that’s a lot of beans.

Thanksgiving was delicious! We’re still eating leftovers; the last of my celebration roast disappeared tonight and I’m kind of sad about it. Matt deep-fried a turkey breast, and made both regular cassoulet (in that giant cast iron pot) and a vegetarian version for me with Tofurky chorizo. My dad said the stuffing was the best he’d ever eaten. Also, Martha ...

3-day weekend! (clap clap clapclapclap)

Friday: Friday Night Meats featured the ultimate meat achievement, at least til someone outdoes it. The Noah’s Ark Burger contained 11 different animals. And though I’m vegetarian, I admire their dedication. It’s amazing. Saturday: We saw the Hold Steady at the Cabooze outdoor plaza. 90-degree temps, a capacity crowd in a parking lot, and one of the greatest outdoor bands ...

heart-shaped

Matt is the sweetest boy. We had the best Valentine’s Day. Technically it was the day before Valentine’s Day, but there’s no splitting hairs when it comes to celebration. Brunch at Luce for Cindi’s birthday was great, if twice as big as necessary. We had coupons for free mimosas, too! Matt and I had to rush off to our reservations ...

snowed-in for christmas!

Matt and I had planned to leave for South Dakota on Christmas Eve, but the weather had other ideas about that. By the time we got to work on Wednesday, it was pretty clear that we would have very little chance of making it there if we waited til Thursday. At my boss’ urging, we dashed home at 1:00, threw ...