It’s been cold, and snowy, and icy. It’s been the kind of weather when I just want to sit by the fire, drink warm liquids and eat delicious rich warm food. It is the kind of weather that need a delicious rich beef stew.
I have been messing with this recipe since mid-fall and I finally have it where I feel like it is good enough to share. Not that my husband is complaining, he has been getting bowl after bowl of rich beef stew to satisfy his red-meat cravings.
True confessions time: I don’t really care about the Super Bowl. My husband always watches for the commercials but I really only give it a passing glance if one of the teams is someone I know matters to friends or family.
I do, however, care about the food. Completely unhealthy food to go along with a party atmosphere as people gather to watch the game… that I am very interested in.
And this recipe fits the bill nicely. It’s unhealthy, cheesy, fun to eat, and easy to share.
Plus I totally copped out and used all store-bought things so it is pretty quick and easy to make.
It’s been cold here. After all the December days when it felt like late-March we have finally gotten some winter weather.
So I, of course, decided to make this very summery dish. I can never seem to be seasonally appropriate.
I like tilapia. I know a lot of people think of it as a boring fish, but I have found several ways to cook it and find it versatile. I started eating it in law school because fish=brain food and I had to eat fish before every exam. I don’t know if that has any basis in truth or reality, but I passed so….
And I’m still eating tilapia. This is my new favorite recipe. And so summery on a cold cold winter day.
It’s the second week of January and all the food blogs I follow are all “Healthy Recipes for the New Year!” “New Year New You!”. And that is all nice. But as I sit here reading about green smoothies and healthy homemade granola bars (which I do want to try someday), all I keep thinking is ,“I wonder what it would be like if I put chocolate chips in the Pioneer Woman’s vanilla bean cream scones?”
New Year, same chocolate and carb-loving me.
But that’s why y’all love me.
That and my seeming more and more frequent use of “y’all”.
So the Christmas tree and the Menorah are both officially down. My husband and I have been cleaning pretty much all week. And the house looks like normal. I even took down my nice evergreen wreath and made a super cute snowman one for the door. The holidays really have ended.
Happy 2015. Yes I typed 2014 at first and then went back and erased it. My fingers just seem to know how to type 2014 and I still have to think about the 5. It will be mid-March before I adjust. I know because I go through this every year. Sigh.
For New Years Day we decided to forgo traditional feasts and such. I woke up a little sniffly and by the end of the day was in full-blown cold territory. So I made fancy-schmancy grilled cheese and tomato soup.