When we were packing up all our worldly possessions back in August, we were trying to be strategic about which items we might need, and which could remain in storage for six months or so. We knew moving from a three-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment meant space would be limited, and we didn't want … Continue reading My Kingdom for a Potato Masher!
It's been quite a productive weekend so far! With sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, Tara's been busy in the garden. First, she built a row cover for her raised beds. This is to protect them from the cold. We've probably seen our last freezing temperature of the season, but they're forecasting lows in the … Continue reading Farewell Voyage of the S.S. No Name
Nothing says you're a grownup more than shelling out $250 for a set of really good kitchen knives. Either a grownup or a serial killer, I suppose. Recent Dexter: New Blood binge aside, we bought the knives last weekend for slicing, dicing, and chopping up vegetables–not body parts (though honestly, these bad boys are so … Continue reading Those Old Knives Just Weren’t Cutting It
My mom emailed me a couple of days ago, asking for a recipe—a pumpkin cobbler we make for Thanksgiving most years. I sent it to her but hope she doesn't have trouble with the directions the way I did. One of the ingredients is "three eggs, slightly beaten." That's what throws me for a loop. … Continue reading Everything is Everywhere
My dad never met a blind taste test he didn’t like. Over the years, we have sampled a wide variety of foods and beverages to figure out which we liked best. We've tried boxed mac 'n cheese, ketchup, canned green beans, and tequila, to name just a few. It’s become a rite of passage, and … Continue reading The Blind Feeding the Blind
For a few minutes this morning, I thought I was going to have to make an impromptu trip to Denver. Tara has been away visiting family in Nevada and Arizona. Her flight from Las Vegas to Denver landed at 9:03 a.m. and I assumed all was well, until I received a text from her at … Continue reading Tales from the Parking Lost
For days, they'd been hyping a big winter storm for us this weekend. Colorado is in the bullseye, but the system is so large it was expected to spread copious amounts of snow our way, too. With this in mind, we took the necessary precautions. I brought my laptop home from work just in case, … Continue reading Tiny Test Meatballs & Bring on the Snow!
I was craving a chicken quesadilla today, so I decided to make one for lunch. Would you believe I actually had to look up a recipe first? I'm no slouch in the kitchen. Just a few days ago I made Coq au Vin from scratch, for crying out loud. But: I hardly ever eat quesadillas, … Continue reading Fill, Fold, Flip
Our neighbor, Kelly (yes, that's her real name), called a truce today. Or, at the very least, appeased us with cupcakes. She was kind enough to bring over this six-pack from Sweet Secrets Bakery in Rapid City. As far as peace offerings go, I approve. I had the opportunity to interview the owner earlier this … Continue reading Peace Offering
Last night, I got to redeem myself a second time. A couple of months ago, I made this Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili. And I screwed that one up, too—but it had nothing to do with alcohol. I have only math to blame. The recipe calls for two pounds of ground turkey. Because Tara wouldn't … Continue reading Redemption Dinner II