Family, Food

Ballin’ Chicken Tetrazzini

DSC_0496Are you a casserole person?

I can’t say that I identify as one. We weren’t really a casserole family, so to speak – I’ve never had anything against them, but they just didn’t serve as a big part of my eating experience growing up. When I think of enormous one-dish meals, I think of lasagna and mac and cheese (both of which my mom can seriously make the heck out of).

Here’s what happened: I was sick, and at the grocery store, and I wanted to buy a rotisserie chicken to make homemade chicken stock. But I also realized that in order to get to the chicken carcass (sorry), I would first need to pull off all the chicken and do something with it.  I am dying of suspense.

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Family, Life, Uncategorized

You Can Go Home Again (But It Will Be Humid)

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I’ve just (ish) returned from an epic, whirlwind tour of the East Coast. And by East Coast, I mean the tri-state area.  And by tri-state area, I mean…never mind. I just got back from the East Coast. Let’s just leave it at that.

I have some observations about the place from whence I hailed (if this is not proper Shakespearean English, I could not be less interested) that I would like to share with you. Please. Sit back, pour yourself some bourbon/wine/water (no judgement) and allow me to regale you with tales of my homeland. Okay, let’s do it.

Birthdays, Family, Friends, Life

Birthday Week Recap, Slash Instagram Remix

(Cough.) A visual representation of Birthday Week, through some iPhone Instagram pictures (verbal recap at the end, if you’re so inclined):

[Giant birthday cupcake, made from scratch by my boss and our CEO – just one of the many reasons why I love my job]

[….and approximately 24 more reasons to go along with it.  I was instructed to hand these out to everyone at work, because I never got to do it in school!!  Love.] Mas pictures, por favor!

Family

Dadz R Kool

Sometimes, when people aren’t happy with their fathers, they write something to show them that, like a song or a play.  Or a movie (if they have a LOT of energy).

This is kind of the opposite of that.

My dad is the freaking BEST.  Not only does he share my occasionally sarcastic, overkill-laden and kooky sense of humor, he also happens to set a good example as a human being each and every day.  And there aren’t many people you can say that about. Read on if you think my dad rulez

Family

Eternal Wisdom of a Spotless, 8-year-old Mind

This unthinkably adorable human being is my ever-charming, always-hilarious and consistently wise 8-year-old cousin, Lila.

She’s like, kind of my hero.  Also, she’s pretty dang cute.  (Sorry.  I guess I say “dang” now.)

Why am I speaking of my 8-year-old cousin on my blog?  Well, it’s interesting that I should use the word “blog” – because she has one now.  Cue the link:

http://widdlefood.blogspot.com/

Think you don’t care what an 8-year-old is doing?  You thought wrong.  If you’re feeling stressed, or you need some inspiration for dinner, Lila may have the answer.  Even if she doesn’t, you may find yourself swept up in her world.

Also, she’s pretty dang cute.