Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Now is the Winter of Our Discontent (February)

It didn’t stop. February, it snowed. And snowed. And snowed some more.

Then we went on vacation and it snowed there too. (And boy was it cold.)

February, we built fires, we baked cookies and brownies and other things to get you through the latest snow storm. (We drank beer.) It was miserable.


To that end, a few books that were just miserable, each paired with a cookie recipe I do like.

The Book Thief - Chunky Lola Cookies from Flour
One Day - Fudgy Brownies - King Arthur Flour
Loving Frank - Oatmeal Cookies

(I'm not linking to these books. If you feel like you need to find them, you've been warned.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Heart of Darkness (January)

Oh January! How naïve we were, bundled up as winter did it’s thing, dreaming of spring not so far off, getting excited about a few inches of weekend snow.

January is as good a time as ever for comfort food. It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s hard to imagine that we’ll ever get out of winter and into spring and warmth, but it’s probably going to happen. January was when I had to plan runs around time of day, making sure I could sneak something in before work or maybe in the afternoon before it got dark.

But what did we know… What lay around that curve of the river… Winter. True, deep, dark winter was waiting for us, baiting us, about to spring out and attack us. Two and a half feet of snow. OH. The horror, the horror. Two and a half feet of snow melts eventually, right? We warm up with mac and cheese, or roasted veggies, or soups, and then before we know it, the snow has gone, dirty piles of it sit on the corners, but those melt too, and we emerge, out of the darkness, into spring.

RIGHT??? What the hell, winter?

Just another storm, another snow day, another work out shoveling, another day on the treadmill because you cant go outside.  But this will go away eventually. We’ll get back out of the jungle.


A few ways we coped with the storm:

Whole Grain Macaroni & Cheese

We just put cheese on everything...

Recommended Reading:
Joseph Conrad Heart ofDarkness