Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Onion, chopped 2 tsp Garlic, diced 1 Tbsp Ginger, diced 1 Lg Red Chile, finely chopped 1 tsp Cumin 1/2 C Slivered Almonds 1 1/2 C Badmati Rice 2 Carrots, cut into small pieces 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into small pieces 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and … More Orange Vegetable Pilaf
He says your name. Not because he is trying to get your attention or criticize you, but because he loves the way your name sounds coming out of his mouth. Because when he looks at you and says your name he can say 1,000 things with only one word. He says “be careful” when you … More Say my name.
In my tiny house the builder managed to squeeze three living rooms, one for each of us! Cody’s bedroom is in the lower level and so (of course) is his living room. The crappy part of moving into a previously lived in house is that other people have pets too and their pets were assholes … More The Basement Remodel
Ingredients: Chili Sesame Sauce: 1/2 C Peanut Butter 1/3 C Sesame Oil 1/3 C Soy Sauce 1/4 C Rice Vinegar 2 Tbsp Garlic Chili Paste 2 Tbsp Sugar 1 Clove Minced Garlic Noodles and Tofu Rice Noodles 12 oz Extra Firm Tofu (I buy cubed tofu) Sesame Seeds Green Onions Crushed Peanuts Instructions: 1). Chili … More Spicy Sesame Noodles with Crispy Tofu
1 14.5oz package gingerbread mix 1/2 C milk 1/2 C raisins 2 C Water 3/4 C packed brown sugar 3/4 C butter 1) Lightly coat a 3-4 quart crockpot with cooking spray, set aside. In a medium bowl stir together gingerbread mix and milk until moistened. Add raisins, spread batter into crockpot. (Batter will be … More Gingerbread Pudding Cake
2 Tbsp vegetable oil or butter 1 medium size onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 small green chile, chopped 2 large tomatoes 2 bay leaves 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano … More Vegetable Jambalaya
7 years ago I asked the kids a series of questions…. I thought it would be fun to ask them the same questions again 7 years later! Asked to Carsten 1. What is something mom always says to you? Age 7- I love you. Age 14- You look cute. 2. What makes mom happy? … More Kid Questionaire
What in the actual hell happened this weekend? I don’t remember the last time it was in the 80’s in October in Minnesota, though the weather man said it was in 2011. I must have been in a coma then and totally missed the ladybug swarm that surely occurred then. Because when I was frantically … More It’s a f*&$ing ladybug picnic.
Carsten – Today in school I learned where Yale is. Me – That’s cool. Carsten – It’s in Connecticut or something. Me – That sounds right. Carsten – And Harvard is in Michigan. Me- Wait. Isn’t Harvard in Boston? Carsten – Isn’t that part of Michigan? Me – uhhhhhhhh…. No. Carsten – Oh wait! It’s … More Conversations with Carsten
When someone you know dies unexpectedly, it makes you reexamine your life. What would I be remembered for? What kind of legacy would I leave behind? What would happen to the people I love? It makes you realize how delicate life really is. The things you say to your loved ones, or the things … More The fragility of life