I can’t tell you how happy lasagna makes me. The orderly fashion with which it must be constructed. The beautiful colors. The cheese. It’s comforting from beginning to glorious end.
It’s a work of ooey, gooey art and it is one of my favorite meals to make.
It recently came to my attention that there are still people out there – people I know and love, y’all – who don’t know how to make lasagna. That is simply unacceptable and I am here to fix that unspeakable problem tonight.
A small, round farm table in a cozy kitchen.
A long, elegant oak table with runners and centerpieces in a grand dining room.
A short coffee table in a living room, surrounded by pillows.
All tables, regardless of how grand or humble, are in themselves invitations.
Come, sit, eat, laugh, they say.
Take a load off. Set your stuff down. Enjoy a few moments of rest and sustenance.
How wonderful to be a table.
Days like today – dark, cloudy, wet, and cold – you just need to have some comfort food. It’s not about freshness or health or any of that stuff. It’s just about something that warms your bones and brings back memories – or creates them.
After MOPS today, as we drove home in the sleet, I asked Monkey what she wanted for dinner. After some thought, she replied with pancakes. My first reaction was “WOOHOO! Mama’s getting off light tonight!” Who among us doesn’t love pancake night? It’s quick, easy, delicious, and everyone is happy and eats. It’s win-win!
We had an amazing MOPS event on Friday night. A perk to being one of the ladies who helped set up and tear down? We got to take home leftovers! I ended up with about 6 baked potatoes, some rolls, salad, and other odds and ends. Then we had a large family birthday party at my parent’s house, which meant MORE FOOD. So the taters haven’t been eaten yet. Continue reading
A few days a week, I watch 3 extra small people.
I started watching these kiddos thinking, “We’ll do fun stuff every day! We’ll have a schedule and craft time! It’ll be great!”
Then I had them for one day and HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA No.
I love coming up with new recipes, or shall I say, playing with my food.
I love couponing, and some times I end up with weird things. I love to be challenged with what to do. A few weeks ago I got sriracha mayo. My hubby didn’t mind it on sandwiches, I wasn’t in love.
I am part of a food co-op. I have been doing it for just over a year and love it! We have tried tons of new things, like passion fruit. Because we live where we do we don’t get much tropical fruit. Continue reading