Friday, February 20, 2015


So I fell off the blogging wagon. Again. Maybe I’m not cut out for blogging. Who knows? What I do know is that I kind of like writing it, even if months go by without taking fingers to keyboard, so I’m going to give it another go.

A lot of cooking and reading has gone on since we were last together. I have so many good eats and good reads to share with you. And Ben started Kindergarten. Kindergarten!!! By baby is truly no longer a baby. He’s doing well and loves going to “the big boy school” with Jake. Time really does fly.

And now to what everyone (at least around here) is talking about. Snowmaggedon. New England has received unprecedented amounts of snow is the short space of three weeks. My kids have spent most of the month of February at home. Never before has our school district had to call this many snow days in one winter – much less in such a short amount of time. The plowed snow along the side of our driveway forms mountains. Streets have been narrowed. Snow banks are so high you can’t see around corners. There is more snow expected this weekend and I’m not sure where we’re going to put it all. Spring is just around the corner. Thank goodness.

Being stuck inside for days on end does have it benefits. We’ve had a lot of family time and had fun playing board games and watching movies and generally enjoying being together. The boys have had more homemade cookies in the past few weeks than they’ve had in their entire lives. And I’ve had plenty of time to tinker in the kitchen and read. I’ll write about all of that soon – some highlights are Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, my obsession with freezing homemade burritos for quick lunches, the best pork tenderloin ever and Sarah Addison Allen’s new book (love her!).

In the meantime, did you know that if you use purple carrots, you get purple chicken pot pie filling? Tastes just as good, though.

I’m going to be stuck inside for another weekend (and at least of few more if this pattern continues) as Winter Storm Pandora heads for New England. I’d love to try some new recipes - f you’ve got a favorite post a link in the comments!

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