cooking

Meal PLan 2

Meal Planning 2.0

So I’m HUGE on meal planning. {huge i tell you!} I wrote about it back in 2011 and most of that still rings true, but my methods have tweaked a bit in the last 2 years. I was having a group text conversation with 2 dear (nameless) friends a few weeks ago regarding what to cook for a last minute…

a wee little break

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays. That’s likely because it surrounds food and fellowship which are in my top 10 most favorite things. This is my first year hosting. Just a small group of friends from church. I am really excited about it. I’m going to have to take a wee blogging break for the holiday.…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

wednesday wanderings

Super excited today that Penguin has finally released the Great Food series in the US. Like my uber-favorite Penguin Hardcover Classics series the Great Food series covers are also designed by the lovely Coralie Bickford-Smith. You can find them over at Amazon for $9.50ish. {some to my delight are $7 or less} Happy Wanderings!

my cheat sheet

Stroke of genius yesterday evening. I decided to make myself a recipe cheat sheet. And since I am now the very proud owner of a laminator {don’t judge} I became giddy at having a perfectly suited project. My poor Soldier lost access to the TV for the better part of the evening because it doubles as my computer monitor. I…

meal planning

There is not much I’m OCD about. The Soldier might beg to differ, but I have enough OCD friends to be certain that I cannot be categorized as OCD. I have very few routines that are so engraved that I can’t function without them. I have to brush my teeth immediately before taking a shower, I have to have a…

carne asada

I’m apologizing on the front end for not having pictures, but I’m not a food blogger so if you want pretty pictures go explore Smitten Kitchen or The Pioneer Woman. I can tell you that this is the best Carne Asada recipe we’ve concocted so far. {seriously—we’ve been trying for nearly 6 years} Another disclaimer; I’m totally an intuitive cook.…

wednesday wanderings

If you aren’t aware of Kinfolk Magazine, you’re missing out. Luckily for you, you’ve only been missing out for a couple of week. But now you can enjoy Kinfolk : A Guide for Small Gatherings. I stumbled upon Kinfolk in my many wanderings through the interwebs. On their manifesto page, {and yes, they are cool enough to have a manifesto}…

hello week gone by

Hooray for father-in-laws who happen to be tech gurus. {seriously, he fixed the issue in an hour today and when he tried to explain it my brain exploded} Ready for a marathon post/Independence Day recap? Here we go… We spent the 4th on the east side of the island with most of our teeny-tiny church plant. My Soldier thought it…