Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
3 pounds small red or white potatoes
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Seriously, for 6 dollars, I actually feel just a little bit current and cool. This is refreshing seeing as I just finally heard that darn "Umbrella" song everyone has been talking about. Or everyone was talking about. Last year.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for topping
- 1 pound yellow onions, cut in 1/2 and sliced (3 large)
- 2 pounds zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick (4 zucchini)
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup hot milk
- 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup grated Gruyere
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a very large (12-inch) saute pan and cook the onions over low heat for 20 minutes, or until tender but not browned. Add the zucchini and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, or until tender. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook uncovered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the hot milk and cook over low heat for a few minutes, until it makes a sauce. Pour the mixture into an 8 by 10-inch baking dish.
Combine the bread crumbs and Gruyere and sprinkle on top of the zucchini mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter cut into small bits and bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Okay, first disclaimer: I love TV. I know that the popular, intellectual and politically-correct response to television is to shun it, or at least to talk about how little you watch and how you simultaneously knit/do the Sunday NY Times crossword/can your own peaches. Well folks, I do my best TV watching while lying down on my overstuffed sofa and looking at the pile of clean laundry on the floor in need of folding.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Thank you for reading, my lovely friends. And thank your husbands who have gone out and bought cute dish soap containers, discuss "date night" and who mock my vegetarian recipes. I think that is swell.
I am off to shuck more corn, take more nature walks, read more cookbooks, romanticize the humidity, watch my naked kids run around the yard, drink summery cocktails, rub sunscreen on pale arms and legs, get ice cream with my husband, and sit in the living room with my folks.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I read this quote a few weeks ago here. I love the honesty. The acknowledgment of sacrifice without the feeling of martyrdom.
What can I expect from becoming a mother? Disappointment. Frustration. Surprise. Joy. Love. Love. Love. Do I have what it takes? Sometimes yes, so much so that you will astound yourself. And sometimes no, this job will ask for more than you can give. What does it cost? All of you. And you will never regret it.Motherhood shows me the best and the worst of myself. It brings me to my knees, with moments of awe and moments of emotional weakness. And it does take all of you. I think it always will. And that is the beauty.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This pretty much sums it up for me.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Do you get it? That entry title shows my true dorkiness. Love it.
Monday, June 21, 2010
This weekend was pretty close to perfect...a morning gym workout, lots of park time, swimming in the baby pool, a walk at the beach, and our favorite rice and beans dinner at Wahoo's for Father's Day. I love, love, love not having to cook on Sunday night!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
- tried something new and a bit scary (for me, at least) and had a ball
- stayed home on Sunday afternoon with the kids and doing laundry and playing. Somehow, totally relaxing and perfect.
- got take-out for dinner, even though friends were coming over
- had a beer at 4:00 pm
- let the kids bang on a wooden table with play hammers, while I attempted a DIY job on said table (sidenote: I detest do-it-yourself jobs)
- bought myself a latte
- finished a book by flashlight (seriously, we had a neighborhood power outage)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thank goodness for beautiful parks and beautiful friends.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It seems like, despite spending lots of dough at Trader Joe's and planning out our week's meals, I always end up in the kitchen, one night a week, wondering, "What in the world are we going to eat tonight?" Back in the day, I would have confidently answered, "Cereal," to myself. But, since the kids have most likely already eaten cereal once or twice that day (ahem), I often turn to this easy meal.
Monday, June 7, 2010
This weekend we celebrated my sweet, little L with a sweet, little party. Bagels, watermelon, juice, coffee at the playground. Bring-your-own tricycle. Enjoy the beach breeze. Toss the ball. Decorate your cupcake. It was perfect.