Category Archives: super speedy fast

Time to dust (the snow) off the grill…

I have not written much lately because I have been too busy being in a funk for the last few weeks. This winter has seemed interminable. It’s not the cold that I mind- it’s the consecutive days, turning into weeks, of gray, dull light that send me to the loony-bin. But, in the last week […]

Bowl of Sunshine

I have had a very serious case of Winter Fatigue. It came on suddenly- about a week ago and boy, has it been strong. I have felt as gray as the skies overhead and my “get-up-and-go” and the bounce in my step have all gotten up and gone to warmer- I hope- climates. Honestly, the […]

Of lemons, lemonade and such…

This afternoon I walked my dogs. No big deal, I walk them at least twice a day-some times even three times, three miles a walk, every day, no exceptions- not even blizzards. But, today was different. Today was exciting. Today for the first time in weeks, the temperature was solidly in the mid-40’s and I […]

Keeping everybody happy…

Hi there from the North Pole- oops, I mean, New York. We got more snow today. And, then just to mix it up a bit, the snow turned to sleet, and finally settled into a cold, dreary rain. It was miserable, but at least the temperature rose mid-day to a balmy 40 degrees. But before […]

Leftovers from heaven…

On Tuesday, with an overnight blizzard almost a certainty, I decided that I would cook a dinner that would provide leftovers for our snowy Wednesday. Roast chicken felt like the right warm and cozy meal for such a stormy night. Plus, at lunchtime the next day, there is nothing like chicken leftovers in your fridge! […]

The Bears Have The Right Idea…

As I woke up this Monday morning in the dark-a gloomy start to a cold January day for sure- it hit me: bears have it right. They eat a lot in the fall, take a big nap and wake up in the spring. This strikes me as an incredibly reasonable way to exist right about […]

I’m alive…

Hi all! I am alive. I am breathing. But boy, was it ever close. The Thanksgiving festivities coupled with multiple houseguests for 10 straight days took their toll. The last guests departed last Monday and it took me 3 good days to stop drooling and to speak again. Then there was clean up. Ten days […]

Planning for the oncoming wreck…

This is the time of year that cooks everywhere look to the dairy aisle for help and inspiration because there is nothing like fat to make something taste fabulous. As the French figured out long ago, if you add enough butter and cream to almost anything, it tastes better. I am by nature a lighter […]

Guac to go, Not so!

Well hello there! Has everyone recovered from a wonderful Trick-or-Treat? I don’t know about yours, but both my children were in near diabetic comas yesterday morning from all the fabulous loot they got their hands on Sunday night. And, while the children had a ball with their candy, the adults parked around my kitchen table […]

If it’s Wednesday…

Wednesdays are my least favorite day of the week. My schedule is truly nuts and the worst part is: I did it to myself. On Wednesdays I drop Harrison at Middle School at 7:30am and then Julia at the Elementary School at 8:30. Good so far, right? I can hear you thinking, “she’s lost the […]