November 29, 2016

Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Sliders



Well, hi there! I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving, and if a school schedule applies to you, I hope you enjoyed a nice, restful week off. I was ever so thankful to have a free week with my kids, but for our family it was definitely not restful.


November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!




Seeing as how this November is pretty much a wash for new recipe posts, I just wanted to pop in this morning and type up a quick message to those of you who visit me here regularly.  

The much anticipated kitchen "facelift" that was scheduled to be completed in four days was, of course, more complicated than we initially planned and we hit a few (eh hem) speed bumps. But, the good news it's all done, and now we are just moving back in to the kitchen, literally. Slowly, but surely, we're getting all the appliances back in to place and plugged in. We were without a stove/oven for a week and two weeks later my dishwasher is still in the garage (but that's okay, that's what kids are for, right?!)

November 2, 2016

Creamy Vegetable Clam Chowder


In our neck of the woods, it's still warm enough to wear a swim suit even though brown, crispy leaves are steadily falling from the trees outside. Ironically, the temperature of the ground has dropped so that it's not comfortable to swim in any body of water (except a heated swimming pool), but a sunburn is plum guaranteed if you spend too long outside without sun protection. The sun is still very, very intense. 

When it comes to fashion, I'm presently trying to balance my seasonal clothing preferences (I own more sweaters than pairs of shorts. No, I don't know why, but it's 100% true!) and what actually makes sense for our climate, and it gets a bit confusing at times. Myself along with lots of other folks here are dreaming of the the fall weather, but still having to cope with the crazy heat so the standard weekend attire becomes something along these lines: a long sleeve cotton tee (in festive fall colors, of course!), shorts or a skirt, flip flops and sunglasses.