Monthly Archives: February 2011

Down home cookin’

Over the years I’ve made many barbeques in my crock pot. Chicken and beef alike, they always lack something. They’re either too sweet, too bland, not juicy enough, etc. I only end up trying it about once a year because it’s so disappointing. Then I started reading Jenna’s blog. This barbeque pulled chicken will knock your socks off. I’m posting this even though Jon made it because my faithful readers need to know.

Drop biscuits saved my dinner when an egg disaster ruined my corn bread idea. What’s easier than a drop biscuit? A real buttermilk biscuit would’ve balanced the heat a little better but these Bisquick ones did the job.

What finishes off a dinner like this? If you’re 6, like I am, that pint of chocolate milk that you picked up a Whole Foods on Saturday oughta do the trick.


Rainy Monday

Congratulations to Jon for finishing his first road race yesterday! In wet, slushy, snowy conditions we stayed together the whole time and completed our 10K in 55:05. He said he didn’t have a goal beyond finishing, but my goal FOR him was under an hour so, check! Check for me is running a race with him. It was a fun day to race on the Cape with HUGE snowflakes falling, 4500 people running, and lots and lots of food at the end.

After a cat nap later that evening, I decided to reward our hard work with some homemade, non-disaster crusted pizza. Using Jenna’s recipe from eatliverun for pizza crust, and using Gourmet Cookbook’s Pizza Margherita recipe for the topping, I thought it was delicious!

I also foolishly thought I’d have leftovers for lunch…

The weather is particularly brutal here in Boston today. I know the soup I brought for lunch (previously frozen bean soup from a slow cooker cookbook) will warm me up but I still just want to lay in bed and read all day. Just started “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith and it is really good so far. Making my way through that bookshelf of mine.

Baking Saturday

What’s the best thing to do the day before a race? Carbo load. Where do the best carbs come from? Your own oven.

First, off of the King Arthur website, their Honey Wheat Rolls. Just out of the oven, so freaking good. Soft, hearty, flavorful, and delicate even though they have a good amount of whole wheat flour, just really really awesome.







Bread Heaven

THEN, I had Flour’s Good Morning muffin on Wednesday (I think Wednesday, this was a weird week), and I’ve been thinking about it since then. This little muffin packs a mean punch with vitamins and healthful grains but doesn’t taste like those heavy, greasy bran muffins that are marketed as healthy muffins. (Also, I sprinkled sugar crystals on top of them, the crunch is nice).


Veggies and dried fruit and oat bran, oh my!

Good Morning


Today I’m taking an actual cooking break, not just because I spent all day baking (I’m finishing with brownie cookies), but because I’m in the mood for Thai and not in the mood for butchering a culture in my kitchen.