Laugh! Play!

I finally saw Disney’s Christopher Robin, and it did exactly what I hoped it would do. It did not bog me down in “but’s” or “on-the-other-hand’s.” Adults get too wrapped up in the importance of their work and forget what they are actually supposed to be working for:  the means to make the rest of…

Time’s Winged Chariot

But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near–Andrew Marvel (1621-1678) Before you think this post is going to be a downer, let me assure you it is quite the opposite.  Allow me to explain… First of all, the poem. Notice the poet’s dates. 1621-1678. This is a long time ago. How long? Shakespeare…

Italian Week, Part 1 and 2

A quick, drive-by post to say that British Week was a big success with the husband, and so I am trying again, this time with Italian food. Like British food, I am not claiming that this is authentic, it is just something fun to do. Last night we had Shrimp Scampi with orzo. Tonight, Chicken…

British Week: Cottage Pie

Last night was the last night of my British meals week because I had dental work done today, and my husband is getting Publix rotisserie chicken and mac and cheese for dinner today.  However, I made Cottage Pie last night, and it was flat out delicious. I haven’t made it in a long time because…

British Week

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking routine meals more entertaining, so now I have come up with a-country-a-week.  This week is British week, and I am having a blast. Last night I made Beef and Guinness Stew.  Oh, the aroma! Ah, the delectable blending of flavors! Here, briefly, is that recipe: 3-4 lbs stew beef (since…

Day 24–Christmas Eve

Welcome to Christmas Eve!  What a wonderful family day!  I am so excited to have everyone together–husband, sons, mother, sister, best friend.  I don’t know about you, but I will be spending my day cooking, at least until it is time to do the stockings.  Yes, stockings for grown-ups, because as you know I believe…

Day 22–Texas Hash

My mom always made this great beef-noodle casserole called Texas Hash.  It is not what I usually think of as “hash” (a thick concoction of potatoes and vegetables with a little beef thrown in for good measure).  No, this is a beef and noodle casserole where the noodles cook in the juice from the tomatoes. …