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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Bubble Bubble Pasta Pot

pasta

I had no idea what to make for dinner tonight and somehow that translated into thinking that making fresh pasta would be a good solution. I guess I tell myself that if I make something a little bit fancy, different and/or somehow challenging it will make up for dinner being a total afterthought. Ooh, look waffles! Fancy! The trick is to not make any one thing too much or it won’t fall under the ambit of fancy, different and/or somehow challenging. It’s a delicate balance you see.

We’ve attempted fresh pasta before me and Ben. This was maybe my fifth attempt. It’s always been quite edible but never what I would call a success. We’ve never mastered the pasta maker. It looks like a super breeze on tv but we always managed to get the dough stuck in the rollers. Too fast? Too slow? We couldn’t figure it out and would end up rolling it by hand or having crazy broken pieces. But today was a great success!  I don’t know if it was because I used a bad recipe… or did something wrong. I mean how bad can a recipe of flour, water and eggs be? Maybe it was because Chase was my helper instead of Ben. The girl can rock the pasta machine. She cranked out the whole pound while I handled the dough and then ran around my other side between each batch to dust the sheets with flour. Avery helped a little too but it takes some muscle to turn the crank! It was so easy that I’m itching to do it again. I’m thinking ravioli!

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2012

Cobbler Cobbler Mend My Shoe

Another winner from Martha’s book. I made this on Sunday. It was ok warm out of the oven at lunchtime but most delicious when fully cooled after dinner. I like that a little fresh ginger gets mixed in with the fruit. We ate it plain but it would be great with a scoop of ice cream or, even better, a dollop of whipped cream. Here’s the recipe: Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Pogos!

That’s what we called corn dogs at home. I’ve been cooking from Martha’s new cookbook that I borrowed from the library. Usually her cookbooks are only so so but this one is really cool with big beautiful photos and interesting backstories about the recipes. It’s organized regionally highlighting specialties from around the country. I might be tempted to buy this one.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Found! And My Incomplete Guide To The Finger Lakes

My camera is home! Maybe by way of East Aurora, NY where we left it, St. Catharines, Ontario where it hung out for a while and then Batavia, NY where it was returned to me outside a Tim Hortons but she is home nonetheless.  And with all our vacation photos on it! I kinda wish the guy who found it had taken a photo of himself and not just of the grass where he found it. His good deed totally merits a reward but I have no idea who the good samaritan is.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, May 21st, 2012

Late Nights

Actually, so far it’s not that bad because we’re still in the round the clock eating/sleeping phase.  Also, lucky for me, I can’t exactly remember what’s coming up around the bend.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Get In My Belly

I sit here writing this while I wait for my baked apples to finish up in the oven.  Today was better than yesterday.  I got some work done, went to the doctor ALONE, treated myself to lunch AND made dinner without too much fussing.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

What’s Cooking

I haven’t been feeling terribly creative lately.  Not a lot of making but I have been doing a lot of cooking.  Partly because I’m trying to be more careful on what I’m spending at the grocery store and partly because we’ve had so many days at home in a row and maybe just a little bit because I got a new magazine in the mail.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Fall Back

How come weekends are never long enough?  Not even when you get an “extra” hour?  I guess because getting an “extra” hour just means that everyone is thrown off of their game for an entire day more than anything else.  I suppose I shouldn’t complain.  Both of my kids slept until almost 8 yesterday’s time or almost 7 today and were both asleep by 7 tonight or 8 by yesterday’s time.  So it really wasn’t so bad.  Even though they were tired and my head is spinning a little.  You know?  Like, hey why ARE these kids so tired, it’s only 6:30?  Oh, right.  It’s kind of really 7:30.  How’d the switch go at your house? Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, November 5th, 2010

Bad Babies, Books and Lactobacillus

In spite of all the toys there are two things that Avery truly loves to do.  Dig in the rocks and dirt in the only living plant that we have in the house and open the door on the tv cabinet and pull all of the cords and devices out.  She broked the blue ray by pulling on it and then after several weeks mysteriously “fixed” it the same way.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Derailed

Sooo, we had pizza for dinner.  And not the homemade kind.  The kind that comes in a greasy cardboard box.  I went into the kitchen this morning to get the crock pot down so I could put the ribs on and dropped the lid from on top of the fridge.  It shattered.  It shattered into thousands of tiny shards of glass.  It was such an unbelievable mess.  It doesn’t help that I feel crappy and that it took me a long time this morning to get Avery down for a nap.  I could have fashioned a lid out of something I suppose and I will probably do that tomorrow but in the moment I just couldn’t cope.   Read the rest of this entry »

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