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Food Teaching

Why, Hello, 2024!

So far, you have been a hoot, and we are only a month in!

Let’s start with the holidays. It’s been a few months since I posted an update.

First, having a son in college who comes home for a month is a whole new stage of parenting I was unprepared for.

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Food Journal Recipes

A Must-Share Pasta Recipe and Random Life Updates

Pasta alla Norcina

I will kick off this post with a fantastic recipe I made last night because that’s probably why you are here.

If you want to read my boring life update (because it’s been MONTHS since I’ve blogged), it’s below the recipe card.

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Journal

Road Trip Pros & Woes

Welp, I wish I came back from the road trip with good news to report, but unfortunately, my car broke down on our last leg, and it has totally bummed me out. What a shitty way to kick off summer.

That said, the boys and I still had a fantastic time! So I’m choosing to focus on the pros instead of the woes!

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7 Days – 7 Photos – 1 Big Feeling-Old Vent

It’s been a week since my last post? How is that possible? And how is May on the outs already? Didn’t May just start? Come to think of it, I’m not even sure it’s really 2022 – like a year ago, it was 2019, and 5 years ago, was like 2015, so yea.

And wait. a. minute.

Is my baby going on a tour of his middle school tomorrow? This kid was just born like… what? And his brother? His brother is GOING TO BE A SENIOR?!

I can’t.

I’ve been feeling very old lately.

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Food Journal

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Poblanos

I’m trying to make this a weekly series because it’s so fun!

As a family, we meal plan dinner Monday through Thursday, for the most part. I try to involve the family as much as possible. Each kid picks a day they will cook or help, and they choose the meal. We go through stages, of course. It all depends on how busy we are and what’s going on.

Friday, however, I like to have a little fun and celebrate the weekend.

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Food Journal Teaching

Catching Snatches and Throwing Avocados

Wednesdays are my busy days. I have three face-to-face classes back to back, and it’s exhausting, in a good way!

I’d much rather be engaged all day than work solo in my office. Plus, the students have more work than I do with the semester wrapping up. My role shifts to more of a help desk position. Teaching technical classes and introduction to programming means I’m constantly problem-solving.

Wednesday is also one of my favorite days at the gym. We call it Weightifint Wednesday, and today was snatch day!

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Food Journal

November Reflections

I’m doing it!

I’m sneaking in this post before the end of the month!

I’ve challenged myself to post at least monthly, if only for the self-reflection.

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Food Recipes

My Post-Holiday Food Notes and a New Blog!

I originally planned on writing this post last week over the break, but time just got away from me. I don’t know what happened. It was Christmas Eve and then… BOOM!