I was going through my feed on Bloglovin when there was a knock at my door. It was my neighbor and she was wondering if I had an egg she could borrow. (Borrow? No. Have? Yes!) I invited her in and went to grab an egg from my refrigerator when my neighbor commented on how beautiful and “fresh” my fridge looked. Now, I don’t know if it was beautiful, but I had just cleaned it and I had gone to the farmers market this morning, so I guess it did look pretty and full of bright colors. We got into a conversation about what our staple items are, and I thought I’d share my refrigerator with you as well. Then, I want you to tell me what’s in YOUR fridge – either leave a comment or write your own blog post and link back! Next time, we’ll talk about what’s in our pantries. Continue reading
Holiday parties and family gatherings call for an easy party or hostess gift. What is more classic that a combination of wine and cheese? To make your pairings easier, use the quick reference chart below. This is even fantastic if you are in a rush because a pit stop at the grocery store can still make you look like a pro.
If you want to go above and beyond or if you want to turn this simple host gift into a true gem, you can always add a few accessories! Some easy things to add are:
- cheese board
- cheese knife
- marinated olives
- French or Italian bread loaf
- wine opener
- wine stopper
- kitchen towels
- and of course… dress it all up with ribbon!
Happy holidays, yall, and happy entertaining!
I stood in front of a fridge packed full like a kid’s closet. A couple of times I opened the door and a bottle of sparkling cider, wine or a boursin would fall out and hit me in the shin. I cursed this fridge, full of leftovers from Thanksgiving. Pies, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, casserole, vegetables, strudels, and a hundred different types of cheese. I couldn’t find anything, I couldn’t put anything new in there and damnit, I was sick of the same leftovers and I wasn’t going to eat it anymore!
So I decided to make a dish out of my leftovers that didn’t taste like giving thanks. As someone who doesn’t eat turkey, google searches for leftovers were a wash, so I had to get creative.
I decided on soup. And o.m.g. I’m glad I did. It was delicious…thankfully.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup
No recipe, but here’s what I did. I heated some frozen celery leaves I had saved from a stalk a few weeks ago with “no-chicken” broth in a pot and added some Sunny Paris seasoning from Penzey’s and let that heat up. Tossed in some rustic truffled mashed potatoes (chunky, with skins) and some cheesy corn casserole. Added black pepper, crushed red pepper and salt. And boom! Soup!
We had this soup as a side last night with a vegetarian Reuben and it was amazing. What a hearty, winter meal!
Sometimes, when I’m eating something delicious, I think about how, with no consequences related to health or body, I could eat something everyday and not get sick of it. Sometimes the flavors are just too perfect. So here is my list of…
Things I’d Eat Everyday (If It Didn’t Make Me Fat…Or Dead or Diseased or Smell Funny):
(in no particular order)
- Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
- Margherita Pizza
- Manchego Cheese with Spanish Wine
- Pistachio Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Macarons from Petites Bouchées
- Pad Thai with Tofu
- Tom Yum Goong
- Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout Float with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Vegetarian Hu Tieu
- Huevos Rancheros
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Miso Soup
- Raw Oysters
- Grilled Whole Branzino with Lemon Beurre Blanc
- Vegetable Korma
- Mac n’ Cheese
- Pomme Frites with Truffle Honey and Parmesan
- Local, Fresh Honey
- Avocado Toast with Garlic and Salt
- Balsamic anything
What are some of the things that YOU could eat everyday?
I love Mexican food. Who doesn’t? I also know that I know nothing about authentic Mexican food compared to a lot of other ethnic foods so I don’t know if what I am sharing with you is actually Mexican in any way except that it involves a poblano. So bear with me! All I do know is that this dish is super simple to make, would be great for one person or a family and gives you that super satisfying tummy fullness that comes from gorging yourself on Mexican food.
Super Simple Stuffed Poblano
- 1/4 c Mexican Cheese Blend
- 1 T Cream Cheese
- 2 T chopped green tomato
- 1/4 c chopped raw spinach
- 2 T caramelized onions
Mix filling ingredients, stuff pepper, bake in roasting dish for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Garnish with sriracha, sour cream and cilantro.
What’s your favorite Mexican dish you make at home?