So by now, hopefully you’ve all had a chance to read my first tutorial post: Creole Seasoning. Mixing up your own creole seasoning means you get to have your flavorful New Orleans cuisine just the way you like it – spicier, saltier, or the opposite. A great way to experiment with your homemade creole seasoning is to whip up a batch of this 30 minute red beans and rice. It’s a fast way to make a classic New Orleans meal and can easily be made vegan, but still pack plenty of protein and flavor!Continue Reading
For the first time in what feels like a billion years it is sunny today! I am going to spend some much needed time outside and I can’t wait! Maybe I’ll pull a chair up in front of my largest window, curl up, and do some reading if it proves too cold to stay outside too long. Or maybe I can power through the cold by finally addressing some of the yard issues at the new house. (I’ve needed to rake my back yard for over a month, but I prefer to do that when the leaves don’t weigh seven hundred pounds because they’re so wet!)Continue Reading
It’s official. I’m a newly converted North Carolinian. I have a license and everything! I even had a super fun trip to the DMV. About two hours in, we were told that the DMV computer system for the ENTIRE STATE had crashed and that no one could do anything until it was back up. Luckily, it wasn’t down as long as I thought it would be and we were able to get in and out of the DMV in just three hours!Continue Reading
Do you guys ever feel like dinner has gotten boring? Like you’ve been eating the same kind of stuff over and over again….like you’re stuck in a rut. I mean, the dishes are different, and they’re all delicious, but after the umpteenth time you’ve had chili, you’re ready for a change! Well, sometimes I start to feel that way in the winter. I know, I know, winter doesn’t officially start until Sunday. Well, I’m jumping the gun, then! I suppose it all started with the farmer’s market last weekend…Continue Reading
Uh, hello? Is this my blog? Or is this the power company? Or the water company? Or the plumber? Or the electrician? Or the refrigerator repair man? Or, or, or…..
Yes, that is what the last couple of weeks have been like. It’s been a crazy-hectic whirlwind ride of maintenance people, utility companies, cardboard box mountains, and who even knows what else?! No, really, who does know? I definitely don’t. In fact, I’m actively trying to repress the last few weeks so that next time we need to move, I will happily start the process over full of blissful ignorance!
The long and short, though, is that we moved. We moved and now know where MOST of our belongings are. I mean, they’re all in the house, but there are still a few items in boxes.Continue Reading