I should be ashamed to admit it, but while I made dinner tonight my husband had on Bad Moms. Oh boy, did I enjoy that movie and laugh way more than I should and would love to emulate some (but not all!) of their behavior. Because I have to admit, these days I’m feeling like one of those hollow shell people. I’m pooped and the idea of letting loose and having a good time or just speaking my mind to some folks is appealing. But, that’s all I’ll say about that.
Tonight’s dinner was a winner. It’s billed as a “no fuss” enchilada dinner. Well….. I would say it’s less fuss. Not entirely fuss free, but not a debacle either. These enchiladas are made into a lasagna instead of rolled which makes them far easier to manage and eat. What I also enjoyed while I made this, is that I realized that it would make a perfect food gift, i.e. to bring to a new mom or family event, to a pot luck, and so on. Especially if given with a side salad. And maybe some frozen cookie dough balls, but I’ll write about that for a different post (soon). Continue reading
Hello again. I’m writing this very soon after my last post, but I was cooking up a storm for an early Cinco de Mayo party and I happened to have my camera around to take some terrible photos. Yes, I’m well aware of the fact that I can’t use my camera well to save my life and that people can take better photos with their phones. But, I digress.
This post about pineapple sorbet. And I have to be honest, opinion is divided on it. Mine vs. everyone else’s. Truthfully, when I make this again I’m going to lessen the sugar in it because here in glorious Hawaii the pineapples are gorgeous on their own and don’t need adornment. Heck, just eating a pineapple on it’s own makes me happy. But, for a party you need to fancify your fruit. Continue reading
Well, first of all, I think I may need to change the tagline on my blog from seasonal, sustainable, delicious to carbs! carbs! carbs! Friends, I am your carb queen with a smattering of seasonal goodness. It should be the other way around I know…..but whatever that gap is between knowing what you should do and doing it, well, I’m not making the leap. Energy ebbs and flows with me during these hot days. And they are all hot.
As of right now, I’m making pao de queijo for the second time in three days. And I’ve made it countless times before and I tinker with the recipe each time. I’ve been pouring through Brazilian cookbooks but most importantly I’ve been talking with Luiza, my Brazilian friend and she gave her wholehearted stamp of approval on these little breads. Continue reading