Whiskey Brisket Chili

I like to experiment with recipes, I don’t think I’ve made that a secret! So when I thought I’d invented whiskey in chili (it’s a thing), I had to throw a bunch of other ingredients together and see what happened. What happened was deliciousness! Typically when I make chili, it’s bean-heavy and I’ll use ground…

Embarrassing

I was feeling pretty good this morning, I was looking good too! This was reinforced by all the attention I received while I was trying to pay for gas. It wasn’t until I went inside to discover that the pump was out of order (somehow I missed the giant bright orange bag that read “out…

Together

Last night, I fell asleep holding Finn like I was a pioneer woman clutching my baby to my chest as we struggle through a snowstorm. We woke up this morning like an old married couple: me hanging onto the very edge of the bed while he stretched out across the whole damn thing, his feet…

Falling

tip-toeing to the precipice cautious i’ve fooled myself before guarded thoughts are flimsy in the fact of delicious temptation walking along the edge acclimating i’ve fooled everyone before the illusion of balance is convincing to the imaginative dancing right off the cliff smiling i’m done fooling myself the pleasure of the fall is worth any…

What I am reading…

Instead of The Secret Garden as promised, I opted to travel back to Westeros with A Storm of Swords. By happy accident, my choice coincided with my marathon re-watching of the series (I just started season 3!). As usual, I’m enjoying comparing/contrasting the book with the adaptation; so far, I have no criticisms only keen enjoyment……

2017 Reading Challenge

June 18, 2017 My goal this year is to read 30 books; according to GoodReads, I’m 5 books behind schedule, but I’m not worried. Yes, the year is almost half over, but I still have the rest of the summer and some school breaks to “rush” through a few novels 🙂 Rick Porrelo’s The Rise and…

Best use for left over Pesto Dipping Sauce!

I’ve never made anything with bow-tie pasta before… What you see: Grated Parmesan Cheese 2 small sides of Pesto Sauce from my favorite Pizza Delivery Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half Salt and Pepper to taste All deliciousness!

What I am reading…

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). I’m about 75% done and, to be honest, I want to make it last a little longer! Next up is The…

Inferno: Book to Movie

I didn’t really care for Dan Brown’s Inferno, especially compared with his The DaVinci Code (which I love!). The plot was not as thrilling as previous ones have been, despite all the promise of Dante. When I rented the movie version, I was not expecting to be wowed, but wasn’t I expecting it to be a complete…

Can’t stay angry when there’s bacon!

OH MY GAWD! I want a large enough apartment that the smoke detector doesn’t go off every time I DON’T BURN THE BACON!!! 😤 P.S. Expletives deleted because – though I am PISSED!! – I realize this is a 1st world problem) 😔 P.P.S. It doesn’t help that the detector’s screeching terrifies my pup. 😣 P.P.P.S. My…