Tag Archives: winter

Namast’ay in bed

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I know people always say they are working from home, but I know a majority of you snowday-ers were lazy. You stayed in pajamas most of the day and cleared out your DVR and Netflix lists. No judgment here! I would do the same thing. The Northeast had a snow day today, but we had Summer time in January! While you’re cooped up, now is a good time to purge your belongings or finally start all those pinterest crafts you pinned. You could also embrace your inner child and make smores! (I vote smores!)

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In all seriousness, I hope everyone is safe and following the guidelines set up for them. I do have one thing to say though: You’re in Snowmageddon, I feel bad for you son. I’ve got 99 problems, but the snow ain’t one!

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90% of my bad decisions are food related…

I am a weird Southerner. This cold weather usually makes people from the South crave chili and chicken soup. Not this weirdo and world eater. The past couple weeks, all I’ve wanted to fill my belly with is Asian food. You name it, I’ve craved it. Pho, orange beef, pad thai, vermicelli bowls, banh mi, sushi, katsu pork, bulgogi etc… Don’t get me wrong, I crave Asian food at least once on a weekly basis, but this is getting out of hand. Even when I eat one of those items, I still can’t “pho-get about it” Ha! See what I did there? I guess it could be worse. I could be craving something extravagant or out of season. First world problems are the pits! Hope you are bundled up and enjoying your favorite cold weather food. As for me, I’ll just be trying to control my drooling while daydreaming of my favorite Asian dishes. Have a case of dry mouth? Feast your eyes on the following pics to solve that problem. And yes, I see what I did there using the word “feast”!
bulgogiorange beef
phosushi

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

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It may technically be Spring, but the weather does not know it (some days). It takes me FOR-EV-ER to decide what to wear when the temperature outside is not warm but not cold. It’s at that awkward in between feeling where you are fanning yourself one minute and shivering the next. To help you decide what to wear on those days, listen to Nanette Lepore’s advice from the launching of The Collective at Bloomingdale’s New York. “Put on your pretty frilly dresses and work it out with the tights, and throw on the big sweater. Just start layering up into the looks that you want to eventually get into. I think you just want to start feeling , even if the weather isn’t cooperating. It’s gonna have to happen sooner or later, so you gotta just push it.” Don’t be afraid of fashion fusion! Now, bring on the warm weather so I can get ready faster!

 

Chicken Pot Pie Bake

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I found this recipe on Pinterest via http://foodgawker.com/post/2013/04/09/236912/

I had a little bit of a cheat this week and made this comfort food. This recipe totally hit the spot during this Winter weather. It was so quick and easy. Baking the biscuits is really what took the longest. You can thank me later!

What you’ll need

 

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups vegetables of your choice (left-overs or frozen ones that have been thawed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Can of biscuits (the recipe has you make them from scratch, but I used a can and it they were wonderful)