Another Valentine's Day has come and gone. Though my circumstances changed from the previous year and I found myself spending it as a single person with friends, it was still quite enjoyable. However, the merriment I experienced came with a price—a nice long "recovery period" that lasted most of Saturday and was caused by who knows how many bottles of wine. Now that my Valentine's Day hangover has passed, I'm enjoying my Sunday at home cleaning out my inbox, eating some Greek yogurt, and writing this post for you.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Here we are in the midst of a polar vortex and almost through the first month of the New Year. Though it is still quite a while away for many of us, I am anxiously awaiting warmer weather. Alas, we are left to bundle up as best we can to fend off the below-freezing temperatures and nourish our bodies to make it through to summer. Nothing screams “nourishment” more to me than a good steak. Here the beef is simply prepared so that the mushroom cream sauce can take center-stage. The sherry vinegar in the sauce provides the perfect amount of acidity to balance the fattiness of the steak, while the butter added right at the end lends a velvety texture and seductive sheen.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Bacon goes great with/in just about everything—eggs, Brussels sprouts, and even cookies. I read earlier today that someone recently opened an all-bacon restaurant. (It's definitely on my list of restaurants to try.) This meal has some of my other favorite things too. Pasta? Check. Cheese? Check. Wine? You bet! All together the ingredients combine to make a great, delicious, and easy meal ideal for an after work dinner.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
My first post of the new year! I can't believe it's 2014 already—where did all the time go? I'm not one to make any sort of resolutions. My opinion is that if you want to change something in your life, why not start right now? There's no point in waiting for a specific date to exact positive change. Why wait to do tomorrow what can be done today? Holding off lets the mind trick itself into continuing that bad habit longer than you really should. Start now! Okay, mini-rant over.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It’s Christmas Eve and I’m typing this post sitting in the exit row of a Southwest Airlines flight from LGA to MDW. This time in the air is letting me reflect on where I was a year ago today. This time last year I remained in New York City because the combination of my restaurant schedule and flight prices didn’t allow me to travel for the holidays. It was my first Christmas not spent with my family. I knew it was a milestone on the road to adulthood I would have to face at some point, but I don’t know if I ever would have been ready to face it. Waking up alone in my apartment on Christmas morning wasn’t exactly what I would call a “happy holiday.” Thanks to the generosity of a friend and her family, I didn’t have to remain alone all day and was able to celebrate Christmas with them in New Jersey.
This year will be business as usual.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
With my computer on my lap and cup of coffee in hand, I'm well on my way to enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon. All that's missing now is some food in my belly and I'd be set. This bacon, egg, and tomato sandwich would sure do the trick. (Anyone want to bring one to me?) It's essentially a BLT sandwich—hold the "L" (I didn't have any lettuce in my refrigerator at the time) and add an "E" (egg). This BET is the breakfast sandwich we all wish would magically arrive on our kitchen tables every morning (or any time of the day for that matter). Feel free to add all the extras you want to make this breakfast sandwich recipe your own.