Friday, July 24, 2015
I'm back! And, I've missed you! I've missed cooking creatively, taking photos and thinking of new recipes for this blog. But, I've had a pretty good excuse.
I just finished my first year of Physician Assistant school. It was challenging, time-consuming, interesting, frustrating, and fun all rolled up into a tremendous workload. Yes, we did get a week off here or there, but for the most part, by the time we had a break, I was so mentally exhausted my main vacation activity was sleeping.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Being five, my son Gabriel loves to talk about butts. Actually both of my boys find body parts hilarious, but since Grayson is only two I think he gets more pleasure from mimicking his older brother than actually thinking it's funny on his own. Anyway, when Gabriel found out there was a cut of meat called a pork butt he was intrigued. He's been bugging me to get a pork butt at the grocery store for a while. I couldn't find any pork butts this week, (doesn't that sound weird to say?!), but I did pick up a nice three-pound pork picnic for dinner. It's a very similar cut, and like the pork butt, is great in the crockpot. Another nice feature is that it's really cheap. I bought this for $2.09 a pound - that's the regular price not a sale price. It's not often that you can buy a cut of meat that comes out tender, flavorful, and juicy for such a low price.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
We have hit summer here in Southwest Florida, even if the calendar doesn't quite reflect it yet. I know this because the boys are heading into their third (!) week out of school, it's hitting 90 degrees most days, and I can't get the chlorine smell off my skin. I love the slower pace of summer and the fact that we don't have to set an alarm most days and that we can do things like spend hours at the library and the pool. This also makes me a little more relaxed about having meals planned and prepped for the week, and I am newly obsessed with one-pot meals. Most involve some type of pasta and meat, perfect for the ravenous hunger my boys seem to have after a day of sun and swimming. They all will make cleaning up the kitchen a little less time-consuming so you can get out and enjoy the extra sunlight of those long summer evenings.
Monday, June 2, 2014
So, I'm officially in graduate school now, locked in a classroom for up to eight hours a day. Not only are we required to be there, we're required to pay attention and actually learn what they're telling us. Now, I don't know about you, but that means I need something really important ... snacks. Sitting and listening, I could eat continually. I'm certain that helps with the learning process.
But, that could lead to some issues, right? I don't want to waste away in my chair, but I also don't want to outgrow my newly purchased Caribbean Blue scrubs; so I have to be careful with said snacks.
So, for now, I've made a few resolutions.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
So I was excited to finally get to the grocery store the other day and stock up on some real food, and especially some fresh veggies. I've mentioned before that I'm not really a veggie lover by nature, so that's probably a testament to just how much takeout I've eaten lately. Plus, I genuinely love this roasted broccoli.