Monday, March 22, 2010

All American Monday.

Oh Yes.

Grilled turkey and cheddar (confession: grilled in olive oil, I can't bring myself to use butter on a Monday night, no matter how kitschy the food gets)

Oh Heck Yes. David and I might be together largely because of our shared love of that glorious thing known as The Deli Salads: both mac and the 'tater variety.

Now we're watching Californication and eating Cheetos. TV, Deli Salads, Frito Lay, and Grilled Cheese. Freedom! Liberty! The American way.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Completely Obsessed

So this is nothing that I've ever done, but I have a new obsession;

Stupid 10 page paper! If it weren't for you, I could've spent my day on that glorious green monster and really ACCOMPLISHED something! Sheesh.

That is all. I just had to share my adoration. Oh, and this one is cool too;

Special thanks to Are we inspired yet?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh Ina.....

You always know best. I haven't cooked--really cooked-- in so so long. Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love nothing more than a nice meal out, but I can't remember the last time we ate a good, home cooked dinner. Literally can't remember. I've had the itch to cook for a while, but I woke up this morning and decided right away what my reward for putting in a little bit of coffee shop study time-- a little much needed late afternoon kitchen therapy courtesy of Ina Garten.

You know how actors when actors talk about things they admire about their colleagues they're always saying how "generous" so and so is? Well that's what I love about Ina, her food is generous--comforting, abundant, inviting. It makes me want to call up all my friends and tell them to get it while it's hot. And that's surely what dinner is all about.

The recipe is, like all her recipes, at once completely simple, and completely luxurious. It starts like this, with 1lb of mushrooms...

Cook them up... little butter, a little sherry...

Roux-it up, whisk in some milk, and then throw in 12oz of Gruyere and 8oz of cheddar, all the mushrooms and a pound of cavatappi (or macaroni, but that's just not as fun).

Give it a stir and...

into a pan!

Bake it up and enjoy the way your house smells...swell with pride when you get it out of the oven!

EAT. Mmmmmmmmmm...

Monday, March 8, 2010

For my Mom. and then also for David.

I woke up today with a craving that went a little something like this....

so I got my hands on some of these...

and mixed them up in some of this.

And that made me miss my mom, because she is the Cranberry Queen.

So I made the cookies, and thought of her.

But she's not here. So David ate them.

Which is ok, because it's his BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!! So instead of homesick cookies, they became birthday cookies, a beautiful thing!