Chili

I asked Jeff what we should make for dinner tonight. I’m out of ideas and everything sounds boring. He picked chili, as it was cold, cloudy and rainy today.  So we went to the grocery store after Charlie’s soccer game to pick up all the ingredients. It was fun shopping together.

I asked Juliana to help me chop the peppers, while Charlie helped to declutter the kitchen table and I began browning the meat and onions. Jeff and Christian were working on other projects. 

I loved having my creative girl in the kitchen with me again.


She sees love like I do… everywhere…even in peppers!

Just another day in the life, living happily ever after one day at a time. How was your day?

nAMaste

Cooking Together

Jeff went to an off site, team building cooking event yesterday with his coworkers.  They picked a Vietnamese menu and learned to cook shaken beef, an eggplant dish, garlic noodles, spring rolls,  and a chocolate mousse.

He had a really great time and decided he would cook for me tonight. I loved this idea.

We love cooking together and just hanging out. I loved that this was his idea and he did all the shopping and measuring and planned the meal. This is the most tedious part for me.  So while he was at the store, I cleaned the kitchen and emptied the dishwasher so we had a clean work space to begin. I loved being his sous chef and helper as he lead the way.

We all sat down and enjoyed the delicious meal. Thank you Jeff for cooking with me!  That was fun and something new. xoimage image image

Life is good.

Better Than a Pedicure!

   

This was my afternoon snack while driving the kids around yesterday afternoon and that’s only part of the good stuff.

You see these juicy, delicious, heirloom cherry tomatoes were washed and bagged and just given to me. I loved this gift!!

My BFF had been to the produce market and picked up all these treasures and wanted me to come over to chat, clean, chop, and cook together. She and I both love to cook for our families and friends and she is excellent at choosing and cooking healthy meals from scratch!  I absolutely love cooking with her and watching her whip up the most delicious meals by adding a little of this and a little of that, without really measuring.  Together we mix and taste and add our own bits to make the sum greater than the parts and it is so fun!  Usually we have four different meals being prepared at the same time. It’s a fun, chaotic and crazy kitchen and we laugh and work really fast and have the best time together.

The hardest part of cooking for me is picking out what to make and she decided that part and did all the prep shopping and I just showed up and got busy, bringing to go containers and pots and one ingredient.

I love doing something together with my BFFs and this was the perfect idea. 

I can’t wait to do it again next week, but I’ll do the shopping and prep and she can come to my house this time!

I don’t know which part I liked the best. Maybe it was doing the work together or maybe it was chatting and laughing side by side, sharing stories.  I think maybe it was that she planned this activity for us and I just showed up ready to work.  Maybe it was leaving after spending time together with baskets full of prepped meals to feed my family this week. I don’t know exactly where the magic happened, but this was better than getting a pedicure together!

    

I am still smiling and enjoying this activity even today, and we still have food left for tomorrow and maybe the next day too. 

 

Thank you ML! You made my day!!

nAMaste