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Meal plan: week of January 21, 2019

Meal plan: week of January 21, 2019

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. I’ll just leave that here, because I’m not sure there’s much to be added to such a poignant, relevant, and truthful statement. I hope your Martin Luther King […]

Using your starter: no-roll sourdough pie crust + a quiche formula for an easy make-ahead dinner

Using your starter: no-roll sourdough pie crust + a quiche formula for an easy make-ahead dinner

We’re in the midst of Viadoom over here in Seattle – a.k.a. Viapocalypse, a.k.a. Vimageddon, a.k.a. the Seattle Squeeze. There are probably other dreadful names for it, but, basically, one of the major routes through the city, a two-level raised highway called the Viaduct, is […]

Meal plan: week of January 14, 2019 (what?!)

Meal plan: week of January 14, 2019 (what?!)

When you’ve had a fully delightful grandparental invasion that lasts for an entire joy-filled month, let me just tell you that the letdown when everybody goes is real and dire. The kids are all, “YOU AGAIN, MAMA?!? Where are my constant sources of entertainment and […]

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

My kids eat a lot of Clif Z-bars when we are out adventuring – biking, hiking, skiing. Also other strenuous activities like walking to school for pick-up. Or swinging at the playground. I have a lot of guilt about all those wrappers – they can’t […]

Meal plan: week of December 3, 2018

Meal plan: week of December 3, 2018

Goodness, I blinked and suddenly winter is getting all wintery at me. Seattle isn’t exactly a frigid wasteland, but we watched an extremely evocative movie last night (Wind River, pretty horrifyingly bleak) and I’ve been feeling shivery since. Plus I’m about to head out the […]

Meal plan: week of November 26, 2018

Meal plan: week of November 26, 2018

Well, once again a few weeks have slipped by, but once again I’m deciding it’s better to post a hopefully useful meal plan than skip it, even if that’s a whole lot easier. Things have been a bit hectic, with visitors and the usual chaos […]

VOTE Meal plan VOTE: VOTE Week of VOTE November VOTE 5

VOTE Meal plan VOTE: VOTE Week of VOTE November VOTE 5

Oh man this is it, the week of Election Day (TOMORROW) in the United States, and I’m terrified. I hope you’ve voted already, if you can, or your plan is in place to cast your ballot tomorrow (11/6), on Election Day. If you need help […]

Double shot meal plan: weeks of October 22 and October 29

Double shot meal plan: weeks of October 22 and October 29

So, it turns out the constant, consistent stress of the current apocalyptic political and social situation is having a bit of a toll on my mental health and weakening my desire to post pithy posts about meal plans. Who would have thought? Nonetheless, I’m still creating […]

Meal plan: week of October 8, 2018

Meal plan: week of October 8, 2018

Well friends, I don’t have a lot of pithy thoughts to accompany this week’s meal plan. I had the weekend to myself, which was a treat, but I spent most of it rage-writing postcards to potential voters in Georgia in the hope that I could […]

Meal plan: week of October 1, 2018

Meal plan: week of October 1, 2018

Holy moly did you see what just happened? I typed October into the title bar because somehow by the time I start cooking this week we will well and truly be in October. How on earth. I tell you what, being a mostly vegetarian cook […]