Hey there! I haven’t forgotten about you all… I’m just still strugglin’ with jugglin’ the day job and the blogging. I’ve actually been cooking A LOT but, typical me, I haven’t documented any of it. So I may be making … Continue reading
Hello!! I hope everyone had a good holiday. Fourth of July is one of my favorites. I’m not sure why, exactly, but I think it has something to do with always being at home with family and being on the … Continue reading
How often do your tastebuds change? I’ve always heard every 7 years, but I’m not sure how accurate that is. In any case, mine must be in the middle of a major overhaul because I feel like in the past … Continue reading
So I was doing a little “product testing” this weekend and tried out this little guy: It’s a new cordless (battery-operated) Hand Blender from KitchenAid. You can pick it up at your local Williams-Sonoma for measly $350 (!!!!). Needless to … Continue reading
Stop judging. You there. Stop it. Now. I know what you’re thinking… Half of you are thinking what I was thinking when I saw this recipe – “mmmmmmmmmm” – and the other half of you (or maybe three-quarters) are thinking “Ew. … Continue reading
Growing up our family getaway was our condo on Smith Mountain Lake, about 45 minutes from our hometown of Danville, VA. It’s still gives me the feeling of “home” more than any other place in this world, despite jumping between … Continue reading
The 4th of July is a special holiday for my family. It’s not really an outspoken “family holiday”, but it’s kind of just silently known that we’re all going to end up at the lake for the 4th. Every year … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is a funny holiday. Single people gripe and hate it, but secretly want someone to spend it with (I had 22 single Valentine’s Days after all, so I’ve been there…trust me, I know) and coupled people set high expectations and panic over what to get/do for each other. In reality, I think Valentine’s Day is just a lovely holiday to let people know how much you appreciate them and care about them. But more importantly, I love this holiday because every year I force myself to remind myself of how much I love ME! Sounds silly, I know, but sometimes I think you just need to remind yourself of what exactly makes you AWESOME. It’s an instant mood booster. And after all… you can’t expect someone else to love you until you fully fall head over heels about your own amazing self!
But of course…it doesn’t hurt to have a wonderful significant other to remind you of how awesome you are as well! 🙂 And I had just that this Valentine’s Day!
Jeremy has just begun to start experimenting with cooking. (I keep telling him that it takes a lot of recipe-following and screwing up in order to get completely comfortable with the art!) But despite his limited experience, he took on quite the lofty goal this year. He made me RACK OF LAMB!! One of my most favorite things on this earth! I was beyond impressed, y’all. “Blown away” might be an appropriate term but I’m not even sure that expresses my shock and, to be honest, nervousness over this meal. I wasn’t nervous that it wouldn’t be good – I can deal with a bad meal. I’ve made plenty of them! I was more nervous that this meal that he had built up in his head wouldn’t meet his expectations and that disappointment would lead to the abandonment of this beautiful interest he has accrued in one of my favorite activities!
But just as I suspected…. it was delicious. I am SO proud of my new personal chef. 🙂