I’m going to set up my Thanksgiving tablescape this weekend. I’m obsessed with painted gourds for some reason, and want to incorporate black and gold shellacked pumpkins on my table to give dinner some shine. Metallic paint will also sparkle against candelight, too. I’m going to find some black and gold spray paint and some […]
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Holiday Breakfast: Pumpkin Pecan Scones
We have less than two weeks until Thanksgiving. Time to start planning out dinner.
Highs and Lows of Thanksgiving Planning
FAIL: I accidentally put the wrong date on our Thanksgiving dinner invitations. I had people saying they couldn’t come for dinner yesterday, when I meant to invite them over in two weeks. SUCCESS: Ordered our turkey from this place already! Gobble gobble!
Happy National Sandwich Day!
OMG, it’s National Sandwich Day!
The Sandwar Fishkiller
I’ve eaten so many fried fish sandwiches in the past month, I may have to switch to salads for the rest of the summer.
Sandwich #255–“At Home Snack” Fried Banana Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches
I spent the weekend with my parents, particular my mother, in the Midwest for Mother’s Day.
E’s Valentine to Me
Holiday Special: Australia Day Vegemite Sandwich
Happy Australia Day to all of our friends from down under!
New Year’s Eve Beginnings
8:28 AM, my kitchen.
And the Winners of Our Ziploc Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwiches Giveaway Are….
I am so excited to reveal the winners of our Ziploc Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich Giveaway!
Sandwich #142–“Back to Business” Peperonata and Goat Cheese on Baguette
Our Fourth of July—also known as my birthday—was country fabulous.
Sandwich #141—“CrossFit Unfriendly” Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are not a Breakfast of Champions. They’re filled with sugar and offer little caffeine or protein or other nutrients (maybe dairy. But that’s really all). They’re so not the ideal breakfast for a boyfriend who just came back from CrossFit.
Sandwich #139–“July 4th Celebration” Lobster Sliders
July 4th is a special day at our house. Not only is it America’s birthday, it’s mine, too.
Happy Memorial Day!
We’re about to get out of town for the holiday weekend. A vacation couldn’t come any sooner.
Sandwich #64–“Snowstorm Nutrition” Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
Rating: E and I were having a snow day. The Weather Channel forecasted a Nor’easter to dump 3 to 6 inches in New York. We knew we had to stock up on the essentials. “I’ll go out and buy some Baileys,” E declared.
Sandwich #62–“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Rating: I do love being home for the holidays. It’s the one time of the year it’s perfectly acceptable to wake up at noon, eat ice cream and pie for breakfast, watch football in your pajamas and spend way too much money (on other people that is. ‘Tis the season for giving, right?). I dove […]
Sandwich #53–“Cleaning out the Refrigerator” Duck Confit Sandwiches
Rating: We were done with Thanksgiving. The turkey was gone, E’s mom went back home, and we were tired from all of the cooking and cleaning that went with our Thanksgiving feast. But before I cleaned the refrigerator of all of the leftovers, I wanted to use the last of the sweet potatoes, stuffing and […]
Sandwich #52–“Thanksgiving Leftovers” Turkey and Trimmings Sandwich
Rating: Thanksgiving was amazing. Our turkey–brined two days in advance–turned out juicy and tender. Our sides–sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, stuffing and a beautiful salad with butternut squash, bacon, pecans and roasted onion–were gobbled up quickly. And we had tons of booze, desserts and great company. Including E’s mom.
Sandwich #51–“Planning to Cook” Chicken Sandwich with Kale and Cranberry Sauce
A day before Thanksgiving, and we’re in good shape. Turkey: arrived yesterday (thank you, Fresh Direct!). Decor: set. Booze: guests are bringing bottles of wine and Champagne. E was off this morning for the last trip to the greenmarket for fresh asparagus, greens, herbs and potatoes. That should be all for the food shopping.