Meal Plan

What’s for dinner isn’t the easiest question to answer. Routine options go stale and I search for ideas on new food blogs. Recently I found one with Trader Joe recipes. You know I like TJs. So, I dictated a list on my Notes app and Stockton and I went to the store. The first set…

Dinner in a Box

Every night after work if my eyes are tired or my husband has a headache, it’s not something we feel like doing. But we have to eat, so we have to figure out dinner. Going out is more convenient and more expensive. Eating in is healthier, but costs more time to plan and prep and…

The Death of Dry Eyes

I’m standing in my kitchen with tears streaming down my cheeks. I stir, stir, stir, misty eyed. I could be crying because of how much attention risotto requires. I could be crying over how divided our country is. I could be crying because I miss someone. But no, this time I’m crying in my kitchen out…

Look Who Showed Up for Dinner

Forlorn packs of iceberg lettuce stared at me. Farther away, a few bunches of tattered parsley lay forgotten on the refrigerated shelf. The only plentiful thing in the entire produce department seemed to be the restocked bags of baby carrots, a neon orange beacon amidst the cruciferous carnage. “I’ve never seen it so decimated.” I said…

My Grandmother’s Ravioli

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who know who Mo Rocca is and people who don’t. It’s hard not to like him once you hear him being funny. I’m a fan of his, but I miss his appearances sometimes.  Luckily, I have many Stocktons. The other day, my brother-in-law and his…