This southern staple is something I never grew up eating, and in fact the first time I had it was today. After a long hard week of many ups and one big down I found myself in the kitchen. Friday night I made some of my easy-mode cheesy scallion drop biscuits to go with some salmon and veggies. I guess rice would have been more fitting for that dinner, but I needed to cook. So I made biscuits. In my haste I did not cut the recipe in half, so we ended up with way too many biscuits.
Valentine’s Day weekend was very busy for us. We started out Saturday with a Birthday party for darling Sadie who was celebrating her 2nd birthday. Aaron and I made our way across the Dumbarton Bridge and finally arrived at my Cousin’s house in Menlo Park for the party. It is a pain to get to Menlo Park from the East Bay. It could have been my iPhone’s instructions but either way it’s a pain. I honestly think it would be faster to somehow get on 280 and come in the back way.
It was really warm over the weekend in the Bay Area. The sun was out and it was in the 70’s. I am not really a sun girl but I found plenty of shady spots at the party to hang out and chat in. After hanging out at the party for a few hours we decided to head over to Stanford Mall, and set up our wedding registry at Macy’s. We had been to a few Macy’s already looking to see if they stocked some specific items we had spotted online; so many of the Macy’s we went to did not have properly stocked flatware, china, or crystal section. So I figured we needed to hit up the bigger stores in either Stanford, or San Francisco.
I love brioche! I make two different types, one is full bore butter brioche rolls and the other is light brioche bun for hamburgers. The brioche recipe I want to share today is the Sunday morning holiday special treat full butter brioche. So yes, I love brioche!
I have so many posts to put up that are not really Christmas related so I am going to wait till after the New Year to share them.
So much has been going on and I just finished writing my Christmas Dinner Menu. It’s a little late for me to be doing that, but with all the wedding planning going on it seems the month of December has just flown by. Better for it to fly by then knock me over, so I am grateful.
So, first let’s get to the wedding updates. This month we visited a lovely Golf Course in the south bay area. I just fell in love with the site and it fit perfectly into the budget. So Aaron and I along with my Parents signed the contract and set September 25th, 2011 in stone.
Once we had the date set up we decided to finally ask our friends to be a part of the wedding. My childhood girlfriend/sister Meredith will be standing up for me as my Maid of Honor and my cousin Tanya will be my bridesmaid. I am so excited to start planning all the little details with these fine ladies. I love you both so much!
As I come up on my first anniversary of my blog I am so excited! After blogging for a year I can see what I have learned, and well, I wanted to share some of it (I actually had photos for each example but then I got engaged and that messed my process up, totally not complaining, oh and by engaged I mean ring on my finger! We are getting married!).
When I started my blog I had been going through a hard time. A stint of unemployment that I still enjoy till this day, but for some reason I cope with it differently. I feel I have found my voice again. Not that is was lost completely, but that it has been made stronger and wiser.
Above all I these are the things I have learned:
Sometimes there is something comforting about Sloppy Joe’s. Maybe it’s because they are sweet, tangy, and what kid (adult) would not get a kick out of eating something sloppy for dinner. I prefer to make my Sloppy Joe sauce from scratch instead of buying the canned mix because it is just as easy, and only requires a little bit more planning. Having a can of tomato sauce, onions, and bell peppers in your pantry is a much more versatile commodity that can be turned into many different tasty dinners. Whereas an expensive one shot dinner of Manwich is not so versatile; it’s unhealthy with a whopping 410mg of sodium per serving, and contains High Fructose Corn Syrup.
The point of view on this post is not to teach you how to make Sloppy Joe’s, but to show you that keeping whole ingredients in you pantry can yield you a wide variety of meals that do not come pre-made from a factory. You can simply use most of the same ingredients and make meatballs, or burgers, or pasta sauce. You don’t have to buy pre-made tomato based sauces. They are very simple to make, and much healthier for you.