in my belly.  

Diary of a Fun Mom (reflections on the lengths to which I'll go to entertain my kids for 20 minutes)

Diary of a Fun Mom (reflections on the lengths to which I’ll go to entertain my kids for 20 minutes)

My experiment as a stay at home mom began one month ago today. I’ve come a long way. Especially considering that by 10:00 the morning of my first day home, I was convinced I had already failed. Rory was taking…