Last week I got an urgent text from a friend. Due to a miscommunication with her babysitter, a full pot of rice, veggies, and black beans had been left out all day on the counter. When my friend got home from work and found the pot still on the counter, she was tired and loath to throw out what was supposed to be that night’s dinner. It was an appetizing and healthy one-pot meal. No doubt having a 2-year old watching her every move added to my friend’s sense that starting from scratch was a much-less-than-ideal solution. What should she do?Read More
I am snowed in, but I would be lying if I said that I’m low on food. Whether it is because my parents lived through the Great Depression, or my own personality, my cupboards and refrigerator are (now and usually) well supplied.
On days like this one, I often make “something out of nothing,” taking scraps and working with them to create a meal. The key is to not to be too wedded to a recipe. Improvising is easy if you start out with the attitude that you’ll end up with a meal, no matter where you begin or what you have to work with.Read More
I tried to resist these chocolate banana temptations, really I did. But after snapping a few photos, I grabbed a glass of milk and gingerly opened a cupcake. Still warm, it literally melted in my mouth. I was in heaven. I could have eaten another, and maybe several more. Enough said.Read More