Tacos because… Tuesday

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was homestyle Taco Tuesday! As if we really needed an excuse to enjoy tacos! I stuffed our crunchy tacos with sautéed beef and onion, butter lettuce, tomatoes from our garden, Jack cheese, and sour cream. Yum! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 232…

Cuts like butter…

It’s the official start of zucchini season in our house. We’re growing two different varieties: Dark Green and Romanesco. Both types of zucchini are fighting the A-frame trellis with which we’re attempting to contain them, but we are enjoying watching them grow. Both sliced smoothly like butter. I cut the two into different shapes but…

Beautiful bruschetta

After enjoying delicious bruschetta at the July 4th party we attended, I had a lingering craving. I thumbed through our Marcella Hazan Italian cookbook to make sure I wasn’t forgetting any important components. These tiny heirloom tomatoes paired magnificently with fresh basil from our garden and crushed garlic. I overtoasted the baguette, but it was…

Homemade winter soup

I made a giant pot of butternut squash soup last night, which we’ll be enjoying all weekend. Pureed cannelloni beans make the dairy-free soup very creamy, while a bit of crispy turkey bacon gives it a lovely smokiness. The recipe, of no-longer-remembered origin, is an old favorite of mine that I’ve been making for more…

Adjusting my crown

Latkes with brisket, applesauce, and sour cream Chewing has ranged from uncomfortable to painful for the last three weeks, so today I returned to my dentist for an adjustment on my recent same-day crown. Thankfully, no numbing was required, just a bit of grinding down until my bite was even. I was thrilled to be…

Cooking class with Gail

Today I got to see my friend Gail again and take a wonderful cooking class! I had signed up for the “Cast Iron Desserts” class a while back, but it was in danger of being canceled because no one else registered. Thankfully, Gail was available and interested — and I was thrilled to spend some…

Patchwork of leftovers

Some days I spend ages preparing a nice meal and we eat very well. Today wasn’t one of those days; instead, our meals were comprised of a random patchwork of leftovers. It was simultaneously an effort to avoid food waste and to take a day off from cooking. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying a bizarre collection of leftovers…