I spend enough time making meals throughout the year, so the less cooking and food prep I have to do during summer the better. I want to continue to enjoy cooking, which is why I need to take a mental break from all the planning, shopping and associated hoopla that is feeding the family, during the summer months.
Here are some simple lunches I’ve made this past summer which everyone here enjoys: Continue reading
There’s an expression in German I’ve heard my aunt use from time to time:
It means “like it was tossed at me”.
There are several occasions where this expression can be used; most often however it references two things: Continue reading
And if you do, at least laugh WITH me, not AT me.
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This is what happened to me when I was left home alone, of my own free will, while the family went camping.
Have you read the list of 49 things about me I posted the other day? Numbers 6, 7 and 8 touch on my desire for order in this house. Frankly, I could come up with 49 items just on that topic, but that would be a boring list to read. 😛
But the accumulation of stuff is a prevailing topic in my life.
For instance, my parents are housing stuff that belongs to us. Even though we have our own house, you understand.
Finally late this morning, they left for their camping trip. As mentioned previously, I opted out.
Soon as they were gone, I started a kitchen purge and deep clean.
I didn’t even really mean to tackle this now but there was a smell… 😏
The family is getting ready to go camping in a few days.
I’m not going. Continue reading
You know how sometimes a lot of togetherness can result in a wide array of emotions in each family member?
I feel a number of emotions: happy and exasperated, content and overwhelmed, at peace and annoyed… to name just a few. 🙄 Continue reading
My basil is exploding.
I’ve been harvesting and eating it in salads and on pizza and things, and we’ve even started snipping some on top of fresh pasta or other cooked dishes. But there is so much of it! YUM! Continue reading