Monday, October 31, 2011


I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Really, I do! I'm so jealous of all those other food bloggers out there with the time, money and energy to cook fabulous things every day, photograph them and come up with witty and interesting things to write about them. I guess I am just NOT one of those people. Between my job, volunteer work, and dogs, lately it seems like there is barely time for me to brush my teeth these days. It's not that I haven't been cooking, I just haven't had the time or the desire to document what I have made. For the record it's been soup mostly. I have been on a soup kick. My latest beef noodle came out great. Secret - I cooked the beef in a crock pot with the vegetables. I left the veggies rough cut. When the meat was done I pureed the veggies into the stock with an immersion blender. Then I shredded the beef and put it back in the pot with some mini shells. The resulting soup was rich and on the thicker side and just downright delicious. Next weekend is the big cookoff so I hope to have lots of pictures and stories to post.

Monday, October 10, 2011


This morning I got an email notifying me that I was selected to be a semifinalist in the HOOD New England Dairy Cookoff! I can't freaking believe it! I was selelcted for the soup/chowder catergory. Thing is I don't temember whoich recipe I submitted! LMAO! I think it was my roasted butternut squash and salami soup but I can't be positive. I sure hope they tell me! LOL! Anyway I am super excitied and wicked nervous! I have never EVER done anything like this before! Thank goodness the recipe is fairly simple and idiot proof! The cookoff is November 6 in Portland, ME. Wish me luck.