make-ahead mediterranean salad

  Hey hey we’re on vacation! The GS and I drove down to Savannah from Baltimore on Saturday. We’ve established that I’m the better co-pilot and he’s the better pilot, but I took the first driving shift because I’m also more of a morning person than he is. Which meant he was in charge of…

rockfish reubens

A couple of weeks ago, we went down to Wilmington, NC to celebrate my future SIL’s birthday. I had never been there before and it’s a pretty cool spot! Lots of breweries, and we loved the Riverwalk area. We had brunch on Saturday at George’s on the Riverwalk, and along with this delicious Bloody Mary,…

what’s on my kindle, part 24

The entire Will Trent series (Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, Criminal, Unseen, The Kept Woman) by Karin Slaughter. There are also two novellas (Snatched and Busted) that are included at the end of two of two of the books. I didn’t intend to read ALL eight of these within the span of a Kindle post, but I couldn’t help…

calamari fra diavolo

Alternate title: “How to Eat a Loaf of Bread in Under 20 Minutes.” Yesterday the GS and I set out with a to-do list of approximately 20 things and we accomplished two of them. (Opening a joint checking account and trying on backpacks for our honeymoon Eurotrip, in case you were wondering). All the other…

spicy shrimp tacos

Big news: I CAN DRIVE. On Sunday night the GS took me to a parking lot like a 16-year-old so I could practice. It felt great and not at all weird or painful which is amazing. Like riding a bike! My independence is back! I still have to mostly wear the boot when I leave…

nduja caprese sandwich

Not a typo. Not gibberish. The GS and I first discovered nduja (pronounced in-DOO-jah) in San Diego back in May. We had it as an appetizer at this awesome pizza place and loved it but then I kind of forgot about it. The GS cooks for me on Valentine’s Day every year and this year…

thai red curry hot pot

Noooooooodles. I’ve been craving them for WEEKS. And the GS and I did some research on getting pho delivered but somehow could not find anywhere in Baltimore for this. We read about one place that initially seemed promising, but all it takes is one review that says the tofu had black mold on it to…

the easiest baked salmon

Hi! I’m still alive! Not walking… but alive. I’m still scooting around the downstairs and crutching when I go out. And by “go out” I mostly mean twice weekly physical therapy. My physical therapist says I’m making huge progress, but I don’t know if that’s because I’m actually making huge progress or if he can…

what’s on my kindle, part 23

Coptown by Karin Slaughter. This is one of her standalone novels (I most recently read The Good Daughter and really liked it) and I got the audiobook for my drive to Syracuse for the holidays. Not a huge fan. It just didn’t grip me the way her other books have. I want to start her Will Trent series…

power salad w/ carrot & ginger dressing

This post is dedicated to my friends at Phoenix Medical Solutions for providing me with this rental scooter which has made it possible for me to be somewhat useful in the past 2 weeks. If you’re in the marketing world and want to cast me in a Hoveround-esq commercial for the Roll-a-Bout, have your people…

on hiatus

Happy 2018 all! I unfortunately closed out 2017 with a rather unfortunate incident- breaking my leg! Skiing? Exercising? Ice skating? Nope, none of the above. We were at Kevin’s basketball game and I got a phone call about my car (which had been towed the day before due to broken brakes- seriously, solid day for…

what’s on my kindle, part 22

Private Relations by Diane Chamberlain. This book was so so so bad. I’m a big Diane fan so I almost wonder if this was written by a different author with the same name, or maybe it was her first book (early Jodi Picoult books were pretty awful, too). I don’t know. But don’t read it….