Thursday, October 29, 2009


if this isn't romance, i don't know what is.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thanks be to turkey.

I'm a big fan of the eating holidays. And Thanksgiving, in my mind, is really the pinnacle of the eating holidays, because Jesus doesn't get in the way. (Sorry mom)

My mom's stove. I know, right?
Makes me want to be a fulltime domestic too.

I really do believe that gravy is the thing
that pulls it all together. I eat it by the spoonful.

The spread, minus a few dishes.
We're not a big family, so we don't over do it.

Mushrooms and Spinnach

Gluten-free stuffing

Putting it all together.
My number two favourite 'eating holiday' condiment -
cranberry sauce.
So key, and must be made from scratch 1-2 days in advance.

There were mashed potatoes, but they had milk in them,
and I wasn't in the mood to make my own. I'll see them
at Christmas I'm sure.

For when I never get married.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vegetarian Fajita night!

re-fried beans, cumin spiced rice, sauteed red peppers and onions,
guacamole, all wrapped up in corn tortillas.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

important information:

Jelly Belly's which are disgusting:
- cappuccino
- chocolate pudding
- root beer
- tutti fruitti
- vanilla

Jelly Belly's which are surprisingly good:
- coconut

Jelly Belly favourites:
- pink grapefruit
- toasted marshmallow
- orange (but I love all orange candy, so this was a given)
- juicy pear

I removed all of the peanut butter beans because I am allergic to peanuts, and could not find anywhere on the internet that would tell me if there was any actual peanut butter in them. I suspect not, but I think peanut butter is disgusting anyways, so those little guys went in the garbage.

.... I'll write about real food soon. Promise.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

multiple meats!

Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya, done in my Slow Cooker.

I might try to make a vegetarian version with firm tofu.
Key word - might.

jelly beans

I won this jar of Jelly Belly jelly beans at a Bridal Shower
a few weekends ago. A delicious prize, or so I thought.

So I'm enjoying my beans.
A few every day.

Slowly but surely,
eating all of my favourites.

But now I'm stuck with a jar that's almost depleted of jelly beans
that I would actually like to eat! Do I throw out the rest of them?
It's not like I can even give them away - my grubby little hand has been digging through that jar for weeks now!
Those beans are probably germier than the mint
bowl at the Mandarin! I'm at a real crossroad here.

To eat the yucky ones, or not to eat the yucky ones.
That is the question.

Friday, October 2, 2009

blogging about burgers.

Though dressed like idiots, these guys seem to
know what they're talking about.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

oh, hi soup!

Dear Slow Cooker;
Thanks for making life so easy.
Love, Me.

Fall is here.

I love making mini things.
Like these homemade Shepherd's Pies.

I made mini apple pies in the late winter.
I think the fall is going to find me making lots more.
I need to perfect my gluten-free pie crust skills.

I also love dinner parties with good friends.
Marinated Flank Steak, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots,
crusty bread, and vino.

I just tossed a bunch of things into the slower cooker.
I'm hoping in 6-8 hours, I'll have delicious soup.