If you’re a usual PB reader, you know that this isn’t technically a food blog. But, if I had unlimited time and resources , I might write one. I love to cook, I love to host, and I don’t get to do these things enough because I’m so busy watching television doing life.
Every day for the 31 days in October I’ll share with you something from my kitchen. It won’t be the kind of cooking where you stay at home all day and slave away; it won’t be the kind of cooking where you layer on toppings and sauces and calories that look pretty but don’t taste good; and it won’t be the kind of cooking that involves pounds of butter and gobs of cream cheese. (Sorry, Paula.) We’ll focus on using our kitchens smartly: plain, real-life kitchen tricks for eating well, hosting guests, planning a killer party, or otherwise fueling an awesome life.
If you aren’t into cooking, I hope you’ll still enjoy this adventure. Like all of the things I write here, the underlying story is the struggle to balance the impulse to be perfect at every single thing against the cold hard truth that life is pretty great just the way it is: mediocre meals, messy rooms, dirty mirrors, and mismatched socks.
Thanks for joining me. Let’s try not to catch anything on fire.
Day 2 Kitchen Principles
Day 7 Stove-top Essentials
Day 8 Oven Essentials
Day 12 A Few Family Favorites
Day 18 It’s Okay: Just Take a Break
Day 19 Crockpot Sunday
Day 22 Lazy Homemade Tomato Sauce
Day 23 Emergency Chocolate Pie
Day 29 An Ode to Goat Cheese
Day 30 Leftovers Frittata