Food & Food for Thought

November 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I've been told several times I don't act my age. I never care to ask whether I act younger or older. I like to think it depends on the circumstance you meet me in. In the work world, I struggle to be taken seriously, as my looks could fool you into thinking I'm still in high school. I hope I don't grow up too quickly though, I want to always be able to laugh at an accidentally loud fart or break into a mini celebratory dance. The silly stuff. It matters.

I suppose acting your age means to take advantage of who you are, right now. Don't get caught up in trying to act older than you are because you'll get there. On the other hand, don't end up being 30 years old and unable to load the dishwasher correctly.

Lets focus on my domestic grown up side for the moment- the one that fills their gas tank, works a 9-5 and pays bills. Yea, that one. That side of me also loves cooking my own meals. My gawd, do I love cooking and eating. Coming home and whipping up a meal worthy of applause is the perfect way to end the evening. There is something so rewarding about it (perhaps the fact you get to savor every bite of victory?).

Last night I made a dish that was the perfect balance of comfort food and impressive flavor- Blue Cheese and Spinach Rontini. I followed this recipe (from my favorite blog) and added some apple chicken sausage to make it a bit heartier. 

I used to think cole slaw was slimy, crunchy and just plain wrong, but I've learned to give things a second chance. This recipe, which involves a lot of chopping, sure is worth it. I didn't chop a single ingredient so it would be wrong to take any of the credit- my boyfriend handled putting together this Apple Cole Slaw. When it came to the dressing he suggests adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to make the dressing more of a liquid than paste. 

Can we talk about how easy flan is to make? It sits there on your plate so impressive looking, deceiving you into thinking it must have taken forever. Don't let it fool you. I used these simple instructions and didn't change a thing.


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