Food Planning And Budgeting

Someone asked me today to please please please write about my meal planning and food budgeting on here. Why? Cause I’m awesome at being poor. Poverty is a skill and damn it after years of rocking it I have got the skill. The skills to pay the bills when you can barely pay the bills……

Phoenix Pie Festival

I like Erin Bramscher because she finds cool and random things to do and places to go and then does them.  But I love Erin Bramscher because sometimes she invites me along.  Also, I like Phoenix because we’re big enough to have things like this, but love Phoenix but we’re chill enough that things like…

I’m Not Allowed to Watch TV

Back in my crazy high school and college days my sister Tricia and I were not allowed to watch TV.  Why?  Because we are completely incapable of ignoring commercials… specifically food commercials.  Like, it was a problem.  We’d watch something for 15 minutes then be in the kitchen making anything from pudding to chili and…

Grilled Cheese… As Promised

I had more grilled cheeses to make than I had space in my belly.  So I made other people come over to try them all with me!  (Cue evil laughter.) Specifically these cats, Rachel and Mico. The first was a fig spread and brie grilled cheese. It was good but a little too sweet for…

Chili Grilled Cheese

I don’t think anything needs to be said about this.  Spicy chili inside a grilled cheese… it was like a chili dog without wasting your time on the dog, and something about the chili made the cheese get so much gooier even though it was just the sharp cheddar I’ve been using for everything else….

Kimchi, Fruit, and Bacon… Oh My!

Judith is one of those friends that I never see.  We met at a mother daughter tea our mutual friend threw like two years ago and hit it off, we read each other’s stuff online, occasionally chat about whatever… but we never actually see each other despite living upsetting close. So today she came over…

Sushi and Mexican Grilled Cheese

Fact: Grocery shopping with kids is a million times easier if they have a friend there.  Which is why Kristen and I will occasionally meet at the store to do our separate shopping.  We have more fun because things are always more fun with a friend, and the kids are busy talking to each other…

Grilled Cheese

As many of you know I’m embarking of a month of grilled cheese.  I have an entire pinterest board of different grilled cheese recipes and I aim to try every single one in one 30 day extravaganza.  Why not start at the beginning of a month you ask?  Keep it simple, you ask?  Because I…

90 Billion Sodas

David and I have a new obsession, and it’s our goal to try all the bazillion kinds of fancy soda at this nondescript little hole in the wall my friend Dierdre found, Rocket Burger. Over 300 different kinds of soda and new ones all the time that the staff is usually super excited about.  These people…

The way to my heart is through my rapidly clogging arteries.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, My husband’s awesome, Bacon. For Valentine’s Day David made me a bouquet of roses… out of bacon.  I’m not a fancy girl, in fact I’m about as (monetarily) as low maintenance as they come… but I appreciate a thoughtful gesture, and I appreciate bacon. Bacon roses. What can I say, dude…

Food That Sucks

A short list of foods that seem nice but are really super super mean. Cabbage Every single time I try to cook cabbage (which is pretty often because we eat a lot of stir fry and cabbage is cheap) it sends me through this emotional rollercoaster of never knowing how much food I’m dealing with, seeming to change…

The middle-child blog.

Turns out I had a middle child blog.  And by “middle child” I mean that I totally forgot that it existed (although I’ll never openly admit that if it or one of my other blogs asks).  Oops. Anyway, I remembered it tonight while David and I were making some fabulous sandwiches for dinner and decided to…