that time i blogged about ramen

Happy 2015 everyone! It’s been a whirlwind of a week. I went back to work Monday through Wednesday, then picked the GS up from the airport late Wednesday night. We rolled into the New Year’s Eve celebration at camp around 11:30 PM. We had a great time seeing my family, and then on New Year’s…

steak salad

My apartment is officially a sweat shop. A freezing sweat shop, because I don’t want to pay for heat. But there is back-breaking work going on in there for sure. One of my co-workers (whom I adore) commissioned me to make three quilts- one for each of her daughters- for Christmas. Her husband passed away…

dr. pepper glazed easter ham

Happy Easter friends! Here’s where I tell you all about the great food I made for Easter after it’s already over and you’re no longer looking for Easter meal ideas. It’s cool, just bookmark it for next year. My family is in Charleston for Easter which makes me very jealous, and the GS is from…

turkey sloppy joes

Let the countdown to AudiologyNOW! 2015 begin. San Antonio, TX here I come. Seriously I had the greatest time ever at my ear nerd conference. Aside from the fact that I was surrounded by like-minded people who want to talk audiology anytime and all the time regardless of sleep deprivation and blood alcohol level, everything…

shredded italian pork

Here’s hoping this is the last meal I make in the crock pot for at least 8 months. Not that I don’t love a nice easy slow cooker meal, but I’m ready for light and fresh spring and summer food. I think we all are. Yesterday was the Irish Stroll in Federal Hill, and it…

skirt steak fajitas

Big news! After 6 months, I am FINALLY finished with all of my thesis testing! Now I have to do all of the statistics and the writing, but I’m taking a moment to savor this one small victory. It was an interesting experience spending 100+ hours testing children. I had one child ask me how…

turkey meatball and kale soup

February is almost over so I realize I’m pushing it by posting another soup. I’m not sure what my deal was this winter but I wanted all of my meals in soup form. Pure comfort. And pure laziness. I threw this together in about 20 minutes last Saturday and then just reheated it for Sunday….

hot taco dip

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! I must say, NYE has never been my favorite holiday. There’s always so much hype and planning that goes into it, and somehow it never ends up being as fun or exciting as you expect. Probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done for New Year’s was the Full Moon…

beer braised short ribs

Things I’ve done so far to procrastinate studying for finals: 1) Read other food blogs, including almost all of the posts from the virtual baby shower thrown for Bev from Bev Cooks. She is hilarious. Her blog also led me to browse this Pinterest page, which reminds me of Suri’s Burn Book and made me…

pasta bolognese

This weekend the GS went to Chicago and therefore I became even more of a recluse than usual. I spent 8 hours at school on Saturday, went to bed at 10:00, and finished a book on my Kindle. It was The Bone Season, by the way, which is supposedly the new Hunger Games. But I…