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  1. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I sprained my toe night before last, so standing up cooking for a long time wasn’t an option. Salads with the never ending Napa cabbage (seriously, does this stuff never go bad? I bought it weekend before last!): And fast and dirty spaghetti and meatballs: Ground beef, Classico sauce, and purchased meatballs (we’ve actually found a frozen brand we like). I set the timer for 20 minutes and got up off the couch where I was propped up and iced down to stir. It tasted just fine!
  2. I love the Lebanese food that I've had in the US, so I'm looking forward to this!
  3. To the Beach!

    Thrilled to see you doing this! I adore the blogs and miss them, but they are admittedly exhausting to do. I'm looking forward to this!
  4. Arrived from Amazon last night - a surprise from Mr. Kim (this variety not available in the Richmond VA area ). I will try to ration them:
  5. Breakfast! 2018

    That looks SO much better than my extra dark pretzels.
  6. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Breast of chicken with 'drum' part of the wing still attached. Sometimes it is scraped down to make it more "fancy".
  7. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    You know that weird phenomenon where you don't hear a word or phrase for years and then suddenly it is everywhere? I haven't heard or thought of an airline breast in ages and I've heard it/read it at least 6 times in the last 4 days. I had to explain to Mr. Kim what it meant. Dinner tonight - the seemingly never ending “Chinese” Salad: Ham, Gruyere, and Havarti omelets, roasted cauliflower and fried potatoes:
  8. We hated this. I am crazy about caramel, but didn't taste it. I am also not a fan of white chocolate or Hershey products, so that has to be considered. Very vague bar with no personality that I could detect.
  9. Refrigerator Magnets

    I periodically clean off the fridge and attempt a clean and clutter free fridge. Things seem to sneak back on. And now it is loaded up again. My theory is that you are either a magnet and stuff fridge person or you are not. And all the effort in the world won't change me to a clean and clutter free person.
  10. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @kayb - My Italian-American family came from around and near the Delta area – Shelby and Rosedale Mississippi, Little Rock and Memphis, up from NOLA for jobs. They mostly ended up in the Washington DC area. I grew up in a tamale loving family and couldn’t figure out why none of my friends had even heard of them. Years later I discovered the tamale/Delta connection. @caroled has roots in the same area and (I think) great uncles who married Italian girls. Her mother (@racheld)and I have always hoped that we were related by marriage in some way! @Shelby – I’m having the best time looking at all the food you are making from your food adventure in the big city! @CantCookStillTry – I am enjoying the meals that you are posting and I have to say that I love your writing – your “voice” really comes through. LOL is an overused thing, but I truly have found myself laughing out loud at some of your posts. So glad you found us! @Paul Bacino – I agree with @cakewalk! That actually looks good. I don’t care for zucchini ordinarily, but I like it in fritters and that looks just crispy enough to pass the test. We have been mostly eating out for the last couple of weeks. We had almost every room in our house painted last week so I spent the week before clearing out things, then a week and a half basically sitting in the dining room (only large room NOT being painted) and now am in the midst of putting stuff back together. Thrilled to have the work done, but not conducive to cooking! I did make @caroled's baked beans for a church potluck. They are my go-to for baked beans now, if I don’t do them from scratch. Everyone loves them. I also made Paula Deen’s “Chinese Salad” (). I could only find incredibly enormous Napa cabbage heads, so we’ve been eating THAT for awhile. A couple of nights ago: Chili dogs and carole beans:
  11. Episcopalian here. We are observing Lent again this year by giving up restaurant eating and donating what we figure we usually spend to the Food Pantry. We've done it for the last couple of years and it seems an appropriate abstention. We love to eat out, so it is a sacrifice, but it becomes a service with the donation. Since Sundays are excepted, we can still do brunch after church, too!
  12. Breakfast! 2018

    Ok. So, I didn’t resist. But I did make it to almost 11am, so maybe I can get back to only 2 meals today. Same sausages, Wegman’s cheese bread. At least I added some fruit:
  13. Breakfast! 2018

    The painters are still here. I'm pretty sure they’ve moved in. I find myself sitting in the dining room all day. The only two rooms available to me this week are the dining room and the kitchen. So I’m sitting at the computer and eating too much. As a rule, I don’t eat breakfast. Or, if I do, it is one of only 2 meals a day since I eat it late in the morning. The painters arrive at 7:30am, so I’m finding myself bored and hungry by 9am. So far, I’ve gained 3 pounds this week. I’m resisting today, but this was breakfast yesterday: English muffin w/ strawberry jam and more Jimmy Dean sausage. This sausage is one that you buy already cooked – you can heat it in a skillet or just microwave it. It was recommended by Cooks Illustrated some time ago and I tried it. I don’t like it as well as the Neese’s that I get in NC, but it is actually very good, if you fry it. And with my house in the mess that it is, something I don’t have to go to lengths to prepare is good right now.
  14. Breakfast! 2018

    We have painters in. Almost every room in the house is being painted/drywall repaired. I am sitting the entire day today in the dining room, pounding down Mt. Dew to keep awake. I snuck into the kitchen and made a quick breakfast: English muffins w/ strawberry jam and some Jimmy Dean sausage from the freezer. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  15. Food funnies

    OK, you win. I love this SO much!