What’s for Dinner?

A few weeks ago, a high school friend of mine invited a group of women to join a closed Facebook group called “What’s for Dinner?”

It has been the best Facebook group that I have joined yet, seriously.  It is women (& men!) being honest about the struggle with what to cook for dinner.  It’s people studying for grad school, with kids,  with partners, you know people from all walks of life who want to nourish themselves and their families.

At first, it seemed like it would be hard to think of what’s for dinner each night, but then it got real, really quickly, and we each started sharing about our struggles with what to cook and eat.

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Cancer Sucks

Twice in the last few weeks I have felt my anger at cancer bubble up and a bit of grief too even 11+ years later there are things that trigger the grief.  

Once for the family of a little girl in our community who lost her battle at 8 right when we moved to Phoenix and a second time in the wee hours of the morning today as I struggled to sleep from the pain in my tonsils. {{they come out again next month God-willing}} 

I read a post on Scary Mommy that is about as close to the truth as it gets when you know have been thru watching your parent die of cancer and start to watch others go thru it.  

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Omelette Simplicity

Finish with avocado and a little extra salt and pepper.  We love using our nice China every day.

There are some things that we cook quite frequently at home: roast chicken, pasta, steak, and burgers, but another favorites stands out as telling me whether my head is truly in the cooking came – the omelette.

Eggs in general as so adaptable to many purposes in the kitchen, but cooking them on the stove is one of the few ways to enjoy a quick and complete meal.  D prefers over easy and I prefer omelettes.  I have not perfected the over easy flip, but my omelettes turn out pretty well by and large.

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Take Me Back…Big Sur

Cheers to that sunset and that reflection

For this week’s take me back Thursday, I ventured back to our trip down the California coast when we announced to our families that we would move to Phoenix in 2014.

We took the slow road down for this road trip and headed down Hwy 1 thru Big Sur, where we were so fortunate to stay at the Post Ranch Inn for the first time.  This incredible property had been on my bucket list for more than a few years and thanks to the generosity of my employer at the time, we were able to indulge by staying at the Inn on our way to Southern California.

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Take Me Back Thursday…Istanbul

One of our best experiences - a cruise on the Bosphorus.

So I am going to try to start a little thing – take me back Thursdays.  I have a boatload of photos that we took from trips over the last several years that I never wrote about.  Moving and job changes kept us busy.  Now that we are finding our groove, I am feeling the desire to timehop thru our 29,000 photos to destinations that we have enjoyed.  (side note: I think some clean up is needed in our iPhoto)

Nearly 3 years ago, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with an amazing trip.  First we met up with friends in Paris and stayed at the Renaissance Paris Vendome (impeccable location!), then we headed down to the Côte d’Azur to both Juans Les Pins and Cannes.  The first part of our trip was incredible.

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