What a perfectly dark and rainy day here in Los Angeles. Perfect for my moodiness, my anxiety to accomplish much in the New Year, and for the bowl of warmth sitting in front of me.
You might be thinking, well this is a little late. Wasn’t Thanksgiving last week? Why didn’t I know about this recipe like 10 days ago? That way I could’ve skipped mashing all those damn potatoes.
Don’t fret. I’m cooking Christmas dinner for our entire family this year, and this scalloped potato dish will reign. I still have three weeks to plan the menu, but there is no way I’d leave this recipe out.
Lately seems like the best time to get real. The “birth of no” has begun.
I can only stand so many birthday parties. It’s the perfect thing to do on a weekend with kids who need to be entertained, but nonetheless, a bit of a timeworm. Having kids has given me opps to meet some incredible people, so I’m stoked for our time together. It’s just… how is it possible to keep track of it all? Work is one thing… but personally… a limitless to do list is standard at this point, right?
So, baked eggs. With their grounded friends, mushrooms, leeks, & thyme.
First of all, Happy New Year!!!! I probably should retire that salutation, but I’m still so happy it’s a new year. I love the Holidays, don’t get me wrong, but are you like me? Can you breathe a little easier knowing it’s all over? Do we share a profound welcome to the quiet after the storm? Over-served, partied out, indulgent and exhausted?
It’s the first Tuesday after Coachella and I get a sense that everyone is somehow thrilled it’s over. Maybe it’s my harrowing view of music festivals and grouchy age, but as much as I wish I could escape to the desert for the weekend, embrace complete freedom and walk in circles from one amazing artist stage to another, it just wasn’t in my stars. Roasting a bird, however, right up my weekend alley.
After a few months away from here (embarrassingly enough) I figured no better re-entry than a staple amongst tape. Tomato cream sauce with pasta, for literally everyone and everything. Welcome back to you as well.