I turned on some Ben Folds Five, preheated my oven, and mashed bananas together with eggs. It seemed like the only way to make the day manageable. There was also a Fiona Apple and Shepherd’s Piesituation that occurred later that evening. I’m telling you, I really cooked my feelings into submission. Also, Fiona Apple brings the appropriate amount of angst to Shepherd’s Pie. It makes it edgy (dare I say, Criminal? Get it? #chickrockpuns #lilithfairkitchen) I highly recommend it.
I don’t know about you, but when things get hard, or my to-do list starts to span pages, I tend to drop everything and head into the kitchen. This is how I work things out. There’s meditation in there. You’re forced to clear your mind, focus on what’s in front of you, and if all goes right, deliver a satisfying result (that you can then eat–which is a much better outcome than doing laundry — you can’t eat your laundry). Continue reading →
Confession: If we’re going out to Thai food, I’m going to be the girl that orders the dish on the menu that heavily implies my protein will be “swimming in peanut sauce”. If the menu does not use the words “swimming in” or “drenched” or “all the peanut sauce you can eat,” I will then order additional peanut sauce on the side. I can’t get enough. I once had a daydream that I filled up a kiddie pool with peanut sauce and sat in it with an excessive amount of chicken skewers. Dipping. Splashing. Eating. Splashing. This is probably the kind of thing I shouldn’t tell people. Continue reading →
I started this week off by washing my face with shampoo. Well, technically it was both shampoo & conditioner since I have a sweet all-in-one-lazy-girl-combo. No, this was not intentional. It was confusing to have such a thick lather on my eyebrows and cheeks. Even though this is my usual gentle facial cleansing routine, it took too long for me to figure out that something was amiss. Finally, the light bulb went on after experiencing the mind-blowing-sizzling-shampoo-induced- inferno burning up my eyeballs. I think this set the tone for my week. Yep, it’s been great. I don’t feel crazy.
The #SoLetsPigOutPotluck is still in full effect. Yup, it’s still that week where we’re hanging out with The Pig & Quill and getting our pigout on, potluck style! The week keeps chugging right along with all of it’s fun recipes and prizes!
It’s not truly summer unless you’ve allowed yourself to get good and sticky with a chicken wing. I’m not sure that’s a real rule, but it should be. Let’s write our own rule book. I propose that pants should be optional. It’s summer. It’s hot. You know I’m right. Continue reading →
Alright, so it’s already day two of the#SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck! Woo hoo! You ready to get your sunshine-y drank on? Cool. So are we.
If you’re just tuning in and you’re scratching your head wondering why I’m hashtaging things about pigs everywhere… this would be because my friend Emily (The Pig & Quill) and I have teamed up in an epic celebration of summer potluck-ery. Continue reading →