Category Archives: In My Kitchen

In My Kitchen – February 2017

Can you believe it’s already February?!  The time is just flying by despite some of the days dragging.  It was a strange month in our kitchen.  For nearly two weeks I was on a very restricted diet or clear liquids so the cooking and baking was a little slow.  Don’t get me wrong, the guys didn’t starve.  It just wasn’t my most creative work!

In my kitchen this month I started this new meal journal.  I write down what we have for every family dinner, not the recipe, just what we ate.  I also note how well it was received (or not so well in the case of Jack and Sean eating polenta).

Dinner Journal

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In My Kitchen – January 2017

It’s a new year, wow!  Where did the time ever go?!  I look at the boys and they are getting HUGE, I know time has passed but it still surprises me sometimes.  December was a busy month as I’m sure it was for most of you.  Here’s a peek in our kitchen during that madness….

Between various holiday school parties, teacher gifts and a teacher luncheon there was a lot of action in the kitchen.  Here’s a collage  sampling of what happened in our kitchen.

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The big picture is Sean and Ewan “decorating” their own pizza on a family pizza night, always a favorite dinner night!  Then from the top right around we have:  Jack decorating some World Peace Cookies from Dorie Greenspan’s Dorie’s Cookies, the decorated World Peace Cookies, a rum cake soaking in the pan overnight for a teacher holiday luncheon, Jack posing with all the teacher gifts the boys took to school and desserts for the teacher luncheon, a veggie plate for Jack’s class holiday party, Jack making eggnog and Ewan rolling gingerbread cookies in sugar.  Wow, that was all done in just two days!!

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In My Kitchen – December 2016

It’s December, where on Earth did the time go?  I am nowhere near ready for Christmas and I don’t really care.  What gets done is great, if it doesn’t we will survive.  Every year it seems things get busier so this year amid the chaos we are going to enjoy the time we have.

With another month comes another In My Kitchen post.  This is a wonderful monthly roundup hosted by Liz over at her Good Thing’s blog.  Jump on over there and see what everyone is up to.

November was a whirlwind of a month as always, especially with Ewan’s birthday being two days before Thanksgiving.  The birthday boy was over the moon excited to have cioppino for his birthday dinner.  How many eight year olds do that?!  I made it with mussels, scallops, shrimp and cod.  He also had cupcakes for dessert.  Of the three boys, Ewan is the one that enjoys food the most, as well as eats the most.

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In My Kitchen – November 2016

It’s been another crazy month.  I don’t know if it’s just having fall birthdays, Halloween, the cooler weather or what…but autumn is always very busy for us.  This month wasn’t any different.

In the beginning of the month we had my parents visiting.  They came to watch the boys while Josh and I went to Charlotte for the night and then come home and celebrate Jack’s birthday a little early.  Things changed when Hurricane Matthew came to town.  Our night out was cancelled, but we certainly still celebrated Jack’s birthday.

We didn’t suffer any major damage from the hurricane since we are well inland.  Just some heavy rain and high winds at times.  We had a plum tree uprooted which we managed to get up again and staked it do the ground, fingers crossed it stays up and healthy.  The power flickered a few times and went out while I had pumpkin muffins in the oven.  We finished breakfast by candle light.

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In My Kitchen – October 2016

Wow, another month has passed and I’m caught with few pictures to share.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a busy month with two birthdays.  I’ll have to settle and use some phone pictures.  Maybe this month I’ll have the time to take actual pictures {note to self}!

We have a lovely new hostess for In My Kitchen.  Please welcome Liz over at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things.  She has a running list with links to everyone posting for this month’s In My Kitchen link up.

The month started with a trip to the mountains.  This is my favorite time of year, the weather cools a little and there is so much yummy fresh produce.  We went on our annual (sometimes a couple times a year) apple picking trip to Sky Top Orchard.  This time of the season the galas, jonagolds and golden delicious were ripe.  We picked a half bushel of each.

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In My Kitchen – September 2016

What a crazy month it has been.  Once again time has flown by so quickly, I can’t believe it is already the beginning of another month.  That brings us to another In My Kitchen post, with Maureen over at Orgasmic Chef hosting this monthly roundup as she continues to heal from back surgery.

In our house August was all about back to school.  Okay, maybe it was more exciting for me than the kids!  This year was our second annual trip to the mountains the last weekend before school starts.  We stayed with Oma and Opa and also went camping for one night.

So in our outdoor kitchen we made grits with smoked sausage, zucchini and onions.  It’s always a challenge coming up with a dinner to cook over a camp stove that will handle being packed in a backpack and staying there for over six hours while we hike and setup camp.  We stepped up our game this time by also packing a box of wine, best thing invented ever (so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but boy did it make the trip better).

Camp Dinner

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In My Kitchen – August 2016

The In My Kitchen series is on summer hiatus while our host Maureen recovers from surgery.  I thought it would be nice to go ahead and post anyway, especially since I have some loot from our trip to Europe.

I’ve lived in both Austria and Germany several times over the years so I already knew the food and culture very well.  In my mind I had ideas of what I wanted to buy to bring home as well as things I wanted to eat while there.  Needless to say I didn’t get to it all, especially with our crazy schedule.

I did get the tea spoons and cake forks though.  I have a couple sets of silver spoons and forks I’ve gotten at flea markets in Paris and London over the years.  This time I wanted something more every day and these ones from WMF are perfect.  The boys are awaiting their first proper afternoon tea (though we’ve used the spoons for ice cream several times and forks for cake after dinner)!

WMF spoons and forks

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